Kiln is a flex-office and coworking community catering to tech startups, creatives, and enterprise teams looking to elevate their performance and well-being. In Winter 2021, Kiln Boise is set to open at 1120 S Rackham Way, Suite 300, Meridian, ID 83642. At the crossroads of Eagle Rd. and I-84, the 50,000 square-foot layout provides amenity rich, all-inclusive membership options for individuals, and teams ranging from 2-50.
Kiln Boise is being built in partnership with Ball Ventures Ahlquist, who has proven to share Kiln’s values of accelerating Boise’s startup ecosystem and designing to optimize productivity and wellness. The handcrafted, lifestyle-oriented workplace contains shared desks for the transient worker on the move, and semi-customizable private offices for established brands. Amenities include conference rooms, theatre space, a two-story open stairwell, a podcast studio and creative music area, private workout studio, phone booths, and a number of other wellness-focused amenities. Wellness studios, the kitchen, greenery, and sustainable architectural features are designed to support total wellness and performance.
Kiln is poised to support, uplift, and enhance Boise’s already thriving startup ecosystem. If there’s one self-actualizing trend that the startup world has taught us over the last few years, it’s that you don’t have to be in or near Silicon Valley to succeed. In fact, more and more teams are leaving the Bay Area and northwestern giants like Seattle and Portland in pursuit of Boise’s hip environment, lower cost of living, and increased proximity to nature. Boise’s growing startup ecosystem is the result of targeted work by local leaders to broaden the talent pipeline and increase access to capital.
As Kiln expands to its sixth location in the Mountain West, we looked to Boise’s growing population, increased funding opportunities, and local programming as key indicators that it was the right fit for us. The population of the greater Boise area has grown by nearly 20% throughout the last decade, and in a recent article in Inc. Magazine, Jenny Ying, an economist at LinkedIn reveals that, “in the past four years, for every LinkedIn member leaving Boise, 1.57 members were moving in to take their place.”
Local programming initiatives such as Boise Startup Week, which in past years has attracted as many as 4,000 participants, are infusing entrepreneurial spirit and resilience at their 2021 event. These qualities, they write, are “positioned to be a key ingredient in our recovery (from Covid-19), small and large scale.” Additionally, “Boise is making its debut on Inc.'s list of Surge Cities, a ranking of the best American hubs to start a business, at No. 5--a notch above San Francisco.” Finally, Boise has experienced what some call a cultural renaissance in recent years. Locals and newcomers alike are to thank for a flourishing arts and music scene, and the close proximity to the outdoors encourages an active, sustainably-minded community.
If you’re interested in an elevated workspace experience for yourself or your team, please contact our Sr. Business Development Manager, Kelsey Glazer at [email protected] or 314.583.8489. To stay close as we approach the opening of Kiln Boise, subscribe to our newsletter.
Kiln is currently home to more than 1,500 members and 350 businesses across five locations in Salt Lake, Lehi, and Park City, Utah, as well as Boulder, Colorado. Founded in 2018, the company plans to expand across the Mountain West and West Coast, with 10 additional locations under development in varying stages.
Kiln's founding team, composed of founder/CEO Arian Lewis and co-founder/Creative Director Leigh Radford, has been at the forefront of design, operations, and innovation within the flex-office and coworking industries for the better part of two decades. Lewis and Radford have collaborated on the launch of prior coworking brands, with international locations spanning London, New York, Tel Aviv, Capetown, Mumbai, and Lithuania. Learn more at kiln.co.