You're invited to join us this Thursday, July 20th to celebrate the official Grand Opening of Gravitate Valley Junction. Starting at 9 AM, our space will be available for free/open coworking and tours. At 4:30 PM we'll kick off the celebration with a Community Happy Hour including light snacks and beer from our friends and neighbors at Valley Junction's own Fox Brewing Company.
After a lot of hard work from our team and countless trips up and down 6th Avenue, I'm excited to share that Gravitate Downtown v1.5 is officially open for business at our new location: 317 6th Avenue, Suite 102. We're on the first floor of the building and the best way to access us from the outside world is on Locust St. If you're coming via the skywalk system, we're accessible from the lobby of what has historically been called the "Bank of America Building".
The Kauffman Foundation held their first ever ESHIP Summit last week in Kansas City, bringing together about 400 people from all over the world who had some familiarity with the term "entrepreneurial ecosystem". The idea was to get all these folks in one large room and work through some of the foundational elements of what is becoming a burgeoning industry: intentionally working to grow your community's ecosystem. Or as I usually refer to it "startup community building".