Our Timeline

Early 2019!

Opening Day!

Fall 2018

Build Out!

Summer 2018

Get in early! Accepting Deposits and Member drive.

Winter/Spring 2018

Location Search!

September 2017

Locating a location

August 2017

The business plan takes shape

Summer/Fall 2017

Advisory Team formed

June 2017

OMG. Write up all the things we learned from our survey and interviews. Turn them in for the Grant.

May 2017

Focus groups and individual interviews
GCUC coworking conference

April 2017

Winter/Spring 2017

  • Awarded MassDevelopment Seed Grant for feasibility study
  • Design a website
  • Create a survey

January-February 2017

Define our grant deliverables, make a budget, get scopes of work.

December 2016

WE GOT THE GRANT!!!! Uh oh.
THANK YOU MASS DEVELOPMENT!

October 2016

That enthusiasm led us to apply for a seed grant from MassDevelopment to explore the Innovation Ecosystem of Cape Ann. That’s fancy talk for saying “Do more research”. But this time the research would be less about the concept of coworking and more about who is doing what kind of work on Cape Ann and how and where they are doing it.

2016

Research, research, and more research led to interest and active support from the City of Gloucester, the Cape Ann Chamber of Commerce, the University of Massachusetts, the Gloucester EDIC and private individuals.