首屆共用工作空間研討會即將於本週末在Good Lab舉行

The first coworking unconference for Greater China will be held at Good Lab on Sept. 21 – 22, 2013 in Hong Kong. This unconference comes at a time when there is growing interest of coworking spaces in mainland China, Taiwan and also Hong Kong.

While Hong Kong is not the first place to have a coworking space in the region, the sheer blossoming of coworking spaces in Hong Kong in the past 12 months is just breath-taking. The mix of the East and West gives this city a unique advantage in witnessing and creating trends in the entrepreneurial world in a collaborative manner as exemplified by coworking spaces.

There is a reason behind this boom in coworking, in Hong Kong and beyond. The cost of starting a startup has been reduced tremendously in the Internet age, and a few young people are waking up to the dream they had since young, while at the same time, the more adventurous mid-career executives are reinventing themselves by kickstarting their second career.

Coworking spaces make it possible for all these people to meet, to share and to collaborate with each other. While coworking in and of itself is good, that should be only a foundation for more experiments to happen. There are great opportunities for startup incubation in coworking spaces, and for coworking spaces to become bridges of understanding and collaboration between different cities.

All these and other topics will be discussed during the coworking unconference in Hong Kong this weekend, with participants coming from coworking spaces in Guangzhou, Taipei, Shenzhen, and Changsha, and two local co-working spaces.

The Good Lab is spearheading this coworking unconference. The Good Lab creates spaces that connect different minds and actions, enabling cross-sector synergy for “good” ventures. The Good Lab is founded by five established social entrepreneurial and social innovation platforms – Dialogue in the Dark, Hong Kong Social Entrepreneurship Forum, Make a Difference, Social Enterprise Summit, and Social Ventures Hong Kong. Fostering synergy among its members, The Good Lab aims to nurture a culture of active participation and collaborative co-creation.

For enquiries, please contact tony@goodlab.hk, or call +852 3996 1933


新聞簡報

2013年9月19日

香港

首屆兩岸三地共用工作空間研討會將於9月21至22號在香港Good Lab舉行。是次研討會是大中華區第一個圍繞共用工作空間(coworking space)這特定議題的活動。有來自廣州、深圳、臺北、長沙等地的共用工作空間創辦人報名參加。

共用工作空間是一個更新工作概念的全球運動,旨在爲自由創作者以及初創公司創辦人提供一個溫馨融洽的環境,讓他們得以快樂的工作,並且彼此間尋找到合作的契機。香港的共用工作空間運動始於2007年,於近兩年達到高峰。而鄰近的中國大陸以及臺灣的共用工作空間運動也有如星星之火,慢慢的開始燎原。

共用工作空間的會員可以是來自不同界別、領域和背景的人士,他們很多是創業者,在共用工作空間,他們可以更容易找到生意上的合作夥伴,也更容易找到創業導師,指點迷津,甚至更有機會藉助共用工作空間的牽線搭橋,找到創業所需的其他各種資源。

是次研討會由Good Lab好單位發起。Good Lab 是一個旨在促進不同行業背景的人士走到一起,達成合作,開創對社會有意義的事業的共用工作空間。Good Lab由五家社會創新型平臺共同發起,包括香港黑暗中對話、香港社會企業論壇、MaD創不同、社企民間高峰會以及香港社會創投基金。同時Good Lab也會創造有利的契機,使得會員之間得以出現更多的合作。

如有查詢,請聯繫 Tony@goodlab.hk,或者致電 3996 1933.

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