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Ten 2017 Upgrades

We are incredibly proud of all the upgrades we have made around here, and it’s all thanks to YOU! Our members are always making great suggestions and thanks to the growth we’ve experienced in the last year we have been able to expand and grow more than ever before. Here’s what we’ve been able to accomplish this year (so far!):

Phone Booths

We understand not everyone needs a private office every day, but there are certainly moments when you need a quiet space to make a call or host a web conference. Complete with VoIP phones and Ethernet cords, these booths are ready for you.

Vending Machine

Snack craving during the day? We’ve all been there. Now, thanks to our new tastibot vending machine you can grab a healthy (but equally delicious) snack or drink anytime you want.

Better Coffee

You might expect coffee at any coworking facility, but do you expect good coffee? If you’re at CoWorkTampa, you should. We now proudly serve coffee from Zeal Coffee Roasters, an organic local coffee brand.

More Coworking Tables

We want everyone to have plenty of space to work, so we’ve added seven new coworking tables complete with ethernet ports to accommodate everyone.

Larger Kitchen Area

Our kitchen area is a great space to relax and have a conversation with a fellow coworker. Now, you’ve got more room than ever including more counter space.

New 70″ Presentation Screen

Giving a presentation? We’ve now got a new 70” screen you can use for projecting your PowerPoint or video.

Second Pool Table

At CoWorkTampa, we value work and play. Check out our new second pool table and take a break with a coworker- you deserve it.

Premium Dedicated Desks

Our new dedicated desks give you your own space, complete with dividers, file cabinets, and extra chairs for meetings.

Additional 5,000 Square Feet

We’ve expanded! To make room for all our great members we’ve added 5,000 square feet of space to accommodate more coworking tables, private offices, dedicated desks, phone booths, and more.

13 More Private Offices

For those of you who want your own private space to get work done, we’ve got you covered. We’ve got 13 new private offices, bringing our overall total to 31!

New Community Manager!

You’ve probably seen him around already, but if not, say, “Hello!” to Jowel! Jowel is our new community manager for CoWorkTampa.

Formerly a quality control and inventory manager from Affordable Laser, Jowel is a recent graduate from USF. He’s a walking Yelp with his vast knowledge of the local food and drink scene, and he enjoys talking about basically anything. Need a recommendation for a cool new spot? Come see him!

Jowel is your go-to for anything CoWork Tampa, including memberships, billing, events, mail, coffee, printing, etc. So stop by on the first floor and say, “Hello!” to our new community manager! If he’s not there, you can reach him via e-mail or WhatsApp.

Dreamit Selects CoWorkTampa as Headquarters for New UrbanTech Accelerator

Leading startup accelerator Dreamit has selected CoWorkTampa as the office space for their newest vertical. Working together with Tampa Bay Lightning owner Jeff Vinik, Dreamit is launching UrbanTech, a program focused on technologies and innovations impacting the development and management of real estate, city infrastructure, and aspects of how individuals and companies interact within an urban setting.

CoWorkTampa, located in the historic Garcia & Vega Cigar Factory, is a coworking space founded in 2012. It has grown into one of the standout facilities in Tampa for entrepreneurs, small businesses, and remote employees. With nearly 15,000 square feet of office space, CoWorkTampa provides its members with a combination of private offices, conference rooms, open coworking spaces, private phone booths, and more.

Dreamit is the latest company to select CoWorkTampa for their office space. Other Notable companies whose employees have leased the space include:

With this latest addition, CoWorkTampa has solidified itself as a leader in coworking in Tampa, a rising tech hub. As more entrepreneurs and small businesses flock to the city, the need for a facility that can not only provide them with office space, but also inspire creativity and innovation, is a must. For many, CoWorkTampa has been just the right fit.

Founder Chris Arnoldi says of the space, “CoWorkTampa represents many of Tampa’s finest for-profit entrepreneurs and employees at some of the world’s largest companies. One thing that members always tell me is that our space is constantly improving.”

UrbanTech is set to launch in September of 2017.

To learn more about CoWorkTampa, click here.

Welcoming Our New Community Manager

There’s a new face around CoWorkTampa! Ayla Freitas has joined our team as the new community manager.

Ayla comes to us from Metropolitan Ministries, where she worked as an events coordinator and volunteer manager for a year. She has an associates degree in business administration which she completed while in high school and a dual bachelor’s degree in marketing and management from the University of South Florida. She loves fitness, family, dancing, and Jesus (not in that order).

Ayla will be your go-to gal for all your membership/billing/events/mail/coffee/printing needs. She also enjoys riddles, so feel free to stop by and say hello if you have a good one (or even if you don’t!). You can find her at the big wooden desk on the first floor. If she’s not there, you can always hit her up via WhatsApp.

Welcome aboard, Ayla!