|#||ID||date/time||IP address||What country are you from?||What is your closest location (i.e. city or neighborhood in city)?||What stage are you at with coworking?||How long have you been part of this particular list?||How long have you been interested in collaborative spaces in general?||What is your current occupation?||Where do you currently work?||What are the limitations of your current work space situation? (if any)||What are you hoping that coworking will solve for that situation?||- location||- security||- privacy||- personalized space||- atmosphere||- networking opportunities||- collaboration opportunities||- cost||- excellent coworkers||- 24 hour access||- quiet space||- meeting spaces||- event spaces||- community feeling||Anything missed from the above list you'd like to add as being really important to you?||Coworking Space Owner: How long have you been running your space?||Coworking Space Owner: What does it cost to use your space? Do you have different 'levels' of usage? How do they work?||Coworking Space Owner: Do people have dedicated workspaces, or are you primarily a drop-in space? A hybrid?||Coworking Space Owner: Is Running your space your core business?||Coworking Space Owner: Do you make money off of the space? Break even? Lose money? Do you have outside investors?||Coworking Space Owner: Do you run events out of your space (public events)? If yes, give examples.||Coworking Space Owner: Do you rent out your space to others for events? What do you charge for this?||Coworking Space Owner: How do you work your current key system?||Coworking Space Owner: Do you advertise your space? How?||Coworking Space Owner: Do you currently have a website? What is the URL? What is the function of the website (promotional, informational, web application, etc.)?||Coworking Space Owner: Anything else to add regarding your space we should know?||For those setting up a space: How long have you been in the process of setting up your space?||For those setting up a space: How are you funding your space?||For those setting up a space: How many people are involved in this project?||For those setting up a space: Are you planning on running the space as your core business?||For those setting up a space: What would you like to accomplish with your space? (goals, etc.)||For those setting up a space: What do you get out of being part of the coworking group/wiki, etc.? - Mentors||For those setting up a space: What do you get out of being part of the coworking group/wiki, etc.? - Advice||For those setting up a space: What do you get out of being part of the coworking group/wiki, etc.? - Support||For those setting up a space: What do you get out of being part of the coworking group/wiki, etc.? - Coworkers||For those setting up a space: What do you get out of being part of the coworking group/wiki, etc.? - Promotion||For those setting up a space: What do you get out of being part of the coworking group/wiki, etc.? - Community||For those setting up a space: What do you get out of being part of the coworking group/wiki, etc.? - other||For those setting up a space: Do you currently have a website where you are publishing your progress? If so, what is the URL? URLs?||For those setting up a space: If there were to be improvements for this group that would help you immensely, what would you suggest?||For those setting up a space: What are your most immediate needs? - Money||For those setting up a space: What are your most immediate needs? - Finding the actual space||For those setting up a space: What are your most immediate needs? - Structural help (advice)||For those setting up a space: What are your most immediate needs? - Space management tips||For those setting up a space: What are your most immediate needs? - Networking/connections||For those setting up a space: What are your most immediate needs? - Partners||For those setting up a space: What are your most immediate needs? - Coworkers||For those setting up a space: What are your most immediate needs? - other||For those setting up a space: Anything else to add?||For the lurkers: What would give you the impetus to stop watching and start participating? What can we do for you?||Anything else for anyone to add? Go hog wild...||Optional: please provide your contact information|
|Nate Westheimer||3/29/2007 14:31:00||United States of America||New York City||I'm interested in setting up a coworking space||January 07ish||24 years||Full-time CEO of BricaBox, part-time in-house consultant at National Public Broadcasting||From my apartment, from NPB, in cafes, and I went to "Jelly" today||Flexibility of use (i.e. all are single use facilities), lack of persistent community||I think coworking can solve parts of both those issues, but not all.||4||4||4||4||4||4||4||4||4||4||4||4||4||4||One month||We will have outside investors||Three to five "committed" organizers, twenty to thirty sounding boards, scores are fans!||The space will revolve around the cafe and the coworking space, along with relationships with investors/incubators.||Build and support a persistent community center for the NYC web start-up/tech community.||yes||yes||yes||yes||yes||yes||ideas, feedback||http://cafebricolage.com/||Sharing of business model information (a database of prices and services offered)||solidification of business plans and investors||m of the firm belief that all this press people are freaking out about is a GOOD thing. If I've learned one thing as a web entrepreneur and now "coworking"/cafeBricolage organizer, it's that our ideas are not that unique, but our execution of them. Press tells people "yes! you can do this!" and the more people who believe they can do things, the better for us all!|
|Felix E. Klee||3/28/2007 14:32:00||Germany||Karlsruhe||Interested in finding a coworking space to work out of||Since ten days. Aren't there any logs? ;-)||A long time - sorry for the fuzzy answer: Working together with like minded people is always desirable.||Employed in the IT area (medical stuff), but not full time.||Karlsruhe, Germany.||* Always the same old place.|
* Always the same field of interest.
* Always the same people.
|* Getting to see different places, because I want to broaden my horizon and I enjoy that.|
* Trying out freelancing. So far, I've mostly avoided freelancing. Rationale: I don't want to sit at home all week and hack along all by myself.
* Meeting different people for sharing knowledge, for exploring (business) ideas, etc.. As already said above, I want to broaden my horizon.
|2||2||4||2||4||4||4||4||3||2||3||2||2||4||I'm pondering how to get ahead with mobile coworking. At the moment, I'm still investigating whether it's feasible in some way or the other, and I've various ideas/issues on my mind. I may create a wiki page, if there isn't already one (but not tonight). And what I'd really like to have is a place to discuss mobile coworking with like minded people in real time, either physically (e.g. at a BarCamp) or - at least - electronically (e.g. on IRC or on Jabber). The next step would be to do some in depth mobile coworking experiments, perhaps only for a couple of weeks a piece at first.||And actually, I'm still very interested in mobile coworking (i.e. combining travel with working, see also the thread "Coworking on the move"). So, I'm not looking for a single space, but for a set of spaces, and ways to build ad hoc coworking communities. They may last from a couple of days up to a couple of weeks, and they're always in flux: People are joining, moving around together, leaving, etc..|
|Nancy Tubbs||3/28/2007 10:15:00||United States of America||Mountain View, CA||Just Watching||I'm a lurker watching for any locations within one town of Mtn View, CA. I don't have the motivation to instigate one, sorry.|
I'm also intrigued by the tourism/traveling angle, eg, the Philippines and French locations, so am tracking those threads.
The one thought I had on the infrastructure topic was that the international youth hostel system might be a model to look at. Those locations have different types of ownership (many owned by individuals), a set of standards to maintain membership, a great informational website, and an opt-in infrastructure for booking rooms.
|Cube Space||3/27/2007 9:41:00||United States of America||Portland, OR||I run a coworking space||I have been reading for 3 months or so.||A year and a half or so||I run CubeSpace, a co-working space in Portland, Oregon.||CubeSpace||We opened in October, 2006||Basic membership (which includes unlimited use of a workspace during our open hours, 50 black & white print-outs, unlimited coffee, tea, espresso, juice & snacks, free local calls, a dedicated phone number and voicemail, discounted networking opportunities, discounted meeting space usage) costs $250. We also offer a la carte services that start at $10/hour.||We are a hybrid.||Yes.||Right now we are solely self-funded (although seeking investors). We are losing money right now, but do project making money in October 2007.||Yes, we offer several networking opportunities (for both for-profit and nonprofit organizations), movie nights, Battlestar Galactica & beer, a book group, Lunch & Learns, and samplers like discounted massage & acupuncture. All of these events are open to the public as well as members (our members do get a discount for events with fees).||Yes. We offer discounts to nonprofits and community groups||We only allow people in when our location is staffed.||We advertise on public radio, bus ads, Google Adwords and lots & lots of networking.||www.CubeSpacePDX.com. Our website is a combination of promotional and informational (we would also like it to function as a community hub, but we haven't got that happening, yet).||We are committed to community & sustainability. We are a certified green space (certified by the City of Portland). We also are committed to bringing people from all types of businesses and nonprofit organizations into the same co-working space to foster cross-profession and sector collaboration.|
|Rob O'Brien||3/27/2007 7:21:00||United States of America||Hudson, NY||I'm interested in setting up a coworking space||about a month||many years. My wife an artist had a shared art studio (Hoboken NJ). We never collaborated with other artists on projects but I learned lots from other artist types in the building. It was hugely rewarding.||I used to market my wifes work, but now I am a realtor selling fixer uppers in Hudson.||The challenge in Hudson is that there are lots of creatives bu they never synch. I think there is a huge need for a co-working space, but most creatives dont realize what they never experienced.|
Many creatives work out of their homes and go to NYC (2 hours by Amtrack) and do their thing. Hudson needs to be a creative place more unto itself to become a real, creative, cool-town. Co-working spaces will allow the creatives in town to network locally with each other and be able to supplement their NYC clients.
|Still trying to get a space up and running. The space will not cater to any specific group. (writers, tech-geeks etc)||4||2||2||2||5||5||5||4||4||2||2||2||2||5||I think many people already have work spaces (housing spaces are pretty big and realitively cheap) and therefore the value of a coworking space is the social aspect, contacts and business opportunities. For many, I think it will fill the need to get out of the house and having social interaction. I think my proposed space will be more of a third place than a second place (office).||I am a realtor in Hudson. I also serve in the city govt as Pres of|
the legislature. My wife is an artist. My friends are mostly artist types or self employed jack of trades. We dont have a lot of computer geeks in hudson. Although we are very close to Albany NY(1 hour) where there is a nacsent tech initiative. What we have are lots of people in media. Writers advertising etc.
|lorelei||3/26/2007 16:37:00||United States of America||San Francisco||I run a coworking space||june, 2006||i'd like to think that my hippie-influenced college years at uc santa cruz introduced collaborative spaces to me many years ago, but i've only been recently exposed to coworking in the past year or so.||visual effects editor||industrial light & magic||that i can't telecommute from a coworking facility! (-=grin=-)||that coworking can fully utilize our very cool space during the business hours - which are times that the residential tenants don't tend to be around. (please see answer to #11)||eight(ish) months?||$200 introductory rate|
$250 for each month thereafter
$10 day pass (once we re-institute day passes - see #3)
|currently set up as flexible workspaces. we're trying to figure out how to reconfigure so that some folks can get dedicated work spaces. once we have enough people at the space during business hours, we'll open it up to more drop-in day-trippers.||no.||we are currently losing money, but hope to at least be able to break even in the future. (i cross my fingers even as i type!)||yes! we have film screenings, workshops, some classes and even superhappyvloghouse:|
|we aren't quite stable enough to get to this yet, but hopefully will happen in the future.||currently our members get a key to the space.||recently started up on craigslist and posting at local coffeeshops.||http://www.hatfactory.net|
mostly promotional. we also have a blog which tells of upcoming events or whether there's free food in the fridge.
|our space is an interesting experiment as there are also folks (myself included) who live there. this raises some unique issues as far as how people who live in the space can co-exist with people who use the space as an office. we're not sure we have it entirely figured out yet, but it's a really good experience so far. we're still trying to get our bearings on things and will be happy to report more once we get things sorted.|
|Mark Dowd||3/26/2007 14:03:00||Canada||Toronto||I run a coworking space||about 3 months||8 years||founder of www.creationstep.com||Creationstep in Toronto||We all work remotely||It will give us a place to connect on occasion and somewhere to collaborate on odd days||5||2||2||4||4||4||4||3||4||3||2||3||2||4||2 months||$300 full time | $100 (1 day/Month) | $50 unlimited evening and weekend | $25 per day drop in||we are a hybrid||No||we break even on the running but I have to pay myself back from the early set-up investment. We have one outside investor and will take another 1 or 2||we are just starting to this week. We hope that this can become an important part. The events will mostly focus around independent work requirements and start-up ideas||Yes and we charge $350 for a smaller room and $1000 for the larger space||I get them cut right now. I want to move to a card reader for ease and better tracking eventually||Through my blog mainly||www.creationstep.com and www.markdowds.com||hopefully we can start a new form of kinkos service and VOIP this year||4 months before opening 2 months ago||we are doing it personally||a good bunch of decent friends||we would like it to stand on its own in the future||a knowledge worker community centre and coworking space||yes||yes||there is a great feeling of being part of something bigger and learning from one another||www.indoorplayground.com||Meet ups in local areas||yes||no||no||yes||yes||yes||yes||more financial partners|
|Dave Doolin||3/26/2007 13:29:00||United States of America||san francisco||I run a coworking space||August? September?||Couple of years||I own 30% of a tech startup and have several other ventures|
cooking (or not).
|Home, Hat Factory and client spaces.||Not much.||Coworking plugs me into a space and a community I can contribute to.||5||1||1||1||1||1||1||5||5||1||1||1||1||1||Hybrid really. We don't have dedicated spaces, but we are currently|
discouraging drop ins until we get a few more anchors.
|Nope. More hobby for me. "Intentional Community building"|
is an interest I have developed over the last year.
|HF more or less breaks even at the moment. Ran in the black|
last year, we anticipate positive cash flow rest of year.
|Yes. HF specific events, and anchor-hosted events.||Anchors get a key.||Craigslist, flyers, moo cards, word of mouth, website/blog.||hatfactory.net, promotional and informational||It's Teh Hat Factory. We have Schlomo. That's enough|
uniqueness I think. ;)
|Graham Freeman||3/26/2007 14:00:00||United States of America||Oakland||Some combination of the following.|
- Interested in setting up a coworking space
- Interested in finding a coworking space to work out of
- Just watching
|Since July 2006.||At least since 2000, when I shared office space with 4-5 other like-|
minded folks in downtown Santa Cruz while running a tech-focused
|In order of revenue generated:|
* Technology Consultant
* Project Manager
* Tech co-op founder and general manager
|From home (1br apartment in Oakland that my wife and I share) and on-|
site at clients' locations in Sausalito, Davis, and San Jose.
|My wife and I have been married for less than a year, so we're still on good terms. :) But we both work from home 2-3 days per week in a 1br apartment - she on her teaching and her PhD dissertation, and me on my client work. This means that I have to be careful about when I can have boisterous phone calls and work on noisy servers (doing hands-on work before deploying them to datacenters), and she can't spread out her grading papers all over the living room floor like she could if she had an office. Making such compromises costs me revenue, costs her time, and costs us both some disruption to our normal living space.|
Also, while the other folks in our apartment building seem nice, we don't get much opportunity to interact with them. The physical layout here doesn't include any common spaces other than hallways and the ground floor entryway.
|I'd actually like to start or join a space that has co-housing and co-working in the same facility, or at least on the same city block.|
Ideally, Erin and I would have a 2br condo in the co-housing on the third floor, garden space and patio access on the roof/4th floor, desks in the co-working space on the second floor, access to coffee shops/bookstores/grocery stores/etc. on the ground floor, and dedicated parking spots (with City CarShare / Co-operative Auto
Network access) in the underground parking lot. And this would all be in Vancouver, BC, since Erin grew up there and I can get reliable health insurance there while remaining self-employed. This entire facility would be co-operatively owned and governed, rather than using the tired old feudal landlord-tenant method.
I checked out WorkSpace (http://www.abetterplacetowork.com/) in Vancouver a few months ago. It seems to be run well, the folks were friendly, Gastown is cool, the pricing is fair, etc. So, I'll probably use it for short-term stuff, but it's using the old conventional owner/customer business model, and I'm pretty firm about needing to be in a space where every participant has the opportunity to be a co-owner in a cooperative setting.
|4||3||2||4||3||3||4||2||4||2||3||4||2||5||I want to connect with people in the Vancouver, BC area with compatible goals. Erin and I will be in Oakland, CA until August '07, in Santa Cruz, CA from Fall 2007 through Fall 2008, and then permanently in Vancouver, BC starting as early as Fall 2008 (depending on work and housing). We may be interested in a temporary co-housing and/or co-working arrangement in Santa Cruz from Fall '07 through Fall '08.|
|2||bbupb37thnn4bh8rmpnghtep84||4/9/2007 11:11:15||220.127.116.11||United States of America||san francisco||I'm interested in setting up a coworking space||2 weeks||about a month||designer / coder / executive / wtf / startup thing||startup / 1821 wine||workspace = my apartment. limitations = no structure, no interaction, no printer.||the (occasionally) rhythm of humans, access to a laser printer, a decent-sized table or desk to lay things out on. wifi.||5||4||2||2||4||3||4||2||2||4||4||5||1||3||location location location. (location).|
|3||cigq1390kkv457jm6h4c0gjf35||4/9/2007 11:42:14||18.104.22.168||Ireland||dublin||I'm interested in setting up a coworking space||?||3-6 months||Developer||From Home||No People during the day.||yes more people the better||3||4||2||2||4||4||5||3||2||3||3||4||5||3|
|4||ueumd0i1vg9irva43olv61vtu5||4/9/2007 12:02:02||22.214.171.124||United States of America||Center Square, Albany, NY||I'm interested in finding a coworking space to work from||Just Joined||About 2 years, since I went freelance.||Web Developer||Out of my house, clients' offices, and coffeeshops.||They are boring or unstable.||A fun, team-like atmosphere without actually having a 'team'.||5||3||3||1||5||3||2||3||3||4||3||2||1||5||Rich Orris|
Strange Bird Labs,LLC
327 Hudson Avenue
Albany, NY 12210
|5||t6d0erv9obl1nofn1crol6a9s0||4/9/2007 12:04:59||126.96.36.199||United States of America||Pittsburgh||I'm interested in setting up a coworking space||Two years. Since I started working at Socialtext.||Software Developer||Socialtext||Working from home with three kids. Lots of distractions. Lack of human, adult, educated interaction. My wife is all of those things but she has to do other things through the day.||Face to face collaboration with others.||5||3||2||1||5||3||5||4||5||4||4||5||5||5||Haven||Public works and/or memberships.||Three interested parties.||No||Meet others, inspire collaboration leading to commercial ventures, establish community as a local leader for creativity.||Advice||Support||Coworkers||Community||Space management tips||Networking/connections||Partners||Coworkers|
|6||80006ssqtlva5blt91gcp6udr1||4/9/2007 12:24:54||188.8.131.52||I run a coworking space||3 months||10 years||Venture Capital||BaseCamp Capital LLC||N/A||5||4||2||2||4||4||4||4||3||3||2||4||3||5||Launching May 1||129-349||We will be running events at no charge||If they are something the tenants want to do [e.g. barcamp]||Electronic keys that are activated when people sign up, and deactivated when they leave or stop paying rent....||Craigslist. Moocards in Cafes, word of mouth, PR||hivecoop.pbwiki.com|
All of the above
|You should stop by and check it out.||4 months||Personally||1||No||Create a dynamic, fun environment ---- to be honest, to create the space that I wanted 15 years ago.||Advice||Support||Promotion||Community||hivecoop.pbwiki.com|
|Space management tips||Networking/connections|
|7||6vm0kgp785pjlg5invnch5n5q1||4/9/2007 12:50:12||184.108.40.206||United States of America||Irvine, Orange County, California||I'm interested in finding a coworking space to work from||3 months||4 years||entrepreneur||home office||too many distractions||3||2||3||3||4||4||5||3||4||4||4||5||3||3|
|8||nvf2rgjsqm356fnvscmv1gjnl1||4/9/2007 12:52:37||220.127.116.11||United States of America||Montara||I just rented office space with a friend||a few months||For most of my career||Business consultant||Shared office space||We're still figuring that out. It's less than a week old. No furniture, I guess.||I don't know.||5||3||4||3||5||2||4||5||3||4||4||4||1||3|
|9||6hb3k92o85prstb7k4ag177sm1||4/9/2007 13:14:23||18.104.22.168||Canada||MontrÃ©al||I'm setting up a coworking space||Since the beginning I think||Going on 2 years.||Freelance web developer||Home and cafes.||- Hard for ollaborations|
- No meeting rooms
- Can't really do full days in one place
Ease the meeting, learning and general connecting with other freelancers.
|4||3||2||3||5||4||4||3||4||2||2||3||4||5||Help out new people and organisations.|
- Freelancers new to the 'scene' to find others / tricks / help, etc.
- Startups at very early stages.
- Not for profits and volunteer organisations with a place to meet.
|Thinking/talking for a year. Really actually moving for 4-5 weeks.||4-5 investors with possible sponsors (although those will likely come after the opening). Possible gov. grants but we're not putting them in the budget, bonus.||6 at this stage of planning/ investing. 10 counting probable anchors.||No. Independant business, no one living off of it.||- Cool place to work / collaborate.|
- Community of creators assembling around the space.
- Promote groups and event (MiscCamps, grassroots orgs.)
|Advice||Support||Community||Not so far. Setup a separate Google Group yesterday actually, will be using the coworking wiki in the next few days and probably until we have an official name and start buying domains and such.||Money||Finding the actual space||Patrick Tanguay|