The area in and around 5th Street and Spring Street, more commonly known as Tech Square, is thriving. Today, I was invited to meet with a new company at Tech Square Labs, so I reached out to Trish Whitlock, formerly Editor of Hypepotamus (as if you didn’t know that) and set up a nickel tour of the new creation of Allen Nance and Paul Judge.
In the short time I was there, I met 5 entrepreneurs, got the tour from Trish, chatted with Allen Nance, ate pizza, and snapped pics of these awesome signs that appear on – wait for it – the Men’s and Ladies’ bathrooms at Tech Square Labs.
A few quick facts about this new facility:
- 20,000 square feet of startup space with all the stuff you’d expect: high ceilings, open spaces, natural light, blazing WiFi, coffee, and beer. What else do you need?
- Formerly OfficeMax, now maxed out offices and workspace.
- On the wrong side of the street, according to Nance: “We just got internet last week! There’s no conduit on this side of the street!”
- Since they just opened, there’s still space available, and the space is way cool.
- It has its own code school, so not only are they building something from nothing, but they’re building people to create those somethings.
- They’ve got stuff up their sleeves, big plans, fun stuff, but that’s for them to tell.
If you’re near Georgia Tech, stop by Tech Square Labs and take a peak. It’s great to see so many new spaces custom made for tech startups to start, learn, grow, thrive, and build great new companies. Well done, Nance & Judge.