Piloto 151 coworking space expands footprint to ‘La Milla de Oro’ banking district
SAN JUAN – After only one year from the launch of its second outpost in Santurce, Piloto 151, Puerto Rico’s first coworking space, announced Thursday that it will open its third location in the heart of the financial district by the end of the year with a more than $500,000 investment.
Sofia Stolberg, co-founder and CEO of Piloto 151, described how the coworking community has continued growing throughout the years.
“When we first launched Piloto 151 in 2013, few people on the island knew what coworking was. Today, more and more individuals, startups, entrepreneurs and companies cowork to reduce costs and risks, increase productivity and connect with a community of like-minded individuals.
“We exist to help entrepreneurs grow and thrive through inspiring workspaces, one-stop-shop services, networking events and a growing community of doers. The entrepreneurship ecosystem on the island is now more robust than ever and we continue to support entrepreneurs and businesses who are expanding and shipping their products and services from Puerto Rico to the entire world,” Stolberg said.
According to the Global Coworking Unconference Conference’s latest industry study, demand in the sector is projected to continue growing 16% annually through 2022. Worldwide, there are now more than 17,000 coworking spaces and over 2 million coworking.
With the launch of its third location, Piloto 151 will add nearly 10,000 square feet to its existing footprint of 22,000 square feet between its Old San Juan and Santurce locations. Opening in the City Tower building on 250 Ponce de León Avenue, Piloto 151 Milla de Oro will initially have eight offices and 14 dedicated workstations. Among the coworking amenities available to members and guests are a dedicated fiber optic circuit provided by Aeronet’s Gigabit1, a standby generator to run the entire facility, ergonomic Herman Miller chairs by MOS Collection, a large conference room and a rooftop terrace.
Piloto 151 co-founder Juan Carlos Stolberg underscored the added benefits of the new location and explained that “each Piloto 151 location has its own idiosyncrasies and personality. Different locations, neighborhoods and architectural layouts allow our members and visitors to flow through our spaces depending on where they are doing business or which space can provide the greatest source of inspiration on any given day.
“Hato Rey has always been the epicenter of the financial sector in Puerto Rico, but now it is also much more than that. Piloto 151 will open its doors to continue expanding on the creative and cultural offer of La Milla de Oro.”