The Brickyard space will open in summer 2019 at 2700 Neabsco Common Place, Suite 101, across from Freedom High School, near Northern Virginia Community College’s Woodbridge campus and the Regional Center for Workforce Education and Training.
This new venture, named The Brickyard, is a project co-founded and bootstrapped by Singh along with Ann Orem, a director at Va.-based Clarke-Hook Real Estate.
The pair believes that communities such as Ashburn — well outside of the major metropolitan core — need places for entrepreneurs to gather without driving 20 miles into an urban core.
Ashburn represents the type of market Singh and Oren hope to serve via The Brickyard, as the town is home to a wealth of tech-savvy professionals who lack a suitable co-working space to pursue new projects and ventures.
“Small businesses drive the U.S. economy, and we’re seeing that in a powerful way in Loudoun County,” says Loudoun Economic Development Executive Director Buddy Rizer. “A place like Brickyard can have a multiplying effect on startups, helping founders grow faster by inspiring and collaborating with each other as they build their businesses.”
“The community we’re building is a community of creative, liked-minded, tech-enabled people. Anybody who is acquiring customers on the Internet or service customers on the Internet. Anybody from entrepreneurs to startup founders to small business owners to employees of a Fortune 500 company looking for landing spots. Freelancers, web developers, independent contractors,designers. There’s a big community of people that we are hoping to service that I would say we’ve already reached a lot of them,” Orem said.