Gallery: Co-working in the park

Gallery: Co-working in the park

Summary: What do you get when you fill a park with like-minded entrepreneurs and give them free internet, power, and the promise of coffee? Co-working is what.


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    Steve Hopkins probably knows social media in the business better than most, as he works for Yammer. He talked about lean startups, borrowing the old adage, "You are what you eat" and giving it a twist by saying, "You make what you are".

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    Chris Petersilge, on the other hand, could be likened more to fictitious Up in the Air character Ryan Bing. Petersilge lifted his backback and asked the crowd what was weighing them down, before discussing what a minimalist lifestyle is really about, drawing on his experiences at AirBnB.

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    Of course, co-working is not just for tech startups. Clayton Ilolahia is a unique character, better known as a blogger who writes about what men should smell like. Although fragrance isn't necessarily the main market for most startups, the lesson of being the best in your niche was certainly relevant.

Topics: Start-Ups, Mobility, IT Employment

Michael Lee

About Michael Lee

A Sydney, Australia-based journalist, Michael Lee covers a gamut of news in the technology space including information security, state Government initiatives, and local startups.

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