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Planting a flag in the States
TechHub, shared workspace born in UK, will open first US location in Somerville
From left: Stewart Noakes, Co-Founder at TechHub Boston, William "Bill" Hilton, Partner at Gesmer Updegrove, and Elizabeth Varley, Founder of TechHub Global. Taken last month at a TechHub pre-launch event at Brooklyn Boulders in Somerville.
Need a desk in Bangalore one week and Davis Square the next? TechHub, which operates a network of co-working spaces in India, Romania, Latvia, and the United Kingdom, plans to open in Somerville this month. And much like a card that will give you access to frequent flier lounges, a TechHub membership will let you work in any of the locations as you jet around the globe. TechHub was founded in London in 2010. Read More
Work on the go
Blue Cross shows how to move towards the mobile office
[Photo courtesy Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts}
By Emily Klein Flexible workspaces, hydration stations, destination lounges - sounds like the typical environment of a startup or one of the fantastic coworking and business incubators that have been seeded across Cambridge or Boston. But surprisingly in this instance, it’s not. It’s the mobile office future of one of The Boston Globe’s Top Places To Work, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts. Blue Cross is embracing mobile office concepts as it plans to move its Boston offices from the historic Landmark Center building to 101 Huntington Avenue in 2015. Many are looking forward to what that future holds. Read More
Brewing up innovation
A first look inside Aeronaut Brewing
Aeronaut Brewing
Aeronaut Brewing opened its doors for a first look inside the Somerville brewery/co-working space/startup accelerator. Although still under construction, the new craft brewery is definitely starting to take shape. As these pictures show, the space is divided into two main areas: a large room for the brewing operation and tasting bar, and another, even larger (if lower-ceilinged) one featuring work spaces for several agriculture startups as well as a common area for events. When it opens this spring, Aeronaut Brewing will join Artisan's Asylum, Brooklyn Boulders, Greentown Labs, AirCraft Aerial Arts, and Winebow as the newest adopter of a space in the Ames Safety Envelope factory complex, which vacated in 2010.