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The Coworking Experiment

Platform 53

Monday, August 5, 2013 from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM (EDT)

Cincinnati, OH

The Coworking Experiment

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Type End Quantity
Supremely Awesome "Coworker"
You're so awesome you plan to join in on the Coworking Experiment from from 9am-4:30/5pm. We'll provide free lunch and coffee and everything else you'll need to make this your workspace for the entire day. While not required, we encourage you to join us afterwards for a drink or two at the Horseshoe Casino across the street.
Ended Free  
Awesome AM "Coworker"
You want to participate in the experiment but are only able to come from 9 am-1:00 pm. We'll provide free lunch and coffee.
Ended Free  
Awesome PM "Coworker"
You want to participate in the experiment but are only able to come from Noon-4:30/5 pm. We'll provide free lunch and coffee. While not required, we encouraged you to stay after and grab a drink or two with us at the Horseshoe Casino across the street.
Ended Free  

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Definition of EXPERIMENT:

  1. An innovative act or procedure
  2. To try something new, especially in order to gain experiece
  3. A test that is made to demonstrate a known truth, examine the validity of a hypothesis, or determine the efficacy of something previously untried

To experiment is the life line of an entrepreneur, innovator, creative, influencer, change-maker. Without experimentation, we would all be stuck in time - never to improve, gain new experiences, learn, or expand our thinking. 

What is the experiment about? Coworking

What is coworking? It's a collaborative work process based on the idea of individuals and small groups coming together at a location to work alongside each other - creating opportunities for synergies, making new connections, getting inspired, and generating business growth. It's the idea  that being a part of a larger community of individuals that have common values, but different skills and perspectives result in increased happiness, productivity, and general awesomeness impacting the greater good. Coworking exists because working alone or in an uninspiring or unproductive environment sucks.

Who or What is the Experiment For? 

  1. YOU: Anyone who is even a little intrigued by the idea of coming to an awesome and inspiring collaborative work space to work alongside a community of equally awesome people. Try on the idea of coworking to see what it is and if it fits for you and your work style. You might be an entrepreneur, freelancer, telecommuter, or cubicle dweller in need of a change of scenery and some inspiration. Get out of your home office, coffee shop, or boring cubicle and inject some awesomeness into your work day to see what good comes out of it. Maybe you like it, maybe you won't. But that's what an experiment is designed to figure out.
  2. The Co-Founders of Platform 53: We are two entrepreneurs trying to inject awesomeness into the way we work in Cincinnati & Northern Kentucky via a collaborative workspace we plan to open later in 2013. We have a vision and some hypotheses on how to achieve it, but we need YOU to help us test those hypotheses and give us feedback. We want to learn from you because you are the people we want to serve. We want to hear your opinions. We want to experience coworking for ourselves with people like you.
How does this Coworking Experiment work?
  1. You show up with your laptop and anything else you need to get work done for the day. If you have meetings in person or via phone, we encourage you to have them here. There is plenty of space to find a quiet and private area.
  2. We provide the internet, comfy furniture, inspiring environment, beverages like coffee and water (compliments of BOOST), FREE LUNCH (compliments of Coffee Emporium & Donatos), and a platform for you to voice your opinion and have a direct impact on the strategy for Platform 53's coworking space.
  3. We hope you can join us for the whole day 9am-4:30/5pm. But if you can't, you can join us from 9am-1:00 pm or Noon to 4:30/5 pm. In order for us to learn something from you and for you to fully experiment with coworking, you need to be present for at least a few hours. The reason you'll need to come at 9 or Noon is because we have a quick 15-30 minute intro planned at those times to kickstart the coworking experience. If you come in during a different time, you'll miss the full experience and it won't be a helpful experiment.
  4. Want to continue the experiment after 5 pm? Join us afterwards for a few drinks at the Horseshoe Casino across the street.
  5. Still have questions?? We encourage you to just give it a try, but feel free to reach out with questions as well.

Huge THANK YOU to BOOST for hosting this event in their loft space! Click on the link to see pictures of their amazing space you get to work in for the day. Trust me, you can't help but get inspired here.

NOTE: Eventbrite will send you a "ticket" when you sign up. However, you do not need to print or show these when you come to these coworking days. You will receive directions and parking instructions before the event via email.

Have questions about The Coworking Experiment? Contact Platform 53

When & Where

BOOST...not your typical meeting space
538 Reading Rd
Cincinnati, OH 45202

Monday, August 5, 2013 from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM (EDT)

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Platform 53

Platform 53 is on a mission to revolutionize the way we work and engage with others on a professional level. Join our diverse community of independent professionals, entrepreneurs, small businesses, and mobile workers. We provide not only a workspace, but a platform for you to share ideas, connect with others, get inspired, learn, support each other, and collaborate. The industry calls this ‘coworking’ (check out this video). We call it awesome.

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