Last week, the new Brandery housing development at 12th and Walnut Streets
opened its doors to several entrepreneurs.
Connor Bowlan of Cintric
, a member of the Brandery class of 2014
, is one of the building’s first residents.
“I haven't heard of another accelerator solving one of the biggest headaches when moving 10 companies to a new city,” Bowlan says. “When you're an entrepreneur, the last thing you want to do is worry about where you're going to live.”
As we patiently await The Brandery's announcement of its new class of startups, the accelerator will hold a Grand Opening BBQ for the apartments on July 9. Once chosen, the new Brandery recruits will start moving in to begin their journey at the accelerator.
“The Brandery Housing provides a space for entrepreneurs to collaborate even outside of the office,” Bowlan adds. “This is a big step for the Cincinnati startup ecosystem.”
As for the apartments themselves, the development falls in line with the general renovation trend in OTR; the combination of exposed brick, large windows and modern fixtures provides residents with an updated historical living space.
"The apartments are gorgeous ... and in the heart of OTR," Bowlan says. "I am a huge fan."
The Brandery has also announced an official move-in date for its new office building on Vine Street. Dubbed Union Hall, the space is currently undergoing extensive renovations and should be ready by the end of the summer. Union Hall will house Cintrifuse
on the first floor, The Brandery on the second and CincyTech
on the third.
The Brandery will hold a ribbon-cutting ceremony for their new offices on Aug. 24 at 4:45 p.m. If all goes according to plan, the Brandery staff and the new class of startups will movie into their new space around that date.