The Quad gets new Colorado Springs space downtown
On October 14, CSBJ.com talks about The Quad and it’s new space, for self-employed members of the community. It says:
It is anticipated that by 2020, more than half the U.S. workforce will be self-employed — and that’s a statistic the Quad Innovation Partnership is taking very seriously.
The partnership — a collaborative program formed by Colorado College, Pikes Peak Community College, UCCS and the Air Force Academy — has hired an executive director and is on its way to opening a dedicated space for innovation and entrepreneurship in downtown Colorado Springs.
The Quad gets new Colorado Springs space downtown:
Local entrepreneur Jacob Eichengreen was named the program’s first executive director in August and has been working with the academic alliance to headquarter the partnership in a 2,000-square-foot commercial space in the basement beneath Loyal Coffee at 408 S. Nevada Ave.
PPCC President Lance Bolton said the college signed a five-year lease with property owners Darsey Nicklasson and Kathy Loo (developers of Blue Dot Place Apartments at 412 S. Nevada Ave.) and he expects to begin using the space in January, following a complete remodel.
“We think there’s a perfect synergy between our residents and the local small businesses,” Nicklasson said. “We have a long-term vision with [the Quad] for the space — it’s not just about being a landlord. Blue Dot is all about community-building, and we can’t wait for them to be a part of that. The whole idea comes from how we can improve our community.”