(I hate to start a new topic, and if this isn’t the appropriate group, please do be kind and point me to some others. I’ve done done my keyword searching homework to find other threads on this subject – I found one and emailed the person, but I was hoping to find more!)
I am looking to join (not start) a co-working space in west philadelphia suburbs. Some cities/towns of interest: Upper Darby, Drexel Hill, Havertown, Narberth, Overbrook, Penn Wynne, Haverford, Wayne, Villanova, Wynnewood. If possible, I’d be interested in a science-based or interest working group.
Being completely new to co-working*, I have trouble just locating where co-working spaces exist! It seems almost like speakeasies, you know someone who knows the place with the dark red door and password and then you find a co-working group. I’ve been reading articles online and locating ones that are pretty big in the downtown/center of Philadelphia. I tried searching craigslist in philadelphia area, but the words “coworking” and “co-working” came up with no hits. It would be great to have a website like the housing/apt sites (Zillow etc) but for finding co-working spaces. Or a site like match.com but match.cowork.com to find a co-working space that suits your needs.
*When I say “completely new to co-working”, I mean new to purchasing a space or paying to join a community working space. The office environment I come from was very much like a co-working space. We had an open floor plan, desks were dedicated spaces on large bench like tables with a small cabinet space overhead, we had small conference rooms if needing to video or phone conference with remote groups and some amenities (free coffee/tea, photocopier/scanner). We mainly worked on separate projects but with a related background of genetics/genomics/bioinformatics/sequencing analysis.
If anyone has insight, clues, tips for finding a science-ish (I could take that or leave it, more important is to find a space with friendly and relaxed co-working people) co-working space in Philadelphia western suburbs, please let me know – or another group I should post to about it – or , dread, a topic thread in this group I overlooked!!
Thank you much,