Freelance professionals, sole proprietors and entrepreneurs launching
new businesses know what it's like to be a lone ranger. Even though
their trusty, furry companion with four legs may be an "official member
the team," the value of human interaction is irreplaceable.
this reason, IdeaField
may be an the ideal spot for creative think-tanking and
Launched by Ken Evans and Daniel Davie in 2008,
IdeaField began with impromptu co-working sessions at a coffee
house in Tampa Heights. They've since become a fully operational
network, with new office space in Ybor City. Davie is the
president of DAVIEMCLEAN
, an advertising and marketing firm, and Evans is a
IdeaField Coworking moved into larger offices in Ybor City to meet
growing demand for the concept. The new location at 1911 N. 19th St.
opened on July 1.
"We've gotten a lot of
support from the Ybor community, which is great," says Davie. "We're
excited because it's an opportunity for us to set an anchor for our
community, for creative and innovative business to get done."
offers a desk, wifi access, free coffee
and a collaborative, supportive environment for anyone who opts to work
Tampa Bay has a strong freelance community, IdeaField provides a little
more support to those solopreneurs, who may one day run very large
corporations as their businesses grow.
Ideafield's philosophy is that
great ideas can come from anyone, anytime, anywhere so all are welcome.
If someone can take
advantage of a space like IdeaField, Davie says they are encouraged to
drop by anytime. The collaborative workspace provides an option to
interact with peers on your own time, or to work in solitude and just
have the presence of other human beings in the room.
free at IdeaField, so it's a perfect time to visit the offices and
experience if it's the right environment. Plus, first-time drop-ins are
always free on any day.
For more information, visit IdeaField
Daniel David and Ken Evans, IdeaField