The way we work is changing, and that means that our offices are changing too. I recently had the pleasure of visiting Fueled Collective, a co-working space in NYC's SoHo neighborhood, where one tech startup has created a whole new way to work together. Watch a presentation by Ryan Matzner, Director of Fueled Collective, in the video below.
Ryan Matzner is the Director of Fueled. Over the past four years Ryan has lead Fueled’s growth from a living room to a 100-person global team at the forefront of mobile design & development. From the Fueled advertising agency grew Fueled Collective, a shared working space in Manhattan that is home to over 30 of the most exciting startups in NYC.
Fueled Collective maintains perks that include a full-blown coffee bar, a strong sense of community and even a secret, James Bond-style conference room. Most recently, Ryan was listed number 4 on TNW’s list of “50 People in NYC Tech You Need to Know.”
This is one in a series of posts about design, co-working, and the future of how we work, inspired by our Maker Talk on June 12.
Fueled Collective was created by Fueled, the mobile app development company. It's a co-working space that serves as the headquarters for a host of tech startups, including web browser Zuse and blogging platform Moveable Type. A smattering of desks (ten percent) are reserved for other freelancers, who can rent a spot at the collective for a monthly fee. This means the opportunity to share space with, and be inspired by, people from other companies and other disciplines. The office is always lively. (Ok, maybe it's not lively at 3 AM in the morning. Did I mention that it's also open 24 hours?)
Besides the networking possibilities, the perks are pretty sweet. There's the standard stuff: conference rooms, kitchens, cubbies for making private calls — and the not-so-standard stuff: a ping pong table, weekly happy hours, and free ice cream round the clock.
During my visit I was offered a selection of fresh-baked cookies, which are baked fresh for the collective by a local baker. Faced with the prospect of returning to my sadly cookie-less office, I took one for the road.
You can read more about Fueled, and the coworking opportunities available there, on their website.