Coworking is no longer a trend only seen in big cities like San Francisco, Chicago and New York. They are now in other midsize cities such asChattanooga!
The rise in Chattanooga’s tech, startups, design, freelance and creative workers means that this trend will continue, and it started with The Edney.
Here’s what to expect when looking at The Edney building and all the resources it has to offer:
Helen Keller once said “Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much.”
When working at The Edney building you have so many resources to grow and work with. Your creativity will not be limited to your industry.
Community matters. Whether you are a Startup or a tenured company, having people around you that you can depend on and collaborate with is worth more than money can buy.
3. Private offices or open space.
Need coaching for your business? Need physical office space (no matter the stage)? Are you innovative and creative? Then The Edney Building is where you should be!
About Society of Work: In our membership--based shared office space, we’re creating a culture where things get done. People at Society are here to build something great—startups, communities, freelance networks, individual relationships. Anything with a pulse. Grow your business. Grow your relationships. Grow your life. Society of Work is the place. Learn more at societyofwork.com
About The Enterprise Center: The Enterprise Center is a non-profit organization whose mission is to establish Chattanooga as a hub of innovation, improving people’s lives by leveraging the city’s digital technology to create, demonstrate, test, and apply solutions for the 21st century.
About CO.LAB: CO.LAB exists to increase the viability of startups in Chattanooga and Southeast Tennessee by connecting them with the resources they need, from mentorship to capital. CO.LAB’s physical space and ongoing events provide a collaborative environment for entrepreneurship and collaboration to take place.
The Edney is a free daily networking event. You never know who you will meet or what new company is walking through our doors. You can walk down the hall and meet the CCO of the company instead of stalking them on LinkedIn.
We also have great events going on in the building that are FREE for you to attend!
5. Location, Location, Location.
The Edney is the front door, support base, and catalyst for Chattanooga’s entrepreneurial and innovation ecosystem. We are looking for visionaries to help shape the future of our city.
With 15+ coffee shops in the area and located next to Warehouse Row, you’ll find plenty of places for meetings and drinks after work!
6. Focus on sophomore companies.
Startups are great, but they also need to be surrounded by other successful companies to learn and grow. A 2-3+ person team that’s stable/profitable has very different needs than a freelance or startup. At The Edney we accommodate all sizes so we can maximize creativity and success!
7. Corporate contacts.
The Edney is home to the following: Rapid RMS, Bluewave Politics, Widgets and Stone, Carbon Five, CoLab, Society of Work, The Enterprise Center, Mozilla Gigabit Fund and 25 or more independent contractors, remote workers and small companies
8. Professional services at your fingertips.
Members have similar service needs: legal, accounting, design/development, etc. The Edney is here to help every business that works with us. With so many industries working in the building you’ll find your needs met with the connections you have at your fingertips.
We offer great events and business needs for every company that walks through our doors.
At the Edney we believe everything from clean bathrooms to lightning fast, reliable internet are important to the success of our brand (we are gig city!).
Spaces tend to take the form of their leader(s). That’s why you’ll see The Edney out in the broader Chattanooga community communicating our values and perspective.
10. Look to the future.
We don’t want to just fit the needs of your business now, we want to fit your needs a year from now, five years from now. That’s why our ecosystem is so amazing! Each floor has something to offer for each stage of your business.
Now is the time to bring your business and join The Edney in growing Chattanooga’s innovation and creativity!