WHAT MAKES NEXTSPACE SPECIAL?
The NextSpace Ethos is about smart, talented, creative people working in new ways. We believe they deserve comfortable and professional spaces and colleagues to inspire and support them. Our team creates the space and facilitates member programs like professional workshops, member-hosted happy hours, and events with expert panelists within a specific industry. The outcome is a unique combination of workspace + community.
We understand that the best ideas and the best work often comes from our connections with other people, and it ought to be in a setting that works for you, not against you. That’s what NextSpace is all about. Above all, we are here to serve our members.
NEXTSPACE IS BORN
In the heart of Santa Cruz, California, NextSpace burst forth from the minds of then Economic Development Director Jeremy Neuner, Mayor Ryan Coonerty and Attorney Caleb Baskin, who envisioned a utopia in which empty offices could be forged into a signature blend of work space and community. A group of investors was picking up what they were putting down and agreed to fund it. This is known as the pen click heard around the world.
THE BIG SHORT = BIG OPPORTUNITY
Battered by the torrential 2008 markets, the Santa Cruz community grabbed their bannermen and rallied around NextSpace, as it rapidly became a hub of economic activity, bringing together entrepreneurs, freelancers, and people seeking to balance life and work on their own terms. The mingling of our founding members and new faces created a strong network, leading to many successful ventures and was eventually termed the NextSpace Effect.
NEXTSPACE SAN JOSE
NEXTSPACE POTRERO HILL AND NEXTKIDS OPEN!
NextSpace started to realize their members were having kids, so NextKids opened in July in collaboration with NextSpace Potrero Hill. Sadly, real estate realities of San Francisco in 2015 meant that NextSpace Potrero Hill was unable to renew the lease, so NsPT and NextKids were closed in early 2016. It took Reginald the Moose three weeks to stop weeping. It took us longer.
Pacific Workplaces Expands Portfolio with NextSpace Acquisition
Santa Cruz, CA: Pacific Workplaces announced today that it has acquired various assets from NextSpace Coworking and Innovation Inc, including the NextSpace Brand and Website, and that it is taking over the management of several NextSpace coworking places, including the NextSpace flagship and historical location in Santa Cruz.