Category: Press

Coworking Visionaries Weigh In on the Future of the Movement

By Cat Johnson // Shareable.net Ten years ago this month, coworking was born in San Francisco when Brad Neuberg set up some card tables and invited people to work alongside him. There are now over 3,000 coworking spaces worldwide. Countless people have helped coworking become a global movement. Shareable reached out to some of these visionaries to find out what they’ve learned in the past 10 years, what the future of coworking will bring, and what challenges the movement faces. Weighing in on the conversation are Alex Hillman, cofounder of Indy Hall; Ronald van den Hoff, cofounder of Seats2meet; Liz Elam, Executive Producer of the Global Coworking Unconference Conference (GCUC); Tara Hunt, cofounder of… Read More

What The Corporate World Can Learn From Coworking

Today on WorkDesign.com Liz Elam discuses coworking’s secret sauce. Highlights are below, you can read the whole article here. Here are four ways coworking can help, whether a corporation is looking to make coworking an option to their employees, or to integrate some of coworking’s secret sauce into their own workplace: Proximity – When you work in isolation at home or in a coffee shop, you don’t interact with others around you. In coworking spaces you work around other people who can inspire you, challenge you, and sometimes even teach you something. Not ready to let employees off the leash just yet? Then try creating an open work area in your existing space… Read More

Mayor of Toronto proclaims February 24th ‘Coworking Toronto Day’

Headlines about the Mayor of Toronto tend to receive a lot of attention. For the last few years Toronto city politics have been focused on an endless stream of incriminating videos and incredible antics at Toronto City Hall. Luckily for us Torontonians, that changed with the municipal election last fall. This headline is exciting for another reason entirely – there is a new Mayor in town, and the focus seems to be back on our incredible community. Small Businesses are such an important part of our local economy, and as Mayor of the largest Canadian city, John Tory seems to think that Coworking is a important part of what makes Toronto such… Read More

GCUC 2013 – A Juicy Conference!

At the beginning of the month I flew to Austin to attend the Global Coworking Unconference Conference, GCUC. This year’s event was my first and it was a great week during I got to learn a lot and meet many of people. Liz Elam is the magician behind GCUC. She runs Link Coworking in Austin, organizes GCUC, and even drives a coworking car. She is really into it, and GCUC is filled with all of her high energy and passion. It was a very good conference, or, as Liz would say, a juicy conference. Many thanks to Liz, Amber, and Lindsey for making it happen. I am already looking forward to next… Read More

Why You Should Sponsor GCUC in 2013!

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

Wondering what the GCUC is all about?

If you’re wondering what the Global Coworking Unconference Conference is all about, you aren’t alone! As buzz continues to build around the coworking community, many new comers will be attending the 2012 GCUC this March. The conference is geared for two main participants: those already part of the scene and those looking to get better acquainted. The“unconference” track is great for seasoned coworkers and space owners, already familiar with what it takes to succeed as a shared space. There is also the “conference” track, structured for newer coworkers and space owners still curious about the basics. Read the full post here