March 13, 2014 · 6:00 PM
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Flexible work space for micro-firms and independents seems obvious now. But is was not when Don Ball and partner Kyle Coolbroth opened their first coworking space in downtown St. Paul. Hear what they learned about the start-up process and dow they developed their, "secret sauce".
CoCo is a place where independent workers, startups, small businesses and corporate workgroups can gather to share ideas, team up on projects and get work done. CoCo offer an alternative to working from home or meeting at the local coffee shop and is a space where people are enabled to do the work of their dreams.
Coworking is a global phenomenon, but what CoCo has developed here is unique and helped put the MSP entrepreneurial scene on the map.
CoCo Uptown is pictured below. Note location change for meeting.
About the Meetup
Meet other entrepreneurs and independent product developers. Bring your questions and "group-source" the answers. Hear from specialized experts willing to share their insights. Get energized and stay motivated to pursue your goals. Relax and have interesting conversations. Participants have found clients and collaborators through this Meetup.
Software, electronics, life sciences, med tech, services, products, materials, designs--innovators of a wide variety of value propositions participate. Both for-profit and non-profit entrepreneurs participate. Many are starting their second or third business. A partner in McKinsey & Company (NYC) turned up one evening. We have enjoyed meeting people from China, Korea, Saudi Arabia, Italy, India, Bangladesh and other countries. Many are newcomers to Minneapolis/St. Paul. Multi-generational, our age range has been 20 to 70+. Several investors make periodic visits for those of you looking for capital.
Let the host know what kind of expert you would like to have at a future meeting and feel free to refer speakers.