The Makery was just announced as the winner of the Smoffice: The World’s Smallest Office contest, and we are beside ourselves with excitement! As the winning start-up company, we will receive six months in a 20 sq. ft. office space located in downtown Durham’s Beyu Caffe, six months in a swanky downtown condo, and access to local business connections for resources like accounting, legal services, and web development. It still seems too good to be true! You can watch the video tour below.
The Smoffice is sponsored by Downtown Durham and the Greater Durham Chamber of Commerce, which both seem to be run by young, smart, and super-cool people who are enthusiastic about the Durham’s growth and potential as a hub for both entrepreneurship and the arts. These people are full of great ideas to promote new businesses — take a look at the successful Bull City Start-up Stampede program as well.
This opportunity couldn’t have come at a more perfect time for us (right on the heels of our Kickstarter campaign!), since we’re now ready to begin development for our website and to start things moving toward our beta launch.
We move into the Smoffice on May 1st — only two weeks from today. If you live in Durham, we hope you’ll stop in and pay us a visit!