March 16, 2017—Santa Fe, NM— Three New Mexico coworking and incubator spaces, projectY cowork Los Alamos, the Santa Fe Business Incubator and FatPipe ABQ have announced a joint collaboration that allows their respective members and tenants to work collaboratively from the other facilities in the state.
To kick off the collaboration in a more formal way, the spaces will host a mixer on Wed., March 22 to celebrate New Mexico entrepreneurs, freelancers and remote employees who work from these coworking and incubator spaces. The networking event, which is also free to others who would like to learn more about the coworking model, will be held from 5-7 p.m. at the Violet Crown Cinema in Santa Fe.
“This event will help introduce members and tenants to each other, encourage networking for personal and professional connections, as well as educate those new to coworking about the model of effectively working solo, but not alone,” said Lauren McDaniel, director of projectY cowork, the non-profit coworking space that opened in Los Alamos last summer. “projectY is pleased to collaborate with both of these dynamic spaces, which are helping grow the entrepreneurial economy here in New Mexico.”
The Santa Fe Business Incubator (SFBI), a 501(c)(3) organization, is one of the state’s longest-running programs and in 2006 became the first New Mexico Certified Business Incubator under New Mexico Economic Development Department’s Business Incubator Certification Program. It is now a leader in economic development in the community. In addition to its coworking space, the SFBI has a shared BioScience Lab, a Makers Lab, semi-private cubical spaces, and drop-in office space.
“We are delighted with this collaboration and expansion of our coworking services to include members of projectY cowork and FatPipe,” said Marie Longserre, president and CEO of the Santa Fe Business Incubator. “Building community and collaboration among the providers and users of coworking in Santa Fe, Los Alamos and Albuquerque benefits everyone in the ecosystem and we are happy to be a part of it.”
FatPipe ABQ opened in 2014 in downtown Albuquerque as a privately funded collaborative workspace. It plays a key role in supporting Albuquerque’s startups and solo and remote workers, is the location for 1 Million Cups ABQ every Wed morning at 9 a.m., and was instrumental in bringing AOL co-founder Steve Case to New Mexico last year as part of his Rise of the Rest Tour. FatPipe ABQ also hosts the New Mexico Coworking, Incubator and Accelerator Directory, found at http://fatpipeabq.com/incubators-accelerators/.
“We are excited to see coworking expanding across the state of New Mexico,” said Lisa Adkins, COO at FatPipe ABQ. “FatPipe will soon have locations in Santa Fe and Taos and if you’re a member of one FatPipe location, you are a member of all of them. Projections show that sometime between 2025 and 2030 at least 52% of all jobs will be held by people who are ‘solopreneurs’—individual workers, often working remotely—or people working in small companies of three or fewer employees. New Mexico is ideally situated to attract such workers and it could be a crucial component of the state’s success in turning our economy into the economy of the future with great benefits for all of us.”
For more details or questions about the March 22 mixer, contact your nearest coworking space. Other similar spaces that are interested in being part of this collaborative alliance in the future should contact Lauren McDaniel at 505-661-4862.
About projectY cowork Los Alamos
projectY cowork Los Alamos, a collaborative coworking space located at 150 Central Park Square in Los Alamos, New Mexico, serves as a hub for startups, freelancers and others to be connected to like-minded entrepreneurs, business experts, investors and mentors who will help them achieve their personal and professional goals. It is an initiative between Los Alamos Commerce and Development Corporation, Los Alamos County, Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) Feynman Center for Innovation and Community Relations & Partnerships Office, and Central Park Square owner Philip Kunsberg. For more information, visit www.projectylosalamos.com.
About FatPipe ABQ
FatPipe ABQ is a unique space in Albuquerque where solopreneurs can thrive and grow their businesses while seamlessly coexisting alongside fellow solopreneurs and small teams. It’s coworking but much more than just coworking. FatPipe ABQ provides just about everything an individual needs to succeed as an entrepreneur. Modern facilities with high speed broadband provided in a professional yet dynamic workspace FatPipe ABQ incorporates collaboration opportunities, mentoring, training/teaching seminars into spaces that include meeting areas, meet-up space, individual seating, group seating, lounge areas and kitchen space with snacks and drinks. It is designed to be a comfortable and welcoming community for people to have independent businesses but also to collaborate with others. For more information, visit www.fatpipeabq.com.
About the Santa Fe Business Incubator
The Santa Fe Business Incubator is a non-profit business development and job creation program that fosters the growth of new businesses, helps create new jobs, increases the tax base and helps diversify our community's economy since 1997. For more information, visit www.sfbi.net.