Known Coworking

Company: KNOWN Coworking, LLC

Location: New Haven

Describe your space

KNOWN Coworking is a dynamic coworking community that connects people across their fields of expertise, endeavors and experiences. KNOWN is located in one of New Haven's historic landmark The Palladium Building. The space has 40 dedicated desks, 9 offices, 4 conference rooms, 3 zoom booths, 1 kitchen and 1 coffee/tea bar. Lots of natural light, expose bricks, high ceilings and large windows.

What are the coolest, most popular features of your space?

The space have several meeting rooms, but the favorite one is called the Attic. It's a lounge style creative space equipped with green screen, lights and video capabilities. Member also enjoy drinking espresso coffee, and hanging out in the kitchen. Prior to Covid we had networking events every single day. We now have Virtual Networking days on mondays and also an accelerator for entrepreneurs which is now online.

What impact did your space make in 2020?

We were able to pivot a lot of our programming online due to Covid and created 3 programs called KNOWN Live where we interview/showcase about 8 small businesses per month. We were also awarded a grant from CT Next/New Haven Innovation Collaborative for our KNOWNpreneurs growth lab and our first cohort of 13 businesses is graduating in April 2021

Nominator Justification

Known Coworking was open 4 months when forced to close due to the pandemic. Known pivoted to the virtual world to continue the work of building a community for entrepreneurs. As a result, Known has 3 virtual programs that support entrepreneurs that are available (free!) to the world via the web. The space reopened in May and pivoted to meet the public health requirements. It now accommodates entrepreneurs for as little as one hour at a time for zoom rooms, meeting spaces and offices.

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