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WEACH SEATS

Founders: Matthew Weaver and Sarina Chernock, a couple who became frustrated at the limited remote workspace options available when their newborn son’s nursery took over their home office.

The product: A platform that connects workers seeking flexible, accessible space in the region with local restaurants that have plenty of empty seats during the daytime hours. The other options, they found, were fighting over outlets at a coffee shop or committing to a monthly coworking membership.

WEach Seats aims for the sweet spot in between, giving subscribers access to a range of eateries-turnedwork spaces in the city and suburbs when they need it for a low monthly fee (plus free coffee.) Right now, they have ongoing pilots at Red Owl and Strangeloves, two locations that are already open for lunch and have excess second-floor space to spare.

Funding: The business has been supported by a a family and friends round, but the founders said they’re aiming to bootstrap in the nearterm given the business model’s low overhead.

The goal: “To change the remote work lifestyle and give people a reliable, flexible space they enjoy being in,” Chernock said. “We see that in every city or every neighborhood potentially, across the country. It could go really far.”

Matthew Weaver