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.

new community manager

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!

member promotion opportunity

CoWorkTampa Member Promotion Opportunity

Want some free promotion?

We’re seeking out current CoWorkTampa members who would like to write about their business, as well as how coworking has helped them. These articles will be professionally edited and distributed on the CoWorkTampa website, newsletter, and all of our social media channels. This is a great way for Tampa Bay to learn about your business.

If you are interested, here are some example points you may wish to include in your piece:

  • -Who you are
  • -What company you work for/run
  • -What your job role is

In addition to discussing your job, please include some ways that coworking has helped your business. For example, has your time at CoWorkTampa lead to:

  • -New leads?
  • -Increased productivity?
  • -Great networking opportunities?

Don’t let our ideas limit you!

We want to hear however coworking has benefitted your business. At CoWorkTampa, we believe that coworking is the future of work and allows for greater productivity, more meaningful collaboration, and increased networking opportunities (just to name a few). We value each and every one of our members, and this is just one way we want to spotlight the great companies that call CoWorkTampa home.

Interested?

Please email your submissions to info@coworktampa.com.

Trump chooses coworking space for Tampa campaign HQ

A little proactive work by the founder of CoWork Tampa has landed him a big national tenant: Donald Trump.

Chris Arnoldi, founder of the coworking space at the historic Garcia & Vega cigar factory at 3104 N. Armenia Ave., said members of Trump’s Florida campaign team will start setting up this weekend.

The Trump supporter said Hillary Clinton’s campaign had made some initial inquiries but didn’t lease space, and that gave him the idea to reach out to Trump. Arnoldi said he then received a call from a Trump advisor, Mike Bowen and the following day, members of Trump’s Florida and Hillsborough County campaign teams visited CoWorkTampa to consider it as a potential operations center.

“After a brief tour, they decided it was the perfect location for the campaign’s ground game,” Arnoldi told the TBBJ.
The Trump campaign is taking an 8×8 space, the smallest of three sizes available at the facility. Two people will staff that space and 20 to 25 people will operate a phone bank in the facility’s event space, Arnoldi said. In addition to local campaign administration, the Trump campaign will lead neighborhood walks from the location, and host promotional activities at CoWork, he said.
A request to Trump’s national campaign spokesperson Hope Hicks seeking further confirmation is pending return.
CoWorkTampa has political experience. It was utilized in last year’s Tampa City Council race, and Guido Maniscalco hosted his watch party there, Arnoldi said.
CoWork Tampa began in 2012 and operates in 10,000 square feet. It has a 100 private office tenants and CoWork Tampa tenants. Arnold is also a principal with the social media advertising agency Uhsome.com.

Of the 18 offices at the facility, all but three are occupied.