A new kind of co-working space geared to serve the city’s exploding tech scene is opening in Newark. Located at 2 Gateway Center, Public SPACE is a joint venture between C&K Properties and =SPACE and will be a “new environment for startups, corporations, and students alike to collaborate on new technologies,” announced in a joint press release at the end of June.
Public SPACE will indeed be open to the public and provide a space for people to discover tech innovations, collaboratively and interactively, through events and exhibits, including an “innovation wall” that displays product presentations and upcoming programs, keeping the public and private sector up-to-date on Newark’s growing tech community.
For tech entrepreneurs, Public SPACE will be an invaluable resource, connecting tech innovators with each other and the larger Newark network. “=SPACE continues to be a major advocate for Newark’s innovators and entrepreneurs by connecting startups to others in the community through its events,” said Ben Korman, Senior Partner of C&K Properties. “Public SPACE not only provides a place where all corners of the local tech scene can collaborate, but also a place where members of the public can get a glimpse into the newest products and trends in the market.” Public SPACE will require membership to be a part of the co-working activities.
2 Gateway Center is located in Newark’s downtown business district and is connected directly to Newark Penn Station. The entire Gateway Complex is 2.6 million square feet and 2 Gateway Center recently became the first building to participate in the Newark Fiber program which allows access to commercially available fiber-optic internet, equaling high speeds at a low cost. The building is also certified Platinum by WiredScore–the first in New Jersey–meaning it has the highest and best commercial connectivity.
“Newark is experiencing a tech revolution,” said the Founder of =SPACE. “Public SPACE creates an inspiring environment to nurture, grow, and connect the tech community throughout the region. It is essential to our ecosystem that we maintain maximum visibility: Public SPACE will do just that.”