Kategoriearchiv: Project of the Week

Project of the Week>>> CoWorking Events on CoWorking Calendar

Veröffentlicht am 9. Juli 2011 von Felix Schürholz in Kategorie: CoWorking Calendar, CoWorking Events, CoWorking News International, Project of the Week | Kommentieren »

We believe coworking events help to increase the attractiveness of coworking  a great deal anywhere on this globe. This holds true for current as well as prospective coworkers and coworking projects. A shared and open calendar that is directly accessible for all coworking space managers like the  “Open International CoWorking Calendar” is unique. It is easy to use and very effective in promoting coworking events. For anyone who needs more reasons to use the CoWorking Calendar, we drew up a list of „10 Good Reasons for the CoWorking Calendar„.

Project of the Week>>> America’s Most Promising Social Entrepreneurs 2011

Veröffentlicht am 1. Juli 2011 von Felix Schürholz in Kategorie: CoWorking Calendar, CoWorking News International, Featured Article, Praxisberichte, Beispiele, Best-Practice, Project of the Week | 3 Kommentare

In February 2011 Bloomberg Businessweek started to seek for America’s Most Promising Social Entrepreneurs. Now in June more than 200 suggestions have been narrowed down to 25 for whom you can vote until July 12, 2011 (see also Open International CoWorking Calendar). 

Project of the Week>>> Consideration of „Social Capital“ for Coworking

Veröffentlicht am 24. Juni 2011 von Felix Schürholz in Kategorie: CoWorking Basics, Konzeptionelles, CoWorking Calendar, CoWorking Kultur, CoWorking News International, Project of the Week, Studien und Trends | Kommentieren »

For a long time coworking activists and space managers have been struggling to describe the „extra-value“ you create and receive when working in a coworking space instead of working from home. I believe the sociological concept of „Social Capital“ could provide this valuable description. In short, according to James Coleman, social capital is: “ … anything that facilitates individual or collective action, generated by networks of relationships, reciprocity, trust, and social norms.““ And how do we measure or quantify social capital? Here the definition of Nan Lin gives us a clue. Social capital is: an „Investment in social relations with expected returns in the marketplace.“ To summarize, we are talking about a sociological concept with an economic focus.  Following the thought of Nan Lin, we therefore need to take a closer look  at „the  financial return in the marketplace“.

Project of the Week>>> Coworking in a Shopping Mall in Vilnius

Veröffentlicht am 17. Juni 2011 von Felix Schürholz in Kategorie: CoWorking News International, European CoWorking Directory, Praxisberichte, Beispiele, Best-Practice, Project of the Week | Kommentieren »

One of my dreams has come true: Coworking in a Shopping Mall. Exactly 2 years ago today, when the German department store chain „Karstadt“ (which has been saved since) had filed for bankruptcy, we had the same dream. Now in Vilnius (Lithuania) Hub Vilnius opened a coworking space in a shopping mall right in the center of town. Mindaugas Danys writes that the shopping mall lost clients so they decided to rent out some space for NGOs and the new coworking space. The pictures look very promising!!!

Project of the Week>>> Barcamp on Coworking in Germany in Wuppertal

Veröffentlicht am 10. Juni 2011 von Redaktion in Kategorie: CoWorking Calendar, CoWorking Kultur, CoWorking News International, Praxisberichte, Beispiele, Best-Practice, Project of the Week | Kommentieren »

Start coworking, you do not necessarily need a regular coworking space to do so.  In Wuppertal, a city close to the urban Ruhr-Area in Germany, there is a growing Coworking Community, not yet with a fixed coworking space. But for the second time CoWorkingWuppertal starts an intraregional project: After having initiated a European JellyWeek in January 2011, Coworking Wuppertal now hosts a  Barcamp on Coworking  (open conference) on July 8th-10th 2011 (also see Open International CoWorking Calendar)