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Virginia editor finds coworking refuge at CoLab Orlando

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Christine Schirr of OtterCorrect says CoLab Orlando was the perfect temporary solution Christine Schirr, founder and lead editor at OtterCorrect, a Virginia-based writing and editing business, found herself in sunny Orlando for a few weeks in need of a place to perch her laptop. Schirr’s company provides writing and editing services for a variety of clients, giving her the flexibility to work anywhere. After she landed in Orlando, she was working in the solitude of a friend’s home. But that environment lacked the social interaction and constant caffeine drip that a creative person needs for peak performance. That’s when she decided to set up temporary shop at CoLab Orlando, a coworking community in the heart of Orlando. She talked to us recently about her experience here: How did you hear about CoLab? I heard about it because I knew that there were similar resources available in other cities, so I …

“Passionate Sales” – The 4 key puzzle pieces to a win-win sale

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Led by CoLab’s own Kostya Kimlat, CEO of Event Magic International, this sales-focused session will spark your energy and efforts and help you increase your sales. Best Practices Session will follow: Attendees are encouraged to share their recommended books, courses, and other resources for success in the fields of sales and relationship building. Come ready to learn from others and share what you know! Question for the Session: “What’s the one sales-tip you learned that has made the biggest difference in your business?” *This event is August 1st 1pm and we will have special cupcakes after! So please RSVP via Email to CoLab Orlando, 9th Floor 37. N. Orange Ave Orlando FL 32801 There are still a few spots available! Email Yes, we are super excited to have Lee from Gigi’s Cupcakes as our sponsor! Please Like Please Like and RSVP also @  

Raise Money and Attract Talent with DigiThinkIT

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Invite Only: Raise Money and Attract Talent w/DigiThinkIT                        July 25th, 2013 at 5:15pm Eric Delisle from is presenting two sessions: “How to structure your company to raise money and attract talent” and “Step-by-step angel fundraising,” with a beer break in between. DigiThinkIT is a digital strategy solutions provider proud of their lean, SCRUM, and Agile development. Their specialty is helping mid-size businesses reduce costs, increase efficiency and boost productivity through customized IT solutions. They think of themselves as your tech S.W.A.T. team–so come and get the perspective of an industry professional and apply your new knowledge to running your company.  * We only will have space for 15 people – email to reserve your spot! July 25th 2013 on the 9th Floor in “The Lab” – Limited seating and will start at 5:30pm.

Orlando Blerdology! STEM/Tech Entrepreneurship Workshop & Policy Luncheon

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Blerdology, the social enterprise to support and engage the black startup and STEM communities is coming to Orlando on July 13th for their Central Florida installment of Blerd’s Night Out! Blerds Night Out was designed to meet minority startup eco-systems where they live, to aggregate social change and to foster community fellowship. Focused on both established and emerging tech scenes, the Blerd’s Night Out Tour will strive to make an impact in additional cities including DC, Detroit, Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, New York, and San Francisco.   #Blerd101 STEM/Tech Entrepreneurship Workshop & Policy Luncheon July 13, 2013 –12pm @ CoLab Orlando (37 N Orange Ave #910  Orlando, FL 32801) Blerd 101 will rally STEM, tech, and entrepreneurship enthusiasts to celebrate the incredible startup and tech community growing in Central Florida. Hosted by CoLab Orlando, SF35 and Orrett Davis of Arsenal Venture Partners and Startup Orlando, the event will feature a speaker session aimed at educating, assisting …

CoLab Orlando lets you cowork around the world

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Coworking exchange program lets members work around the globe You’re an Orlando-based graphic designer who usually works out of one of the funky, fun coworking spaces at CoLab Orlando but your friends want to take a girls trip in California’s wine country. They work in the world of cubicles and paid vacation time. You are a self-employed, one-woman dynamo, meaning time off is money lost. But it doesn’t have to be that way. CoLab is a member of the International Coworking Visa program. (This is the very active growing Wiki page HERE) The forward thinkers of CoLab Orlando have partnered with many coworking spaces across the United States and in dozens of countries around the globe. This offers CoLab community members the opportunity to set up temporary shop even if it’s just for a few hours, a whole day or longer (with some limitations, depending on the location). Time away …

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