Center Remodels Shared Space Concept

Platowski had taken some of the best ideas about shared office space, such as a shared receptionist, and added her own touch. For example, she offers rental; terms as short as three months, usually at a rate of $600 a month, all inclusive. But the Network center is more than just a building with shared office space. It also serves as a network for tenants and incubator for start-ups.


Home-grown capitalists find like minds. Building unites firms, investors

Even as venture capitalists flew around the country to close deal after deal in the late 1990s, they wanted their investments to move within driving distance. Chicago-area entrepreneurs, for example, often got backing from Silicon Valley investors only after agreeing to go west. Today, early-stage investors want their companies even closer to home.