Co-Working Spaces as we know them today, originated in non other than San Francisco in 2005. With that being said, it's no surprise that the energy was buzzing around the city for this new way of entrepreneurs to work independently but not be isolated at home while doing so.
However, it wasn't until Grace Kraaijvanger was fulfilling a marketing job alone from home, that she realized she was missing that creative community she experienced as a dancer. So, she went out to find one.
It wasn't until she went looking into other co-working spaces in the Bay Area, that she noticed a gap in the market. Most co working spaces at the time were tailored toward people who liked foosball and beer on tap, which just didn’t feel like her. Instead, she longed for a beautiful, airy, expansive space with inspiring people to work alongside, a feeling much like taking class at the iconic Alonzo King Lines Ballet Dance Center in San Francisco.
So in 2014, after much searching, Grace began experimenting with developing The Hivery, a coworking space + Inspiration Lab, in Marin. The result to her experiment was met with a resounding "YES" from her community, as women from all over the Bay Area flocked to The Hivery to call this community home.