If you haven't heard the news yet, LaunchHouse opened a coworking space in a new location, and this location just so happens to be in the same building as our Front Porch offices and recording studios! Okay, so it was not quite a coincidence ...
Our CEO, Michael DeAloia, was named the new Entrepreneur in Residence (EIR) for the city of Lakewood by StartUp Lakewood, an organization supported by the city that promotes entrepreneurship and connects new businesses to resources. The Entrepreneur in Residence is a position formed by the city to help residents of Lakewood with their ideas for a new business or opportunity. Thus, Michael helps entrepreneurs make their business dreams a reality, and a large part of this job entails overseeing the creation and running of the new LaunchHouse Lakewood location.
All of this to say … that is the reason why our Front Porch doors are adjacent to the new LaunchHouse incubator space!
And just what is LaunchHouse? LaunchHouse is a coworking community where businesses and people come together to grow. Entrepreneurs, startups, freelancers, and remote workers all come together to share a community office space and build their dreams with each other. LaunchHouse has already been running a successful coworking space on the East side of Cleveland in Highland Heights, and we are so excited to be part of their growth into the West side of Cleveland in Lakewood!
The coworking space is comfortable and casual, without a dress code, with free coffee and wi-fi, and with areas to work quietly and areas to talk with other people and discuss ideas together. In a coworking community, you work side by side with other entrepreneurs building their dream, and you help each other out where you can, facing problems and finding solutions together.
LaunchHouse is a community most of all, not just a space. Coworking gives people the opportunity to work privately while still having a community to turn to when needed. There are LaunchHouse Happy Hours and member events, with ample opportunities for learning and growing together. You can find out more information about becoming a member on their website. You can also sign up here for a tour or just a day pass.
We are thrilled to be part of this amazing opportunity for entrepreneurs and freelancers in Lakewood, and already this incubator space is filling up with some incredible individuals and businesses, including Aviatra Accelerators, 3rd Sun Solar, Bowers Stevenson, Acroment, and Lyft market manager Jay Dumaswala.
The feeling of community in Lakewood is part of what makes this city so uniquely wonderful, and we feel confident that this new LaunchHouse Lakewood location will greatly add to that sense of community. We are so honored and excited to be part of this great initiative with LaunchHouse and StartUp Lakewood, and we cannot wait to see how our CEO, Michael DeAloia, continues to grow this space and create new opportunities for entrepreneurs in Lakewood as the EIR.
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