PivotDesk-listed office space at Grind, a collborative workspace in downtown Chicago

PivotDesk launches in Minneapolis

Colorado-based office-share company celebrates two years in business by opening locations in 23 cities across the country

By Nora Clos
Friday, May 9, 2014

Even if they start in a garage, most small companies eventually need office space. For a nimble venture, though, the prospect of a long-term lease can be daunting. Enter PivotDesk. The Boulder, Colo.-based company helps entrepreneurs find space to grow their businesses by matching them with host companies that have office space to spare.

On April 30, PivotDesk announced its expansion to 23 new markets across the country, including Minneapolis. In the two years since the company was founded, demand for its service has grown steadily.

“We’ve been getting more and more demand from startup communities in other parts of the country,” PivotDesk co-founder and CEO David Mandell said in a statement. 

PivotDesk goes beyond simply filling space, however. When matching entrepreneurs with host companies, the focus is on cultural compatibility. “It’s much more than just sharing office space — these companies are cultivating collaboration," said Kelly Taylor, the company's co-founder and VP of product, in a statement. "Host companies can feed off of the excitement and ingenuity of a growing business, while startups learn from experienced businesses. That’s why the business model works."