Press Mention

Three sticky notes. A sheet of garage sale price stickers. A room full of young leaders.

The concept is simple, but the Manifesto Project’s goal is much more far-reaching.

Young leaders gathered at CO+HOOTS coworking space just outside downtown Phoenix Tuesday to brainstorm ideas for youth leadership retention in an event hosted by The Manifesto Project...

Manifesto Project aims to unite young leaders

Aug. 21, 2013
The Downtown Devil
- Kimberly Koerth

This entrepreneur-driven collaborative workspace is the perfect place to settle in with like-minded people and get inspired. If you enjoy nerding out with fellow creatives and working alongside fun, local business-driven people, then Co+Hoots is the place for you. With dozens of local businesses working together under one roof, this space may be just what you need to get yourself out of that small business funk...

5 Favorite Places to Nerd Out in Metro Phoenix

Aug. 14, 2013
Phoenix New Times
- Laura Armenta

The style of coworking (not to be confused with co-working) allows small teams and lone freelancers to work together in a single, shared office environment. And in a review of the top 20 working spaces in the country, CO+HOOTS is proud to be number 7.

Top 20 Coworking Spaces In The United States

Aug. 1, 2013
hongkiat.com
- Jake Rocheleau.

...“We serve a full range of people, from nightlife individuals to business executives,” said Thompson, who works out of Phoenix’s Co+Hoots co-working space with two other full-time employees.

Since January, Uber Phoenix has tripled the number of driver partners it contracts with to help drivers get more rides and help eliminate dead time, Thompson said, while declining to reveal specific numbers for both drivers and users....

Uber car service growing in Phoenix

July 30, 2013
Phoenix Business Journal
- Hayley Ringle

Having a good idea for an app is the beginning of the journey.
The next step is finding out what it will cost to realize your vision and get it to market.

If you're a business person you may need to find someone to translate that vision into a product. If you’re a product developer, like me, you may need to find someone to help you with the business side of things.

What if there is already an app like that?...

The vibrancy of the Downtown Phoenix community can be largely attributed to the spirit of creativity and collaboration amongst its residents, businesses and stakeholders.

One of the champions of that collaborative energy, downtown coworking space CO+HOOTS, will import its savvy for entrepreneurial community building to Tucson, another Arizona city working to revitalize its downtown...

CO+HOOTS Helps Tucson Coworking Take Flight

July 2, 2013
Downtown Phoenix Journal
- Courtney McCune

A new coworking space seems to pop up almost daily, but there are a few spaces that stand out in our eyes.

CO+HOOTS was the first coworking space in Phoenix AZ, and founded by the fabulous Jenny Poon. She was highlighted in the 40 under 40 in the Phoenix Business Journal this year (clap clap)! CO+HOOTS has its very own coffee shop for all of you caffeine lovers out there. The space has an awesome glass conference room right in the heart of all the action, and meeting rooms are conveniently tucked away in the back. Basically, we couldn’t get enough of this space...

Space Spotlight! CO+HOOTS

June 30, 2013
The Work Spot
- KristinD

Jenny Poon, a dedicated and hardworking entrepreneur, sat down with GrowSouthwest.com to talk about how she founded the CO+HOOTS co-working space in downtown Phoenix and her own graphic design company eeko studio.

“I NEVER THOUGHT I’D BE AN ENTREPRENEUR”...

Jenny Poon Brings Phoenix Entrepreneurs Together At CO+HOOTS

June 5, 2013
Grow Southwest
- Lauren Fach

CO+HOOTS is a co-working space located in downtown Phoenix, Arizona.

CO+HOOTS was started by Jenny Poon about three years ago. Before starting her co-working space, Jenny worked on independent graphic design contracts at home. She was bored without social interaction and it negatively impacted her design creativity. Jenny got a group of fellow entrepreneurs and started CO+HOOTS...

CO+HOOTS

April 17, 2013
Coding Across America
- Matt Makai

Tanya Moushi and her business partner, Nicole Burns, run Greater Than Coffee, a coffee shop and meeting place inside the hip CO+HOOTS co-working space in Phoenix. She’s one of eight entrepreneurs who will share their stories Thursday during an evening of live storytelling hosted by The Republic...

Arizona Storytellers Project: Entrepreneurs take center stage

April 16, 2013
Arizona Republic
- Megan Finnerty

So, you have heard of CO+HOOTS, right? You know, the super cool co-working space on Roosevelt Row. Well, did you hear that they are now rockin’ the Rail Life in an awesome new spot right along the line? Seriously, it’s true. Don’t take our word for it, go check ‘em out for yourself! CO+HOOTS is now located at 1027 East Washington, very close to the light rail stations at 12th Street and Washington / Jefferson. “Here, freelance creatives, entrepreneurs, start-ups and small business of all areas flock to be part of the growing vibrancy of downtown Phoenix.” – CO+HOOTS Phoenix

CO+HOOTS Rehatching Along the Line

Jan. 31, 2013
Rail Life
- Rail Life

If you’re still on the fence about whether or not to join a coworking space, or if you can’t afford a full throttle membership, then at least check out some of the fun and educational events offered that will inspire you and connect you to people you want and need to meet.

6 Ways Coworking Spaces Promote Community and Collaboration

Jan. 29, 2013
Grasshopper
- Grasshopper

CO+HOOTS founder Jenny Poon said CO+HOOTS interviewed eight cafe owners before deciding on the right match. In the end, Greater Than Coffee’s owners shared CO+HOOTS’ passion for the community and coworking, and a business model with longevity, Poon said.

“For the longest time, everybody has said building a coffee shop within a coworking space is hazardous,” Poon said. “The difference is we had the coworking environment established and we’re not operating the coffee shop, we’re supporting the coffee shop.”

Poon, 29, is the creator of CO+HOOTS, a co-working space that supports local entrepreneurs as well as eeko studios, a design agency. She is also one of the lead figures in crafting the entrepreneurial corridor that is becoming Washington Row.

“People kept coming to me saying, ‘Phoenix is a ghost town. Nothing’s happening here. Everyone is leaving. There’s not talent here,’” Poon said. “Hearing that lit a fire in me.”

CO+HOOTS creator adds entrpreneural spark to washington row

Jan. 25, 2013
Downtown Devil
- Alexandra Scoville

Co+Hoots, the collaborative, co-working space for creative entrepreneurs in downtown Phoenix, is set to host a start-up shop of the caffeine kind right inside its walls.
See also: A New Weekly Food Truck Event: Washington Wednesdays at Co+Hoots and Jobot Duo to Open Vegan/Vegetarian Diner in Bragg's Pie Factory

"This is just the beginning of what will be a flurry of restaurants, retail and entrepreneurship that will land on Washington Row," says Co+Hoots founder, Jenny Poon. "To continue Co+Hoots' goal in increasing our influence on Phoenix small businesses, we want to help nurture and grow companies we believe fill a need in our community."

Downtown's CO+HOOTS gets a coffee shop

Jan. 23, 2013
Phoenix New Times
- Laura Hahnefield

By now your food truck schedule should be getting pretty full, but make room for one more weekly locale to hit up. CO+HOOTS has announced they'll be hosting a pair of food trucks every week in conjunction with their weekly midweek business advisement sessions.
One of the newest Valley trucks has found a weekly home already -- and he's partnering up with a hometown favorite.

A New Weekly Food Truck Event: Washington Wednesdays at CO+HOOTS

Jan. 21, 2013
Phoenix New Times
- Lauren Saria

CO+HOOTS is ready to show off its new location by inviting supporters and interested individuals to join in on a night of music, food trucks and local speakers who can attest to Phoenix’s great communal spirit.
For the past two years, CO+HOOTS has been the home of entrepreneurs, startups and small businesses. It’s a coworking office that helps small businesses flourish, a sustainable trend that is growing worldwide.

CO+HOOTS Celebrates New Expanded Location

Jan. 11, 2013
College Times
- Ana Anguiano

Phoenix leaders are launching Washington Row, a corridor in downtown Phoenix that they hope will turn downtown Phoenix into a national entrepreneurial leader.

“Every neighborhood in Phoenix has its niche. Roosevelt Row has the arts district. This is the Entrepreneurial Corridor,” said Jenny Poon, founder of CO+HOOTS, a co-working space in downtown Phoenix promoting entrepreneurship. “We are making Phoenix to be the best place to be an entrepreneur.”

CO+HOOTS is moving to a new location at 1027 E. Washington St. The 2-year-old business incubator is hosting a “re-hatching” event at its new location from 7 p.m. until about midnight Friday.

Phoenix's Washington Row Touted as Entrepreneurial Hub

Jan. 4, 2013
Arizona Republic
- Eugene Scott

The CO+HOOTS clan of local entrepreneurs announced it was moving out of its Seventh Street digs in July, and this month, the group is opening the doors to its new nest on Washington and 11th Street in downtown Phoenix.

Designer and entrepreneur Jenny Poon opened the coworking space in 2010, and the vibe has grown into that of a professional office (without a broken printer), a coffee shop (without the terrible music and ex sightings), and home office (wihtout having to pay attention to the laundry) with a mission to provide "a place where innovators of all kinds can collaborate and connect."

Read more about the move, the new space, and the pre- "rehatch" coverage.

CO+HOOTS to Host a Grand "Rehatching" Party at New Location in January

Jan. 2, 2013
Phoenix New Times
- Claire Lawton

Phoenix co-working space Co+Hoots will celebrate a “rehatching” at its new digs at 1027 E. Washington St. from 7 p.m. to midnight Jan. 11.

The event will serve as part of the official launch of Washington Row, the city’s entrepreneurial corridor. Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton will speak to the initiative and what he sees for the future of the city as a whole and the revitalization of Washington Street....

CO+HOOTS hatching new digs

Jan. 2, 2013
Phoenix Business Journal
- Tim Gallen

CO+HOOTS founder, Jenny Poon, is featured as one of this year’s Arizona Republic “35 Entrepreneurs 35 and Younger”. Poon and many of the other entrepreneurs talk about how they were able carve out a sizable niche and even to compete with much larger companies on a shoestring budget.

Arizona Republic “35 Entrepreneurs 35 and Younger”

Nov. 6, 2012
The Arizona Republic
- J. Craig Anderson

In August, CO+HOOTS founder Jenny Poon moved the business from its original space in the Bayless Building at Garfield and Seventh streets to MonOrchid, an arts and small-business space located at Roosevelt and Third streets, as it prepared to move to its new location in the developing Washington Row district east of downtown.

“I had my eyes on staying in the Roosevelt Row corridor,” Poon said. “This place is supporting light rail, walkable and bike-able areas.”

Lance Meilech, the new location’s owner, is excited that CO+HOOTS is moving into the space, which used to be an auto-repair facility when he acquired it in 2007.

“Jenny’s creativity, vision and leadership is what drove me to have her as a tenant,” Meilech said.

CO+HOOTS moves to new location

Nov. 5, 2012
Downtown Devil
- Miguel Otarola,

CO+HOOTS, the downtown Phoenix co-working space, landed at its new home at 1027 E. Washington St. The move is part of a larger collaboration among local co-working spaces and incubators to create an entrepreneurial business corridor known as “Washington Row.”

CO+HOOTS Moves to a New Spot

Nov. 5, 2012
Downtown Phoenix Journal
- Courtney McCune

When Jenny Poon, founder of CO+HOOTS, looks at an office building, she sees a potential catalyst for collaboration and mutual benefit among its occupants.

With that idea in mind, this professional graphic designer and serial entrepreneur has been working for the past three months on what she hopes will be the ultimate collaborative workspace.

Read about the growth of CO+HOOTS and the planning that went into the buildout for the new location on Washington & 10th Street.

Creating Collaborative Space

Nov. 3, 2012
Arizona Republic
- J. Craig Anderson

Boldly marching headlong against a century of false-starts is a cadre of crusaders working to transform Downtown Phoenix into a thriving entrepreneurial community. Jenny Poon, founder of CO+HOOTS, a co-working space designed to help entrepreneurs build businesses and foster creative connections. More than 50 regular businesses share the space with about a dozen drop-in individuals each day. Poon hopes CO+HOOTS will be a driving factor in the creation of a thriving Washington Row corridor. “Ultimately, Washington Row’s goal is for entrepreneurs to come out strong.” Poon says. “Let’s be known for something positive, something that we have going for us already. Let’s not be known for Tent City anymore, all right?”

Read the full article along with the other 5 featured Phoenician Movers & Shakers here.

Downtown Dynamos

Nov. 1, 2012
Phoenix Magazine
- Patrick Ryan

...And here’s how everything has converged: Yesterday, Chandler and Mesa appeared on a list of 10 cities in the U.S. with the most startups per capita. Last month, BioInspire opened. Last week, Seed Spot opened. Co+Hoots has moved farther into downtown Phoenix. ASU Venture Catalyst and Edson are under good management and very active at the university. There are now three Gangplanks statewide. Hamid Shojaee launched AZTechBeat, a blog just for our startups. The Arizona Innovation Challenge has almost 300 applicants, and as I judge the first round I’m impressed by its quality. You get the picture. It’s all happening here....

Arizona Entrepreneurship Conference entering a new era

Oct. 9, 2012
Phoenix Business Journal
- Francine Hardaway

Creatives searching for a coworking spot in Phoenix can check out Co+Hoots, offering possibly the most cost-effective office space in downtown Phoenix. It’s a bright, inspirational space in a historic building, offering conference rooms, a variety of different individual work spaces, and plenty of coworkers who offer collaboration and resources.

20 Must-See U.S. Coworking Spaces

Aug. 2, 2012
Shareable
- Beth Buczynski

CO+HOOTS, the co-working office space, recently announced their plans to join soon-to-open local entrepreneurial incubator, SEEDspot, in new digs on what's been dubbed "Washington Row."

CO+HOOTS to Join SEEDspot on Newly Dubbed "Washington Row"

Aug. 1, 2012
Phoenix New TImes
- Lauren Saria

Co+Hoots, a co-working space for creative entrepreneurs in downtown Phoenix, will relocate to a larger location to help spearhead Washington Row, a new coalition of business incubators, accelerators and co-working spaces.

The relocation and new space, dubbed Co+Hoots 2.0, will launch Oct. 1 in a renovated auto shop at 1027 E. Washington St. in Phoenix.

Co+Hoots expanding to larger Phoenix location

July 26, 2012
Phoenix Business Journal
- Tim Gallen

As featured by know99 television and channel11 for "Cool in Your Zip". A show that features things that are indeed, cool in your zipcode. Co+Hoots is a creative space where collaboration, connection, and serendipity occur, among entrepreneurs, freelancers, small businesses, and anyone who's looking to get in cohoots with other creatives.

Cool in Your Zip features Co+Hoots

July 23, 2012
Cool in Your Zip
- know99 Television

At their two-year mark, this collaborative model has proven effective as CO+HOOTS now houses 15 resident companies and has over 200 members. On an average day, approximately 30 people will use the 3500 square foot space to work, hold meetings, and attend events and workshops.

Poon attributes their success to the people who make up Phoenix’s creative community, which helped CO+HOOTS become sustainable in its first two years. “We’ve been very fortunate to create it in downtown Phoenix where we have a very, very strong grassroots community.”

CO+HOOTS Celebrates Two Years of Co-Working Success

July 23, 2012
Downtown Phoenix Journal
- Courtney McCune

The downtown community workspace CO+HOOTS will be moving in August to a new location in the “entrepreneurial corridor” on Washington Street, according to a press release.

CO+HOOTS, the only shared workspace in the downtown area that caters to small businesses, is relocating to accommodate growth, which “is a good problem to have,” manager Ross Loftin said.

CO+HOOTS to enter budding downtown entrepreneurial corridor

July 19, 2012
Downtown Devil
- Matt Longdon

Over the last decade years, more and more professionals have been able to forgo the corporate office environment and work from anywhere with an Internet connection. But while working from home may sound like a dream come true, it often proves to be amotivational and, frankly… lonely

Mayor Greg Stanton takes some time to drop by Co+Hoots and discuss the state of co working and entrepreneurship in downtown Phoenix.

Mayor Stanton visits CO+HOOTS

April 30, 2012
Co+Hoots
- Arrow & Apple

Co working. They’re doing it in San Francisco and New York and right here in the valley. Creative people from many different fields mix it up in one big space, feeding off each others' energy, and doing great work. It’s called Co-Hoots.

CO+HOOTS: Where Creative People Combine Forces

April 19, 2012
Fox 10
- Steve Krafft

Co+Hoots has become so popular, it’s almost run out of space. The collaborative work space near downtown Phoenix caters to the creative class.

About 27 people who work for 12 companies are housed in 3,600 square feet of a restored warehouse at 825 N. Seventh St. A drop-in desk is available to anyone who needs a work spot on a day-to-day basis. Funky artwork punctuates the walls, and other whimsical touches are evident throughout.

Work spaces propel creative collaboration

Jan. 27, 2012
Phoenix Business Journal
- Jan Buchholz

From the first day I dropped-in to work at CO+HOOTS, I was impressed by the friendliness and professionalism of the companies at the space, and that kept me coming back almost every week since they opened. I was there so much I earned a special drop-in badge!

Coworking in Phoenix

Jan. 4, 2012
Flatterline
- Curtis Miller

The life of a “creative” isn’t all coffee shop bull-sessions and Flash-animated video résumés. Creativity takes overhead, baby. That’s where CO+HOOTS proves useful.

Best Shared Work Space: CO+HOOTS

Oct. 27, 2011
Phoenix Magazine
- Phoenix Magazine

The space inside Phoenix's Co+Hoots (825 N. 7th Street) sounds like a typical office: the click-clack of key strokes; the steady murmur of hands-free calls to far-off clients; the hoots, hollers and applause when one sends over a batch of gourmet brownies.

Your Projects. Your Time. Our Place. That’s the motto of CO+HOOTS. CO+HOOTS describes itself as Phoenix’s professional coworking office space.

CO+HOOTS Coworking Celebrates First Birthday

Aug. 1, 2011
A Better Office
- Jennifer LeClaire

CO+HOOTS opened. And it was grand. Located in the National Historic accredited JB Bayless Grocery Building, downtown Phoenix's lone co-working space opened its doors on July 2.

CO+HOOTS Grand Opening

Sept. 10, 2010
Process Magazine
- Jim Nissen

Jenny Poon says the co-working trend is starting to pay off for her.

Phoenix joins national co-working trend with CO+HOOTS

Sept. 9, 2010
AZ Republic
- Jessica VanZalen

Have you heard about phx’s most recent most awesome idea? It’s CO+HOOTS, creative coworking for Phoenix. At their grand opening last Friday, First Friday and other visitors got a chance to meet some of the creatives who now call one of Phoenix’s original grocery stores home.

they’re all co+hoots!

July 8, 2010
Allisence
- Allisence Chang

Like anything in business, coworking is evolving.

Coworking 2010

July 6, 2010
CoolTown Studios
- Neil Takemoto

So, you walk into a local coffee shop today, like you do on several other days of the week, with your laptop tucked under your arm and your brain spinning with all of the work you have to do. Your favorite table, the one right by the power outlet and the window, is taken by someone else. He has his papers sprawled across the table and doesn’t look like he’ll be leaving any time soon, so you settle for a different spot nearby.

CO+HOOTS Brings Co-Working Downtown

June 28, 2010
Downtown Phoenix Journal
- Christina O’Haver

More and more people in the Valley are opting for jobs where their office is right in the comfort of their own homes.

Valley company give freelancers their own spot

June 23, 2010
ABC15
- Luke Garrison

Do you like to get in cahoots with other creative professionals, but you are isolated in your home office space? CO+HOOTS , a creative coworking facility in Phoenix, aims to solve that problem for you for a few dollars a month.

CO+HOOTS Launches Co-Working Office Space in Phoenix

June 18, 2010
A Better Office
- Jennifer LeClaire

When opening a small business, one of the largest expenses and biggest headaches is finding the right location to rent.

New Phoenix incubator attracts artists, web designers

June 15, 2010
Opportunity Green Phoenix
- Rachael Myer

A new co-working space is opening in a historic building in downtown Phoenix.

Downtown Phoenix Creatives are in CO+HOOTS

June 15, 2010
Phoenix Business Journal
- Adam Kress

You drive by a cool building and think, "Oooh, I wanna work there!"

CO+HOOTS Caters To Phoenix Creatives

June 14, 2010
Phoenix New Times
- Lilia Menconi