From a foosball table, to a glass floor, to a backyard barbecue, we think we have the coolest startup space you’ll find. Here’s a brief tour, with photos by Zackariah Cole Photography.
Welcome to The Brandery. We’re in the heart of Over-the-Rhine, within blocks of Washington Park, Findlay Market, and tons of award-winning restaurants and bars.
The first thing you’ll notice is we’ve plastered our alums’ logos up on our front door. When your name makes the windows, you’re officially a Brandery Grad.
Step inside. This is where you’ll work. We have ten “pods” of desks and whiteboards, one for each startup, lined with a red carpet. This is where the grind happens day in and day out. You’ll also find our startup kitchen toward the back of the room, which includes a frozen pizza cooker and a Twinkie maker.
Head upstairs, where you’ll pass additional workspace and notice the intricate Italianate architecture on the ceiling and pillars of the building.
On to the second floor. This is our “flex” space. It’s where you’ll attend workshops, meet with visitors, take an important call, or just work for the day for a change of pace. The second floor features our most identifying element of the space, the glass floor, as well as “phone booths,” the keg, rolling tables and chairs, a tv and projector, and some video games.
The third floor is the “Alumni Penthouse.” You’re free to work out of the third floor of The Brandery for up to a year after you graduate from the program to help in your transition. The third floor houses two conference rooms, for the big meetings you might need to have. It also houses a foosball table, for the big games you might need to have. From here, you can see all the way to the first floor (look closely, and you’ll see the Co-Ed Supply dog, Juliet).
Head back down two flights of stairs (or, take the elevator) and walk through the back conference room outside. We have a gated backyard that we share with a few other businesses and apartments next-door, complete with a couple Brandery cornhole boards, a grill, and all the goods for a great backyard barbecue. It’s the perfect summer spot after a long workday.
Hope to see you at our place soon!