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First national day marks merits of coworking

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The virtues of coworking will be marked by a day of events taking place across Scotland today.

Coworking spaces will open their doors for the country’s first ever National Coworking Day, being run as part of the CanDo Festival, a series of events aimed at promoting Scotland as an entrepreneurial nation.

Aimed at showcasing the concept of coworking to all industries, National Coworking Day will demonstrate to hundreds of attendees how it can support innovation and collaboration.

Forty coworking spaces from Inverness to Edinburgh will welcome participants from all industries to work together for the day.

Round the World Studios in Leith will host an gathering attended by former Enterprise Minister Jim Mather; founder and CEO of FreeAgent Ed Molyneux; coworking pioneer Claire Carpenter; and architect Hazel Pearson.

They will share their stories of collaboration, coworking, entrepreneurship, automation, and workplace design.

To facilitate the day, a mobile application has been custom built by the team at Shoal, a tech startup in Edinburgh. The app will enable attendees to find the spaces closest to them, check in, and navigate there.

Organiser & co-founder of Shoal, Michael Cockburn said: “We strongly believe in the power of collaboration to create new opportunities and are very excited to bring coworking spaces from across the country together for National Coworking Day.

“My business partner and I met at a coworking space in 2015 and have since started two business together that continue to grow every year. We are just one very small example of what coworking can achieve.”

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