New Haven Coworking Space: The Grove

New Haven’s options for working space for small business and startups have grown quite a bit in the last few months.  We caught up with Slate Ballard and Ken Janke of the Grove at their space on 71 Orange Street in New Haven to hear about their space and their vision for the future.

If you’d like to learn more about how the Grove is providing people from around Connecticut with coworking space designed to help them innovate and achieve, visit their site,

About Derek Koch

CEO Founder of Independent Software, Editor in Chief of Whiteboard, Hub Manager of The Grid New Haven, and Startup Weekend Organizer and Facilitator. Helping entrepreneurs and small businesses create the next great software product.


  1. The Grove was featured in a recent Hartford Courant story:,0,3402069.story

    With unemployment at 9.1%, and the global definition of work undergoing radical change, coworking spaces like the Grove and Bourse are helping provide a kind of a community safety net, where new ideas can be explored, unconventional collaboration can be pursued.

    “Style aside, the goal of both these places is the same: to accommodate the emerging phenomenon of individuals coming together to share a work space. In 2005, four tech workers on the West Coast started the San Francisco Co-Working Space — apparently the first facility to use the term “co-working.” Since then, co-working has grown into an international movement, with more than 300 locations in the US.”

  2. Congratulations to the Grove on being chosen as Small Business of the Year (2011)!!!

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