What is coworking?
“Coworking,” sometimes used with a capital ‘C’, is a proper term used to describe a deep and meaningful concept.
It is directly related to Brad Neuberg’s original 2005 concept and had since evolved into a decentralised movement centered around a core set of shared values: Community, Openness, Collaboration, Accessibility, and Sustainability.
“coworking” or “co-working,” with a lower-case ‘c’, is a generic word that’s generally used to describe any situation in which two or more people are working in the same place together, but not for the same company.
It’s sometimes thought of as something exclusive to people building tech startups– far from it. It’s sometimes thought of as a slightly nicer way to rent space– it’s not.
Coworking is a beautiful, incredible, exciting, and really important thing.
It is a window into a fundamentally new way of thinking about our relationship with our work. It is made possible by the latest technology but it is rooted in our most fundamental and timeless human nature. It exists because of our innate need to share, help, and socialise with one another.
It plays a critical role in helping shape a world in which anyone can pursue work they believe in on their terms, and find others with whom to share their pursuit.
The world needs Coworking. The world needs it to be bigger, more diverse, more helpful, and more beautiful.
Sourced from Tony Bacigalupo, NWC
MEET THE JUDGES – Startup Gippsland’s Pitch Showcase this Sat!
WE’RE THRILLED TO SHOWCASE THE JOURNEY AND SUCCESSES OF OUR FIRST STARTUP GIPPSLAND COHORT WITH YOU. OUR JUDGES ARE:
🔷Sarah Moran – Founder and CEO, Girl Geek Academy
🔶Colin Kinner – Founder and CEO, Startup Onramp
🔷Tim Weight – Executive Director, TAFE Gippsland
🔶Jordan Green – Founder and President, Melbourne Angels
🔷Loretta Willaton – Regional General Manager TELSTRA
🔶Nikolle Mauchline – Relationship Manager, Commonwealth Bank
🔷Dr Abdel K Halabi, Senior Lecturer, Federation University Australia
After the pitches, stay to mingle with likeminded entrepreneurs, mentors, startup experts, business leaders and government representatives from across the region.
It’s a night not to be missed!
Introducing WorkMyOwnWay Program Ambassadors: Kerryn Vaughan -Girls With Hammers
Kerryn Vaughan & Nicky Williams – Girls With Hammers Sale, VIC
Kerryn is a powerhouse when it comes to supporting women. She started Girls with Hammers in 2018 with the aim of helping women realise their own power and strength through mentoring, workshops and books.
Come and hear Kerryn speak about her experience at this Friday 7 June 2019 event (6:00 pm 8:30 pm) at Century Inn in Traralgon.
Introducing Work My Own Way Program Ambassador: Julie Grant – Kenney’s Flowers
Watch our 2nd Work My Own Way Program Ambassador – Julie Grant’s video story
Julie Grant – Kenney’s Flowers Warragul, VIC
Julie has always loved flowers and what they represent and had the opportunity 10 years ago to turn her passion into a business. She’s become a one-stop-shop handling all aspects of the business including accounts, customer service, inventory, social media, and recent digital transformation into online sales.
Come and hear from Julie this Friday 7 June 2019 event (6:00 pm 8:30 pm) at Century Inn in Traralgon.
Introducing Work My Own Way Program Ambassador: Shaun Little – The Window Guy
Shaun Little – The Window Guy
Shaun wanted a job that was not only flexible, but that helped him develop key social skills that he felt he needed to succeed in business. He’s been self employed for over 15 years and become expert at how to self motivate and achieve goals, no matter how ambitious they might seem.
Come and hear Shaun speak about his experience at this Friday7 June 2019 event (6:00 pm 8:30 pm) at Century Inn in Traralgon.
Agribusiness Awards – entries now open!
Entries are open to nominate your business for the Excellence in Agribusiness Awards. Presented by Food & Fibre Gippsland, these awards recognise, celebrate and reward collaboration and innovation.
The competition adopts a two-tiered approach with the premier award, Gippsland Agribusiness of the Year, followed by a range of nine awards across the entire food and fibre supply chain.
Entries close 14 June 2019. Click here to find out more and to enter.
Herd Coworking – we are officially open!
We are officially open!
The day has come, you can now utilise the coworking space at The Herd! If you would like to be involved and use the space, all you have to do is book a tour! We offer tours all through the week, where you can get a feel for the space, ask any questions and learn about what we offer.
If you have any friends, family or colleagues who would like to be involved, let them know as well! We are also able to run group tours.
If you would like to book a tour to see the space, you can email your details through to firstname.lastname@example.org or give us a call on 03 5644 3321
To have a sneak peak and read about what we have on offer, our website is now live at www.herdcoworking.com.au We look forward to seeing you soon!
Herd Coworking is an informal and affordable meeting space, hot desks + VR room in central Warragul . If you’re an entrepreneur, freelancer or creative and you’re sick of working from home alone, then come and join our coworking community! 💥
Work My Own Way – Fully Funded Program Announcement
Work My Own Way program provides FREE business coaching to anyone from Gippsland who wants to start or is already operating their own business. Program also offers workshops and meetups for anyone who wants to become or already is self-employed.
Watch our Program Ambassador – Shaun Little, who operates a small window cleaning business in Sale, explaining what pushed him to start his own business and overcome life difficulties following the diagnosis of Asperger’s Syndrome.
DO YOU HAVE A BUSINESS IDEA BUT DON’T KNOW WHERE TO START? THEN THIS WORKSHOP IS FOR YOU!
This workshop will be hands-on and you’ll work with others in the group to explore and brainstorm your business idea. You’ll walk away with a short and snappy business plan so that you can know what next steps to take to get your business off the ground! Book Your Free Ticket Here
COME ALONG AND BE INSPIRED BY LOCAL GIPPSLANDERS WHO HAVE TURNED THEIR BUSINESS IDEA INTO SUCCESS!
Join us for our first Work My Own Way meetup, where we’ll be hearing from a panel of incredible local entrepreneurs about their business, how they got started and where they’re heading next. BOOK YOUR FREE TICKET HERE
We would appreciate if you could share to your networks 🙏
The Work My Own Way Program Team
Introducing Work My Own Way
Work My Own Way – fully funded program open to all Gippslanders
Work My Own Way is an Australian government initiative to support Gippslanders to become self-employed. Whether you want to become a freelancer, consultant, small business owner or a startup founder, we’re here to give you the confidence and skills to get your business off the ground.
Startup Gippsland: Weekly Masterclass Snapshots
Over the last 2 weeks, our 46 startups have learned about how to quickly and cheaply test ideas. By getting early feedback from customers, they’ll be able to adapt their idea to better suit their needs and give their business greater chances of success.
We’ve been capturing weekly snapshots of the learnings in the program. Be sure to check our website and subscribe to the Startup Gippsland newsletter, attend our free one-off events and the last Meetup for this year on May 10.