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CoLab Orlando Member Spotlight: Kostya Kimlat of ThinkMagic

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Orlando coworking space great location, abundant in networking opportunities A Harry Houdini book report accompanied by a magic trick sealed Kostya Kimlat’s fate by igniting a passion for magic that has never faded. Since middle school, he’s known he wanted to be a magician, which spurred his career and the co-founding of ThinkMagic. The company has a network of magicians across the country who are dispatched to various businesses and events — including halftime of Orlando Magic games. The company focuses on helping improve customer experience through brand perception and marketing. We recently chatted with Kimlat about why ThinkMagic chose CoLab Orlando as its professional home. How long have you been at CoLab? In June 2010 we were here for six months and shared an office space with someone else. Then we started traveling a lot so there was no reason to have an office. Now we’re back. We just …

Coworking 101: What is co-working and what is the co-working movement all about?

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Why you should care about the co-working movement: Coworking, which popped up a few years ago, is a growing movement of small businesses and entrepreneurs all working under one roof. What makes it different than a normal office? None of the workers are employed by the same company. Yes, they all work independently – but in the same building. While still a new concept, more than 400 coworking spaces span the globe. How did it get started? In 2005, Brad Neuberg organized what is considered to be the first co-working sapce, a location in San Francisco named the “Hat Factory.” The “Hat Factory” was home to three technology writers, but people could come in daily and work. He was also a co-founder of “Citizen Space,” which was the first “work only” coworking space. Most coworking spaces have desks, cubes and/or offices that can be rented out part-time or full-time. Residents …

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