MatchBOX Studio

A shared place to work and create.

A shared place to work and create


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


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


  • 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
  • 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.

Join Limited spots by application only.

  • 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.

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

*limited spots available.
[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.
$ 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.


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

2019 Events Calendar

  • June
    • 20 Thur
      • T-6.6 June
      • This month features rapid fire pitches from startups competing to participate at the upcoming Innovation Showcase ( on August 22. We'll award the First Place pick from our official panel of judges as well as a People's Choice winner.

    • 26 Wed
      • MBX Maker LAB : DIY Make Your Own Business Card with LASERS!
      • Come learn the basics of laser cutting and what can be done in the MBX Maker LAB with our laser cutter. The LAB management team will be leading the class. Feel free to bring a lunch or snack as we are aware it's during lunchtime.
  • August
    • 7 Wed
      • MBXam
      • MBXam is for anyone doing freelance work - whether it’s a full-time gig or a side hustle. Bring your lunch and come prepared to learn.

    • 15 Thur
      • T-6.6 August
      • At T-6.6 you’ll learn how to move your business forward and meet new people. You’ll hear the news and most exciting startup pitches from local entrepreneurs, innovators, and friends of MatchBOX. Know there’s a community here of people like you! Featuring local startup pitches and conversations with experienced entrepreneurs.
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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)