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Week 38, 2022

This week we see how to support vetted orgs in Puerto Rico, how our future is bright, a new self-serve mail kiosk, the 2022 Global Size & Capacity Report, and a whole lot of tech moves and funding rounds.
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A quick reminder that I’m busy building a report on where flex spaces were getting their best converting leads from.

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🎉 Coworking celebrations.

🧁 Independesk turned 2

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🔆 Aurora Coworking lands in new space

Jose Antonio Morales shares that after two forced moves in 2022, Aurora Coworking has find a place to settle. Good luck friends!

👉 Read this.

✊ Coworking impact.

🇵🇷 A reminder to support local vetted orgs

Mari Rosa reminds us that if you want to support those affected by Hurricane Fiona in Puerto Rico, please make sure to contribute to local vetted orgs who are directing their funds to make a real impact.

👉 Read this.

📰 Coworking news & views.

☀️ Why one provider believe our future is so bright

Charlotte Kirby shares why The Village Hive Coworking think the future is so bright for coworking and how they are staying on top of the needs of this larger remote and hybrid workforce.

👉 Read this.

📦 Mailroom co launched kiosk for self-serve postage

Matt Going from Anytime Mailbox has announced Anytime Kiosk, which lets members and guests of flex spaces self-ship packages up to 33lbs (15kg).

The kiosks ran through pilots at IWG locations in the US and Singapore, can drive new revenue for space operators and can be positioned as an automated amenity for members who need to ship items out.

👉 Read this.

🔩 Flex-for-landlord team announces their first ground-up space

JLL Flex have announced that they’ve leased 15,407 sqft to build their own flex space from the ground up.

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💻 Coworking technology.

💙 When getting setup with a software system sparks joy.

Precious Martin shares their experience onboarding Pursuit Coworking with a workspace technology company.

When was the last time you loved an onboarding session & chat so much you shared about it on your social channels?

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💰 Modular management system raises €2.1M

Thomas Celen shares the news that Zapfloor have closed a ~$2M funding round for their modular platform for managing workspaces and buildings.

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💵 Space-to-broker distribution platform raises $4.5M

Mark Bott shares the Valve have raised $4.5M to help workspace providers and landlords get more deals from the commercial real estate brokers who subscribe to their platform.

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📈 Coworking data.

2022 Global Size & Capacity Report released

The folks over at (deep breath in) coworking insights slash coworker slash the instant group slash the first of their name (and breathe out) have released an interested report in the average sizes and number of desks based on the 19,500 listings on the discovery and workspace reviews platform.

They concluded that the global capacity is 98 workstations on average for all the coworking spaces listed as of August 2022. They also determined that the global average square footage is approximately 7,244 sqft for the regions of Asia-Pacific, Central America, Europe, Latin America, Middle East & Africa (MEA), and North America. Of these regions, workspaces in North America have the largest average square footage at 9,548 sqft.

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🤝 Coworking market moves.

💻 Management platform and marketplace announce co-branded offering

Miro Miroslavov shared the announcement that officernd and Liquidspace are partnering up to offer hybrid companies a combined workforce and workspace management solution.

An interesting move that could drive more demand towards spaces, and sits tightly within the trend we’ve been seeing in previous newsletters about coworking bookings being driven deeper into corporate ops/hr team solutions.

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🔑 Network makes another acquisition

THRIVE Coworking have acquired Coworking Station in NC

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🎙 Coworking conversations.

Cat Johnson talks with Anne Kirby from The Candy Factory coworking space in Lancaster, PA about marketing a coworking space, being intentional about building community in your workspace, challenges of remote workers who would rather not be working remotely and more

🎧 Listen to this.

Giovanni Palavicini and Jamie Russo chat with Amy King on bringing her LEED and WELL Expertise to the coworking industry.

🎧 Listen to this.

📆 Coworking events.

📰 Convo: PR Strategies for Coworking Spaces

Sept 30 – Free & Online

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👋 TWIC meetup IRL

23 September: After a year or so of Clubhouse discussions a bunch of ThisWeekInCoworking subscribers, contributors and supporters are meeting in-person, at Ascension Coffee – The Star – in Frisco Texas, to chat about the newsletter and its contents. In real life. So excited!

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♿️ September IDEA Challenge: Making Inclusion Accessible

28 September: This month’s Coworking IDEA Challenge is all about accessibility. Join our facilitator Devon Persing for this free monthly IDEA conversation.

– Shared by Ashley

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🇩🇪 Virtual Cowork2022 (German)

29-30 Sept: A 2-day virtual gathering of the German coworking movement organized by the German Coworking Federation.

– Shared by Jo

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👋 Coworking Canada Unconference

12 October: Not just for Canadians! This annual Unconference is a favourite within the international coworking movement. Use the code ‘TWIC2022‘ for $25 OFF your ticket!

– Shared by Ashley

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👋 Coworking Canada Unconference

12 October: Not just for Canadians! This annual Unconference is a favourite within the international coworking movement. Use the code ‘TWIC2022‘ for $25 OFF your ticket!

– Shared by Ashley

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About This.

ThisWeekInCoworking.com is a weekly newsletter summarizing the coworking celebrations, stories, market moves, tech updates and discussions you may have missed.

Newsletters are curated by Hector Kolonas and made available for free via email or this website.

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