So. You’ve started a great company and you’ve been accepted to the accelerator program of your dreams and now it’s time to move to a random city for a few months. AWESOME. Now you just have to:
- Research neighborhoods in the area and decide which is the coolest
- Find an apartment, possibly without having seen it
- Figure out the local utility providers and get set up with electricity, internet, etc
- Put down security deposits to start service with said utility companies
- Figure out how to get all of your stuff moved to this new city
- Buy furniture for your apartment
None of that sounds very fun, and on top of all of that, you’re trying to run your company.
The Brandery didn’t want our startups to have to go through these pains while relocating to Cincinnati, or even have to consider them while trying to decide if our program was right for them. That thought, coupled with the fact that our office is in the increasingly popular Over The Rhine neighborhood, where apartments are getting more expensive and harder to find, led us to the creation of Branderyhaus.
Branderyhaus is a 14-unit apartment building renovated and managed by our partners, Urban Sites. The Brandery holds a master lease for the building, allowing us to sublease the units at an affordable rate to our startups during the time they’re in Cincinnati.
The building is located about 2 blocks from Union Hall. The rent is low for the area, and one of the best perks is that all utilities are not only included, but already set up for you when you arrive. We’ve even got insanely comfortable PONS beds provided by Standard Textile, so you can immediately take a nap and then get to work as soon as you arrive in Cincinnati. Our mission at The Brandery is to bring businesses to Cincinnati, show them what we have to offer, and encourage them to thrive and grow here. What better way to do that than to fully immerse our founders into one of Cincinnati’s most vibrant neighborhood?
When the units aren’t housing startup founders, we list them on Airbnb. Since we’re a nonprofit, all of the money we make with short term rentals goes back to our companies. Win/win! Traveling to Cincinnati soon? Check them out here!