If working from home isn’t your thing, and you’re not quite ready to commit to one co-working space to start your business, a new service in Chicago wants to give you the option to work out of more than two dozen offices with one monthly fee.
Desktime, an online platform for co-working spaces to list availability and for people to find places to work, has launched a subscription serviced called Deskpass that aims to help entrepreneurs easily find an open workspace in Chicago.
For $199 per month, Deskpass users have access to more than 25 co-working spaces in the city, including Catalyze Chicago in the West Loop, NextSpace in River North, BLUE1647 in Pilsen, The Shift in Uptown, and Platform in Wicker Park. Users can see availability and book a space in the Deskpass iOS app.
“On-the-go professionals are increasingly looking for ways to be inspired by their surroundings, and many businesses also are realizing that the typical 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. office space of the past, often including dreary cubicles, is not what their employees want,” Sam Rosen, co-founder of Deskpass, said in a statement.
Deskpass said it counts Basecamp, a leading project management platform, and Leo Burnett as initial users of the program.
“Our design team can focus on what they do best in an environment that feeds their creativity and plays especially to their strengths,” added Alisa Wolfson, executive VP and head of design at Leo Burnett.
Deskpass allows members to visit a co-working location up to five times per month, and members can stay in one place for a week, or change locations each day. Spaces are available Monday through Friday, and new co-working centers are continually being added to the platform.
The company says those who register before Sept. 15 will receive $100 off their first month.
Desktime launched in 2010 and has listings for over 2,000 spaces, connecting independent workers and available co-working spaces.
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