Brooklyn-based startup Loosecubes offers freelancers and other nomadic workers to labor at the offices of host companies that have spare desk space. According to the NY Post, the idea is to give these mobile workers not only an office space, but to also allow them to make connections with their hosts and workers around them, via the Loosecubes website.
One such worker, Brandon Sugiyama, is a 36 year old freelance designer who moved from San Francisco to NY last fall. Sugiyama used Loosecubes to work in about a dozen places across the city and meet a variety of people in different professions. Campbell McKellar, who founded Loosecubes two years ago, found herself in the same situation as Sugiyama after she worked for a boss of hers from Maine for a summer. Through experiences as both a student and an employee in commercial real estate, McKellar realized that there was an obvious demand and supply for work space. This led McKellar to start Loosecubes in a way that would benefit both the freelancer and the host.
She told the Post that, “Loosecubes is a loosely arranged network of offices that people can join as a coworker for the day, but it’s also a loose network of professionals who meet each other in these physical environments and are doing projects with each other, starting businesses with each other and hiring each other for freelance work.”