The time has come to announce a venture in 2012 that I am very excited about. Over the past few months, I have joined Gene Powell (Spoke) and Jamie Wright (Brilliant Fantastic) in securing a venue for Toledo's first coworking community in the St. Clair Village of downtown Toledo. Coworking is essential for the creative people of Toledo to come collaborate and work together to better each other.
There is much work that needs to be done before our opening in the Spring 2012. We plan to launch a Kickstarter campaign in the next few weeks. We would also love for you to help spread the word by retweeting our posts from @SeedCowork or just mention us at the water cooler as you learn our progress.
If you are interested in joining the community, please sign up at our website and we will keep you up to date on our move in date, community events, and all other progress. Remember coworking is more than office space, it is about community. So come join us!
***Still have questions? (nice FAQs courtesy of @jwright)***
What is coworking?
Coworking is about a community of like-minded creative professionals who want a different kind of place to work. A place free of cubicles and bureaucracy. A place where you can go and get inspired with fellow members. You can find more information at http://wiki.coworking.info.
Is this just renting office space?
Seed is just a place where creative people work. It is not about the space. It is about the community. Yes, you have a membership but the value comes from the members within the space. Renting office space is just about the space.
How do I join?
Sign up for the newsletter here. We will be announcing those plans soon. If you want to get in early, you will also want to keep a look out for the Kickstarter campaign.
Who is behind this?
The founding members are three native Toledoans. Gene Powell (@gpowelldesign) of Spoke (@spokehq), Don Miller (@donmiller) of JADR Consulting, and myself (@jwright). All supporting members will have a vote and voice for where Seed goes in the future.
When will this open?
We are opening in the Spring. An exact date will be announced once we get closer to finishing construction on the space. Join the newsletter to get a jump on that announcement.
How much will a membership cost?
We are still working on exact figures but we assure you that this will be very, very affordable. There will be multiple plans based on your needs and budget. Stay tuned for the announcement of the membership levels.
Is this only for full time members?
No. There will be different levels of membership so that they will fit your needs and budgets.
Is there parking available?
Yes. We realize that downtown parking can be a deterrent for some but we have some parking available already and we will be working on freeing some more up shortly.
What is Kickstarter?
Kickstarter is a platform that helps you fund projects that inspire you through micro-payments. We are in the process of creating our campaign and we will share this soon.]]>