If you are an entrepreneur or a freelancer who is fed up of working at home or at a coffee shop and need access to real business infrastructure, you should find this really interesting.
OpenCommune is a movement to create cafe-like community/collaboration space within a shared office environment for entrepreneurs and freelancers – via the coworking model. They are a proud part of the Coworking movement around the world and actively support it.
What is Coworking? Start with a shared office and add cafe culture. Which is the opposite of most modern cafes and ofcourse most offices. 😉
OpenCommune essentially tries to connect space owners (read: start-ups with more office space than they need) and space users (read: people like you and me), who need and require office space but on a very small level. So you and I get access to brilliant office space at extremely marginal costs. Great! But hold on – there’s another more interesting by-product. Simply because you end up working full time in a coworking space (yes, thats the name now…no more “office space” 😉 crowded by developers, designers, writers, musicians, photographers and many other entrepreneurs and freelancers means you get to network with them real time – maybe even on real projects where you might not have expertise or where you could pitch in. Think OCC 7 days a week – but only with a more focused audience.
The blokes behind OpenCommune have decided to put the money where their mouth is. And so they have decided to launch OpenCommune by opening their own office space to freelancers, entrepreneurs, and other interesting people to come in and work every day. Ofcourse, they are looking for other start-ups who can join them in the same run.
Read more about them here: www.opencommune.com
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