Austin’s a pretty tight-knit community, and Cospace is a good reflection of that. A lot of developers know other developers, startup folks know startup folks and so on. Regularly, someone will come into Cospace for a tour and run into someone else they know from a meetup group around town or an old company.
But sometimes, it goes beyond that.
- A few months ago, when Ari Stiles joined Cospace, she ran into member Noah Masterson, whom she used to work with. In a different state. In the ’90s.
- Monday, a new artist, Negina Kolesar, installed an exhibition at Cospace. In her artist statement, she mentioned a painting set at her mom’s house in very small town in Illinois. It turns out, operations manager Sarah Cox’s mom was the real estate agent who sold that house to her mom.