A new spot for entrepreneurs, freelancers and digital creatives seeking haven has opened in Minneapolis at 2524 Nicollet Ave, aka ‘Eat Street’.
Touted as Minneapolis’ first cooperatively owned coworking, Make Cooperative was founded by Minnesota transplant Andrew Murray of OpenSnow, Mike Linton from tech startup SpiderSuite and Irina Vishnevskaya.
“There was no buy-in to be found eslewhere,” Murray says. “There are other coworking spaces in the cities, but we never felt any of them truly focused on community and openness in a way that shared ownership does.”
For $300/month, members are given to 24/7 access to their own desk, high-speed internet, unlimited use of meeting spaces, a mailing address, and of course — ping pong.
So far the Cooperative has six member owners and Murray says they will cap that at somewhere between 15-20 based on size restrictions. Once the limit is reached, Make will democratically vote on whether or not to upgrade to additional room after the one year lease is up.