Today kicks off the first-ever Denver Coworking Week. The brainchild of Creative Density's Craig Baute and Greenspaces' Jennie Nevin, the goal of Denver Coworking Week is to introduce more people to the concept of coworking, and to bring the local coworking community together through free coworking days, tours, workshops, and social events.
"Denver Coworking Week got started as a way to build awareness of coworking under one voice. We realized that, as coworking spaces, our greatest competition isn't one another, but the general lack of awareness about coworking," says Baute, pictured in front of Creative Density's space below (Photo courtesy Chris Kissner of ProCntr) "We also want to know where people want future coworking communities so we can keep creating spaces for our members with their input along the way. We think of Denver Coworking Week as the start of the conversation with new members that might not be right in our current neighborhoods."
Each of Denver's coworking spaces has a unique personality and draws a different kind of crowd. By opening up the spaces this week, freelancers, remote workers, and startups have the opportunity to experience each space and find out which one is right for them.
"There are so many benefits to coworking," says Nevin. "Working from home can be lonely, coworking allows you to make friends. For anyone who’s working from home or a coffee shop – this is a great chance to try out working at different spaces, see what it’s all about, try out the cuture and the people. Go to the events to meet the community that’s part of the different spaces. See what it’s like to work at a coworking space. "
Highlighted events this week include the launch of Galaxy Unite, a service to help coworkers throughout the US find freelance gigs that best match their skills.
On Wednesday, Greenspaces will be hosting this month's edition of The Forum: Stories that Create, at which several companies from Galvanize (including Built In Denver) will be speaking.
The Desk will be hosting a Small Business and Coworking Roundtable on programs that help small businesses succeed with local, state, and national government panelists. The week wraps up with a kickball tournament on Friday.
Here's the full passport for this week's events:
For more information, visit: http://www.denvercoworks.org/denver-coworking-week/