With seven new or expanded startup-friendly spaces opened in 2016 and at least 11 campuses coming or growing in 2017, it’s never been easier to find a unique place to work or build a company in the Triangle. 
 
For part two of our series on real estate dedicated to entrepreneurs and startups, we’re diving into the details behind the new spaces and expansions coming in the next 12 months. 
 
The biggest takeaway here is that co-working is going mainstream, entering new industries, touching new demographics and nearly every industry. Our estimate is that by year’s end, we’ll count more than 30 spaces catering to entrepreneurs in the region.
 
Check out the spaces coming online in 2017:

The Pinkubator opens

The Pinkubator at North Hills in Raleigh doesn’t quite classify as a coworking space. Operated by The Pink Ceiling, the consulting and investing group run by serial entrepreneur Cindy Whitehead, this space is open to entrepreneurs who complete an application process and classify as either a female-led startup or building a company that touches women in some way.
Most companies will spend at least three months in the space, but they could receive assistance and help from the incubator up for up to 18 months. Grand opening is February 1, but applications are available now. Cost is $500 per month.

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Regus “Spaces” at The Dillon

Regus opened its first local Spaces in North Hills in 2016, but a larger version will open in the Dillon building under construction on Martin St. in downtown’s warehouse district.
Totaling 34,000 square feet, this space will incorporate the same aesthetics as the Spaces in North Hills, but will also have amenities like a 10,000-square-foot rooftop event space, coffee shop, restaurants and possibly a gym. Spaces at The Dillon promises to accommodate businesses of all sizes, and there will be no cap to the amount of space one company can rent out. Individual monthly membership starts at $99 for part-time and $250 for full-time, with the ability to transfer between any Regus Spaces location.

Apex coworking

Apex hopes to follow in the footsteps of neighbors Holly Springs and Fuquay Varina by opening its own space in 2017 or beyond. The move is in response to a lot of calls to the city inquiring about space with open work stations and flexible and affordable lease terms. But according to the News & Observer, it’s still unclear who will operate the space and what involvement the city will have in it. Stay tuned for updates.