Coworking Seattle<br />
Glossary of Terms<br />Photos from Centre for Social Innovation.<br />Office Nomads: Individuality Without Isolation<br />
Some History<br />2005: Coworking emerged as a new business model, kick-started by Brad Neuberg in San Francisco, CA.<br /...
Some Data<br />Worldwide, there are over 200 coworking spaces.<br />Over 3 years, Office Nomads has seen over 450 individu...
Currently in Seattle<br />Office Nomads (Capitol Hill)<br />Jigsaw Renaissance (Capitol Hill)<br />Metrix Create Space (Ca...
Who is coworking?<br />Office Nomads: Individuality Without Isolation<br />
Independent Workers<br />Office Nomads: Individuality Without Isolation<br />George is an ornithologist who works out of a...
Mobile Workers<br />Office Nomads: Individuality Without Isolation<br />Robyn moved back to Seattle with her husband when ...
Small businesses<br />Office Nomads: Individuality Without Isolation<br />Joe began his resume consulting business on his ...
Why Coworking?<br />Office Nomads: Individuality Without Isolation<br />
It’s about the people<br />Office Nomads: Individuality Without Isolation<br />Coworking spaces are community-based worksp...
It’s Simple<br />Coworking is a simple business model. <br />The basics need to be reliable and consistent.<br />People do...
Because it works!<br />Ryan started out of a coffee shop on Capitol Hill<br />Moved to a coworking space<br />He can expan...
The BIGGER Picture<br />Office Nomads: Individuality Without Isolation<br />
Quality of Life<br />Office Nomads: Individuality Without Isolation<br />A work-life balance is easier to achieve when you...
Community Partnerships<br />Office Nomads: Individuality Without Isolation<br />
Transportation<br />Office Nomads: Individuality Without Isolation<br />Over 65% of Office Nomads members live less than 3...
Innovation & Economic Development<br />Job opportunities increase <br />Business partnerships develop<br />Constant networ...
What’s Next?<br />How can we infuse the idea of coworking into government or business planning and policy?<br />How can we...
Resources	<br />International Coworking Website http://www.coworking.com<br />CoworkingSeattlehttp://www.coworkingseattle....
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Jacob Sayles and Susan Evans of Office Nomads put together this presentation for a Great City Brown Bag on 7/8/2010. This presentation references their coworking space in Capitol Hill: Office Nomads.

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    1. 1. Coworking Seattle<br />
    2. 2. Glossary of Terms<br />Photos from Centre for Social Innovation.<br />Office Nomads: Individuality Without Isolation<br />
    3. 3. Some History<br />2005: Coworking emerged as a new business model, kick-started by Brad Neuberg in San Francisco, CA.<br />2007: Office Nomads opened it’s doors in Seattle.<br />2009: CoworkingSeattle begins: A hub for collaboration and exploration of coworking facilities and opportunities in and around Seattle <br />Office Nomads: Individuality Without Isolation<br />
    4. 4. Some Data<br />Worldwide, there are over 200 coworking spaces.<br />Over 3 years, Office Nomads has seen over 450 individual users at our Capitol Hill coworking space and currently has 64 members.<br />Approximately 30% of today’s workforce is independent, according to the Freelancers Union. Even more beyond that telework at least one day/week. <br />Office Nomads: Individuality Without Isolation<br />
    5. 5. Currently in Seattle<br />Office Nomads (Capitol Hill)<br />Jigsaw Renaissance (Capitol Hill)<br />Metrix Create Space (Capitol Hill)<br />Maple Leaf Branch (Maple Hill)<br />Eastlake Mail/Vybe Hub (Eastlake)<br />StartPad (Pioneer Square) <br />Indie Ballard (Ballard)<br />Office Nomads: Individuality Without Isolation<br />
    6. 6. Who is coworking?<br />Office Nomads: Individuality Without Isolation<br />
    7. 7. Independent Workers<br />Office Nomads: Individuality Without Isolation<br />George is an ornithologist who works out of a small shack on an island in Alaska for several months out of the year. <br />When he’s not in the field, he works at Office Nomads to be around others and be productive.<br />
    8. 8. Mobile Workers<br />Office Nomads: Individuality Without Isolation<br />Robyn moved back to Seattle with her husband when he started his medical residency. <br />She was able to keep her urban planning job through the move, which is based out of a firm in New Jersey. <br />Working from home didn’t work for her, so she moved to Office Nomads and has been coworking for over 2 years now.<br />
    9. 9. Small businesses<br />Office Nomads: Individuality Without Isolation<br />Joe began his resume consulting business on his own.<br />He needed a professional location to meet with clients, and sought out a coworking space. <br />After his business grew, he was able to hire an employee without having to increase his overhead significantly.<br />
    10. 10. Why Coworking?<br />Office Nomads: Individuality Without Isolation<br />
    11. 11. It’s about the people<br />Office Nomads: Individuality Without Isolation<br />Coworking spaces are community-based workspaces focused on the members. We are not “desk rental” businesses.<br />We believe that people support what they help to create. <br />We believe in creating a platform on which relationships can be built and sustained. <br />
    12. 12. It’s Simple<br />Coworking is a simple business model. <br />The basics need to be reliable and consistent.<br />People don’t need a ton of bells and whistles, they need to be around other great people.<br />Indy Hall, Philadelphia.<br />Photo by lavardera on Flickr.<br />Office Nomads: Individuality Without Isolation<br />
    13. 13. Because it works!<br />Ryan started out of a coffee shop on Capitol Hill<br />Moved to a coworking space<br />He can expand and contract in employee size easily.<br />He can meet contractors and land contracts all in one place.<br />Ryan Salva of Capitol Media – www.capitolmedia.com<br />Office Nomads: Individuality Without Isolation<br />
    14. 14. The BIGGER Picture<br />Office Nomads: Individuality Without Isolation<br />
    15. 15. Quality of Life<br />Office Nomads: Individuality Without Isolation<br />A work-life balance is easier to achieve when you separate your work from your home.<br />Quality of life improves for members as they become more engaged citizens in their neighborhoods and cities.<br />Yoga at Office Nomads<br />
    16. 16. Community Partnerships<br />Office Nomads: Individuality Without Isolation<br />
    17. 17. Transportation<br />Office Nomads: Individuality Without Isolation<br />Over 65% of Office Nomads members live less than 3 miles from the office.<br />Many walk, bike, or take the bus.<br />Coworking spaces are one of many tools to use in an overall sustainable city planning strategy.<br />
    18. 18. Innovation & Economic Development<br />Job opportunities increase <br />Business partnerships develop<br />Constant networking opportunities<br />More dollars spent in the neighborhood<br />Office Nomads: Individuality Without Isolation<br />
    19. 19. What’s Next?<br />How can we infuse the idea of coworking into government or business planning and policy?<br />How can we creatively finance more coworking spaces so more spaces can open and start creating positive social change now?<br />How can we encourage more people and organizations to get involved?<br />Office Nomads: Individuality Without Isolation<br />
    20. 20. Resources <br />International Coworking Website http://www.coworking.com<br />CoworkingSeattlehttp://www.coworkingseattle.org<br />Centre for Social Innovationhttp://socialinnovation.ca/sssi/<br />Office Nomadshttp://www.officenomads.com<br />Office Nomads: Individuality Without Isolation<br />
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