Google partners with a network of seven tech hubs in North America (initially in U.S. and Canada) to deepen our community ties in locations including Minneapolis, Chicago, Waterloo, Nashville, Durham, Denver and Detroit. These partners are technology leaders in their community and a natural home for Google communities like Google Developer Groups and Google Business Groups. Tech hubs provide a venue for developers and the wider tech community to engage directly with companies and training partners like Google.
She envisions it serving entrepreneurs that want to get out of Starbucks or a home office and into a more professional work space, as well as small companies that have established offices but perhaps want to spend a day at an off-site location for team building exercises or strategic planning. It’s Racine’s first free co-working space, Niemiec said. She said she hopes it will encourage networking, idea sharing and create a buzz among Racine’s entrepreneurial community. “Job creation ultimately is what we’re hoping (for),” Niemiec said. “I’m hoping it’ll be a benefit to downtown.”
Coworking is maturing into a promising model for talent retention and economic development in cities around the world
more than 40 million Americans work outside an office. "We believe our country, our society, our economy is on the cusp of a once in a century shift in how, where, and why we work," co-working is more than just a post-recession fad among freelancers. A growing number of corporations are experimenting with workplace mobility. The global consulting firm Accenture lets employees use an app called LiquidSpace to book co-working sites.
"Career" is such a weird word these days. How do you define your life's efforts if they fall into so many different buckets?Gina & Kevin talk about their "freelance" careers and others.
collaboration is at the heart of the model, we wanted a central location where one, you had the convergence of a lot of health care players, prominent players in health care,” said Renee Finley, vice president of innovation and market intelligence for Florida Blue.
Elevate Orlando is a civic non profit dedicated to equipping and empowering underserved youth to graduate with a plan for the future. Elevate Orlando links the Orlando business community to under-served areas through education. This is accomplished through mentoring relationships and public school courses rooted in character education and leadership development.
The City of Orlando notified the two companies who bid to set up and manage a bike share program in the city that CycleHop (Website), who recently purchased Orlando based SunCycles, ranked the highest. The City will now work to establish a contract with CycleHop and get final City Council approval. CycleHop’s proposal included a setup where users will pay a monthly, weekly or daily membership fee to rent the bikes. Members would then get one hour of free bike rental each day. After that they would pay a small fee.
Now Matadero is evolving into a cultural laboratory, where a new arts financing strategy is being tested. Companies and institutions are providing financial support to supplement dwindling government arts subsidies, but with a twist: they don’t just send checks, they move in. Within the walled 59,000-square-foot center, there are public theaters and exhibition spaces that last year drew more than 500,000 visitors for music and art events and avant-garde plays.
how quickly the decision was made. “That’s the most disappointing thing about this for me – we didn’t have time,” he said sadly in response to an aggrieved co-worker. “The dream for me would have been to have this meeting a month ago and come up with ideas to make this work.” At the same meeting, though, McDaniel expressed some optimism: “We’re not closing the lid on this; we’re opening it wider.”