Local entrepreneur continues pursuit of community investment with entry into the coworking industry.
COLUMBIA, MD, October 13, 2022 /24-7PressRelease/ — Venture X®, the award-winning coworking franchise, announced it is opening a new location in the Columbia, MD area in early 2023. The 20,409 square foot space, located at 8865 Stanford Blvd, Suite 202, Columbia, MD 21045, will encompass the 2nd floor of the Lakeside Office Park. Minutes away from the BWI Airport, Fort Meade/NSA, Columbia Town Center, and Columbia’s Gateway Business District, the new location is in Howard County, near both Baltimore and Washington DC, with quick access to 1-95.
Venture X – Columbia East will include the latest in technological advances in touchless access, ventilation, and security. Members will enjoy the beautifully designed café lounge area and have access to flexible workspace options including private offices, dedicated or shared desks, and virtual offices. For both members and non-members, Venture X – Columbia East offers well-appointed conference rooms for use by the hour and a community space, available for workshops, training, and business networking events on weekdays and evenings.
Dimitrios Topaltzas, an Ellicott City, MD native and owner of the Columbia East location, is an experienced entrepreneur, holding multiple patents in the mobile telecom industry. “Venture X is a great fit; I believe that creating an environment that attracts a diverse group of professionals, working in a variety of industries, contributes to the community and wanted to bring that to Columbia MD,” Topaltzas commented. “I am excited to be building a workplace where people can meet and share and learn from each other.”
Topaltzas attended the University of Maryland for Electrical Engineering and earned an MBA from Carnegie Mellon University – Tepper School of Business. He is also the CEO and Co-Founder of Epitiro, a Wi-Fi performance monitoring provider delivering state-of-the-art end-user experiences, which is also based in Maryland.
“The DC/Baltimore area is well known for its traffic and frustrated commuters,” Topaltzas remarked, “Our Columbia East location will help alleviate this tremendous stress and cost by providing a local place to work.”
Venture X is part of the United Franchise Group Coworks™ division, which is the largest privately held coworking franchise community in the world. Members can participate in the fast-growing global network of flexible office space providers and franchise owners benefit from being a part of an international community of coworking industry leaders and industrious entrepreneurs.
“Columbia is a special community, developed with the specific intent to enhance the quality of life for its residents,” said Michael White, President of Venture X. “Since Venture X is known for hospitality, amenities, professional work environment – focusing on business development – it seems fitting that Venture X be a part of that tradition.”
About Venture X
Venture X® is a shared workspace and community that is a blend of boutique hotel and modern office styles, with a high level of design that feels professional and welcoming. Each Venture X location features beautifully designed spaces and a highly developed environment within a community where people love coming to work every day. Venture X has been recognized by Inc. as one of the best coworking spaces in the United States and is part of Coworks™ the largest privately held affiliated coworking franchise network on the planet, associated with United Franchise Group™ (UFG), a successful community of affiliated brands and consultants. For information about Venture X – Columbia East location visit VentureX-Columbia-East or call 410-431-3811. For general information visit www.venturex.com and for information about franchise opportunities please visit www.venturexfranchise.com.
Coworks™ specializes in franchising within the coworking industry, offering solutions, expertise, and shared service options within the flexible workspace franchise community. Part of the United Franchise Group™ (UFG) family of affiliated brands and consultants, Coworks was founded in 2021 by Ray Titus, founder and CEO of United Franchise Group, with the express intention of building a framework to connect a variety of coworking brands, services, and amenities within the coworking industry, providing the largest privately owned affiliated franchise network of flexible, professional, and shared office space options on the planet. For more information about Coworks, visit www.coworksllc.com.
About United Franchise Group
Led by CEO Ray Titus, United Franchise Group™ (UFG) is home to an affiliated family of brands and consultants including Accurate Franchising Inc.™, Exit Factor™, FranchiseMart®, Fully Promoted®, Signarama®, Transworld Business Advisors®, and the Coworks™ division consisting of Franchise Real Estate™, Network Lead Exchange™(NLX), Office Evolution® (OE) and Venture X® as well as a food division featuring Graze Craze® and The Great Greek Mediterranean Grill®. UFG affiliated brands include over 1600 franchises in more than 60 countries, with consultants that have helped develop over 350 brands into franchises, in over 80 countries with more than 2500 franchisees. With over three decades in the franchising industry United Franchise Group offers unprecedented leadership and solid business opportunities for entrepreneurs.
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