"[A coworking space] like a clubhouse for anyone who doesn't have their own office...or periodically needs to get out of theirs. If you normally work from home, cafes, or libraries, you might want to try coworking. You get to work next to smart, interesting, creative people from more industries than you can imagine." -Alex Hillman Owner, Indy Hall
<ul>CAMP isn't... an executive suite a coffee shop desks lined up end-to-end your private office a place to pitch your product lonely </ul><ul>CAMP is... casual a place to bring clients and friends communal and interactive filled with motivated workers a place to share your ideas working independently, together </ul>What is coworking?
designer / blogger / wife / mama / 24 / dana / omaha / berlin / workaholic / cats / coke www.princesslasertron.com @lasertron
Downs Design – founding tenant @downsdesign graphic design/web RDQLUS @rdqlus_creative branding and graphic design Nimble Logic @secos software applications Image Made @image_made graphics and web
the numbers $2400 – actual amount paid on 3.23 (lease-signing day) $4000 - member-driven start-up capital $1800 – monthly budget for rent, utilities, discretionary spending $350.month for tenants $10,400 projected revenue over the next 6 months
What's in it for me? pursuing my own business goals / personal publicity / meeting highly motivated people / building trust in the community / receiving support from other businesses / positive contribution to the world
Divvy Omaha, NE Creative Space Bryan, TX Public School Austin, TX Citizen Space San Francisco, CA Over 300 coworking facilities in the world 2/3 of them in the U.S.
CAMP is a dream realized through creative friends, late night pancake runs, double dead guys, supportive parents, great friendships and a passion to give back to our community.
Benefits to coworkers low rent / flexible terms / collaboration opportunities / professional address / meeting space / sense of community / access to resources and others' expertise
Benefits to our region Investment in creative growth / magnet for professionals looking to move / travelers work here when in town / sustainable
Inside CAMP 1800 sq ft / conference table handmade by Peter Cales / lockers to secure belongings / free dual-band wi-fi / Pears Coffee and snacks / common area / books and magazines
the next stage more tech & design tenants / continue to re-invest in the tenants / sponsoring events / hosting classes and speakers / create partnerships with local businesses and schools
Upcoming events Sept 10-12 – Startup Weekend omaha.startupweekend.org Sept 24 – Uncommon Book Tour Chris Guillebeau's The Art of Nonconformity chrisguillebeau.com Nov 20 – Barcamp Omaha barcampomaha.com