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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 the coworking list (coworking@googlegroups.com)?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 could solve for that situation?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 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: Do people have dedicated workspaces, or are you primarily a drop-in? Hybrid?Coworking Space Owner: Is Running your space a core business for you?Coworking Space Owner: Do you make money off of the space? Break even? Lose money? Do you have outside investors?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: 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: 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...

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United States of Americasan franciscoI'm interested in setting up a coworking space2 weeksabout a monthdesigner / coder / executive / wtf / startup thingstartup / 1821 wineworkspace = 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.location location location. (location).

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IrelanddublinI'm interested in setting up a coworking space?3-6 monthsDeveloperFrom HomeNo People during the day.yes more people the better

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United States of AmericaCenter Square, Albany, NYI'm interested in finding a coworking space to work fromJust JoinedAbout 2 years, since I went freelance.Web DeveloperOut of my house, clients' offices, and coffeeshops.They are boring or unstable.A fun, team-like atmosphere without actually having a 'team'.

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United States of AmericaPittsburghI'm interested in setting up a coworking spaceTwo years. Since I started working at Socialtext.Software DeveloperSocialtextWorking 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.HavenPublic works and/or memberships.Three interested parties.NoMeet others, inspire collaboration leading to commercial ventures, establish community as a local leader for creativity.

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I run a coworking space3 months10 yearsVenture CapitalBaseCamp Capital LLCN/ALaunching May 1129-349We will be running events at no chargeIf 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, PRhivecoop.pbwiki.com

All of the above
You should stop by and check it out.4 monthsPersonally1NoCreate a dynamic, fun environment ---- to be honest, to create the space that I wanted 15 years ago.hivecoop.pbwiki.com
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United States of AmericaIrvine, Orange County, CaliforniaI'm interested in finding a coworking space to work from3 months4 yearsentrepreneurhome officetoo many distractions

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United States of AmericaMontaraI just rented office space with a frienda few monthsFor most of my careerBusiness consultantShared office spaceWe're still figuring that out. It's less than a week old. No furniture, I guess.I don't know.

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CanadaMontréalI'm setting up a coworking spaceSince the beginning I thinkGoing on 2 years.Freelance web developerHome and cafes.- Hard for ollaborations
- No meeting rooms
- Can't really do full days in one place
All three.
Ease the meeting, learning and general connecting with other freelancers.
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.)
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.

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CanadaTorontoI'm interested in finding a coworking space to work fromSince I spent some time coworking in San Francisco last fall.Web Writer/Information ArchitectHome Office.Being at home doesn't allow for effective connection with like-minded people.Coworking allows you to connect with real people, instead of people simply on the web.

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United States of AmericaSan FranciscoI'm interested in setting up a coworking space6 months+Since 1999 - had offices in a shared studio complex with a variety of other companies and artistsentrepreneurLack of social interaction / networking with new peopleCo-workers that are in areas / sectors that are complementary to mine. Diversity is good but often having some common focus / target market helps.3 monthspersonal and external investment5NoA space for my current ventures and associated companiesNo - still early stageCo-working meetups / conference calls / virtual networking (second life?)I'm interested in having access to space overseas / partnering with co-working spaces in Europe / Asia etc.

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New ZealandAucklandI'm interested in setting up a coworking spaceA couple of months (still only lurking though).Have been working on my own for approx. two years. About a year ago, I started realising I needed to get out the home office more, and missed hanging out with fellow workers.

I've also thought about renting serviced office space but can't really see the point - without fellow co-workers: I would have to commute, and pay for facilities that I already have in my home office. Co-working appeals mostly because of the interaction with like-minded people, not because of the office-like facilities it would provide.

Then I found out about how someone set up a 'OpenCoffee' meetup in Wellington, and about your initiative. I've been interested and looking into it ever since.
Usability/User Experience consultantSpare room/home-office - approx. 45mins from downtown Auckland, New ZealandAlone-ness'
Some lack of routine/discipline
Lack of work-related 'cubicle talk' (not gossip - but work stuff that I don't necessarily *need* to know, but woudn't mind being *aware* of)
Lack of 'visibility' (i.e. others being aware of me and what I do)

To a lesser extent, lack of some printing and posting facilities
Will force me/encourage me to get out of the house more often
Allow me to hang out with like minded people, find out what the latest issues/trends/developments are
Learn from others
Collaborate on projects
Good coffee!
Group thinking tools: whiteboards, datashows, etc
Continued lurking is entirely due to my own lack of initiative! You guys are doing a great job...

This survey has already been a good impetus...

If anything, more practical tips on:
-how to find out whether other people in the area would be interested
-how to go about finding suitable space (I don't know the first thing about real estate, what's a good price per square meter, etc)
It's seems like a good place to start a co-working initiative is to set up an OpenCoffee meetup at a popular cafe with wifi. What if, however, there is no such space in your area? What are other good initial rallying places? I wonder if anything else if facing this issue? (Maybe this would be a good question for the mailing list...)

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United States of AmericaNew YorkI'm working out of a coworking space1 month ishSince I lived in SF years ago.Consultant.Gucci.Scheduling makes it difficult to commit to any one particular place.Having flexible time in multiple locations

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United States of AmericaNew York, NYI'm interested in finding a coworking space to work fromA week or twoA few weeksGraphic DesignerFreelancerNo office. Work out of home (studio apt).Help me focus; collaborative environment

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Croatia (Hrvatska)ZagrebI'm interested in setting up a coworking spacea couple weeksa couple monthsentrepreneur, investment advisorat homeconstant interruptions from family members, isolation from the communityi hope that i will be able to better organize my time, and that interaction with other members will help my creative juices flowjust startingthe plan is to get a building from the city government, and then raise private capital for the setup and running costs. the space will be fully self -sufficientcurrently just me, but there is a pool of dozens people interested in this thingno; it wil be set up by a local startups-support non-profitincrease of Web and software startups in the area, community of knowledge and idea workersnot yet

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AustraliaSydney?I want to answer 2. C & DNever, got it off twitter.6 years. We had an open work space where people flowed in and out of and it was great for energy.Product Marketing GuyTanglerNeed more space for drop ins.% of permanent vs % of transient.4 monthsTangler1NoGive space for young tech businesses to work, meet, collab, drink.Nope. It's in my head....

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Croatia (Hrvatska)RabI'm just watching the listmhmm never O_oweb designerI work in a computer shop

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South AfricaJohannesburgI'm just watching the listNewSince about 1999Owner of a software companyOffice in the suburbsNot enough physical space for meetingsI'm not sureCan't think of anything right now :)

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United States of AmericaPhiladelphiaI'm just watching the listfew monthsfew yearsConsultantFrom homecolaborationcollaboration

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United States of AmericaBoston, MAI'm interested in finding a coworking space to work fromI have not1 year. As of April 1, 2007, I'm working solo. Our condo has no dedicated space for me...and a baby's on the way!Web Developer, Marketing StrategistHome.No dedicated office space. Wife baby at home.Room to make calls, meet with clients, work quietly.

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ItalyComoI'm interested in finding a coworking space to work fromca. 3 months2 yearsFreelancerAt homeSpace, collaboration with coworkersCollaboration with other people

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SwitzerlandzurichI'm setting up a coworking space2months approx6monthsproduct manager, student, co-ordinator of dorkbot and other eventszurich, switzerlandno place to meet and work, apart from private homemore accidental encounters, short- and long term involvement in projects, exchange and serendipious enlightningnot yet running

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United States of AmericaLong Island City, NYI'm interested in setting up a coworking space2 monthsI've been actively interested for a couple years now, but they've seemed important my whole lifeChief Cooperation OfficerThe Bandillero Company. We help bands manage themselves like small business and flexibly cooperate to launch concerts and tours. We want to replace exploitative record labels.I do not have an office. It's hard to work at home, and I've been mooching off of my day job. My team has nowhere to hold meetings or meet with clients.All I need is wifi, a table and some chairs, and I'll have more than enough to get the ball rolling.

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United States of AmericaSan FranciscoFormer coworker1 year3 yearsprogrammerlack of interaction and collaborationprovide interaction and collaborationFull 24 hour access isn't so important, but early morning access is.Early in the day access, 8:30 am

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United KingdomBelfastI'm setting up a coworking space0 months1 calendar yearEntrepreneur, IT geekwww.mac-sys.co.uk, wow4kids.com, infurious.comMain site (mac-sys) is out of town when most of my clients are in town.Giving me somewhere to work and meet close to clients.Quick and easy access.6 monthsFree at the moment.Yes, at the moment for the local Mac user groupWe don't rent out space at the momentAt the moment a mix of dedicated and drop in.Not at the momentWe cover costs.Limited opening hours and onsite staffWe don't advertise.NopeNope1 yearFrom spare money from primary business2yesJust getting a good working space.http://blog.infurious.comNothing as yet

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United States of AmericaAustin, TXI'm interested in setting up a coworking spacejust joineda few yearsRun VPchat, do consulting in the web 2.0/social media areasfrom home & coffee shopsmostly I'm just too isolated - I need to be around people.I'd like to set up a space that *I'd* like to work from - hoping for collaborative opportunities and good, creative energy. And good coffee. I'm a serial entrepreneur (sold a company to Excite in 96). I'm really thinking this needs to be my next project...Things I'm thinking about for the space I want to create: Chargers for Macs, PCs, & phones. Printers, scanner, interactive white board, movable walls, automated space scheduling (by hour, day, week). Access to pricey libraries - Lexis/Nexus, O'Reilly library, etc.I plan to when I open - MeetUps, brainstorming groups, but also some non-tech events, like moveon.org gatherings, discussion groups, interesting speakers passing through, etc.I will offer both.Originally I thought about a coffee shop - it evoloved into this about a month ago.Funding much of it myself. I'd like to offer some sort of cooperative investing - have to find someone to work with on that. If that doesn't work out, I'll have no problem getting a loan for a chunk of it.I have a few friends expressing interest in 'helping', a few interested in investin, but mostly it's me.No, it will be another business, although I plan to work there a lot.* Somewhere I want to work
* I'd like it to be a social and professional hub for the tech/creative set
* Affordable/free for some nonprofits
* Excellent place to work - great atmosphere, benefits
Not yet. Soon, very soon.I'm so new to it - I don't know yet.I'll let you know :)

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ItalyVoltago Agordino, that's my own town name, where i plan to start setting up a coworking spaceI'm interested in setting up a coworking spaceNeverI grew up professionally in collaborative spaces; later i worked in the computer industry, where collaborative spaces could not be created because of obvious vested interests; after witnessing the failure of the Open Systems international standardization efforts of the early nineties, just before the WWW outburst, i tried my luck as a consultant with an ahead of times perception of what i used to call an Open System Environment. Now, as a retired 'grandpa', i'm still very eager to contribute starting - and operating - a collaborative space in my mountain community location, in the Italian rocky mountains (the Dolomites).Retired grandpa ... grandkids are my business :) ...Home in Voltago Agordino (North Eastern Italy) and home in Bologna ... where I work occasionaly as English - Italian translator ...Digital divide; i.e. difficulty to grasp the potential of web based relationship management, either due to lack of broad band Internet acces or to lack of literacy and/or direct web comunication experienceThe presentation problem of people - like me - willing to propose a collaborative approach to content and project development activities;
The complexity problem preventing non ICT versed people from becoming involved in such prospective activities.
Cross cultural approach: English should not be a pre-requisiteN.A.N.A.N.A.N.A.N.A.N.A.N.A.N.A.N.A.N.A.Assessing opportunities nowSelf-funded initiallyStill alone ... but making contactsYesThe initial objective is to get in sync with a mountain community civic network development (portal) ... and offer an opportunity for citizens' participationhttp://trovamiunnome.blogspot.com/Italian localization of available supporting documents, sites, tools ... (willing to contribute)Wish me luck :)

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United States of AmericaSan FranciscoI'm interested in setting up a coworking spaceNot on the list.4-6 monthsPrincipal at an interactive design agency.Kizmo, Inc.Too small.Thinking of a getting a new office space and creating some co-working space.Amenities (coffee, bathrooms, kitchen, etc.)Haven't started yetOut of company funds (co-working not the core of the business)1-2 company personnelNoCreating a collaborative environment to share resources, etc. Give physical space to an intangible network of people, formalize connections. Also, to help pay office rent (and thereby afford a nicer space than we might otherwise).NoNot in the group (found survey thru Tara's blog)

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IrelandCorkI'm interested in finding a coworking space to work fromnew4 monthsDBATrade Exchange Network, DublinToo far from Cork.provide a remote workspace (VPN) where the boss would be comfortable for me to work from.

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United States of AmericaSan Francisco, SOMAI'm interested in finding a coworking space to work fromread it a few weeks ago, joined todayCouple of monthsInternet product developmentYahooI am looking for a place to work some weekends, nights, and occasional daytimes for non-Y projects.Place to work, meet, and collaborate with others on interesting projects. A place that is not my living room, or a cafe that closes at 10pm. :)You can contact me at: mikegrishaver@gmail.com

Maybe I have bad timing, but so far have not been able to find anyone when I call the phone number listed for citizen space.

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United States of AmericaatlantaI'm interested in setting up a coworking space1 year6 years. We brought an interactive design firm in San Fran in late 97. It was a 3 person company and the best solution would have been to place the group in a collaborative vs. building out our own office.

We are now looking for similar spaces in SF and NY for a small podcasting team.
CEO and Chief StorytellerElemental Interactive and ListenShareprivacy.Allow our corporate tribe to grow without adding longterm leases and build outs.community resources - Kinkos, markets, food.8 monthsIts on a case by case basis. It is also relationship based as well.Customer education eventsNo, but a good idea.dedicated people and use by our corporate tribe and business partnersNoBreak evenPartners can use it when during office hours.Just amongst tribe members and business partnersNOIt is set up as a podcasting (video and audio) studio as well.

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United States of AmericaLos Altos, CAI'm interested in finding a coworking space to work fromjust joinedcouple of yearsentrepreneurhome, or wifi cafes in Mountain View and Palo Altoworking at home is not productive

quality of work environment at wifi cafes is too variable

feel guilty that I don't drink enough coffee to pay for the space I take up at a coffeeshop
would like to have an expectation of consistent quality of environment in a coworking space (there's always a desk available, the network is reliable, other people are being productive there too)if I can find a decent convenient space with compatible peers, I'll join right away

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United States of AmericaoaklandI'm just watching the listtodaya yearmarketingask.comnot conducive to creativityconducive to creativity, be around open minded/like people; less formalizedn/aconfidencegreat survey -- good to pose these questions; reflective of today's society and needs

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United States of AmericaChicagoI'm interested in setting up a coworking space2 weeksI've been considering an idea to service mobile workers for about 2 years now.Training ManagerChicago Transit Authority
642 North Pulaski Road
Chicago, Illinois
For those who work out of their home, coworking space provides the traditional business environment where one can see clients.networking with others of 'like mind' is a benefit of coworkingaccess to equipment such as printers, projectors (meeting space) etc.nan/an/an/an/an/an/an/an/an/an/aseveral monthsNow in the process of developing a business plan; will look at small business loan or a combination of creative sourcescurrently 2yesProvide a space for independents, consultants, contractors, mobile workers etc. to meet and work in a traditonal office setting. The theme for the business will be 'developing small busienss through training'. In addition to the usual space/equipment offerings I want to include a calendar of events that mobile workers would be interested in.noI'd like to see a comparison of what membership packages other facilties offer.More infor about what are the best practices for establishing a cowrkers space.

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United States of AmericaPhiladelphiaI'm setting up a coworking space6 months9 monthsWeb DeveloperFrom home/for myselfno conference amenities, minimal 'real' human contact, moderate collaborative opportunities (i must seek them out)a coworking space would provide professional conference amenities, daily human interaction, and a high rate of opportunities for collaboration6 + monthsprivate investment (out of pocket) + sponsorship4-6 core, 4-6 auxillarythis will not be my core businessi would like to not only provide a space for me (and other indies) to get out of the house but also a venue for finding other network-able talent. it is my hope that coworking will help put Philadelphia on the map for independent creative talent. there is a ton of quality freelance talent, its just very hard to find it and centralize it. coworking, I think, will helphttp://www.independentshall.org

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United States of AmericaSalt Lake CityI'm interested in finding a coworking space to work from0 days.About a year.The regular: self-employed web developer.At home, coworkers' homes, coffee shops, etc.Getting sick of working where I live.Get me out of the house. Let me be around other people with like-minded pursuits during work. Wifi.Wifi. Electric tea kettle!An invitation.Salt Lake City would be a great place to start a coworking place, but I have not the money to start one right now. There are none that I know of so far, there are a lot of tech geeks here, some startups, and a lot of artists. Downtown SLC is pretty cheap to live and the government offers economic incentives sometimes to people leasing space on Main Street I believe (it's a little dead down there sometimes). I emailed a guy from Denver setting up a coworking space and he sounded mildly interested in SLC.

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United States of AmericaAustin, TXboth watching list AND possibly interested in setting up or finding a coworking spaceMarch 2007Collaborative spaces? Well I've been interested in collaborative work groups for decades. The spaces idea, outside of a single work institution, is a new one to me.Participatory design, user experience, software architecture and agile practice consulting.At home.Separation from others.Provide a location with other people doing interesting work that can provide some work socialization and potential business networking. But the socialization aspect is the most important.Community feeling' is too ill defined for me to be sure what I'm rating.
Oh, design of space is important. Does the space have a coherent design? I'd prefer that over a set of old desks sitting in a room. (Although I have worked in a room filled with desks.)
First I need to clarify my own objectives. Collecting case studies of spaces that work and don't, as well as the conversation on the mailing list, are useful to read. Be available to noobie questions -- but I'm pretty sure you folks are.I don't want to hog any more space.

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United States of AmericaLong Island, NYI occasionally work out of a coworking spaceAbout a month.A few months.Project ManagerAt home.Lack of social interaction.
Lack of networking possibilities.
Talented people in similar situations and roughly the same field spending time together fosters great collaboration and friendships.Just give me something to do and I'm in!

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United States of AmericaSan FranciscoI run a coworking spacesince it started.3 yearsconsultantSan FranciscoIt's losing money.Figure out more cost effective ways to run the space; network with other spaces.6 mos350/mo for desk + key
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yep. Net Tuesday, parties, other community events.Sort of. Depends, but convenience fee of $25.Hybrid.No, but sometimes if feels like it.We'd like to make money, but right now, we're losing it!If you pay monthly, you get a key. We don't have a mgmt system for keys, though we've thought about implementing one.Not really. Through events and word of mouth.http://citizenspace.us
Promotion, calendar, list coworkers, have people find us, map...
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United KingdomBrightonI'm just watching the listabout a monthFor a number of years on and off. Did work out of a shared office space for a while in 2001/02.Freelance Technology ConsultantAt home and on client sites.Working from home it's far too easy to get sidetracked.Going to somewhere to work helpd focus the mind.

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IrelandBandonI'm interested in setting up a coworking space2 months4 monthsEntrepreneurHome OfficeFive children, minimal peer interactionA more structured environment with the ability to collaborate and network with peers.Flexible attendance is important. Currently discussing Coworking with some 'incubator units' in Ireland. They like the idea and are strong on collaboration but they charge by the month rather than week/day. Having said that, they are pretty cheap ($250 per month) so maybe it is not such a huge problem.1 monthMore looking at lightweight spare-desk sharing between a group of home-based freelancers.3noprovide a hub for freelancers and home-based workers to get things done, build networks, find opportunities and grow the start-up community in South West IrelandNoMaybe a one-page 'flyer' on wiki that we could point office-space owners to. It would focus on the benefit to them of having Coworking spaces in their buildings.

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PolandPoznańI'm setting up a coworking space5 secfew monthswebdesignerAt Aro.ie

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PortugalLisbonI'm interested in setting up a coworking space3 monthsI could say all my life, but for the past 2 years I've been working in an openspace 50kms away from home, which kind of sucks, and since I'm a believer in the common good of working with different people in the right enviroment, co-working kind of pop up on the right time.WebdeveloperFor the Portuguese Telecom, in particular for the major Internet Portal in Portugal. Far away from home
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I hope with co-working to achieve all the things I've write up as current limitations in my current working space6 monthsmajor bottleneck right now.2could be.A great working enviroment, place of birth of fantastic ideas and the headquarters of our chaning the world movement :)not yet.

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United States of Americasalt lake cityI'm just watching the listo daysits a concept I ahve been considering when I choose to go back to workMOMMY!!! :)I work at home, but the wheels are turning on my next project . It must be creative collaborative, and inspiring!!n/aiw ant to have a group to belong to but not be a slave to.I am still in limbo but more clarification on how it really works and $$$ involved

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United States of AmericaSeattleI'm setting up a coworking space1 day2-3 yearsComputer Programmer & Massage TheripistUnemployed but coffee shops and homeisolationcommunityactivly 2 weeks... dreaming for yearsNot sure yet.so far 3, but just me mostlyyesBring great, creative individuals together and then see what happens!http://officenomads.com/I'd love to know more about the results of your survey and the work you do. I posted a similar survey on my site but just posted it yesterday so I'll see what it tells me. Yours looks much nicer.

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United States of AmericaChapel Hill, NCI'm interested in setting up a coworking spacejoined Feb 20 2007three yearsWeb DesignerDesign firm in Raleigh, NCToo far from homeI want to build a coworking space closer to home but also reap the cool qualities of the small town of Carrboro, NC.Developing a better walkable/biking community that is more environmentally responsible is pretty important to me.still in early startup phasen/awould like tootwo monthsLooking for private investors, anchor tenants, and Town loanstwo at this pointyesA cool environment that encourages creative people to collaborate and improves the quality of life for people who live in and around Carrboro/Chapel Hillcarrboro.coworking.infoConsolidation of lessons learned on the coworking.info wiki... may already be happeningHopping that business software geared towards coworking space comes about soon.

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United KingdomChelmsford, EssexI'm setting up a coworking space2 yr2 yropen source advocatehomelonelymeeting ppl£0, it's a cafe. £200pw bills plus staff (1)Will do. e.g. eBay intro, geneaology intro, networking intro, linkedin intro, linux intro, openoffice intro, firefox intro, etc.Will do, no idea of price yet.No dedicated spaces. The idea is that it's a place to meet new people, not see the same old faces.Kinda - it's there to fund building of the open4.org websiteHopefully make enough to live onNo keysNone yet. Will do lots of PR though.http://www.freshconnection.infoIt's gonna r0ck the world ;)2 yrOne contact in US is funding computers, local contact is funding the rest - vending machines, rent, etc.Me as entrepreneur + idea guy. Ismail rents the space, Michael in US is funding PCs, other friends helping out.YesHelp more people discover and use free software.
Help people realise that to achieve your dreams all you have to do is talk to more people - hundreds, if not thousands of them.
http://www.freshconnection.infoLighten up a bit on the newbies - sometimes people pop in and ask stuff, and it's a bit like a LUG - i.e. if you're not in the 'in' crowd then you feel like you need to go buy the latest Nike shoes or something. Everyone who pops in and posts posts for a reason, so it would be nice not to shove them away if they post something which isn't in 'the doctrine'. Also, it feels a little like yourself and Chris are the people who run 'coworking' and are not open to new concepts - what I'm setting up *is* coworking, but not as you guys know it. I'm not setting up a 'third workspace', but a 'fourth space' - it's similar but significantly different. Networks are non-competitive and I believe we should all work together for a common cause - helping people develop themselves. Whether that's in a coffee shop, a third space, or a fourth, we should be open to them all. Peace and love etc....!More connecting. It's not about the spaces, but the people in them. Recently I've been talking a lot to the opencafe in SA, and introduced them to the linuxcaffe in T.O. - can't believe they didn't know each other already. I think sometimes you guys get bogged down in the 'real world' stuff, whereas really what we're doing is connecting people who are our future.

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United States of AmericaAlamo Square, San FranciscoI'm interested in finding a coworking space to work fromforever! As a teen I wanted to live in a commune.writer/strategic planning consultantan office -- blech!want a space with other people around and set up for comfort and efficiency but where I'm working solo

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United States of Americadowntown DallasI'm interested in finding a coworking space to work fromn/a; citizen agency blogsince first barcamp Dallas. worked with Raven for a while on a space for Dallas. totally c&b'd when he moved to Portland.web devhome and coffee shopirregularity (time not digestion)regularity (ditto)there needs to be that one person who is super motivated to get out of the house. i host 'coworking' at my house with 1-2 more people. i also know of some other people that are doing something similar. there is also a particularly big starbucks that has a very regular brain trust going. and the coffee shop i am typing from has many regulars as does another one nearby. i think what i'm looking for more than space is the partner...and a business partner at that. i guess i'm really more interested in entrepreneur networks than coworking space specifically...although it would be cool if there was a kind of space where we could kind of pre-collaborate collaborate. (have stopped making much sense.) there is some talk in town of sabre sponsoring some space, but is super slow going. if the space was just THERE magically ($$-wise), a lot of cool stuff could happen.

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United States of AmericaAustinI'm interested in finding a coworking space to work fromWeb worker daily refered mesince I heard about coworking, about a year agosoftware developerOfficeexpensive
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United States of Americaduvall washington (outside of seattle)I'm interested in finding a coworking space to work fromfound it on tara's blogi've been looking for something like this for about 6 months. I just didn't know what it was called.information brokerfrom the magpie center for world domination - aka the office upstairs from my kitchen.there's no one here but me. when i need a people fix i have to go someplace where i can't get any work done.i want to have people who are working around me. i need the energy that people who are accomplishing something give off.

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United States of AmericaMission District, San FranciscoI'm interested in finding a coworking space to work fromWeb Worker Daily. I might be interested. What is the list?I just started working as a full-time freelancer a couple of months ago. So I guess a couple of months.Freelance Web Developerat home, and cafes.Home gets boring because I'm usually the only one here. Cafes just get old after awhile, and I start to feel awkward using a place that seems primarily social as a place for me to always be sitting alone in front of my laptop.I see coworking as just another option for spicing up the freelance working experience. It would be cool to meet other people who have more unstructured (non-office) jobs, to socialize and network.

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United States of AmericaAustinI'm setting up a coworking spacea week or sosince i was a child growing up in a commune... :)publishing(dont want to say)office politics, corporate structure, top down management with layer of LAME in the middleMany people would freelance if they had a great work environment and benefits. My cowork space delivers that. Everyone wins.no open yet - still working out the details

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United States of AmericaBloomington Indianaconsidering the ideaCame here from Web Worker DailyAbout 6 monthsinstructional writer & designer for elearninghomesocial isolation; I get tired of spending all my time in the same roomProvide people to chat with; ideally, people in related but non-competing fields (like graphic design, Flash development, tech writing) who I could bounce ideas off ofGood food on site or close by

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United States of AmericachicagoI'm interested in finding a coworking space to work fromN/Aa month, since beginning to work from homearchitectureat homeproximity of distractions, poor seating and desk arrangement, poor cell phone receptionless distractions, more production-friendly environment, better seating

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United States of AmericaTorrance, Ca.I'm interested in finding a coworking space to work fromyesPast 6 months.Freelance web/print designerMy living room.There are days I don't see direct sunlight. It's also hard to work when the family is home.Focus, social contacts, work contacts.

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SingaporeSingaporeI'm setting up a coworking spacefew daysclose to a yeartechnology and marketing consultinghome and in client's officeno windows. boring.liveliness. more cool people to exchange ideas with.

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United States of AmericaLos AngelesI'm interested in setting up a coworking space2 monthsyears. back when I wanted to do collaborative work warehouses in Oakland (from like 1997)vague independent technology consultant, and social event experimentorMy home office in West Hollywood.I work alone.meeting, connecting, collaborating with people. already knowing great people with kick ass skills when I need to pull someone in on a project.I should just really directly communication with the other peeps in LA who have said they are interested...

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AustraliasydneyI'm interested in setting up a coworking spaceyessince I had the pleasure of working in one a few years backhead of innovationThe Sound Allianceno pets allowednot muchshared computing (i.e. open wireless network), kitchen spaces & shared equipment, bedding and living (for those late night grinds)working for myself, and not the man... that's not going to change for quite a few years :P

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ItalyRimini, ItalyI'm interested in finding a coworking space to work fromTwo months..IT engineer, network administrator, bloggerRiccione, ItalyWhen i work at home, it' hard to find concentration.
There's no interaction with other people.
Find a place for gathering likeminded people.I think that is the time to create an application for placing on a map who's interested in coworking, so the people with same needs will start to find solutions.
A simple google maps mashup for finding coworking places and people.
A single place for gathering people and discover interested people around

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FinlandHelsinkiI'm just watching the listA friend send me the link to this site as he thought this could interest me.For the last 5 minutes :)Sales rep.In Helsinki, Finland (office building for a large corporation)It could be closer to our customers.Parking space as I use my car every day.

Internet connections.
If I will start my own business in the near future, this would be a great option.

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GermanyKarlsruheI'm interested in coworking principles.2 months5 yearswebworkerHome or shared officeto small, not collaborativecommunity and collaboration

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United KingdomLiverpoolOccaisonal user of coworking spaceWeb Worker Daily - YesPast 3 yearsProject MangerContractorBulk photocopying
High end colour printer
Probably solved by more commercial provider of coworking space. Where I live people involved in trying to promote entrepreneurship are also promoting coworking space (e.g. Local Authorities and Regional Development Agencies).Access to equipment

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United States of AmericaPhiladelphiaindustry analystreferred by site, Web Worker DailySince Starbucks first implemented the idea of wifidirector of communications for a small non-profit organizationofficestandard uncomfortable office environmentflexibility of working in diverse locationscost of a wireless laptop at the same price as the desktops used in most offices. We buy those because they're cheaper.
concern over procrastination and distraction being an issue during work time
belief that the rest of my industry was ready to begin embracing the technologies involved.

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IrelandLimerickI'm interested in finding a coworking space to work fromAbout 2 weeksA few years nowEntrepreneurOut of two home officesLimited opportunity to networking with people face to face. Cabin feverI would like coworking to provide the rewards for working harder than any 9-5. All I need to work is broadband connectivity and my laptop so I would like to be able to travel the world while doing so to sample the entrepreneurial energy in every corner.

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United States of AmericaPlattsburgh, NYI'm just watching the listSomewhat interested.This is the first I've heard of it.Professional Web DeveloperAt an educational institution and as a contractor in my home.It can be lonely.It would provide much needed geek companionship.Technology support. Fast and reliable networking and service.NANANANANANANANANANANANANANANANANANANAProvide professional services aimed at the small/single person business. Such as: accounting services, PO box, etc.

Anything that would make it easy to run a business.
Lots and lots of good coffee.

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CanadaCalgaryI'm interested in finding a coworking space to work fromReferred by post on webworkerdaily.comSince I started working from home and find that I feel too isolated.Independent consultant: software testing, web design, technical writing, translationAt home.I miss having other people around in the office -- the water cooler chit-chat. I spend too much time at home in general.Give me an option to work somewhere else where others are around, when it suits me.

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United States of AmericaEast Side Milwaukee, WII'm interested in setting up a coworking spaceReferred from WWD blogI have been looking for a nice coworking space for several years, and have determined I may have to set one up to find what I want.Web Entrepreneur/Web General Contractor@HomeIt is sometimes too quiet at home, and there are too many distractions with the HDTV, etc. etc. I would also enjoy collaborative discussions on industry with fellow tech/web people.I think that many non location specific workers lack the social connection of a workspace, in addition sometimes jobs have certain aspects that need to be farmed out. A coworking facility could become like the local tavern used to be, a place for web workers of a certain locality to meet, share resources and ideas, and simply be somewhat social.Unlimited drip coffee included with membership, and a robust business level internet connection.I would like one or two key partners to do this with.

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United States of AmericaTallahassee, FLI'm interested in finding a coworking space to work fromweb worker daily...yes, I am interested in being part of the listEver since graduate school when I discovered my most productive work times were in public spaces like coffee shops, bookstores, parks, 24 hr restaurants, hotel lobbies etc.Career coach, aspiring web content designer/IA, and manager of an internship programFlorida State UniversityI have a private office on campus which is great and somewhat unusual; however, I experience constant interruptions.For me, the occaisional change in environment and people sparks my creativity to think about my work from different angles or it gives me the opportunity to work uninterrupted.Access to coffee of course! :-)

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United States of AmericaCocoaI'm interested in setting up a coworking spaceperhaps2 yearsSoftware Engineer/managerCanonicalhome officegetting out of the house, occasional meeting others to work together.

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United States of AmericaAkron Ohiojust curiousalphabet soup blog, sureAfter reading a bit about them, I'm definitely going to research more.graphic designerhome2 screaming kids, one on the way.I think that a collaborative space from both a economical and process would be very beneficial. Being a SP, I've felt that having some sort of a physical office would be of benefit, but renting an office, furnishing it and paying multiple monthly fees would effectively strip my margins altogether.tell me more.

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United States of AmericaNW San Antonio, TxI'm interested in finding a coworking space to work fromInterested in being part of the list, came from WebWorker Daily~1 yearMetaverse Consultant/DeveloperFrom my homeLonely, impossible to bring clients to, few chances for face to face networkingProvide interaction and a conference room (maybe!)

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CanadaCalgaryI'm interested in finding a coworking space to work fromam not yetSince I saw this post on webworkerdailyConsultantHome OfficeDistractions, boredom, lack of social contactInteraction with others, meeting members of the opposite sex, idea bouncing, networking, comic relief, a degree of accountabilityAccess to food & beverage, access to other amentities; photocopying etc

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United States of Americasan franciscoI'm interested in finding a coworking space to work fromfound the survey on webworkers dailyabout a yearsoftware project managerhome, cafes, client offices, whereverdistracted by personal stuff working at homeout of the house would provide better separation between life and work

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United States of AmericaPalo AltoI'm interested in finding a coworking space to work fromPatent AgentHome, cafes, and University Librarieslonely! distracting!I collaborative community where I am inspired to get work done but also a place where I feel free to work with others and be creative

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United States of AmericaLafayetteI'm just watching the listn/Aabout three yearspublisherLafayette, Oakland, SFcan really only work part time at presentflexible in/out is primary - also good networking (people) and infrastructure (equipment)

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CanadaTorontoI'm working out of a coworking spacelinked from WebWorkerDailySix months or so, since becoming self-employed.Software ArchitectHome office / Starbucks / library / shared space- limited services
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United States of AmericaHudson NYI'm setting up a coworking space1.5 monthsmany 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.I work at my bosses real estate office.The location is not great. Its a little noisy with very little privacyThe challenge in Hudson is that there are lots of creatives but 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.Amenities nearby.

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United States of AmericaHudson NYI'm interested in setting up a coworking space1.5 monthsmany 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
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Real EstateReal Estate Officenoisy bad locationI will still work there. I want to open a space for others. I see that the challenge in Hudson is that there are lots of creatives but 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.
amenities near byn /a1 monthI am looking for a core group 3- 5 like minded people to invest in this venture.currently 2no - secondary to my real estateThe challenge in Hudson is that there are lots of creatives but 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.Currently, there seems to be lots of interest in tech with this group. I would like to see advertising media, artists and a broader co-working experiences.n/a

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United States of AmericaBostonI'm interested in finding a coworking space to work fromI haven't joinedA couple of months as I typically work out of my house.Computer ProgrammerAt home.No social interaction, lack of faxing services, no real ability to add other employees without hosting them in my house.All of the items.Faxing & mailbox services

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United States of AmericaSalt Lake CityI'm interested in setting up a coworking spaceSince leaving traditional employment and living by my wits and the donations of wifi from strangers; approximately August 2006writer - code and otherout of my homeexpectations of always being available for family incidents or non-work related errand runningprovide a clear delineation of work/home lives and encourage interaction with other bright individualsa few months - really more of an idea then full-on pursuitunsure of the business modelmainly 2noa sense of community, a solid core of people with diverse talents that re-enforce and build upon one anotherhttp://codeaway.org.__ .__.__ .___
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FranceLyonI'm interested in finding a coworking space to work fromHear about it through Chris, not on the listSince I heard about them (about a year)free software community guyWengo SAS, a French subsidiary of Neuf Cegetel, based in Paris. I work from home just under 4 days a week on average, and in the office one day a week.Kids coming home from school and crèche, stay-at-home mom, no good coffee, no wall to bounce ideas off, no idle chit-chat to relax the brain. You're never really at work, and never really home for the evening.A work environment where I can get human interraction I'm missing at home, without the interruptions of family. A separation of work life & home lifeHearing about others interested in co-working in my city would be a start.

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United States of AmericaBostonI'm interested in finding a coworking space to work fromNot. Will become part of the list.Forever - I'm always curious about the way that people work together, and how to maximize productivity.Internet SecurityAt home for myself and for a corporation.Nothing - learning for the future.

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United States of AmericaRaleighI'm interested in finding a coworking space to work fromwebworkerdailySince I realized conventional workplaces are too stiff for my liking. (Since about 1998)creativity specialistHome officeLive interaction with people.I hope it would provide a social element as well as exposure to others in different fields.

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GermanyMunichI'm interested in finding a coworking space to work fromcitizenagency blog0.5 yearsStartup founderAt home in my apartmentIt's pretty lonely and I'm in the same room all dayWell, to have coworkers and change the location during the dayI'd have to find out about other people in my city who are interested

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United States of AmericaCupertinoI'm just watching the listentrepreneurHomeSocialisingShare some Ideas

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South AfricaCape TownI'm interested in finding a coworking space to work fromnot right nownot longFreelance web developerSmall home officeIt is lonelyHave a bit more accountability from coworkersThe wiki doesn't even mention africa..... let alone South Africa.

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New ZealandWaiheke IslandI'm interested in setting up a coworking space1 weekI have been interested for years, when I was 18 I set up a space for all kinds of activities on my basement. I have always made an effort to accomodate a coworking aspect at flats I have lived in but I now realise it would be nice to separate out my private life from the collab activities. I am now looking to set up a coworking location (platform) on Waiheke Island, New Zealand.I am self employed and run a computer business. I offer content management and training servicesWaiheke Island, New Zealand
I often travel to Auckland to work on-site with clients
I work from home, so work and private life interfere with each other a fair bit. I also find I am am little isolated and would enjoy more networking, especially with other IT professionals.The social networking aspect would be the greatest benefit, but also leaving my work behind at the shared office would really help.

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United States of AmericaDallas, TXI'm interested in finding a coworking space to work fromRaven ZacharySince BarCampDallas 1Front-End ArchitectRD2, Inc. offices in the West End of DallasWhile I have a job with a company where I have dedicated workspace, sometimes there's a specific productivity need that isolation of a small (1-3) project team can accomplish.Allow for short-term project team isolation -- away from the other areas of business at their jobs -- without cutting them off from the multi-disciplinary and otherwise human interaction.Available equipment, such as LCD monitors.Since the movement is grassroots, don't assume that the person insterested in sponsoring a space is either an independent or business owner, maybe it's the employee of an existing company who could benefit from a collection of links and information designed for sending to owners.

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United States of AmericaDallas (Mockingbird Station)I'm interested in setting up a coworking space2 dayssince 2000search ninjaDallas TX 2-man startup, New Simpleactually it's pretty good, but like a broader community focuswould like to have access to a larger social group, possibly sharing solutions or talents; creating teams organically; drawing the Dallas programming, design, and artistic community into tighter, more familiar circlesStarting to see the financial aspects surface. Transparency from other coworking outfits is really helpful to see. Would like to see more substantial examples of the differing types of coworking spaces (from 'the hippie' to 'the loft' to the 'urban underground' to the 'cafe replicators')

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United States of AmericaSan DiegoI'm interested in finding a coworking space to work fromDaily Web Worker, and yes I woud like to be part of the list1-2 yearsSystems ArchitectOffice and home officepoor lighting, air quality. cube farm. At home no dedicated spacepeer interaction, better work environmentno great places in San Diego

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United States of AmericaDetroitI'm interested in setting up a coworking space3 months4-5 monthsWeb magazine editorHome officeDistractions and noiseRemove noise and distractions

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CanadaCalgary, AlbertaI'm interested in setting up a coworking spaceYesSince a conversation with a client in October 2006.Web/software development consultantIndependent.Finding office space on reasonable terms in Calgary is hard. Most locations get in the way of networking with other techies (Calgary is a giant sprawl).Provide quick, committment-free access to space appropriate for tech workers, concentrate talent.Access to public transportation, parking, nearness to downtown/restaurants/cafes/Kinko's/etc.Starting about a week ago.Looking for partners.2NoHave a coworking space that I enjoy using myself.

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United States of AmericaI'm interested in finding a coworking space to work fromi'm interested, but not on the list yet.i have always worked in collaborative spaces designed for specific collaborations.consultant/bricoleurfrom my laptopi don't have a regular place to work.i would like to find a situation where i am surrounded by people who are working. i would like to feed off the productive vibe in the air.

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United States of AmericaPhoenixI'm just watching the listIm notI've always been a proponent of collaboration.Marketing Director/Creative Director/Web Developer-DesignerNaturally Vitamins as my day job where I am Marketing Director and for my own clients who I design and develop web sites for.no limitations.I'm not really sure. I'm really just interested to see what direction this goes and then will determine how I can apply it.n/an/an/an/an/an/an/an/an/an/an/an/an/an/an/an/an/an/an/aOnce I see how it applies to my needs

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United States of AmericaColumbia, South CarolinaI'm interested in setting up a coworking spaceI'm interested in being part of the list. Referred by CoolTownStudios.com.2-3 years.Web editor, creative consultant, minipreneur.From home.Social isolation. No coffee bar. :)Infuse creativity/inspiration into daily tasks. Spark new ideas. Social networking leading to new opportunities, innovations, incubating new businesses, etc.Still brainstorming.Unsure. Investors likely.2/3/2007To be determined.Create a 'cool space' for mobile workers to gather in the Columbia, SC city center.Not yet.A comprehensive how-to guide with ideas/options for those setting up a space.

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CanadaMontrealI'm just watching the list1 week3 yearsIT Consultant, support analyst1 Full time contract at regular office, home, road/customersMeeting other professionals in any fields (not necessarily my own).Business networking.Clean, non-smoking spaceFree access or Low pricing, having more time in a dayUse free software to build basic cheap or free infrastructure (like phone systems, backup file storage, etc.)

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United States of AmericaBlacksburg, VAI'm interested in setting up a coworking spaceone monthSeveral years. Working remotely and telecommuting for numerous companies sparked the interest.Entrepreneurhome office and client siteslack of interaction with other like minded individualsmor interaction with other like minded individualstwo weeksself and first anchor tenants1mo, separate side businessinfo and help on optimal ways to set up space / best practices would be great

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United States of AmericadenverI'm setting up a coworking spacecouple weeksabout a yearsmall business consultantat homedon't have all the equipment I need
lack of social interaction
all of the abovein set up phasedifferent levels
free
membership for more access
tenant for permanent space
yes i will - business workshopsi will
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hybridit will bei hope ton/aplan to - through networking primarilyno - will be for all of the abovenopeoops - guess I should have answered the other page here.....investorstbdyesnonot sure

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SpainGranadaI'm interested in setting up a coworking spacea blog, looking for in googleone monthweb designer, freelancerat homeuff i need meet peoplesurea pet!

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United States of AmericaMesa, AZI'm working out of a coworking spaceweb worker dailyIf I'm understanding this correctly (maybe define exactly what you mean by coworking at the top of the survey)...I've been doing it a while with colleaguescollege professoroffice, home, and cafes and coffee jointspower outlets
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