Excerpt: Tomorrow, August 2nd, 2014, marks the beginning of International Coworking Week. So it’s a good time to learn more about the benefits of coworking for entrepreneurs. After my last post on business incubators, accelerators, and coworking spaces, a reader named Mary Jo wrote in the comments,
“I would be interested in hearing more of your thoughts on the collaborative networking that results from the synergy created by Coworking Spaces.”
I’m really glad Mary Jo asked that question because I believe that one of the main points of value for incubators, accelerators, and coworking spaces is precisely the highly collaborative work culture that they generate. From well-known accelerators such as 500 Startups and Y-Combinator, to more regional coworking spaces like Southwestern Connecticut’s Stamford Innovation Center, the spirit of creativity and collaboration run through all such places. The idea of many entrepreneurs sharing an open space seems to be a key ingredient in the secret sauce that incubators, accelerators and their various hybrid forms are offering in order to foster ingenuity and innovation and help grow local both the local and U.S. economy….Read more.