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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