Our Timeline

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.

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.

December 2016

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

January-February 2017

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

March 2017

Design a website
Create a survey

April 2017

May 2017

Focus groups and individual interviews
GCUC coworking conference

June 2017

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

July 2017

Take a little tiny break

August 2017

The business plan takes shape

September 2017

Locating a location

October 2017

I can’t find  my crystal ball- did I leave it at the coffee shop or the library?