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Time to leave the Kendall Square nest

From sharing the latest start-up gossip at Venture Cafe to spending sleepless weekends attending hackathons at Microsoft NERD, Kendall Square is a phenomenal place for start-ups. But start-ups, like humans, grow and evolve over time. With this growth, many of us must decide where the best place is to establish our own identities and spread our wings. For Mobee, that place is downtown Boston.

During the critical early stages of a start-up, cash is king. In just a few years, office rents in Kendall Square have increased by nearly 100 percent. On the low end, co-working spaces charge around $500 per person per month. If you want your own office space, the rent can easily double to more than $1,000 per person per month.

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