Where Fledgling Companies Go to Grow: Welcome to The HatcheryAugust 8, 2012
From the first time we entered The Hatchery — the exciting young venture collaboration organization that has been called “The American Idol for Start-Ups” — we knew there was something special about the space.
On a Wednesday night in May, The Hatchery’s lounge was teeming with young professionals lined up to get a seat at a highly anticipated entrepreneurship panel, and the energy in The Hatchery’s 37th street loft was palpable.
It is exactly that energy — the excitement over entrepreneurship — that The Hatchery nurtures. Companies that may be small at the moment but have plans for growth, can apply to work out of The Hatchery where they’ll get much more than just a desk.
The Hatchery calls itself “a catalyst for today’s emerging technologies becoming tomorrow’s growth sectors”. Mentorship, collaboration and education for entrepreneurs are central to The Hatchery’s ability to accelerate the growth and profitability of the fledgling companies that work out of the space. Services like pitch clinics, alliance building, introduction to funding sources and strategic planning help are all available for member companies, all of whom must apply and interview before being granted membership.
While their mission is admirable, we here at Office Envy couldn’t help but admire their design sense as well.
Sleek, modern details like this metallic reception desk give the New York City Garment District Loft a futuristic feel.
The walls are green and blue, representing the colors of grass and sky — natural elements that embody The Hatchery’s theme:”The rugs mimic grass,” said the venture accelerator’s Founder Yao-Hui Huang, “and the light fixtures look like clouds.” The outdoors theme is like a breath of fresh farm air in the middle of the big city.
If you’re in the market for shared workspace in New York City, The Hatchery may be your perfect match. Though their current space is quickly filling to capacity, the company is committed to growing along with their member companies providing additional space as their members take on additional employees.
Companies that originally lease desks may quickly grow into company’s that require offices, and The Hatchery can provide both.
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