Rental Application for The Foundry
Our residents are the driving force in a lot of the programming and activity that happens at The Foundry, so we are very careful to make sure potential new residents fit before accepting them into the mix.

Please apply if:
-You are committed to growing a business and plan to be at The Foundry at least 10 hours a week
-You are passionate about education and mentorship and would be open to teaching in our youth or adult programs (this is a good way to make extra money and/or get your business name out there)

Do not apply if:
-You are looking for storage space
-You are looking for art studio space (not interested in running a business)
-You are not looking to engage with The Foundry community

Here is what The Foundry is currently offering to its residents:

Private work space with wifi and security system
Business assistance (planning, financial literacy, etc)
Skill-shares, Discount to classes
Weekly open-house/tour, opportunity to demonstrate what you do
Member of the Resident Committee (help select incoming residents)
Shared woodshop, metalshop, tech and textile studio access
Conference room outfitted for meetings/office work
Mail service
General Information
First Name *
Your answer
Last Name *
Your answer
Phone Number
Your answer
Your answer
Do you identify as: *
Business Information
What is the name of your business?
Your answer
What is your business structure?
What type of business do you want to run at The Foundry? *
Please be specific. Instead of only writing "small-scale production" or "screenprinting", elaborate on what exactly you make, how you make money with this business model, what phase of the business you're at (do you have clients already, do you have a prototype, is it still just an idea) , etc. The more information you can give, the easier it is for the tenant selcetion committee to determine if you are a good fit for the incubator space.
Your answer
Do you want support for growing your business?
Do you have employees or anticipate having employees?
How many people do you anticipate regularly using your space at once?
Yourself + employees/clients/etc
What hours do you anticipate working in/using your space?
Are there any special needs?
Basic space includes: 8’ high walls, lockable door, painted drywall interior walls. At least one 110 volt electrical circuit, usually 20 amp. Overhead lighting, heating, sprinklers, building security, 24 hour access, and WIFI. Extras would involve: more electric (220 lines), water & drains, hot water, extra ventilation, temperature requirements, etc.
Your answer
Square Footage Desired
Creative Community
The Foundry is small business incubator and community education space that is working to create an environment of professional collaboration and skill sharing. We are seeking applicants that are interested in participating by renting a space and also engaging with our residents and the greater community. We greatly encourage sharing of information, ideas, skills and request that a resident offer a minimum one skill-share/workshop per year.
How can you/how would you like to contribute to The Foundry's non-profit mission (increasing neighborhood prosperity by empowering individuals through education and entrepreneurship)?
Your answer
What community engagement have you done in the past and what could you do at The Foundry in the future?
(i.e. held workshops, painted a mural, etc.)
Your answer
Do you hold any certifications or skill sets that you are willing to share occasionally?
(can relate to making, but could also be other life skills/certifications that might be helpful for other business tenants and/or students we work with)
Your answer
Thank you for all your answers!
**NOTE: At this time, we are working to provide more space as we are currently full. We will be renting out additional spaces upstairs in the near future, so please put yourself on this waiting list and we will contact you when we are looking to rent the upstairs.**

The following outlines the process of either acceptance or decline when we have space available:

1. Your application will be reviewed by the Resident Committee and The Foundry Staff.

2. Notification of review. Depending on if we have space and a number of other factors, you will either receive a decline or an invitation for an informal interview.

3. You will interview with some of The Foundry residents to see if moving in is a good fit for both parties.

4. The Resident Committee holds a vote and notifies applicant of acceptance/decline.

5. If your application is accepted, a meeting will be set for
a walk-through, move-in date and lease & resident agreement signing.
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