Entrepreneurs Virtual Co-Working - Summer Session
. Who is up for a HOA? As you might know, we have launched a new program for the Entrepreneurs Community on the World Startups page that is intended to give those of us who don't have access to, or can't afford, a real co-working space some of the benefits of one, without nearly the same investment in time, effort or money.
Basically it is an attempt to simulate that part of co-working when one of your co-workers gets bored with their work, leans over your desk and asks "What are you working on?". It has been noted that these informal exchanges are one of the big benefits of co-working, so why not try to simulate it with the tools we have at hand?
We are using a hybrid approach of a brief public HOA followed by a private hangout discussion for this purpose. The public HOA session will let you state the goals and challenges of your current project, and possibly answer questions from audience members. The private Hangout session will be more "anything goes" but will allow us to explain more about how we are approaching our projects and perhaps brainstorm a bit. Collaborations will be encouraged, but not assumed - if it happens, it happens.
This approach will hopefully be time effective for both our participants, and people who later watch the video. They will be able to quickly get a basic understanding of what we are working on so presumably it will be easier for like minded people to learn about each other and connect. No one whats to get stuck in one of those two hour hangouts, and certainly no one wants to watch a HOA that is nearly that long. I would rather do shorter hangouts, but do them more often, and mix things up a little with different people and different topics.
So who wants to do one this week? As I mentioned, the best times for me are from 10AM to 4PM PDT (California) time, but I can adjust my schedule to accommodate other times. Also, I don't have to be the one who hosts - this is a pretty simple format so if you want to organize one just let me know.
So who is with me? Anyone game?
Posted by +Rob Gordon
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