This week’s Member Monday features HRKNSScowork. HRKNSScowork is a collaborative coworking experience located at Capital Commons in downtown Concord, New Hampshire. They are very excited to become a new member of the NH Tech Alliance. The space opened in June of this year and they are enjoying building their entrepreneurial and small business membership. HRKNSScowork currently offers flexible office solutions such as Hot Desk/Seat and Private Office memberships in addition to Day Passes and bookable meeting spaces. They look forward to getting more involved with the NH Tech Alliance and welcome members to come check out our space by booking a tour here: https://www.hrknsscowork.com/tour
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Why was NH chosen as the home of your company/branch? What do you love about New Hampshire?
My family has developed, owned, and operated commercial real estate in New Hampshire for over 20 years! I was very excited to evolve our offerings to include flexible office space through the creation of a coworking space to support and help grow the entrepreneurial ecosystem in New Hampshire.
What are some recent accomplishments or milestones?
We soft-opened on June 1, 2021, and had our grand opening celebration on September 15, 2021!
Tell us a fun fact about the company.
Inspired by an incubator study commissioned by the City of Concord and the Greater Concord Chamber of Commerce, HRKNSScowork gets its name from the philanthropist, Edward Harkness, who is a graduate of St. Paul’s School here in Concord, Class of 1893. He inherited one of Gilded-Age America’s largest fortunes from his father, who was one of the largest shareholders in John D. Rockefeller’s Standard Oil. Edward gave away an estimated $129 million in his life (more than $2 billion today), but perhaps his most transformational gift resulted in challenging Phillips Exeter Academy to revolutionize its educational experience, an experience that our founders value to this day. The heart of this revolutionary experience was based on the creation of a collaborative learning table in his name which encouraged those around the table to learn from each other and grow together. We have taken this philosophy to heart and embedded this in the coworking experience, whether it be as literal as our “table and seats” logo and our meeting room tables or in more subtle ways through our programming.