New Orleans-based coworking space Launch Pad has announced the opening of its second location in Charleston, South Carolina at 174 Meeting Street. The team says Charleston has a vibrant tech community and a great quality of life.
“We’re eager to support a diverse mix of people and businesses in Charleston, just as we do in New Orleans,” said Chris Schultz, co-founder of Launch Pad. “The vibrancy of Launch Pad comes from a broad community of people with shared values working together. In Charleston we are talking to people in the film industry, advertising creatives, lawyers, investors, and many more about joining the community. We’re eager to meet as many people as possible.”
Schultz has family roots in the Carolinas, and another co-founder, Barre Tanguis, has ties to the area as well. “We’ve already made lots of friends, and are eager to make many more,” shares Schultz.
Launch Pad will be collaborating with the College of Charleston to provide workspace for students studying entrepreneurship. They are eager to work with other organizations in the area. Schultz hopes to work closely with Stanfield Gray, host of DIG South, a top tech conference in the South, as well.
Launch Pad has an aggressive expansion plan, aiming to launch in other new cities that share characteristics with New Orleans, such as the high quality of life and where people move to by choice.