Two years ago I founded Creative Density in Denver’s Uptown neighborhood. With the help and support of dozens of excited people about the growing coworking movement we opened in June 2011. For six months leading to the opening we asked for votes on neighborhoods, what was important to them, and got together to talk about the space and the community we wanted to build. Now that we have one location that is growing and sustainable I want to help the coworking movement continue to grow with your support and input. After all, coworking is a community workspace for you – smart and amazing independent professionals, small businesses, and remote workers. Your voice not only matters but it is important and needed to create a collaborative coworking space.
In the last six months I’ve been looking at the Baker neighborhood and although spaces are limited the need for a collaborative workspace is needed. To start a space we need 10 to 15 founding members and two or three anchor companies in order to have a community on day one. Why create a community collaborate workspace if no one is there or interested, right? That’s why we need to start talking now.
What’s needed to get started?
Two or three ‘anchors’ that includes teams from 4 to 10. We might consider teams higher than 10 but larger teams might start to dominate the culture of a coworking space.
10 or more independent or remote workers. We want this to be a mix of different skill sets to create what I’ve called ‘Diversity of Thought, Diversity of Perspective.’ This is caused when people when different skill sets, processes, and resources start talking and working together. It helps us break out of our bubbles and innovate.
A great space. The Baker area has several opening up along Broadway but it should be selected based on the input of future coworkers. It needs to be flexible, provide lots of open space, have some private offices, and some areas for quiet.
Investors/real estate partners would be nice, but not required. We are looking for partners that believe in the coworking movement and the coworking business model. Please contact Craig for more details.
Interest has really been picking up in Uptown at Creative Density but we’ve ran out of room for teams and many members travel from the Baker area so that has sparked my interest lately. If Creative Density and coworking in Denver is going to keep growing we want to do it with the input of the members and be built by the community.
Please fill out the quick form below or feel free to contact me directly at 720-295-1798 or via email.
We will have a Baker coworking community meeting in the next few weeks to talk in person. If you have another highly recommended neighborhood, like LoHi or DTC, please let us know in the survey.
Founder of Creative Density / Denver Coworks, a coworkingcoalition