Female-focused coworking space and business accelerator Hera Hub recently announced its new partnership with Expansive® Workspace to open a new coworking space in Chicago. The new Hera Hub — opening Oct. 3 — is designed to be a spa-like sanctuary and will host daily business-building workshops, small events and coworking within Expansive’s River North location at 405 W. Superior St.
“Our partnership with Expansive will help us achieve our mission to support female entrepreneurs in building successful and impactful companies,” said Hera Hub Founder, Felena Hanson, who will be meeting with prospective members and other ecosystem-builders in the Chicago area in the first week of October. “Chicago is a dynamic city with so many smart and talented leaders. We are excited to be a part of this ecosystem. We offer a unique blend of a strong business accelerator and collaborative coworking community, which is why Hera Hub has continued to thrive over the past three years.”
Local entrepreneurs and freelancers have ample opportunities to cowork, hold meetings and host events, as well as connect with Hera Hub’s vast existing network across the country. In fact, Hanson’s coworking concept has a proven track record of building and scaling communities where members find the confidence they need to launch their business idea, as well as a strong network to support their growth.
In the last 11 years, Hera Hub programming has been developed, tested and adapted to support more than 13,000 entrepreneurs. With partners including organizations like Bank of America, the Women’s Business Center, the Small Business Development Center, and the National Community Reinvestment Fund, Hera Hub hosts year-round virtual business accelerator programs for both launch- and growth-phase businesses. It strives to give entrepreneurs no- or low-cost access to a wide variety of business-building programs.
“We are thrilled to welcome Hera Hub to our Chicago community,” said Bill Bennett, Expansive’s founder and CEO. “It aligns beautifully with our efforts to support female leaders and entrepreneurs. This partnership feels like a real win for both organizations.”