Communal workspace Fueled Collective aims to spark creativity, collaboration

Membership club to open in Norwood in October

NORWOOD, Ohio -- Remote workers and entrepreneurs seeking office space will soon have another alternative. In late October, Fueled Collective will open a location in Norwood.

Branded as a social and workplace membership club, Fueled Collective is aspiring to become the entrepreneurial and co-working center of the city. The idea is to provide entrepreneurs, small businesses and those seeking a workspace a new option and a place to share ideas and collaborate with other professionals.

Fueled Collective was created to accommodate many types of businesses and people, including startups, small companies, attorneys and even those who work for large companies who need a place to meet and entertain clients. There will be 1,000 social memberships available ranging from hourly to unlimited space and office access.

The 25,000-square-foot, two-story building will have 220 work desks, a variety of conference rooms and meeting spaces, a lounge, full bar and reception spaces. Other amenities include free parking, printing services, high-speed internet as well as drinks and snacks.

Fueled Collective isn't the first co-working space in the area. In June 2016, The Eddy Cincinnati opened its shared workspace in Walnut Hills while a smattering of other ventures have tried their hand at co-working over the past few years.

Research suggests co-working in such an environment has many benefits, according to an article in Harvard Business Review. Because of the synergetic effect of many businesses working together, people often find there’s little to no direct competition or internal politics and sometimes find more meaning in their work because of the collaborative culture.

Rameet Chawla, founder of the app development company Fueled, established Fueled Collective in 2012 in New York City's Soho neighborhood. Expanding on the success of his startup, Chawla saw the opportunity to foster collaborations among other startups by offering a communal workspace. The list of present and former clients include well-known companies such as Klout and FourSquare.

According to Fueled Collective NYC's website, prices start at $450 to rent a desk for a month.

The Cincinnati office will have a similar vibe and include many of the same design features as the Soho office, such as eclectic interiors that feel more like living rooms than offices.

Fueled Collective Cincinnati will be located in the Rookwood Exchange at 3825 Edwards Road. To learn more, visit their Facebook page or call 513-207-1135.

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