Florida Venture Sourcing Opening Collaborative Shared Workspace In Downtown Orlando Opening 3Q 2014
I’m excited to announce Catalyst, a 7,000 sq. ft. collaborative shared workspace for entrepreneurs, startups, freelancers, and independent creative class professionals, opening late this summer on the 5th floor of the historic Yowell-Duckworth Building (1914) at 1 South Orange Avenue in the heart of downtown Orlando.” Shared by Dennis R. Pape via his Florida Venture Sourcing newsletter.
Inspiring Workspace: With exposed brick walls, high ceilings, wood floors, a craft coffee café, and cool functional furniture, Catalyst will be the most inspiring workspace in Orlando.
Image from their FB page: www.facebook.com/catalystspaces
Mark Bunker of GreyGorilla stated, “My best ideas spring from casual conversations and interactions with people much different then me. I’m excited to be a part of a workspace that fosters those interactions from its diverse community.”
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In what will be one of the largest moves yet in the local coworking office scene Florida Hospital is rumored to be working on launching their own coworking space. New details of the rumored project have been shared with CFlTop5.
Based out of the 86-year-old Princeton Warehouse the new coworking space will be one of Central Florida’s largest with the majority of the 35,000 sq ft building devoted to the new venture. The coworking office will take on the historic name of the building and be known as the Princeton Warehouse. Located on Princeton just east of Orange Ave the warehouse will be an easy walk from Florida Hospital’s new SunRail station and the rest of their Health Village. Internally at Florida Hospital the project has been known The Grove Project.
College Park’s nonprofit coffee shop Credo will oversee much of the day-to-day operations of the new space. Credo has seen a rise in the number of guest who use the small coffee shop as a daily office. This new facility will allow them to offer a more office like setting for those who choice it. A full satellite location of Credo will be within the new space offering much of the same menu as the original.
While Credo will oversee much of the ambiance of the new office a community manager will oversee community member relations. The space will function as both a community meeting space and an office for startups to use. Similar to other coworking spaces in town Princeton Warehouse will offer different membership levels. Along with a basic membership small office suites will be available. The new coworking space will be designed for members to socialize with current staff at Florida Hospital through talks, book clubs and other events planned for the new space.
One group of the new coworking space will be targeted by the Contractor’s bond – contractorbond.org working with Florida Hospital who are too small for their own office in the new Health Village. One concern being worked out before the new facility opens next year is to ensure the right diversity of occupations fill the space to create good calibration between members.
The project is aiming for a mid-2014 launch with an official announcement from Florida Hospital and Credo in the coming weeks.
This is just one of three major new coworking spaces planning to launch in Central Florida over the next year.