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Introducing Codespace – shared (free!) office space in Boulder for geeking out

One of the many things that makes Boulder a great city for start-ups is its incredibly collaborative environment (see posts on my love of Boulder here and here). From the willingness of mentors to help out TechStars companies, to collaborative efforts around recruiting great talent to our city, I’m constantly amazed at how many people are working to make Boulder an amazing place for businesses to thrive.

Today there’s another new initiative launching to help young tech companies in our community – Trada is opening CodeSpace, a free co-working space dedicated to startup developers and software engineers. CodeSpace will be located in Trada’s downtown Boulder offices and will have over 2000 sq ft of space dedicated to the effort.

While there are many places where non-technical entrepreneurs can meet up in Boulder to discuss their startups, there are few places where software developers can camp out for the day, week or month and work together on a project. We wanted to add this environment to the mix of coffee shops, traditional co-working spaces, and rented offices in Boulder. And in CodeSpace you don’t even have to buy coffee to camp out there (in fact the coffee is on Trada!).

But you do need to apply. There are spots for three dev teams (1-4 people each) for semi-permanent space as well as come-as-you-are dev and co-working space (with whiteboards, internet, access to caffeinated beverages, etc).

To start, CodeSpace will be open 8am to 5pm Monday through Friday. The program will run through the summer with the expectation that it will extend/expand in the fall as we learn what works best.

To apply for one of the 3 dedicated co-working spaces please visit trada.com/codespace

July 5th, 2011     Categories: Boulder, Company Creation     Tags: ,
  • http://twitter.com/evanjacobs Evan Jacobs

    CodeSpace sounds awesome. In fact, it sounds almost exactly like the space I described in my blog post “From Wantrepreneur to Entrepreneur”:u00a0http://www.readwritehack.com/wantrepreneur-to-entreprenuer.nnI really wish we had one of these in Seattle.

    • http://www.sethlevine.com sethlevine

      Awesome! Love to see people doing this sort of thing elsewhere.

  • http://twitter.com/pchee Peter Chee

    Sounds great! Does anyone know how this type of business is funded?

    • http://www.sethlevine.com sethlevine

      Trada is funded by Foundry and Google Ventures. They got a screaming deal onrnthe Daily Camera space but had to take the whole thing and had some extrarnspace left. Rather than let it sit they thought this would be a better usernof it.

  • Eric Willeke

    This reminds me of http://gangplankhq.com/, which is one of my favorite places to work whenever I manage to go through Phoenix. Thank you, Trada!

  • http://twitter.com/ryanwi Ryan Williams

    Perfect timing.  I’m moving out there next week and had been wondering where the co-working spaces were in Boulder.  I look forward to checking it out.

    • http://www.sethlevine.com sethlevine

      You’ll love it. Boulder rocks!