NAPLES, Fla - A one of a kind company officially opens its doors in Naples and WINK News is the first to get a sneak peak inside.
VentureX is putting entrepreneurs under one roof to work on their own businesses together. VentureX had a soft opening last week and will officially launch this new idea of co-working at a private party Thursday.
The company, located in Mercato in North Naples is hoping the concept becomes the next big thing.
Charles King is one of the first members to set up his new office in VentureX. Before coming here, King ran his law firm, Law Office of Charles King, from home.
"The reason I came to VentureX is because I was looking to get out of a home office environment. I felt like here I would have more opportunities to network with people and for them to network with me too because there are services I'll need they can offer," says King.
That concept of co-working is the brains behind the brand new 8,000 sq/ft facility. Co-founder Brett Diamond and his father David got the idea after a trip to San Francisco where the concept has gained popularity over the last seven years. Now the pair are hoping to the trend will continue in Naples.
"The future of work is really changing and traditional office space is sort of seizing to exist," says Brett.
The space includes four private offices, conference rooms and dozens of desks, but VentureX is anything but a traditional office or executive suite. It's bringing together entrepreneurs, freelancers and small businesses owners to co-work under one roof, to work together, but on their own time.
"You don't have to go to a corporate job. You can do your own thing and work for yourself and there's a freedom there and that's what we built here is a future of work," says Brett.
Members can enjoy free wi-fi, an on-site cafe or even white boards, painted right on the wall. So far, members include a lawyer, a web designer, a non-profit, and an insurance company among others; all looking to expand their own business through networking opportunities at VentureX.
"They're all experts in a different field and can now come together as one big community and help each other out," says Brett.
So far they've had about 40 companies send in applications and accepted 10 members.
You can rent space by the hour, day or month. If you would like to become a member, click here: http://venturex.co/