Why the name?
- A pack of cyclists from different teams working together to move faster than they could alone.
- Fearless, unafraid, daring
Peloton has two meaning: “Fearless”, and “Pack.” In Finnish Peloton means “Fearless”, and in French, a Peloton is a pack of cyclists where individuals from different teams work closely together to move faster than they could alone. We bring together these two meanings to describe our mission: to connect and encourage individuals so they can face the challenges of manifesting their visions and values without fear. And the “Labs” part? It’s a place of experimentation. We are constantly experimenting and innovating.
PelotonLabs is a coworking space in the West End of Portland, Maine dedicated to connecting and encouraging people who are stepping out of traditional modes employment so they can improve their lives and contribute to the world around them.
“I love it. There’s a huge range of people from all different backgrounds, skill sets, and ages, and if you need help with anything, there are a number of people willing to help you in any given moment.” - Lai-Yan, Editor
We Believe that if we encourage and connect people who are leaving traditional modes employment, they’ll grow in strength, diligence, and numbers, live more meaningful lives, and contribute to the world around them, resulting in a better world for all of us.
We Envision vibrant communities of independent workers and changemakers working together to improve our work, our lives, and our world.
Our Mission is to connect and encourage people stepping out of traditional modes of employment to grow and contribute to the world around them. We do this by providing a combination of coworking space, coaching, peer support systems, and workshops that helps members grow their financial well-being, happiness, and teamwork.
Why Choose PelotonLabs?
At Peloton, you’re coming home.
We aim to help all members feel known, comfortable, and supported. We’ll ask you about yourself and you’ll have opportunities to connect to other members. You can dress casually. We have a variety of ergonomic workstations, extra monitors, and comfortable places to sit. There’s always food around, and you’ll find the same organic and fair trade products you’d find at home. In warmer months you can relax under the leafy shade on our back deck. We want you to feel welcome here even when you’re having a bad day.
You’ll get work done.
We make sure that on any day you come in you’ll be able to find a space, focus on your own thing, make a phone call, ask someone for help or get to know another person. You can spread out in the spacious serenity of our Quiet Zone, or sit at the bar in our bustling first floor and watch the foot traffic on Congress Street. When you sign up we ask what you need help with and what you like to help others with, and we match you to others. We often hear that freelancing members significantly increase their billable hours after joining.
We’re evolving to improve your life.
We are constantly innovating programs to connect and help members, whether you’re a remote worker or freelancer, brand new, or well-established. We offer workshops in topics that members ask for, from social media to tax planning to financial literacy to defining your values and mission. We highlight member’s volunteer activities and provide opportunities to get involved. Nothing is forced, but over time, you’ll find that you know people, you feel comfortable, and you’re glad you joined.
"I would encourage someone to join Peloton because, first of all, it’s a beautiful space. It’s very comfortable, you have a lot of options. You can come in here and if you feel sociable you can sit downstairs. If you need to be really focused, you can go upstairs and be quiet. It’s always lively. Theres always a number of consultants working in here…" Karma, Consultant
- Cozy, serene, and friendly coworking space
- Opportunities for social connections
- Intake process that identifies needs and strengths
- Workshops and access to experts in the areas of business planning, financial literacy, time management, and marketing.
- Facilitated peer groups, buddy matching, and skill-sharing
- Lots of fun community events
- Connections to business opportunities
- A community ethic where members at all levels are contributing to others’ success
Who's in charge?
Liz Trice is our CEO and one of its original co-founders. She has a background in public policy, entrepreneurship, and outdoor leadership. Her past work has included creating partnerships in public health, economic development and transportation, and designing shared space into real estate developments. As Portland Innovation HUB Manager for Blackstone Accelerates Growth she led three Startup Weekends and helped connect the people, organizations and events to grow our entrepreneurial ecosystem. She is passionate about designing space, connecting and encouraging people, and building community.
Jeremy Bloom is the Operations Manager at Peloton. He is in charge of food, drink and social events, facilities, technology, supports strategic decision-making for the organization and brings his meditation practice to our community. He has a background in web development, e-commerce, marketing and software, farming and cooking. He owns buyingclubsoftware.com, a program developed to support the Portland Food Co-op’s original buying club when it was 15 members which now supports food clubs globally. He has been involved with Peloton since 2014 as an ambassador, coach and community member.
Deanna Duffey is our Financial Manager. She manages most aspects of billing and bookkeeping. In her free time she gardens and organizes events in the local Burning Man community.
In addition, we have a team of ambassadors who work the front desk. Our ambassadors are all friendly, community-oriented members who are self employed, and donate their time in exchange for membership.
Hours of Operation
- Members have access to the space 24/7
- We are staffed Monday - Friday 9-5 (Except Holidays)
- We are not staffed on snow days when Portland closes schools
Get in touch with us
795 Congress St
Portland, ME 04102