Archive | Local efforts

20 August 2008 ~ 2 Comments

BizDevHouse: Oakland, CA

Open House tomorrow grand opening in 2 weeks Did the Mayor declare this coworking week in Oakland or something while I was outta town? East Bay spaces in general and Oakland spaces in particular seem to be proliferating all of a sudden.  There’s not just Derby Creek Coworking Cooperative on Telegraph Ave. in North Oakland at the Berkeley [...]

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30 June 2008 ~ 2 Comments

Quick update from Cowo Milano, Italy.

Hi everybody! As summer steps in, coworkers seem to step out, here in Milano… In fact, even if we are full booked at the moment (5 desks), we haven’t had much attendance in the office these past weeks, and I wonder if the season has something to do with it. Furthermore, August is a month [...]

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27 May 2008 ~ 0 Comments

Introducing GiraffeLabs, Seattle

We’re entering out second month at GiraffeLabs in the Pioneer Square neighborhood of Seattle.  GiraffeLabs is a relaxed space where you can come to work, talk and play. We seek to encourage creativity by surrounding ourselves with creative people. We’re geeks, artists, engineers, makers, musicians, and computer scientists. GiraffeLabs also plays host to Saturday House [...]

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27 May 2008 ~ 0 Comments

Werk in progress

The Werks is a coworking space in Brighton & Hove (UK). It launched in January 2008 with a challenge of filling up over 6,000 sq ft of creative space – a mixture of open plan desk & coworking space, enclosed office space and the events space. There are 3 of us behind the project and [...]

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22 May 2008 ~ 0 Comments

Coworking on NPR's Marketplace

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AY24QfGrCf0] NPR’s Marketplace aired a short piece on Jelly and coworking on Monday, along with the above video. I’ve always liked the synergy and compatibility between Jelly as a gateway to full fledged coworking, and that this story blends the two initiatives speaks to fact that on ramps like Jellies and Juntos (in Philly) are [...]

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22 May 2008 ~ 0 Comments

Citizen Desk no more; party tonight

The citizens of Wausau (WI) are deskless! Or at least Citizen Desk-less. As of last Saturday, there will no longer be “physical” space called CitizenDesk. We’ve shut down the office space. I’m hoping to interview the space founder, Marcus Nelson, to do a more-detailed failure analysis and find some lessons that other coworking organizers and [...]

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13 May 2008 ~ 3 Comments

It happens in Milano.

44 days afrter opening, Cowo Milano sees some interesting facts happening. 1- Mostly small groups seem to be interested in our coworking initiative. First a group of architects, then a group of 4 designers, then again 3 professionals… it made us think. Having 5 desks to offer, would we rather go for a rather nice [...]

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03 April 2008 ~ 2 Comments

Face Time: Building the coworking community

I recently had the pleasure of speaking with Alex Hillman of Phildelphia coworking space, IndyHall, about finding your niche as an owner of coworking space and than reaching that niche. Coworking spaces vary greatly in their audience. While coworking is about openness and community, each space has its own character and appeals to different groups. [...]

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21 February 2008 ~ 2 Comments

la cantine, coworking paris is now open

as my round the world tour of coworking places is now drawing to a close, i had a great opportunity to follow up on the status of la cantine, the parisian version of coworking. the place is a true hybrid between conference/meeting space, offices, hot desking and café. if you get a chance check out my summer [...]

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21 February 2008 ~ 0 Comments

They’re Working on Their Own, Just Side by Side

Yesterday, an article about coworking was published in printed version of The New York Times (written by Dan Fost). Coworking sites are up and running from Argentina to Australia and many places in between, although a wiki site on coworking shows that most are in the United States. While some have grown-up-sounding names, most seem [...]

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