Spread creative love through Denver, Colorado
The relatively new Bolt Factory in the Santa Fe industrial/art zone at 2nd street has several different creative and technology oriented companies in it. One of those offices belongs to studio pattern, a design firm. They've got a great office space and currently have three desks available for rental.
See the details in the attached flyer - the critical information is that a desk costs $275 per month and includes lots of great amenities.
5280 magazine had a sidebar on coworking facilities in Denver/ Boulder this past month. They highlighted 4 firms:
Denver Coworking at the Hive, Creative Farm, ID345 Space
The Hive Cooperative - at $199 per month located at 2401 15th street in Denver.
The Creative Farm - between $300 and $700 per month, located at 4900 W. 29th Ave.
ID345 SPACE - between $250 and $750 per month is located in North Downtown at 2936 Larimeter Street.
Coworking in Boulder - Carbon Space Co-Op
Create Denver in combination with Tamarac Square is running an open house on June 11th from 5PM to 7PM.
Please join us for an open house to learn about exciting creative space opportunities at Tamarac Square and the Create Denver initiative including the new Creative Space Agent Web Site!
Free parking is available (because Tamarac Square is a largely failed suburban mall that is trying to find a new purpose). It could actually work quite well as a "creative" office space, especially with the Whole Foods and light rail stops nearby.
There is a Create Denver Expo coming up on March 21.
Looks like it will be pretty valuable. The event will have a variety of vendors and workshops available. It is located in the Wellington Webb building in downtown Denver.
A List Apart is a group blog run by Happy Cog, a design firm from San Franciso. It also happens to be an amazing resource for people whose job is based on building this crazy thing we call the internets.
What is Coworking?
Freelancers and small businesses are starting to learn the benefits of "Coworking." Coworking is the word that's been invented to describe situations where people get together to rent office space as a group. It's similar to a co-op but based more on the idea that people inside the coworking facility are more likely to be renters for a relatively short term instead of the long term and contractual obligations that are part of the co-op model.
I've written previously about the state of newspapers and physical vs. digital media but there was a development recently that may change some of that industry's situation. Specifically, Google, perhaps the most successful advertising brokerage online has started offering Printads - it's adwords for print media. Google previously experimented with inserting ads into print media and they didn't run forward with it.