NJEDA adds women-led coworking space to NJ Ignite program

En Masse Coworking, a women-led coworking space in Morristown, recently was approved to participate in the New Jersey Economic Development Authority‘s NJ Ignite program.

The program offers up to nine months of rent support to startups moving into coworking facilities, with the EDA covering up to six months’ rent and the workspace covering rent for half the length of the EDA’s commitment. To date, a total of 18 collaborative workspaces have been approved to participate in the program.

Located in a multilevel historic building right off the Morristown Green, En Masse provides its 85 members a place to network and learn, with communal settings, conference room or team suites, desk rentals and more.

“Our coworking space brings together a wide variety of careers allowing everyone the opportunity to focus on relationship building and networking,” Merri Sheh, founder, En Masse Coworking, said. “’Make yourself at home at work’ is our motto, and it truly speaks to the welcoming atmosphere that we foster here. We are delighted that NJ Ignite will help us attract new technology and life sciences-focused entrepreneurs and professionals to our space.”

NJ Ignite participants are also required to offer tenants a minimum of eight events per year, such as Meetups, guest speakers and networking events.

“New Jersey is teeming with highly-talented solopreneurs and professionals,” NJEDA CEO Tim Sullivan said. “Bringing them out of their homes and into an environment where they can feed off one another’s energy and ideas is a fantastic way to further Governor Murphy’s vision for transforming the Garden State into the State of Innovation.”