Co-working spaces are a great way to connect with other like-minded people, share ideas, and most importantly get stuff done!
Here are some of the best places in and around Belmont and Nashville to work on your business, or even just work on homework.
1. The Hatchery
Located in the Beaman of Belmont University, this co-working space is perfect for any and all of your entrepreneurial needs. The Hatchery gives students who are in the process of working on a business a quiet and collaborative space to work on refining their ideas and achieving their business goals. The Hatchery has lots of desk space, as well as whiteboards for you to jot your ideas on. On the wall lies the logos of Belmont Graduates who have gone off to create amazing businesses such as The Escape Game, Biscuit Love, and No Baked Cookie Dough (to name a few).
Get to work on your business in the Hatchery!
Gain access to the Hatchery by applying here: http://www.belmontetp.com/hatchery/
2. Bongo Java
Bongo Java is a great student-friendly place to get some work done (as well as have a snack). Work away on your business plan, have interviews, or just simply finish up your entrepreneurship homework. If it's nice out, you can sit on the deck, drink a seasonal latte, and watch students pass by on the sidewalk. A little fresh air always gives me great ideas! You may even find your newest business partner sitting at a table next to you.
You can check out their website here: http://www.bongojava.com/products/valentines-day-gift/
3. The Lawn
On warm Spring days, the lawn is a perfect place to work on accomplishing things. While you work, you can listen to our people strum a guitar or watch them toss a frisbee. Just grab a blanket and some friends and get to work! Like I said, fresh air is a great way to get fresh ideas. Just be aware of the few times a year the lawn is closed for restoration.
Just look at how beautiful and inspiring it is!
Also: this is a great place to take Instagram photos. What other college has grass that is this perfect???
4. Frothy Monkey
This is another great, quiet, and spacious place to work on homework and have some coffee. Frothy Monkey has many locations, but their 12s location is an easy walk from campus. The chill atmosphere will inspire you and the caffeine will allow you to work hard on your projects! And if you need a break from working you can grab a yummy pastry. There are lots of outlets so your electronics will not die as well!
You can check out what they have on their website here:https://frothymonkey.com
5. Work Belcourt
Located on 21st Ave, Work Belcourt provides fully furnished executives suites, conference room access, ultra-fast internet service, free parking, utilities, shared kitchen and coffee bar, and a business class printer!Work Belcourt is located on the second floor above Hopdoddy and next to Double Dogs. To tour the space, you can call Brittany Sears at 615-490-6723.
Flexible monthly memberships starting at $275!
6. The Refinery
"Join our diverse community of entrepreneurs and innovators, where the coffee & tea are free, the WiFi is fast, and you can park your bike or car, hassle-free. With our productive environment, low-cost, and great networking, your business is guaranteed to grow."
The Refinery has tons of resources to help your business grow, including and the memberships range from "drop-ins" at $99 a month all the way to full time working space for $400 a month.
You can try out the Refinery co-working space for free here: http://www.refinerynashville.com/free-trial
Bonus: The refinery also hosts classes that are put on by various organizations in the Nashville community! Learn something new AND work on your business here!
7. We Work
"WeWork enables you to secure space with all the everyday amenities that spell success—dedicated Community Managers, spacious conference rooms, and impressive private offices—along with modern perks like month-to-month flexibility, passionate Community Managers, and special events. WeWork's locations in Nashville are music to your ears, taking your business to new heights."
You can check out more about We Work at https://www.wework.com
8. Fort Houston
Last but certainly not least on our list of great co-working space was created by one of Belmont's Alumni!
"Facilitators of Human Potential.
Fort Houston is a place for you to facilitate, grow, learn and work. We occupy 10,000 square feet in the Wedgewood-Houston neighborhood of Nashville, TN, complete with a full-scale wood shop, print shop, metal shop, 3D printers, darkroom, and miscellaneous work and desk space. Here’s how it works: You pay a monthly membership fee, and you get to make things in here. Oh, and taking a class or two can be fun, too, but you don’t have to be a member to do that!
A basic membership includes access to all of our facilities and 20% off services and classes. A premium or team membership allows access to all shops and facilities plus your own personal or team desk. Click here for more membership details!"
See what you can create today using these amazing co-working spaces in and around the Belmont and Nashville community.
As always, stay up to date with all of the Center for Entrepreneurship's events on our website belmontETP.com
Best of luck with all of your business endeavors!