MatchBOX Studio

A shared place to work and create.

A shared place to work and create

24/7

24/7
  • 24-hour secure access
  • Conference rooms
  • The fastest internet in town
  • An unlimited supply of coffee and snacks

HOBBYIST + PROFESSIONAL

Hobbiest to Pro
  • Start a new business
  • Grow an existing business
  • The hobbyist with a crazy new idea
  • The moonlighting entrepreneur
  • The professional office nomad

CREATIVE CLASS

Changemakers
  • Developers, designers, strategists, artisans, writers, & makers
  • Change-makers of all types
  • A home for the creative class
  • Lafayette, West Lafayette, and throughout the midwest

LEAVE YOUR TIE

Leave your tie
  • Bring a laptop or a backpack
  • Find a place to work for a few hours, or reserve your own desk and chair
  • Put on your headphones and work undisturbed all night long
  • Ask a desk neighbor for some advice
  • Grab some coffee at the bar with an advisor

coffee shop + office park + garage

MatchBOX is a place to work for those who don't have places to work. Think of a coffee shop mashed up with an office park in an old garage. It's a room full of desks with all the amenities you need to get work done: 24-hour secure access, conference rooms, the fastest internet in town, and an unlimited supply of coffee and snacks.

It's a great place to start a new business, or to grow an existing small business. It's for the hobbyist with a crazy new idea, the moonlighting entrepreneur, or the professional office nomad. It's for developers, designers, strategists, artisans, writers, makers, and change-makers of all types. It's a home for the creative class in Lafayette, West Lafayette, and throughout the midwest.

 

Bring a laptop or a backpack, but leave your tie at home. Find a place to work for a few hours, or reserve your own desk and chair. Put on your headphones and work undisturbed all night long, or ask a desk neighbor for some advice or grab some coffee at the bar with an advisor. The space is about the people there, and we only ask that you be willing to contribute to the success of the others around you.

We have a box. We're looking for matches...people with a dream about to catch on fire. We want to make it easy for you to work, help you collaborate, and stoke the flames.

3D Rendering of MatchBOX
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Group work function
The group generated by work is greater than the sum of elements in the group.
-Tennenhouse

Join Limited spots by application only.


BASIC
  • New Desk Each Visit
  • Gigabit Fiber
  • Wireless
  • 24/7 Access
  • Coffee Bar & Snacks
  • Event Access
  • Conference Rooms
  • Maker LAB Access
  • 3D Printing, Laser Cutting
$ 499 /member/year
Paid annually or quarterly
[+ $99 setup fee]

We know how tight funding can get, and we want to help.

While desks are available and only for entrepreneurs paying for their own desks.

RESERVED*
  • BASIC+
  • Reserved Desk
  • Reserved Chair
  • Personal Cabinet
  • 1Gb Port
$ 199 /member/month
[billed monthly, requires BASIC]

*limited spots available.
/member/month
[billed monthly, requires BASIC]

*limited desks available while they last.
Sign up during this limited time and lock in this rate for the life of your membership.
DAY PASSES
$ 10 /day/shared space
$ 20 /day/reserved desk**

*requires one business day's notice
**limited spots available

I do not think there is any thrill that can go through the human heart like that felt by the inventor as he sees some creation of the brain unfolding to success.
-Tesla

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Don't be shy, you can ask us anything.

2019 Events Calendar

  • September
    • 13 Fri
      • Greater Lafayette Startup Weekend
      • From ideas to startups in 50 unforgettable hours! Do you have an idea you'd like to pursue or a problem you'd like to solve but don't know where to start or who to start with? Greater Lafayette Startup Weekend is the place to look for a team, create a prototype of your idea, validate your business idea, and receive feedback from experienced entrepreneurs, all in one weekend.



    • 16 Mon
      • Maker Monday
      • Come meet local makers and share what you are making.

    • 16 Mon
      • MatchBOX Maker LAB Laser Cutter Workshop
      • Learn how to use the laser cutter, from making signs, business cards, lamps, prototypes, jewelry, and more. 

    •  17 Tue
      • Habits of Effective Freelancers
      • Business development. Improved workflows. Client management. Jason Tennenhouse of 10 IN HOUSE Strategy & Design will talk strategy, experiences, and failures. For side-hustlers, full-time freelancers, or the freelance-curious.

    • 17 Tue
      • Refining Your Pitch Deck for Venture Capital
      • Pitching to friends and family, angel investors, and venture capitalists is largely the same with small yet meaningful differences. Topics include explaining your total addressable market, approach towards selling to an initial market, customer acquisition costs and lifetime value calculations, and trends venture capitalist are most interested in investing in.

    • 17 Tue
      • MatchBOX Maker LAB Open House
      • Come and see what the MatchBOX Maker LAB has to offer and meet current members. We'll be demo-ing different processes and techniques that are used in the lab, including but not limited to: 3D printing, laser cutting, CnCing, Mold Making, Virtual Reality, and general building processes. 

    • 18 Wed
      • MatchBOX Maker LAB 3D Printing Workshop
      • Come learn the basics of 3D printing and modeling, and see what the MatchBOX Maker LAB can help you create with the 8+ 3D printers onsite!
        Open to everyone, so feel free to check it out.

    • 18 Wed
      • Business in High Def
      • This workshop will help business owners and startup founders clearly communicate their business purpose and unique advantage to target clients. Each participant will work through a Business Purpose Blueprint and walk away with a perfected message that communicates the real value of your unique business to convert potential customers into paying customers. Lunch will be provided.

    • 18 Wed
      • Member Meetup Happy Hour
      • This week MatchBOX is hosting its monthly Member Meetup as a Happy Hour and opening it up to anyone who wants to join in! Food & drinks. Mixing & mingling. See you at MatchBOX!

    • 18 Wed
      • MBXpm
      • Where creative professionals connect and learn. MBXpm is for anyone doing freelance work - whether it’s a full-time gig or a side hustle.
        James Wulfgar (Wulfgar Weapons & Props) will facilitate a discussion on the hows and whys of online sales. James has been selling online for 6 years and has made over 2500 sales with over 700 five star reviews. 

    • 19 Thu
      • Exploring the Titanic Effect in Your Startup
      • This workshop will help startups identify and limit the damage from decisions they will make early in the ideation stage and formation of their ventures. Workshop participants will learn: how to develop a solid founding team and allocate ownership; what to avoid during a “pivot” to achieve product/market fit; which approaches to product development will limit technical debt.

    • 19 Thu
      • How to get Custom Software Developed
      • How big does my budget need to be? Should I build it myself? Who do I hire? How do I reduce cost? Kyle Lutes, Co-Founder DelMar Software Development, is a true industry expert with over 35 years of professional experience in software development. Kyle will be your guide to navigate that options and questions involved in the process.

    • 19 Thu
      • T-6.6 Pitch Night BLOCK PARTY
      • At T-6.6 you’ll hear the news and most exciting startup pitches from local entrepreneurs, innovators, and friends of MatchBOX. Participate in the conversation and meet other venture enthusiasts. This month, we’re turning Pitch Night into a block party! Join us for food, beer, and an evening of featured guests and startup inspiration.

    • 20 Fri
      • Free Day @ MatchBOX
      • Interested in being part of a coworking community for a day? MBX opens their doors to entrepreneurs, innovators, freelancers, designers, hobbyists, developers, and anyone who needs space to get work done. Setup your laptop or just stop by for a tour. 

    • 20 Fri
      • MatchBOX Maker LAB Open House
      • Come and see what the MatchBOX Maker LAB has to offer and meet current members. We'll be demo-ing different processes and techniques that are used in the lab, including but not limited to: 3D printing, laser cutting, CnCing, Mold Making, Virtual Reality, and general building processes. 
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Recent News

1.24.2019 | MBX Maker LAB CNC & Vacuum Forming Workshop

Learn the basics of the MBX Maker LAB CNC and Vacuum Forming Machines. The session will cover the Carvey Desktop CNC, MBX vacuum former, and more.


1.25.2019 | MBX Free Coworking Day

The last Friday of every month, we open our doors to the public to try coworking on for size. Bring your work and setup shop in our shared space.


2.6.2019 | MBXam @ MatchBOX

This free event is geared toward creative professionals and freelancers and features a guest speaker and collaborative conversation.


2.7.2019 | 645 @ 6th Street Dive

We’re shining a spotlight on brilliant ideas, big passions, and creative projects. At 645, presenters share their stories in just 6 visual minutes.


2.21.2019 | T-6.6 Pitch Night @ MatchBOX

Two pitches and a featured chat. Pizza, beer, and great conversations with Greater Lafayette entrepreneurs, innovators, creatives, and renegades.

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  • MatchBOX Coworking Studio, LLC
  • 17 South 6th St., Suite X
    Stein Building
    Lafayette, IN 47901
  • 765.588.9295

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Fellow members:

Revisioning the concept of traditional work environments and moving to a collaborative space has been an amazing opportunity for our organization to remain engaged with our constituents and expand our connections in the community.

—Kitty Campbell

"MatchBOX is helping my company (One Fact) survive and prosper. The affordable space is only the start. It is the connection with the other co-coworkers that is proving helpful. MatchBOX gets a share of credit for any success One Fact sees in 2017!”

—Cortland Starrett

MatchBOX is where I met some of my newest best friends, Amanda, Emily, Matt, Ed, and sometimes Ryan. It's conveniently located near Kathy's candies and a bunch of places to get drinks during lunch. Could use a couple more Pokestops though.

<3 Austin Toombs

MatchBOX has provided an incredible opportunity for getting my work done, collaborating with others (at least 4 projects so far), hosting meetings for organizations I'm part of, and meeting other independent contractors in the area. The feel and ambience of the place just adds to the fabulous workplace -- not to mention the coffee and snacks! I have friends around the country who are jealous of our MatchBox space.

—Johanna Merritt Wu

My Enactus Purdue team got a tour of this studio recently. The environment is outstandingly innovative! Everyone there is incredibly friendly and hospitable and passionate about what they are doing. What a great place to see opportunity in the city of Lafayette!

—Acaimie Catron (from Facebook)

There is such a positive, creative vibe to this space. I participated in Lafayette Writers' Studio events and classes at MatchBOX fall, 2016. It is easy to access, convenient to downtown Lafayette and parking is not difficult in its area of town.

—Sandra B. (from Yelp)