BLOG + PRESS: February 2017

Why did GCUC tickets go up in price?

Posted on February 20, 2017 by Stormy McBride in Conference, Coworking, GCUC 2017

Holding an event in the most populous city in America is expensive.  When we say expensive we mean really, really, really expensive.  Our cost went up almost 40% year over year just for the venue.  We also wanted to be in the heart of the city and that also drives up cost.  We did look hard at Industry in Brooklyn and BellWorks in New Jersey but we really didn’t feel like the neighborhoods could support our unique needs. After battling… Read More »

A love letter to Coworking

Posted on February 14, 2017 by Stormy McBride in Coworking, GCUC 2017, GCUC 21013 Conference, GCUC Story, Retrospective

I remember well the meetup at the uber trendy San Jose Hotel before SXSW in 2009.  I met a whole bunch of operators from around the world and thought – what a bunch of suckers.  They were willing to tell me all their secrets.  They were willing to send me their business plans.  I thought to myself… this is FANTASTIC, I’m the only the shark in the tank.  It took about one month before I was schooled on new way… Read More »

Why coworking is different than working from a coffee shop

Posted on February 13, 2017 by Stormy McBride in Community, Coworking, Press

  Coworking is a little different than just working from a coffee shop and here's why... You can go to the restroom without having to ask your sketchy neighbor to watch your laptop or having to pack everything up and risk loosing "your spot". Coworking spaces are designed for maximum productivity. Everything from comfortable erganomic chairs to white noise and strategically placed power outlets. Most of the time the coffee is free in a coworking space and you dont have… Read More »

New York is about to get Juicy

Posted on February 9, 2017 by Stormy McBride in Conference, Coworking, GCUC 2017, Press

The world’s largest coworking conference series, The Global Coworking Unconference Conference (GCUC – it’s juicy), is headed to New York in May, 2017. For 6 years now, GCUC has been the largest and most relevant coworking and workspace-as-a-service industry conference that operates on a global scale. GCUC has brought together industry leaders and movers and shakers  from all corners of the world – South America, Canada, Asia, Australia and of course the States.   GCUC also has a knack for bringing… Read More »

Top 5 “Non Coworking” people that should attend GCUC.

Posted on February 8, 2017 by Stormy McBride in Community, Conference, Coworking, Coworking Trends, GCUC 2017

You hear Coworking and Unconference and you are immediately intrigued.  Is it for you?  Here are some groups that should be attending GCUC in NYC this May. You are a developer investigating the Coworking Industry.  We know you saw Wework’s valuation and you want in! It looks pretty simple, right?  Just make a really pretty space and wait for the hipsters to show up.  It’s not that easy.  You have to pick the right space, the right design and then… Read More »