WELCOME TO VELOCITY

An urban coworking space at City Center Lehigh Valley in Allentown, Pennsylvania. Velocity is designed to stimulate the establishment and growth of innovative businesses by providing office space below market rate and networking opportunities to professionals who are passionate about building a vibrant downtown community.

Space

Velocity offers flexible, affordable leases on amenity-packed space with built-in networking opportunities. Desks or dedicated offices available.

Neighborhood

Velocity is within one of the largest urban revitalizations in the country and offers easy access to shops, restaurants, offices and PPL Center arena.

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Are you a tech entrepreneur, a small startup team or a new freelance professional? Consider joining our community.

 

MISSION & GOALS

Velocity is an urban coworking space at City Center Lehigh Valley in Allentown, Pennsylvania. Velocity is designed to stimulate the establishment and growth of innovative businesses by providing office space below market rate and networking opportunities to professionals who are passionate about building a vibrant downtown community.

Enhance

Enhance the business class of downtown Allentown by empowering entrepreneurs who are passionate about building the downtown community and growing their company here.

Enable

Enable new and emerging companies to conserve capital expenditures through rapid move-in to furnished work space, flexible leasing, access to shared conference space and immediate Internet connectivity.

Help

Help develop small businesses so that they are able to become fully functioning independent enterprises quickly by connecting them with built-in networking opportunities.

JOIN OUR COMMUNITY

Are you a new entrepreneur or freelance professional or a startup team with less than 10 employees--especially one focused on web/mobile, design, or another tech or creative field? Are you committed to being an active member of the downtown Allentown community? We offer the following monthly rates

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RIGHT IN THE CENTER OF IT ALL

The inspiration of the city – networking opportunities abound. At Velocity you are just steps from all the hottest new restaurants, shops, exciting nightlife, sports, concerts and events.

BOUTIQUES AND EATERIES ON THE ARTSWALK
PPL CENTER / LEHIGH VALLEY PHANTOMS HOCKEY, CONCERTS & MORE
LVHN STATE-OF-THE-ART FITNESS CENTER
ALLENTOWN ART MUSEUM, MILLER SYMPHONY HALL & THE ARTS PARK
RENAISSANCE ALLENTOWN HOTEL WITH RESTAURANT & LOUNGE
THE HAMILTON KITCHEN & BAR
ROAR SOCIAL HOUSE
COSMOPOLITAN & WAVE NIGHTCLUB
CHICKIE’S AND PETE’S CRAB HOUSE & SPORTS BAR
CRUST BRICK OVEN PIZZA
BILLY’S DOWNTOWN DINER
GRAB A CUP OF JOE AT TIM HORTONS

CAMPUS

Designed with creativity and collaboration in mind, Velocity offers a comfortable co-working environment in historic loft space in the heart of downtown Allentown. Desks or dedicated offices are available.

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VELOCITY PERKS INCLUDE:

 

24/7 access to secure desk/office space

Furnished work and common spaces

Shared conference/presentation rooms with large-screen displays

Shared living room-style lounge with large-screen TV

Shared kitchen with coffee service, microwave, refrigerator, etc.

Cleaning service

Business mailing address

Secure Wi-Fi with dedicated bandwidth

Shared workroom with fee-based copier, printer, scanner, etc.

 

CITY CENTER LEHIGH VALLEY

Velocity is a project of City Center Lehigh Valley. City Center is a major mixed-use development that is helping transform downtown Allentown, Pennsylvania, into one of America's most vibrant urban communities and a regional center of excellence for business, culture and metropolitan living. With Allentown's arena, PPL Center, at its core, City Center has developed two Class A office buildings, upscale retail space and historic renovated space with a third Class A office building and a full-service Renaissance Hotel coming soon. Over the next five years, City Center will invest a total of $500 million in downtown Allentown. Located in Pennsylvania's Neighborhood Improvement Zone, City Center is able to offer highly competitive lease terms to businesses that choose to help revitalize the Lehigh Valley's urban core. Visit citycenterlehighvalley.com to learn more.

MEMBERS

The Social Station

The Social Station

Is a three-person marketing technology company that specializes in social media management and analytics for small to medium-sized businesses nationwide. Led by founder and CEO Alex Kalogeropoulos, The Social Station more than doubled its client base in 2014 and aims to have 100 clients by the end of the year. The company is in the fundraising stage and plans to hire more employees in the near future.

Rising Tide Therapeutics

Rising Tide Therapeutics

Is an emerging biotechnology company developing therapies to treat rare diseases. The company will identify promising drugs from researchers and position them for advanced development while also developing its own portfolio of therapies focused initially on the treatment of pulmonary diseases. CEO Andrew Curtis, a drug development and commercialization expert, is working to acquire three drugs in development, raise funds and hire staff, as he expects the company to grow quickly.

Park Inc.

Park Inc.

Is a Charlotte, North Carolina-based, multi-state provider of valet parking that recently opened its first Pennsylvania office in Velocity. Earlier this month, Park Inc. launched and began operating Allentown’s first downtown-wide valet parking program. The company plans to hire more than 40 employees, including valets, to staff its Allentown operation. Currently, its three Pennsylvania managers work from Velocity with plans to double that number in the first quarter of 2015.

Eleven Eleven Social

Eleven Eleven Social

Is a full-service social media marketing agency, creating an online presence for companies by targeting current and potential customers. It integrates social media into the established goals of a business to capitalize on online social influence and create powerful, low-cost exposure to grow business in today’s attention-driven economy. Including founder Lauren Smith, Eleven Eleven Social employs two people with plans to increase staff as the business continues to grow.

The Social Station

The Social Station

Is a three-person marketing technology company that specializes in social media management and analytics for small to medium-sized businesses nationwide. Led by founder and CEO Alex Kalogeropoulos, The Social Station more than doubled its client base in 2014 and aims to have 100 clients by the end of the year. The company is in the fundraising stage and plans to hire more employees in the near future.

Rising Tide Therapeutics

Rising Tide Therapeutics

Is an emerging biotechnology company developing therapies to treat rare diseases. The company will identify promising drugs from researchers and position them for advanced development while also developing its own portfolio of therapies focused initially on the treatment of pulmonary diseases. CEO Andrew Curtis, a drug development and commercialization expert, is working to acquire three drugs in development, raise funds and hire staff, as he expects the company to grow quickly.

Park Inc.

Park Inc.

Is a Charlotte, North Carolina-based, multi-state provider of valet parking that recently opened its first Pennsylvania office in Velocity. Earlier this month, Park Inc. launched and began operating Allentown’s first downtown-wide valet parking program. The company plans to hire more than 40 employees, including valets, to staff its Allentown operation. Currently, its three Pennsylvania managers work from Velocity with plans to double that number in the first quarter of 2015.

Eleven Eleven Social

Eleven Eleven Social

Is a full-service social media marketing agency, creating an online presence for companies by targeting current and potential customers. It integrates social media into the established goals of a business to capitalize on online social influence and create powerful, low-cost exposure to grow business in today’s attention-driven economy. Including founder Lauren Smith, Eleven Eleven Social employs two people with plans to increase staff as the business continues to grow.

SUCCESS STORIES

Sarbari

Sarbari

A fifth company, Sarbari, has already outgrown the Velocity space and has relocated to the upper two floors of City Center’s renovated historic property at 806 Hamilton Street, where a Tony Luke’s cheesesteak restaurant will soon open on the first floor. Sarbari, which developed a Web-based solution to save restaurants money by simplifying the tedious and time-consuming tasks associated with food purchases, received its initial round of funding this year and quickly grew from having two full-time employees to 15. The company recently launched a nationwide marketing and sales effort and has plans to hire 10 more employees by the year’s end.

“Downtown Allentown has been a great place to substantially grow my business and our team in just one year,” said Sebastian Serra, founder and CEO of Sarbari. “The business community is welcoming, energetic and tech-friendly, and Allentown is near several major metropolitan areas where we are focusing our sales efforts. With our rapid growth, we’re thrilled to be able to relocate to another outstanding downtown office space within the City Center development.”

Sarbari

Sarbari

A fifth company, Sarbari, has already outgrown the Velocity space and has relocated to the upper two floors of City Center’s renovated historic property at 806 Hamilton Street, where a Tony Luke’s cheesesteak restaurant will soon open on the first floor. Sarbari, which developed a Web-based solution to save restaurants money by simplifying the tedious and time-consuming tasks associated with food purchases, received its initial round of funding this year and quickly grew from having two full-time employees to 15. The company recently launched a nationwide marketing and sales effort and has plans to hire 10 more employees by the year’s end.

“Downtown Allentown has been a great place to substantially grow my business and our team in just one year,” said Sebastian Serra, founder and CEO of Sarbari. “The business community is welcoming, energetic and tech-friendly, and Allentown is near several major metropolitan areas where we are focusing our sales efforts. With our rapid growth, we’re thrilled to be able to relocate to another outstanding downtown office space within the City Center development.”

GET IN TOUCH! WE'D LOVE TO HEAR FROM YOU.

Velocity is within one of the largest urban revitalization projects in the county and is based just steps away from PPL Center, Allentown's new hockey and events arena. Parking is available on the street and behind Velocity's main building, and the Lanta bus terminal is just a block away.