ThisWeekIn Coworking

Week 45, 2020

This week in coworking... workspace data API, landlords investing in tenants, headhunting, grants and so much more.

๐ŸŽ‰ Coworking celebrations.

On Nov 1st, Office Nomads ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธย celebrated THIRTEEN YEARS of enabling & empowering entrepreneurship in Seattle.

โค๏ธ Please send them some love here.

๐Ÿ“ฐ Coworking updates.

๐Ÿฆ˜ Global workspace syncing API introduced.

Syncaroo ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ aims to make workspace infinitely more discoverable, by making it truly effortless to update all your brokers, aggregators, booking platforms, alliances, apps, and marketing channels.

Once enabled, Syncaroo’s algorithm picks up any changes you make in your workspace management system, and then syncs those updates to any platforms you’ve connected your account to.

This week, the platform began inviting developers to begin implementing and testing their API (ie the technology that allows systems to efficiently and securely receive updated data automatically).ย 

This might just be the next step in finally ending the never-ending manual copy-and-pasting of details across all. the. platforms.

๐Ÿ‘‰ Read the Developer announcement.
๐Ÿคฉ included.co just introduced auto-updating profiles.
๐Ÿคซ Follow for announcements about new integrations.

๐Ÿ’ฐ Landlord launches fund to invest in helping tenants pivot & grow.

Grosvenor Britain & Ireland ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง/๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช recently announced that they’ve raised a fund to selectively invest in their tenants in Central London.ย 

โ€œBy backing tenants weโ€™re trying to re-write what it means to be a landlord, creating partnerships where each side is genuinely invested in the othersโ€™ success. Through long-term investments we can help these businesses adapt their strategy and grow.โ€

๐Ÿ‘‰ Read more about this here.

๐Ÿ’ผ European workspace software co’s hire from Convene and Knotel.

Both essensys ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง and spaceOS ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช/๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฑ are focussing heavily on US growth, having hired Greg Materdomini (ex Convene) and Jeremy Bernard (ex Knotel) respectively.

๐Ÿ‘‰ Read more about this here.

๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐Ÿซ โ‚ฌ3,000 grants available for creative hubs to run ‘Learning Labs’.

The European Creative Hubs Network ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡บ have put out an open call for creative hubs who are running/planning joint projects with educational institutions to apply for grants and support.

๐Ÿ‘‰ Read more about this here.

๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง 2020 UK Flex Market Review released.

The Instant Group ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง released their UK Flex Market Review sharing findings like a 100% growth in demand for suburban locations and that 80% of demand for flex space in UK is coming from individuals and small businesses.

๐Ÿ‘‰ Read more about this here.

๐ŸŽจ WorkClub launches new website.ย 

WorkClub ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡งย has launched their new website focussing on connecting freelancers, individuals and teams to affordable workspaces in the UK.

๐Ÿ‘‰ Check this out here.

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๐Ÿ“น Coworking videos.

Frank Cottle (ABCN ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ) talks to Sneha Deshmukh (peopleHum ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฌ) about combining people, place & technology.ย 

๐Ÿ“น Watch this here.

Techspaceย ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง/๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช released a slightly acrobatic video introducing their new Flex offering.

๐Ÿ“น Watch this here.

Brickfield Canvasย ๐Ÿ‡ฟ๐Ÿ‡ฆ shared a video showcasing their building, offerings and amenities.

๐Ÿ“น Watch this here.

Ben Wright (Upsuite ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ) and Tricia Deschenes (Intelligent Office ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ) discuss their partnership and the state of coworking & flex in N. America.

๐Ÿ“น Watch this here.

๐Ÿ’ผ Coworking jobs.

JLL Flex ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ are hiring a Coworking Center Manager for their new space opening in Brooklyn in Spring 2021.ย 

๐Ÿ‘‰ Check this out here.

๐ŸŽ™ Coworking podcasts.

Karen Bamford (Signify ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ) and David O’Coimin (Nook ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง) share insights and research into uninterrupted productivity.

๐ŸŽง Listen to this.

Chris Early (Telefรณnica UK ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง) chats withย Caleb Parker (Bold ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง) chat about the future of work from a corporate perspective.ย 

๐ŸŽง Listen to this.

Olly Deed (ECF ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง) and Janeย Sartinย (FlexSA ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง) discuss the flexible workspace sector in the UK.

๐ŸŽง Listen to this.

โŒจ๏ธ Coworking curator.

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