Canvs is located at 101 S Garland Ave in the Church Street Exchange Building [GMap].
At opening the space includes 118 seats in 14,000 square feet with room to expand to 164 seats with an additional 3,500 square feet.
Amenities for the space include:
- Two large conference rooms
- Six smaller meeting rooms
- Lounge space
- Kitchen stocked with snacks, coffee and beer
- Bike storage (on the wall)
- Gigabit internet
- Membership events
Canvs is a non-profit with membership opportunities based on the size office needed.
Canvs was able to open due to community support and donations.
The space itself took about one million dollars to build out with some of that coming from in-kind donations.
The space is done in a way to create natural interactions between the people working in the space in an attempt to build community.
“Successful coworking spaces have little to do with real estate and everything to do with community,” Canvs founder Philip Holt told Bungalower.
Outside of community building Holt said technology was important.
They spent over half of their money on building technology into the space including providing companies with dedicated desks dedicated private gigabit internet.
The space is already filling up with tech companies and they expect to have over half of the seats occupied by September.
Canvs also offers social memberships which Holt says give people who want to support or participate in the community access to do so.
This includes the growing non-tech companies that support the tech community from lawyers and CPAs to lobbyists and other non-profits.
Here’s a look inside Canvs in Downtown Orlando: