The 1789 co-working space is closed. But our collaborative potential is wide open.
The safety and well-being of our student innovators, entrepreneurial faculty, campus clubs and community mentors is our top priority. Right now, that means our 1789 co-working space on Franklin Street will remained closed for the foreseeable future, including through the start of the Fall 2020 semester. We will reopen the space once it’s safe to do so and in a way that aligns with the University’s policies. While this could potentially occur during the Fall semester, it’s too early to say exactly how and when this may happen. Please know that our team is already working in concert with the University to make the 1789 space as safe as possible once it reopens.
Until we can reconvene in the building, 1789 will continue to be what we’ve always been: an active, collaborative community that’s much more than just a physical location. Through a variety of online programming and resources, we’re continuing to unite you and fellow entrepreneurs around ideas, even while we’re all working apart. Our potential to innovate together has never been greater. Thank you for continuing to collaborate with us – and one another – to make an impact with your ideas.
Have a smart idea for solving a problem? Join 1789 to turn your creative thinking into a real solution. 1789 is a student co-working space in downtown Chapel Hill – just 23 steps above Franklin Street. It’s where you can explore innovative ideas, work on entrepreneurial projects and even begin to build a startup.
And 1789 is more than just a physical location. It’s an active community of Carolina students, entrepreneurial enthusiasts, innovative teams, experienced mentors and campus clubs. Since 2014, this innovation hub has supported more than 200 student ventures and teams. Everyone with ideas is welcome. Join us to put your innovative talents into action and help push important ideas beyond old possibilities.