When you think of tech sectors in America, places like Palo Alto, Seattle and Austin come to mind. But Common Desk in Deep Ellum is working to establish Dallas as a player in the game, thanks to a busy hive of tech developers.
Most tech companies aren’t Apple or Google. Rather than campuses of thousands, companies are a handful of dedicated people working on one or two projects at a time. These start-ups are the lifeblood of the industry, where financial and physical constraints are made up for with ingenuity and flexibility.
Fortunately, Common Desk’s open atmosphere and tiered membership options make it feasible for individuals and groups working on their projects to find a home. And if they come to Common Desk, they’ll find that they’re working around some of the best and brightest people in the industry.
“Being involved in such a collaborative, start-up community is energizing,” Uber's Will Zinsmeister says.
Fast-growing companies like Uber and FanTree office at Common Desk. Google even has a branch. That’s not to mention the plethora of start-ups and individuals working on their passion. It really is a hub of like-minded tech people.
Having so many people from the same field could create tension, but Common Desk isn’t about that.
“We chose Common Desk because it had the necessary office space we were looking for and as a plus, a work environment that fit our overall company and team culture: creative, collaborative and fun,” Uber Dallas operation manager Will Zinsmeister says.
Common Desk is a community, which means that people are always trading ideas and offering ways to help one another. After all, we’re all in this together.
The broad range of expertise at Common Desk means you’ll always be near someone who probably knows how to fix a problem. New eyeballs on an issue might give you an idea to take your project in a new, exciting direction.
“Being involved in such a collaborative, start-up community is energizing and has allowed us to develop new relationships and thus create opportunities we may not have had otherwise,” Zinsmeister says.
Although Common Desk is a tight community that likes to lunch together and play together, it’s always looking to add to the family. That’s why it’s currently undergoing an expansion to push it from 4,000 square feet to 5,500 square feet. That extra space will hold 25 more dedicated desks, which are going quickly, as well three new meeting rooms and even a treadmill desk.
Ditch the coffee house and get out of your home. Meet the crew at Common Desk and find a space that will foster your growth.