For years, Louis DeAngelo, Jared Loftus and Chad Ortte have occasionally collaborated on entrepreneurial events and organizations. Problem was, after the meetings and seminars ended, so did much of the inspiration. “Every time we’d leave a meeting we’d have all these new ideas and all this energy, and we’d be ready to go out and start a worldwide company,” Loftus says. “Eventually, we started talking about what it would be like if we all had a place where we could work on our own businesses but also be able to collaborate.”

And so the plan for Baton Rouge’s first coworking office—Entrepreneurs Headquarters, or EHQ for short—was launched. EHQ South is a 3,000 square foot space that accommodates shared space for 35 entrepreneurs with private desks, offices, and multiple conference rooms.



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