By innovators, for innovators
About the Founders
In 2016, a group of Ann Arbor entrepreneurs found themselves looking for opportunities to foster startup culture in the Midwest. As proud residents of A2 themselves, they saw the city’s potential to become a major force in the tech industry — and what better way to support innovators than to create a modern, unique place where they can come together, share ideas, and make amazing things? Sure, we can take on a major construction project… how hard can it be?
Well, turns out building a tech hub like no other was a monumental challenge to say the least. Cahoots has truly been a labor of love from the beginning, but our vision has never wavered. Cahoots is so much more than a co-working space. It’s a gathering place, an event venue, and (soon!) even a coffee shop — but most of all, it’s a community. The spirit of collaboration draws startups of all sizes to work side-by-side and support each other’s growth. It’s a place where everybody wins.
About the Space
A hip, up-and-coming community needs an equally stylish home base — and Ann Arbor served up just the place. The Cahoots space is made up of three historic buildings in the heart of downtown, transformed into a single, expansive workspace that combines modern functionality with vintage character.
Cahoots’ core community-first philosophy is evident in every detail of space. Thoughtful and interesting design sensibilities are emphasized throughout the building, and its layout is designed to facilitate networking and provide an inspiring environment for creativity and collaboration.