👋 Welcome to Week 32’s summary. It is Friday. Right?!
First up, Sunday (August 9th) is Coworking Day. The 15th Coworking Day.
Whether you’re celebrating or not, we want to thank you from the bottom of our hearts for everything that you do for local entrepreneurship.
This week we share 9 updates you may have missed, 2 podcasts you may want to hear and 1 video you may find interesting.
This week in coworking…
🎉 Coworking Day 2020 video becomes a series.
A group of us recently called for video-recorded answers to 4 questions around coworking’s impact in your local communities.
Due to the immense number of videos received, and the impactful stories and observations they share, we didn’t want any voices to be left out.
And so instead, we’re going to be releasing a series of videos, with the first one going out on Coworking Day, (follow #CoworkingDay on social to see it first) with more being released over the coming weeks.
This also means that we’ve removed the deadline and enabled rolling submissions, so that even more coworking folks can share their answers, stories, voices and insights. So if you haven’t, get involved here.
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🎂 Candy Factory turns 10!
On August 2nd, Candy Factory will have been supporting local entrepreneurship in Lancaster, PA for 3,653 days! How empowering, inspiring and awesome!
Wish them a happy cakeday on Twitter. (Twitter)
🇨🇦 Ashley shares lessons & insights from producing GCUC Canada.
Ashley Proctor shares some of the wins and lessons earned from producing GCUC Canada unconferences since 2015.
P.S. A massive thanks to Ashley for all you’ve done for coworking in Canada and abroad. We can’t wait to announce your next epic missions.
💺 Susan shares why you should “take back your commute”.
Susan from Office Nomads shares an insightful blog post about why their members, and you, and everyone else, should take back their commute.
🙋♀️ WomenWhoCowork elevate their coworking founder support.
The ultra-supportive WomenWhoCowork group have introduced a Founder Elevated Membership – designed to help coworking operators get the support and guidance they need, whilst taking care of themselves and running a community through a pandemic.
☕️ Starbucks enters coworking through partnership in Japan.
The coffee chain debuts their “SMART LOUNGE” offering, in partnership with Think Lab Co to turning a second floor into “a place where you can be absorbed in” for people who work.
🏜 Proximity contracted to help Utah’s rural coworking spaces.
The State of Utah has awarded Proximity a contract to implement management software for coworking spaces across the state, including businesses that receive funding from the Rural Coworking and Innovation Center Grant Program.
📱 Colliers + Upflex launch mobility pass.
This partnership offers a mobile app that enables occupiers to supplement their owned and leased offices with a global network of over 5,000 on-demand, flexible spaces for one monthly price per employee.
🗽 WeWork launches ‘On-Demand’ in NYC.
It would appear that We has shifted their acquisition of Spacious into an app to provide New Yorkers with access to 12 locations that offer workspace for $29 per day, or meeting rooms starting at $10 per hour, without requiring a WeWork membership.