A new coworking space in Camden is drawing a lot of attention from the New Jersey businesses community before its opening day on March 1.
The Waterfront Labs, which is supporting the Camden revitalization movement, will provide office and event space to startups and businesses in and moving to Camden. The Class A space is located at the newly-renovated National State Bank Building. It plans to house over 50 businesses when it opens.
“We’re very excited to be a part of movement here at the Camden Waterfront,” said Melissa Le, office manager of Waterfront Lab. “There is a tremendous amount of opportunity here. We’re so thankful for our members and community partners for supporting us. I can see Camden raising to mirror or even rival the New York and Silicon Valley tech scene, in terms of development and producing great companies.”
Available memberships at the lab include private offices, community, virtual mailboxes, open and dedicated desks, and drop ins. The space also has a conference room, lounge area, kitchen, snacks and unlimited coffee. Members are typically startups, small business professionals, nonprofits, contractors, remote workers and freelancers from all industries.
Camden-based Waterfront Ventures, a nonprofit bringing new businesses and startups to Camden, is supporting the events and programs of Waterfront Lab. Waterfront Labs said it plans to consolidate community efforts in the area to attract people and businesses all over South Jersey and Philadelphia.
“Waterfront Lab is more than just a coworking space, it’s a community development center, a think tank, and a brave step forward,” said Khai Tran, CEO of Waterfront Ventures. “We, Waterfront Ventures, will be hosting programs and events at the Waterfront Lab, including our Lighthouse Mentorship and Entrepreneur 101 program.”
An opening ceremony is scheduled for 10 a.m. on April 3 at 121 Market St. in Camden.