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This digital marketing firm is launching a N3rd Street coworking space

BrainDo moved into new digs and has room to spare. Take a look at THRIVE Philly.

A meeting room at THRIVE Philly, the new coworking space that also houses BrainDo. (Photo by Jen Woodruff)

BrainDo cofounders Jenny Du and Brian Cosgrove moved the digital marketing firm’s 15-employee operation to N3rd Street in February.
The company’s new home is a coworking space called THRIVE Philly, which was also founded by Du and Cosgrove.
“The Thrive Philly space gives BrainDo room to grow while also fostering collaboration between like-minded companies,” BrainDo’s Tim Reardon said in an email.
The space — currently only occupied by BrainDo — is 11,000 square feet, and comes with all the accoutrements you would expect of a coworking space: high-speed internet, conference rooms with smart TVs, a café area, office manager and the like.
But in a market now ripe with existing and upcoming coworking spaces, what does this new project have to offer?
One of the key differences, Du says, is that the company is looking for startups that are complementary to BrainDo’s activity and are more established, with larger teams.
The initiative came about while searching for new stomping ground for BrainDo’s operations.
“We started looking at spaces just for BrainDo, but we didn’t want to lose the our ability to scale,” Du said. “We wanted to be able to scale appropriately.”
But could BrainDo’s growth hurt THRIVE Philly’s viability? Du says the team has thought through that:
“We made a cautious decision to separate the brand, and anything in the space is planned around what would be best for THRIVE Philly, not purely for BrainDo,” she said. “If in the future we find that BrainDo is better fit to be in another location, we wouldn’t necessarily decide to shut down THRIVE.”
Check out photos of the sleek new space below.

BrainDo's 15-employee team moved into its new space in February. (Photo by Jen Woodruff)

BrainDo’s 15-employee team moved into its new space in February. (Photo by Jen Woodruff)


The space features ergonomic sit/stand desk spaces.

The space features ergonomic sit/stand desk spaces. (Photo by Jen Woodruff)


BrainDo reached its third anniversary with a national client based and $1.5 million in revenue.

BrainDo reached its third anniversary with a national client base and $1.5 million in revenue. (Photo by Jen Woodruff)


THRIVE houses three conference rooms with HD smart TVs. (Photo by Jen Woodruff)

THRIVE houses three conference rooms with HD smart TVs. (Photo by Jen Woodruff)


A startup staple: the ping-pong table.

A startup staple: the ping-pong table. (Photo by Jen Woodruff)

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