Our Virtual Transition
Updated: Apr 9
Wow, what a week!
From self-quarantines and social distancing to hoarding toilet paper and hand sanitizer, this week really has thrown us some curveballs!
As announced previously, CoLab will be closed to the public until further notice.
Based on CDC guidelines announced last night, gatherings of 50 or more people should be postponed for the next eight weeks.
So how do we handle the events that we host while maintaining a sense of community while working from our respective homes?
CoLab is adding another arm of programming for these next few weeks to keep people engaged and thinking about entrepreneurship while working solo!
Check out and register for all of our upcoming programming here, or scroll on to find out more about the types of programming we will be offering!
Virtual Lunch & Learn Series
Using Zoom videoconferencing software, we will continue to hold Lunch & Learn workshops on the second and fourth Wednesday of each month.
Participants can see current offerings and register via Eventbrite to receive a Zoom link that will allow them to join the workshop remotely on the day of the Lunch & Learn.
Unfortunately, we can’t virtually include lunch, so grab yours and sit down in front of your screen to learn and interact for 90 minutes at 12 p.m. on April 8 and 22!
Public Zoom Hangouts
You're invited to join us for (mostly) unstructured Zoom hangout sessions while more and more of us are working from home.
Introduce yourself and chat with fellow remote workers to share remote work tips and tricks, or just have a casual conversation while you work. We will also introduce the greater community to Coworking Sprints to get some quality work done together!
Sign up here to be added to a special mailing list that will receive an invitation every time we host a public session.
Join our coworking community with a limited-time FREE Virtual Membership.
Times are tough, let’s get work done together - even while we’re apart!
With this membership, you will receive members-only access to the CoLab Slack Workspace, and our exclusive Zoom hangouts and programming.
Read more about what we’re planning below, and get your virtual membership here. Be sure to enter code coworkEC to receive the discount!
Zoom Member Hangouts
Each day, we will host virtual coworking sessions on Zoom.
We have a list of programmed options to guide conversation, as well as work, while we do this, but for the most part these unstructured sessions will allow people to work “around” each other virtually!
Our members will have unstructured work and conversation time as well as the opportunity to discuss what cup of coffee they are drinking while at home, enjoy virtual “toasts” to end our days, and have some dedicated Coworking Sprints to get work done and keep each other accountable while celebrating our successes.
Our members have all been added to a Slack channel called #goodvibes.
We are using this channel to highlight successes while working from home, give virtual fist bumps, share fun memes and gifs, and share a little light during this odd and confusing time.
Ever wondered why we try to use Slack so much?
We will dedicate portions of time to getting to know this platform and becoming comfortable with its use.
Through Slack, we hope to declutter your inbox by using Slack’s convenient chat-like features, threads, reactions, and more.
We will host these sessions every Thursday at 12 p.m. on Zoom!
Read more about our new Roundtable Chats series here!
Subscribe to our newsletter and keep checking back to this post for more expanded offerings as we are able to coordinate them with our many community partners!