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Why Coworking? LaidOffCamp LA

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What is coworking, where can you start coworking in SoCal. Why is it better than Starbucks or the executive office? This presentation was presented at LaidOffCamp LA on May 1, 2009.

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Why Coworking? LaidOffCamp LA

  1. 1. Where Coworking? Marieke Hensel @hensel [email_address] Coworkingfullerton.com
  2. 2. What is Coworking? Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coworking Coworking is an emerging trend for a new pattern for working. Typically work-at-home professionals or independent contractors or people who travel frequently end up working in relative isolation. [1] Coworking is the social gathering of a group of people, who are still working independently, but who share values [2] and who are interested in the synergy that can happen from working with talented people in the same space. [3] [4] Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coworking Coworking is an emerging trend for a new pattern for working. Typically work-at-home professionals or independent contractors or people who travel frequently end up working in relative isolation. [1] Coworking is the social gathering of a group of people, who are still working independently, but who share values [2] and who are interested in the synergy that can happen from working with talented people in the same space. [3] [4]
  3. 3. Why not go to Starbucks?
  4. 4. Coworking = the new Starbucks
  5. 5. You’ll get the good coffee
  6. 6. And enjoy it with the right people
  7. 7. Your choice to sit wherever
  8. 8. … and whenever
  9. 9. Isn’t that an Executive Office?
  10. 10. Executive Suites <ul><li>Professional </li></ul><ul><li>Formal </li></ul><ul><li>Doors </li></ul><ul><li>$$ </li></ul>
  11. 11. Coworking place <ul><li>Community </li></ul><ul><li>Creative </li></ul><ul><li>Casual </li></ul>
  12. 12. The average Coffee shop <ul><li>Café latte = $3-$4 ($12 a day) </li></ul><ul><li>Deal with guilt of not purchasing a new coffee </li></ul><ul><li>Really loud, gossipy people </li></ul><ul><li>Uncomfortable seats </li></ul><ul><li>Poke their eyes out with your cool laptop </li></ul>
  13. 13. The Coworking place <ul><li>Flat membership fee </li></ul><ul><li>Unlimited coffee </li></ul><ul><li>Collaborate with peers </li></ul><ul><li>Seats are more comfortable </li></ul><ul><li>Everyone has a laptop! </li></ul>
  14. 14. Coworking Worldwide
  15. 15. SoCal Coworking Los Angeles Fullerton - North OC Santa Ana Santa Monica truth coworking Silverlake
  16. 16. Coworking VISA
  17. 17. / USA / Arizona: Chandler, California : Chico, Orange County (that’s us), Los Angeles (2), Palo Alto (2), Sacramento, San Francisco (2), Connecticut : Simsbury, Florida : Miami, Orlando, Iowa : Des Moines, Massachusetts : Boston/Cambridge, New York : Brooklyn, New York City, Rochester, North Carolina : Asheville, Ohio : Akron, Columbus, Oregon : Portland (2), Pennsylvania : Philadelphia (2), Rhode Island: Providence, Tennessee : Chattanooga, Texas: Dallas, Houston, Washington: Everett, Redmond, Seattle (3), Tacoma (2) / INTERNATIONAL / Argentina : Buenos Aires, Canada : Montreal, France : Paris, Italy : Milano (2), Bologna, New Zealand : Wellington, Switzerland : Lausanne, Thailand : Bangkok, The Netherlands : The Hague, Utrecht, United Kingdom : Brighton, Uruguay : Montevideo, Panama : Bocas del Toro
  18. 18. SoCal Coworking VISA Los Angeles Fullerton - North OC Silverlake
  19. 19. Coworking Information Wiki http://coworking.pbwiki.com/ Google Group http://groups.google.com/group/coworking Coworking VISA http://coworking.pbworks.com/CoworkingVisa
  20. 20. Questions? Marieke Hensel @hensel marieke@hensel.nl coworkingfullerton.com

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