Think Big Partners is thinking BIG with their plans to continue growing Kansas City into the most entrepreneurial city in the country by creating a dense ecosystem of high growth companies and putting them all under one roof. The business accelerator-incubator hybrid is moving from its current location at 1800 Baltimore Avenue in Kansas City to the Globe Building at 1712 Main Street. The space has been completely vacant since the furnishings retailer, Retro Inferno, left the ground floor more than 10 years ago. The $6.8 million renovation by Kansas City’s Centric Projects, will provide Think Big with 21,000 square feet, nearly tripling their capacity to host startups. In addition to offering 75 percent more space, Think Big senior partner Tyler Prochnow believes the move will help retain more companies in the Kansas City area.
On Thursday, September 25th, the Think Big team led a group of entrepreneurs, business leaders, city officials and EDC staff on a tour through the seven-story building’s second, third and fourth floors where they are finishing up construction on the new co-working space. Many high-tech, cutting edge updates have been carefully planned out in order to maximize the potential of fast growth companies. “The new space is slated to have all the bells and whistles necessary to become one of the most innovative coworking spaces in the country,” says Herb Sih, Think Big’s managing partner
Think Big has taken everything they’ve learned about the logistics of coworking in their original space and made it better: open floor plans, glass offices, state of the art technology and special perks, like impromptu massage days! The membership is flexible, offering month to month contracts and single day passes for entrepreneurs with unpredictable schedules and budgets.
Another big perk Think Big entrepreneur tenants will receive is resources from larger corporate entities who want to support their growth. H&R Block Small Business, Silicon Valley Bank, Polsinelli, Grasshopper, Robin and eBeam have already signed on to provide services, products and support to the most promising early stage companies—the ones with the innovative approaches for solving big challenges—to, develop their ideas, establish scalable business models, and create jobs in the 21st century. To read more about this project, visit Think Big Partners.