A community is a group of people with diverse characteristics who are linked by social ties, share common perspectives, and engage in joint action in geographical locations or settings. Cambridge boasts many such communities which come in all shapes and sizes, and over a hundred appear on the MeetUp website, where they can advertise and schedule events using a common
Technology It’s important to remember to take breaks. Science shows breaks actually make us more productive, not less. If you’re on a Mac, Time Out–Break Reminders is an excellent app that lets you schedule “normal” five- to 10-minute breaks every hour and a seconds-long “micro” break every 15 minutes. PC and Linux users can get the same capabilities from the excellent freeware Workrave.
CambridgeSpace are delighted to welcome two interns to our daily routine. Holly Smith and Luke Aitken have been hired by Matt Pearce (a CambridgeSpace member) to work through July and then September, on a number of start-up projects and also with some of Matt’s existing clients. They’ll be building software platforms, websites and architecture, to support these projects and will
CambridgeSpace’s connect zone has recently been decorated and has new furniture – it’s totally transformed!
With thanks to Amazon for donating some furniture along with a fresh coat of paint by some of our team and members, our Connect zone has been totally transformed! Click here to see some photos
Amazon boss, Jeff Bezos, in describing his abhorrence towards Group Think (where the fear of conflict drives consensus which stifles individual initiative and creativeness) suggests his measure for determining the ideal size for a team that will get things done – just two pizzas! One of the benefits of co-working communities (and one often overlooked) is that by their very
By Damian Mears I had the pleasure of hosting an enlightening panel discussion in our coworking space last week. It was encouraging that over 50 people attended, especially on a unseasonably hot day. On the panel of esteemed Cambridge-based entrepreneurs were Jo Kruczynska, Ed Goodman, Anne Beamish and our very own John Monks. As I probed away, exploring the start
Back in the dark ages, 1967 in fact, the American rock band Love, released their eponymous album “Forever changes” (as in Love Forever Changes) regarded by many as one of the greatest albums ever produced. And as with this album, everything we create, no matter how good or bad, will change over time. Whether it was Love then, or as
An heroic effort by CambridgeSpace members over an extended weekend has enabled all the equipment, office furniture – and sense of community – being relocated to a new home. Hundred Houses have been greatly accommodating hosts since we opened in October 2016, but due to their own expansion, they needed their space back. CambridgeSpace membership has also grown and so
For some time, large companies have realised the connection between the flow of new ideas and innovations, and the essential drive to remaining competitive. In a form of reverse engineering, they have also come to realise that better ideas may exist outside their own organisations and have started paying attention to local co-working communities, comprising entrepreneurs, start-ups, and independent professionals,
The only co-working facility in Cambridge run entirely by community volunteers is celebrating its first birthday with rapid growth in membership. Cambridge Space, currently on the top floor of Hundred Houses Society’s offices in Chesterton, opened in October 2016 in response to a growing need for a space where home-based freelancers and small businesses can feel part of a professional