Coworking space coming to Winston-Salem

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – Brad Bennett believes coworking will create more jobs in Winston-Salem.

“The more we can do to spark creativity and drive innovation we create jobs,” he said.

Coworking is a style that brings entrepreneurs and inventors together so they can work together toward a common goal.

“So what we want is cross pollination… people looking to others to help them build,” he said. “So you might have a graphic artist working with a programmer working with a clinical application to create a new idea.”

Bennett and his partners are calling the Winston-Salem coworking location Flywheel. A flywheel drives a machine. Bennett believes Flywheel will help drive Winston-Salem’s economy.

“By 2027, 75 percent of the workforce will be millennials,” he said. “This is the environment millennials want to be in… open, collaborative, team oriented, no walls or defined spaces.”

Flywheel will be in the Wake Forest Innovation Quarter at 525 Vine Street when it opens in June.

Membership for collaborative and private workspace will be capped at 300. Cities like Charlotte, Greensboro and Raleigh have coworking sites.

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