Galvanize is fueling tech startups with community, capital, curriculum and coffee
With Denver's tech scene blowing up, Galvanize purposefully narrowed its focus to the tech community. Providing more than just a space, Galvanize has also invested capital into some of its members, like Active Junky, Forkly, and Dabble. In addition, Galvanize launched its inaugural programming class through its gSchool last week. The gSchool, Galvanize's educational arm, will run six-month intensive programming courses taught by expert software engineers and coding ninjas.
To keep themselves energized, members are bellying up to the counter at Gather, the on-site cafe and bar, for caffeine fixes all day long. The coffee, which is imported from Ethiopia by Ninety Plus Coffee, the only non-tech company at Galvanize, might be the secret weapon.
"It's really good! Killer Americano." Holloway says.
"Coffee, is the fuel that makes entrepreneurs go," Chris Onan, Venture Capital Manager Director adds.
Galvanize's fourth c of success, coffee.
Memberships start at $299 a month and do not require a lease. Members also have the flexibility to switch from hot seat, reserve desk and suite to suit their needs.
With 61 companies under its roof, Galvanize expects to be at capacity by the middle of 2013. However, Galvanize 2.0 is scheduled to open in early 2014 at the corner of 16th and Platte Streets, coffee included.
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