Today I am very pleased to announce that Trada will be opening CodeSpace, a free co-working space dedicated to startup developers and software engineers. CodeSpace will be located in Trada’s downtown Boulder office space, and we’ll have more than 3,000 sq ft of space dedicated to CodeSpace companies and friends. We plan to open CodeSpace to the public on July 18th with an opening party the week before.
Since day one, we have wanted Trada to be a true downtown Boulder company. True to that commitment, our first location was in a cramped 1,700 sq ft office behind Lolita’s. Since then our company has grown and with it our ambition about what place startup companies can have in the Boulder community. We firmly believe Boulder is experiencing a renaissance of entrepreneurism, startups, and changing what the complexion of downtown Boulder looks like. Specifically, Walnut Street has emerged as a corridor for technology startups companies including Foundry Group, SendGrid, Lijit, OneRiot, StandingCloud, and the TechStars Bunker. Today, we’re thrilled today to add CodeSpace to that list.
While there are many places where non-technical entrepreneurs can meet up in Boulder to discuss their startups, there are few places where software developers can camp out for the day, week or month and work together on a project. We wanted to add this environment to the mix of coffee shops, traditional co-working spaces, and rented offices in Boulder. And we thought it would be cool if it was free.
CodeSpace has two components to it (a third will be announced a little later this summer). The first is an application-based component. We have three dedicated spaces for startup software development teams (read lockable offices). These spaces can be applied for and they will be dedicated to the accepted teams (they fit from 1-4 people depending on the space). We also have come as you like developer co-working space with all the whiteboards, wireless, soda, coffee and foosball that you can eat for free.
To start, CodeSpace will be open 8 am to 5 pm Monday through Friday. The program will run through the summer when we will understand how best to extend the program in the fall.
To apply for one of the 3 dedicated co-working spaces please visit trada.com/codespace.
To register for the CodeSpace opening party and hackathon please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Trada is located in the old Daily Camera building at 1023 Walnut. CodeSpace will be housed in our building but please route all inquiries to email@example.com.