Just about everyone in the Boston tech community has worked in a coworking space at some point. These are hives of activity, not just a place to put your stuff and work at a desk, but a place to find a community of people trying to get a business off the ground.
They are everywhere in the urban neighborhoods of Boston, Cambridge and Somerville, but tend not to be as popular here in the inner-ring suburbs. The need is certainly here, just about every day someone asks me where they can find a place to work that isn’t their house. I started a business by working out of my kitchen, also spending time in a coffee bar and the Newton Free Library before finally getting an office share in Cambridge.
Tonight I’m moderating a panel in the Charles River Mill District to address two key questions: What exactly defines “coworking” and how do we get more spaces here in Newton? Join us!
- Emily Reichert, exec director of Greentown Labs
- Bill Jacobson, CEO of Workbar
- Vishal Chandawarkar, Manager of Wunderbar at Mullen Lowe
- Duane Mayo, Innovation Rockstars IEC
Thursday June 18, 5:30-7 p.m.
International Entrepreneurship Center
320 Nevada Street, Newton
Free, advance registration required at www.nnchamber.com/coworking/