2226 W. Michigan Street
What is River West Works?
Launching now as part of RUCKUS Makerspace program and SOURCE River West, River West Works is a non-profit coworking space supporting the LISC Great Places 2020 development in the River West /Haughville neighborhood. Located at 2226 W. Michigan Street, this facility offers 4,000 SF of private and shared office space for entrepreneurs, including graduates of the SOURCE River West entrepreneurship programs.
The space provides resources for:
Entrepreneurs who are starting up and scaling.
Local Westside residents in need of office space.
Source River West program graduates.
Woman/Minority owned startups.
Individuals that are facings barriers, including, social, financial, gender, and racial barriers.
The space consists of:
24 hour Access, 7 Days a Week
Who will benefit from River West Works?
The facility provides low cost opportunities for entrepreneurs and professionals that need co-working space. Funded by the City of Indianapolis and HUD, the facility operates as a benefit to low/moderate income individuals starting or scaling a business idea using office space. The application process will be open to all entrepreneurs with priority given to Westside residents, women/minority businesses, and low to moderate-income micro- entrepreneurs.
All income levels are welcome, however availability and scholarships will be based on need. Potential users of the space will be evaluated to ensure the overall facility benefit is maximized in community. We are looking for active use of the space’s office environment.
Why is River West Works needed?
Aspiring entrepreneurs who have outgrown their home office often lack the cashflow to pay for an office space lease that allows for a professional and focused environment. Costs at other “coworking spaces” are much higher and tend to focus on tech-based startups. These high fee structures make the development of non-tech businesses and other social enterprises difficult to afford. River West Works will help those entrepreneurs by providing affordable space in which they can further incubate their ideas.
I am an Entrepreneur, how can I learn more about joining the space?
If you are interested in being part of the startup community in River West, start the four (4) step process at the RUCKUS Makerspace (www.ruckusindy.com) website. This will schedule a tour. Plan to share your business idea with us and discuss your plans to develop it. Membership rates range from $50 to $450 per month based equitably on income, office size, and business stage with limited access to scholarships to help reduce these costs. The space will also work closely with the SOURCE River West to provide coaching and workshops.
How can the community support the River West Works?
We are seeking in-kind donations for:
● Scholarship support for low/moderate income makers.
● Furniture and Office Equipment.
● Technical Support (Mentorship).
Consuelo Poland, firstname.lastname@example.org
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