#tbt The Speak Easy opens as clubhouse for entrepreneurs to create, collaborate, and learn

Indy’s Speak Easy opened its doors in February 2012, as the first collaborative workspace serving entrepreneurs in the Central Indiana startup ecosystem. The founders believed in providing a place for education, conversation and “manufactured serendipity.”

Aaron Aders described it as a Moose Lodge for startups in Inc. magazine back in 2012. Now it’s hard to imagine the Indy startup scene without The Speak Easy. It’s become so much more than a coworking space — it’s a symbol of who we are as a community. Of course, they had to create the space first, and it definitely didn’t look the same as it does today!

Here’s a look at the space before it was transformed into the beacon of creativity and collaboration as we know it today.

 

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And here’s a look at the same space today!

 

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Joshua Hall is editor of techpoint.org. He writes about Indiana tech companies, jobs, people & events. @joshua2349