Good news for Seattle entrepreneurs: Galvanize is opening up a huge new space in Pioneer Square.
The Denver-based company’s hybrid model combines tech office space with a programming school, access to investors and mentorship. Galvanize has leased the entire five-story, 71,000 square-foot building at 111 S. Jackson St., and is moving in this May.
Galvanize, which has four other campuses — two in Denver, one in Boulder, another in San Francisco — offers office space for entrepreneurs ranging from one seat to a private room for teams of up to 20 employees.
It also runs a full software development education program called gSchool that includes everything from a 24-week web programming class to a 12-week course on data science. In addition, Galvanize runs a series of workshops throughout the year.
Finally, Galvanize offers access to investors via its Galvanize Ventures program. The organization also has an impressive list of mentors, from Foundry Group Managing Director Brad Feld to Techstars CEO David Cohen.
“Galvanize isn’t a co-working space,” Mark Saldana, marketing manager at Galvanize, told GeekWire. “We’re a network of technology campuses that provides access to opportunities for growth through industry-focused education. Our unique community is the result of entrepreneurs, students, industry partners, programming experts, data scientists and academics all working together and learning under one roof.”
The building itself is located in the heart of Pioneer Square, which is home to a bevy of tech companies. Saldana cited the proximity to other startups, multiple nearby transportation options, and a nice rooftop deck as reasons why Galvanize picked this spot.
As far as the expansion to Seattle, Saldana said “it’s a really cool town with lots of great people.”
“Galvanize believes in providing access and opportunities to the huge amount of untapped talent both inside and outside of Silicon Valley,” he said. “Through our educational programs and integrated tech campus, individuals, startups, and industry experts in Seattle will be able to grow and learn in a thriving community.”
Pricing for classes or office space is not yet available, but those interested can contact Galvanize here. At its Denver location, Galvanize charges $299 per month for a single seat and $449 per month for a desk, with room for up to six people. The company will open its Seattle building in May and kick of its gSchool program here in the summer.
Galvanize joins a host of other co-working spaces and incubators around town, which include the likes of SURF, WeWork, Impact Hub, Makers, and many more. Other software development schools in the region include Code Fellows, Coding Dojo, Ada Developers Academy, and more.
Check out more pictures of the new Galvanize space below (photos via Galvanize):