Plexpod is a progressive coworking platform offering next generation workspace for entrepreneurs, startups, and growth-stage companies of all sizes. In addition to desks, offices, team spaces, and meeting rooms, Plexpod serves as each company’s world headquarters featuring additional resources like soundstage & photography studios, performance theater & event spaces, cafes & kitchens, fitness & gaming, sport court & dance studio, as well as outdoor spaces; and all within a next-generation shared workspace environment. Plexpod has three locations in the Kansas City metro area and is currently expanding to other cities.
Founded by Gerald Smith in 2014, Plex, meaning "multiple units" and Pod, meaning a "protective housing", Plexpod was created in an effort to resource the next-generation of the rising creator class, and their next-generation workforce. We believe that starting your company in your "garage" is a myth that is behind us. We believe that what entrepreneurs like Steve Jobs accomplished in his garage can now be better accomplished in collaborative work environment where exponential networking becomes a powerful tool for success. It's all about taking advantage of the sharing economy. It's Uber for office space!
Imagine a new “sharing economy” workspace model where businesses grow together
An unfamiliar concept as little as ten years ago, coworking is one of the fastest-growing segments of the commercial real estate (CRE) market. In just a few short years the industry has grown to more than 10,000 collaborative workspaces worldwide. And while major markets in the US are just now beginning to show signs of maturing, the demand is fueling exponential growth and aggressive expansion is expected to continue worldwide for years to come.
While growth has been profound, the office-as-a-service market, which includes coworking spaces, still represents less than 1% of the world’s available office space. Coworking workspaces are important trends and worthy of consideration for growing companies.
In the beginning, these spaces primarily housed entrepreneurs, freelancers and small businesses, but as awareness of this new alternative workspace emerged, so has the attention of corporate interests, driven by demand for next-generation work-styles and the desire for alternative office solutions and flexible lease commitments.