It all started as a meet-up of people coming to SXSW with an interest in Coworking. The meet-ups were held in Austin in 2008 and 2009 and organized by a local Coworking enthusiast. In 2010 Loosecubes decided to turn it into an actual event—the first ever Coworking Unconference. Liz Elam of Link Coworking helped the Loosecubes team with logistics and finding sponsors. The half-day Unconference was a huge success and drew about 120 Coworking enthusiasts from around the world. In the summer of 2010 Loosecubes approached Liz Elam about taking over the conference. Liz gladly accepted and took to planning the Global Coworking Unconference Conference (GCUC). The name was a tip of… Read More
If you’re still on the fence about whether or not you should attend GCUC this year, we have a few reasons for why you should: If you own a coworking space, you already know first-hand how beneficial networking can be to your business. At GCUC, you’ll have the opportunity to meet hundreds of coworking visionaries and share ideas with them and learn from them. As you already know, coworking space owners are some of the smartest, most innovative people you will find, so this opportunity cannot be underestimated. If you don’t own a coworking space but have a product marketed toward coworking, you get an even bigger opportunity to network with coworking… Read More
Why Coworking? Coworking is a Marketing Goldmine Coworking spaces are their own little ecosystems. In our experience at Link Coworking in Austin, TX, we find that they tend to make good money and enjoy spending it on quality products. At work, they use an arsenal of laptops, tablets, monitors, smartphones and related accessories – headphones, headsets, cases and stands. They drink great coffee, teas and bottled beverages; and enjoy convenient snacks daily. Many coworkers listen to internet radio, and most are always on the look out for the best apps and services. Outside of work, they shop at premium grocery stores, try new restaurants, work out, enjoy a beer and travel all… Read More
Considering that Austin averages 300 sunny days a year, it makes sense that this coworking spot gives people who work there free run of its outdoor space—“rogue squirrels and birds that are fun to watch” are complimentary, says owner Liz Elam, who also rents it out for events. Inc. heard from several Link users who raved about coworking there, including event planner Claire Rodriguez who particularly likes the quirky additions Elam often makes to the décor just to keep things interesting. Oh, and the red step-in phone booth comes complete with a Superman cape.
Last year our friends at Loosecubes did a wonderful thing for the Coworking world. They saw the need for some more structure around the gathering that naturally occurs around SXSW and the Coworking industry and created the Coworking Unconference 2011. In 2009 and 2010 there were a very well- attended meetups in Austin for anyone interested in Coworking. I attended both meetups and was awe struck by the talent that formed all in one place. It was critical for me to talk to someone who had already done it when I was in the planning stages of my own space. I remember talking to a couple of space owners about the size… Read More