By Kaleb Roedel
There was a palpable buzz in the building as members of Northern Nevada’s startup community gathered last week for the grand opening of Reno’s newest coworking space: Reno Hive.
Tucked in downtown Reno’s Arlington Towers, a stone’s throw from the Truckee River, Reno Hive has 5,000 square feet of Class A office space, including 2,000 square feet for community space, six cubicles, six offices, and two state-of-the-art video conference rooms.
The opening of a new coworking space couldn’t come at a better time, said Doug Erwin, vice president of entrepreneurial development at the Economic Development Authority of Western Nevada (EDAWN).
“We have the highest density of venture-backed startups we’ve ever had,” Erwin told the NNBV at the Oct. 23 opening event. “We have a ton of new companies that are operating here, and just a lot of new people.
“The trend has been amazing.”
Indeed, Reno is continuing to uphold its reputation as the Biggest Little startup community. Along with the influx of homegrown startups, nearly 100 companies have relocated or expanded to Reno-Sparks in the last three years, according to VentureBeat.
Not to mention, there’s an abundance of hungry entrepreneurs in the region, filling up local coffee shops like clockwork.
“All you have to do is walk around the local coffee shops and see that they’re full or they started limiting their internet use (per person) to an hour,” Erwin pointed out. “That’s a sign that people need more coworking spaces. It’s representative of what’s going on. I’m excited this space is coming to fill that up.”
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