Hello!

Hello!

We're seeking new individual members for the third quarter of 2018 (we’re flexible on exact start date).

If you’re interested, please read through our Code of Conduct, and then submit your application by end-of-day Friday, July 27.

We may reach out for a short chat if we'd like more information. We'll notify everyone of their status by Monday, August 6th.

What is Orbital NYC?

Orbital NYC is a collective workspace home to a multi-disciplinary community of creators.

We’re located in the Lower East Side at 155 Rivington Street, an historic 6,000 square foot space split across 3 separate floors. Here are some photos of our space (though we've moved a few things around since these were taken).

We have high-speed Spectrum Business Class (300 Mbps down / 20 Mbps up), reservable conference rooms, and access to great lunch and coffee options in the neighborhood.

Who is this for?

This round, we’re considering individuals and not groups of people.

This could include:

  • Remote Employees of distributed teams
  • Full-time and part-time Freelancers
  • Founders of for-profit companies (venture backed or bootstrapped) or non-profit organizations
  • Independent Creators
  • Mid-career Free Agents who are taking a break in order to explore their options.

Because we're a shared space and community, we’re not a great fit for those who:

  • frequently host clients or guests
  • spend more time inside a conference room than outside
  • have significant storage needs
  • are seeking short-term or interim work space

Who are the members?

Some are part of a larger company—local or remote—others are freelancers or are working on independent projects; many are transitioning between industries as they figure out their next steps.

Our members are all different—in their aspirations, strengths, challenges—and that’s part of the charm of the space.

They're all listed on our homepage and you can see/hear some of them in the playlist below.

What does membership get you?

The value of being an Orbital NYC member is more than just access to a physical space—it's access to a trusted community where people can feel supported in the pursuit of their aspirations.

We facilitate a variety of lightweight in-person and online opportunities for members to access advice, feedback and support from each other, when they need it, including:

  • Weekly informal show & tell lunches to share ideas and updates
  • Casual social events and dinners
  • Slack channels dedicated feedback on in-progress work, as well as general advice.

We’re continually experimenting with new programs and rituals, based on the needs of the group.

If you value being part of a community of people who are willing to give before they get, this could be the place for you.

How much does it cost?

We look for people who will both benefit from and contribute to the community. However, there’s no correlation between someone’s ability to afford a monthly membership fee and the value they create for the network.

So, our pricing works as follows:

  • Individuals pay sliding scale: $150 - $425/month
  • Companies pay list price: $425/month
  • Due to scarcity, dedicated desks are only available at list price: $640/month.

All members have 24/7 access to the space.

How are members selected?

This is more of a "looking for new roommates" situation vs. a competitive process or a "30 under 30" curatorial/content marketing campaign. We want to maintain the equilibrium and feel that we currently have, but we also want to bring in new, different people.

At a minimum, we want to be thoughtful about creating the potential for conflict or contention in the space. This could include whether a candidate’s work is competitive with an existing member’s company or project. Or, whether a candidates expected usage of the space would disrupt current usage patterns, or tax some of our fixed resources, like conference rooms.

Apply by July 27

If you’re interested, please read through our Code of Conduct, and then apply by end-of-day Friday, July 27.

We may reach out for a short chat if we'd like more information. We'll notify everyone of their status by Monday, August 6.

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