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Columbus Coworking 2nd Meetup

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Notes for 2nd Columbus Coworking meetup, March 5 2008. Also introducing 'Corkboard' — a planned coworking space.

Notes for 2nd Columbus Coworking meetup, March 5 2008. Also introducing 'Corkboard' — a planned coworking space.

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  • 1. Columbus Coworking Second Meetup Junctionview Studios—3/5/2008
  • 2. Agenda • Introductions (please sign in) • Quick recap since last November • Corkboard • Coworking Fridays?
  • 3. Introductions
  • 4. Since last November, I’ve… • Posted minutes from the 1st meeting • Started a Google Group • Found a realtor • Scheduled—but didn’t complete—site visits • Got sick and lost momentum
  • 5. And also… Heard from a handful of folks who missed the first meeting and want to get involved.
  • 6. I’m still serious about establishing a space…
  • 7. Corkboard corkboardcolumb.us
  • 8. Ambitions • Open in 2008 (Late summer? Fall?) • OPEN space w/room for ~20 coworkers • 10 full-time members • 10-15 part-timers + visitors • 1 or 2 conference rooms + amenities • Wired & Wireless • Fast Connection — T1 (No proxy or goofy stuff.)
  • 9. And because everyone asks… Price Points? Full Member $300/month • Dedicated Desk • 24x7 Access • Storage included • Conf. room allowance Part-time $200/month • Floating Desk • Up to 3 days a week • Storage available Visitor $10-20/day • 1st visit free? • Free Fridays? • Hours 10-4 Conf. Rooms $20-40/hour • Polycoms • Projector These are wild guesstimates, subject to change and based on examples found here: http://coworking.pbwiki.com/PricingExamples
  • 10. How can you help? • Invest or partner • Become a member now • Sign a promissory letter (not tonight) • Pre-pay 6 months dues? (maybe at a discount) • More info soon at corkboardcolumb.us
  • 11. There’s also a great opportunity…
  • 12. …to partner with
  • 13. Meet Adam Brouillette from Simple Studios
  • 14. I encourage any of you to think about starting a space as well. • Don’t confuse ‘Columbus Coworking’ with Corkboard. • We should use Google Group, pbwiki, etc for general discussion & support.
  • 15. And finally… We’ve got to stop meeting like this
  • 16. Casual Coworking once a week? • In homes? á la Jelly? ~ workatjelly.com • Or cafes, restaurants, á la Ann Arbor? microcoworking.com (Or both) • Let’s start next Friday, March 14 • Also good for Corkboard planning and updates
  • 17. That’s all I’ve got. bryce@corkboardcolumb.us