Recommended Reading: NAV | 11 Surprising Benefits of a Coworking Space

Recommended Reading: NAV | 11 Surprising Benefits of a Coworking Space

April 21, 2017 by Gerri Detweiler | www.nav.com

11 Surprising Benefits of a Coworking Space

James Hunt has worked in coworking spaces all over the world, from London to Bali.  He looks for ones that offer more than just a place to focus and a reliable internet connection. “I use coworking spaces wherever I travel to find and meet ‘my people’ – the entrepreneurs, the digital nomads, the people who don’t want to work in normal offices,” he says.

Like many others, Hunt finds the camaraderie and community forged in these work spaces as valuable as high-speed internet. “Having a sense of community at a coworking space is so important, so I try to prioritise going to places where community is promoted,” says Hunt. Indeed, his latest project, LiveWorkFit brings together entrepreneurs who want a coworking space, plus a community to support their efforts to be healthy.

If you’ve toyed with the idea of moving your business from your kitchen table or coffee shops to a more formal space, here are some surprising benefits coworking spaces may offer. 

Recommended Reading: TechCrunch | Canada is North America’s up-and-coming startup center

Recommended Reading: TechCrunch | Canada is North America’s up-and-coming startup center

Posted Apr 20, 2017 by Conrad Egusa (@ConradEgusa), Victoria Stunt (@vgstunt)

TechCrunch | Canada is North America’s up-and-coming startup center

They say that nice guys finish last — and Canada, with its reputation for polite citizenry and its charming prime minister, is used to being overlooked. Sure, Canada may tower over the United States in physical size, but many countries of similar stature — G7 nations, for example — dismiss the Great White North as nothing more than America’s top hat.

This is a mistake.

 

Join Our Team: Startup Edmonton Program Manager

Position Profile: Program Manager - Startup Edmonton Program Manager 

Do you have a passion for entrepreneurship and seeing companies grow in Edmonton? Are you interested in being part of diversifying the Edmonton economy?

At Startup Edmonton, we connect entrepreneurs and product builders with skills, community, and space to support them as they take ideas to reality. We create collisions - between developers, designers, makers, founders, and mentors - transforming ideas into companies.  Startup Edmonton is 14,000 square feet of program, community and co-working space at the historic Mercer Warehouse and has been operational since Spring 2012.  We encourage everyone to find problems to solve. Our members use technology to solve complex problems and we provide tools, or methodologies, to help them progress in building a company.  The Startup Edmonton team is excited about building the startup community and helping entrepreneurs find success. We are looking for a passionate program manager that would be responsible for leading and growing the Startup Edmonton program offerings. The successful candidate will lead a suite of programs and will report to and partner with the CEO of Startup Edmonton.

April Update: Work at Startup Edmonton, Startup 101, and Student DevCon 2017

April Update: Work at Startup Edmonton, Startup 101, and Student DevCon 2017

April Update: Work at Startup Edmonton, Startup 101, and Student DevCon 

This month we have great opportunities to connect with the startup community. Check out our workspace options - we have something for every stage of your company, from 24/7 access drop-in to a dedicated office for your growing team. 

On Tuesday, April 11th our friend Jeff Park from Rise People hosts Startup 101: Cold Outbound Sales & Automation. Come by for 90 min of great tips & tricks to ramp up your sales strategies. 

Thanks for helping make our third annual Student Developer Conference a huge success. It was fantastic to have students join us from the University of Alberta, MacEwan University, NAIT, The Kings University, and local high schools.

Photo Album: Student DevCon 2017

Photo Album: Student DevCon 2017

On Saturday, March 25th we welcomed more than 150 high school and post-secondary students to our third annual Student Developer Conference. It was an incredible day of keynotes, workshops, AMA sessions, and a job mixer with some of our city's fastest growing companies. 

Three pieces of advice came through loud & clear from our speakers:

March Update: Student Developer Conference, Accelerate AB and Work at Startup Edmonton

March Update: Student Developer Conference, Accelerate AB and Work at Startup Edmonton

As we get ready to shift into spring (and for many of the members, grudgingly move our clocks forward), this March the Startup Edmonton team is focused on connecting our city's talented technical students with hiring startups and scaling companies. Over the past three months, we've had dozens of activities on campuses and at our space where students can hear from people working in companies, get to know friendly faces, and start making concrete plans for their education and post-graduation life. 

International Women's Day at Startup Edmonton

International Women's Day at Startup Edmonton

There are incredible women that make our city's startup community thrive - as founders, team members, volunteers, leaders, funders, mentors, and advocates. The best way to encourage more women to get involved in our technology and entrepreneur community is to showcase amazing women who speak truthfully about their experience - the good, the bad and the challenging.

We encourage you to explore more on these great companies, organizations, and events.

Speakers & Sessions - Student DevCon 2017

Speakers & Sessions - Student DevCon 2017

We're gearing up for our best Student DevCon yet! On March 25th, we're thrilled to bring together students from across campuses and programs for a day of workshops, keynotes, and socials. It's a fantastic opportunity for students to connect with CTO's and dev teams from our city's startups, scale-ups and enterprise technology companies. Be sure to pick up your $35 ticket today! 

Check out our first wave of speakers and sessions! 

February Update: Startup 101, Founders & Funders and Student DevCon 2017

February Update: Startup 101, Founders & Funders and Student DevCon 2017

February Update: Startup 101, Founders & Funders and Student DevCon

With Valentine's Day just around the corner, we want to send a big shout out to all the partners, families and friends of hard working founders and entrepreneurs that provide endless support and put up with really long hours. 

February is action packed at Startup Edmonton: loads of foundational workshops, Founders & Funders with our friends at Alberta Enterprise, and new updates on Student DevCon 2017. 

I'm teaching a pair of workshops next week & it would be great to see you!

HackED 2017 - Welcomes Major League Hacking to Edmonton

HackED 2017 - Welcomes Major League Hacking to Edmonton

On January 28 & 29, we had the pleasure of hosting more than 100 students to our Mercer Warehouse campus for a 24-hour hackathon. Students from the University of Alberta, MacEwan University and NAIT spend the weekend designing, creating and building amazing projects. You'll be able to check out student projects at our upcoming DemoCamp 35 on March 7th. 

Checkout some of the great moments captured by our friend Shayne Woodsmith from Make Something Edmonton.