Galvanize to open second location on Platte Street

Galvanize will unveil plans for a second location on Platte Street at the Startup Crawl on the night of Sept. 18 during Denver Startup Week.

Jim Deters, Galvanize CEO, says the concept originally was planned for Platte Street, but he was anxious to get a space up and running, so the community designed for entrepreneurs and innovators first opened in an existing building at 1062 Delaware St. in the Golden Triangle. There are now about 130 companies working in the 30,000-square-foot building.

The new building at 1644 Platte St. will be a four-story, 78,000-square-foot structure designed by Open Studio Architecture. It will have a rooftop deck and a restaurant at street level. The project is expected to be completed in about a year.

"We have a waiting list of people for our suites," Deters says. "I expect the new building will be pretty much full when we open our doors, though we will try to leave some vacancy so we can see who is coming next."

Deters also recently signed a deal to open a 10,000-square-foot location at 1035 Pearl Street in Boulder. The target for the opening of that location is February.

Though he declined to disclose specific plans, Deters says his vision for Galvanize extends beyond Colorado. He's mentioned Manhattan and Austin in previous interviews with Confluence.

"We’re not just thinking about the next six months," Deters says. "We’re thinking about the next several years."

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