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Are Empty High-End Restaurants The Next Coworking Trend? | Fast Company | Business + Innovation

Sat, 07/30/2016 - 12:33 -- rprice

Spacious, a startup that turns high-end restaurants into coworking spaces during the day. "There’s a mental and psychological perk [to the setup]," she says. "There’s a different mood when you leave your home office versus a restaurant. I can either leave when I’m done with my work or I have a choice of staying for happy hour. It doesn’t feel like I’ve left a long workday." She’s tried working from home or from Starbucks and found neither environment conducive to her work.

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Are Empty High-End Restaurants The Next Coworking Trend? | Fast Company | Business + Innovation

Sat, 07/30/2016 - 12:33 -- rprice

Spacious, a startup that turns high-end restaurants into coworking spaces during the day. "There’s a mental and psychological perk [to the setup]," she says. "There’s a different mood when you leave your home office versus a restaurant. I can either leave when I’m done with my work or I have a choice of staying for happy hour. It doesn’t feel like I’ve left a long workday." She’s tried working from home or from Starbucks and found neither environment conducive to her work.

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Dowtown Orlando's Canvs planning 3,200 sqaure-foot expansion - Orlando Business Journal

Tue, 08/18/2015 - 17:28 -- rprice

the co-working space is about 90 percent full with dedicated office space and community desk space. "There's a lack of private office space, and there is demand for it," he said. As of now, Canvs has more than 150 members from 75 various companies. Mackenzie agreed. "We're having companies that are becoming a little bigger and they want offices with a private area. The expansion would create eight additional offices and some dedicated desk space," she said.

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Dowtown Orlando's Canvs planning 3,200 sqaure-foot expansion - Orlando Business Journal

Tue, 08/18/2015 - 17:28 -- rprice

the co-working space is about 90 percent full with dedicated office space and community desk space. "There's a lack of private office space, and there is demand for it," he said. As of now, Canvs has more than 150 members from 75 various companies. Mackenzie agreed. "We're having companies that are becoming a little bigger and they want offices with a private area. The expansion would create eight additional offices and some dedicated desk space," she said.

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Collaboration Grows Orlando’s Tech Community - 90.7 WMFE

Wed, 02/04/2015 - 08:02 -- rprice

In Orlando’s tech community, entrepreneurs are shunning the idea of intellectual property and embracing collaboration. Meetups and shared spaces are the buzz-words. To talk more about Orlando’s growing tech community 90.7’s Matthew Peddie speaks with Greg Pollack, Founder of Orlando based Code School and tech incubator Starter Studio, Isaac Moredock, Co-Founder and CEO of the Orlando-based automated consumer intelligence software maker Tandem, and Josh Murdock, adjunct Professor and Instructional Designer at Valencia College.

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The Future of Libraries Has Little to Do with Books

Fri, 01/09/2015 - 18:06 -- rprice

libraries across the nation are re-inventing themselves by increasingly becoming “vibrant and attractive community hubs,” focusing on the “need to create digital literacy—and in an ideal world, digital fluency.” Photo from Bibliothèque publique d'information Taking into account the proliferation of freelancing, the gig economy, and remote-working (also known as ‘technomadism’), the rise of library as community hub begins to make sense.

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Here's the skinny on 8 tech firms coming to Orlando's Starter Studio - Orlando Business Journal

Wed, 12/17/2014 - 11:34 -- rprice

The companies will take part in a three-month program where each will work with an extensive mentor network in a collaborative working environment to help each other grow. In addition, each company will be provided free working space at Canvs — a co-working environment for startups in downtown Orlando.

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"The Iron Yard" bringing coding curriculum to Orlando - FOX 35 News Orlando

Tue, 12/02/2014 - 16:54 -- rprice

A new company called the Iron Yard will soon call half of the first floor home. It is a private school that promises to teach students computer web coding in 12-weeks. Iron Yard Instructor David Rogers said, "You're training for a job. You're training to be a front-end engineer in an entry-level position."      The Iron Yard's been around for 4 years and is already in five other cities.      The company says it chose Orlando in part because of the city's focus on growing a digital main street.

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Orlando approves $100,000 for seed fund - Orlando Sentinel

Wed, 11/05/2014 - 18:09 -- rprice

A new Orlando seed fund will pursue a federal grant after the city council helped push it past the required $250,000 in matching funds Monday. City officials unanimously approved $100,000 for StarterCorps, a non-profit organization which will be housed at the downtown Orlando coworking space Canvs. StarterCorps executive director Kirstie Chadwick, a veteran of Orlando's technology startup community, said the council's support could go a long way toward helping StarterCorps receive the grant. "It's huge," she said.

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New code school coming to downtown Orlando - Orlando Sentinel

Wed, 07/30/2014 - 10:34 -- rprice

Code schools are considered a key part of developing a local tech economy. Students at a code school can develop programming skills without investing in a full college education. But they aren’t necessarily cheap; The Iron Yard’s 12-week program costs $10,000.

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