Workplace Exchange              JulyAccessible workspace   2012          +Integrated community
The Exchange connects:                     StartupsWhat is theExchange?                        +               Flexible of...
What Does    Releases underutilized office space onto the market       the   Drives down the cost of startup office space ...
Who      Space Seekers (Startups):              •Unstable and hard to project – need flexibility   benefits   •Working on ...
Cross-industry collaboration   Where     • Workbar – Established coworking center   does it   • Boston World Partnerships ...
Business CommunityStakeholdersIn Innovation   Cities                                             The Startup World        ...
1                  Easy to participate                                                            COOL  ExternalCoworking ...
s   +                                    s aving                              + cost t                       m unity suppo...
• High office occupancy cities open up more officeLong Term   opportunities for everyone   Impact   • Startups have access...
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The Exchange SXSW Panel

  1. 1. Workplace Exchange JulyAccessible workspace 2012 +Integrated community
  2. 2. The Exchange connects: StartupsWhat is theExchange? + Flexible office space within host companies For External Coworking
  3. 3. What Does Releases underutilized office space onto the market the Drives down the cost of startup office space Exchange Do? Integrates startups with the broader business community through co-location Creates collaborative opportunities for companies across industries and stages of development
  4. 4. Who Space Seekers (Startups): •Unstable and hard to project – need flexibility benefits •Working on a budget – need affordability •Unattractive to brokers – need self-serve from •Thrive in communities of other entrepreneurs the Space Providers (Growth mode startups): •Sign leases with growth in mind – carry extra spaceExchange? •Have a lot to worry about – need support in sublease •Like to pay it forward and appreciate startup energy Innovation Center Cities: •Often have low vacancy rates and high real estate prices •Resource rich environments benefit from more integration •Derive value from high “bump rates”
  5. 5. Cross-industry collaboration Where • Workbar – Established coworking center does it • Boston World Partnerships – Non-profit economiccome from? development organization • Boston World Partnerships Connectors – Boston business community volunteers • MassChallenge – World’s largest startup accelerator • City of Boston/Innovation District: City government
  6. 6. Business CommunityStakeholdersIn Innovation Cities The Startup World Creative Space Providers
  7. 7. 1 Easy to participate COOL ExternalCoworking 2 More than space... space + community INNOVATIVE 3 Streamline and productize matching Aspirations ORKING CROSS- 4 Business incentives for hosts NEWCOW COM ANY P COLLABORATION!
  8. 8. s + s aving + cost t m unity suppor Com admin Space ProvidersHow itWorks Vitality Workspace Exchange + + Work Collaboration collaboration space + m em + Wo bersh rkbar Rent ip Startups New mem communi bers + rev ty enue
  9. 9. • High office occupancy cities open up more officeLong Term opportunities for everyone Impact • Startups have access to more affordable and flexible space in innovation clusters • Stronger connections among startups and established companies create collaboration and business opportunities

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