Coworking is the way people work these days. Coworking now takes up 27million sq feet of office space across the US, and 19 more growth statistics that prove coworking is the new normal.
Like most, I used to have an office with a door with stuff hanging on the wall. Most of the time, I didn't speak to a soul working in the same building .
Now, in my encore/portfolio career, I work in multiple coworking spaces as part of the sick care gig economy, meet people in coffee shops and attend a lot of networking events. In some instances, I've used coworking spaces throughout the US and around the world as part of an international network for digital nomads.
If you are a sick care entrepreneur looking for coworking space, here are some things to put on your check list:
Innovation districts are the new suburbs. However, like clusters that preceded them, innovation districts have growing pains. More people than ever are renting in these areas even though they can afford to buy a house. They want to work, live and play around the action and have the ability to move when the action is somewhere else or their startup fails or they get fired.
And, they love the free parking and beer at work.
Arlen Meyers, MD, MBA is the President and CEO of the Society of Physician Entrepreneurs
Arlen Meyers, MD, MBA is a professor emeritus of otolaryngology, dentistry, and engineering at the University of Colorado School of Medicine and the Colorado School of Public Health and President and CEO of the Society of Physician Entrepreneurs at www.sopenet.org. He has created several medical device and digital health companies. His primary research centers around biomedical and health innovation and entrepreneurship and life science technology commercialization. He consults for and speaks to companies, governments, colleges and universities around the world who need his expertise and contacts in the areas of bio entrepreneurship, bioscience, healthcare, healthcare IT, medical tourism -- nationally and internationally, new product development, product design, and financing new ventures. He is a former Harvard-Macy fellow and In 2010, he completed a Fulbright at Kings Business, the commercialization office of technology transfer at Kings College in London. He recently published "Building the Case for Biotechnology." "Optical Detection of Cancer", and " The Life Science Innovation Roadmap". He is also an associate editor of the Journal of Commercial Biotechnology and Technology Transfer and Entrepreneurship and Editor-in-Chief of Medscape. In addition, He is a faculty member at the University of Colorado Denver Graduate School where he teaches Biomedical Entrepreneurship and is an iCorps participant, trainer and industry mentor. He is the Chief Medical Officer at www.bridgehealth.com and www.cliexa.com and Chairman of the Board at GlobalMindED at www.globalminded.org, a non-profit at risk student success network. He is honored to be named by Modern Healthcare as one of the 50 Most Influential Physician Executives of 2011 and nominated in 2012 and Best Doctors 2013.