Press: Community Impact Newspaper

The following excerpt is taken from a Community Impact article:

Switch Cowork, which turns local bars and restaurants into co-working spaces during the day, relocated April 10 from Trackside, 507 Calles St., Austin, to Rebel Pizza Bar, 7858 Shoal Creek Blvd., Austin.

Co-owner Christa Freeland said the move was brought on by a desire to provide service in a more central location. www.switchcowork.comwww.rebelpizzabar.com

Press: Future of Everything

The following excerpt is taken from the Future of Everything blog:

For our parents, the goal was to find a job they liked and move up the ladder until they could retire. On the other hand, people today (and not just the millennials) tend to last less than 5 years at a job and if you ask around, most people would rather work at home or in coworking spaces of their choosing than in a cramped office.

Thanks to the cloud, video calling, and the internet of things, coworkers really don’t need to cohabitate during the day. A virtual office specifically makes it a lot easier to stomach when your office space boss says, “Oh, oh, and I almost forgot. Ahh, I’m also gonna need you to go ahead and come in on Sunday, too…“ You may be at work, but at least you’re still in your PJs.  

Every year we see companies in all industries make the switch to a shared or virtual office space and as technology improves you can only expect that trend to increase. For more on that and the future of coworking we asked a group of industry experts…

What's the future of coworking spaces? Here's what Christa Freeland from Switch Cowork had to say:

“We’re on the cusp of a new coworking trend that is the shapeshifting of physical spaces. We have seen examples of this with some OfficeMax and Lifetime Fitness locations carving out a coworking space in their buildings for their customers. Even with locally owned businesses, we’re doing that at Switch by partnering with well-designed restaurants to operate them as a shared work space during the day when they usually sit empty or aren’t open."

Read more here.

Switch Sponsors SXSW FinTech Event: SoFin @ SXSW 2017

In support of early-stage entrepreneurs and advancements in technology, we partnered with CEO, Mike Langford and his team at finservMarketing to support the event "SoFin @ SXSW 2017". Click here to learn more about the startup pitches and demos.

Photos from the event:

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Project Entrepreneur Class of 2017: Christa Freeland from Switch Cowork

Switch Cowork Christa Freeland Project Entrepreneur

Happy to announce that Switch Cowork cofounder, Christa Freeland, was selected for the Project Entrepreneur Class of 2017. Project Entrepreneur ignites bold ideas by providing women access to the tools, training and networks needed to build scalable, economically impactful companies. 

Rent the Runway cofounders, Jennifer Hyman and Jenny Fleiss partnered with UBS to break traditional barriers in women's paths and democratize the knowledge and resources necessary to establish their own disruptive businesses. 

Read more from their press release here: http://projectentrepreneur.org/inspiration/announcing-the-class-of-2017/

Press: The Austinot

Switch Cowork Converts Austin Eateries Into Community Spaces

The following excerpt is taken from The Austinot.

Working from home seems pretty glamorous: controlling your own hours, guiding your own fate, wearing nothing but sweatpants.

Take it from someone who has lived that life, though. The shine wears off pretty quickly, and the walls can seem to close in around you. It can become lonely, and you can become nocturnal and a hermit.

Enter coworking spaces. Austin has experienced an explosion of them as digital professionals, startups and entrepreneurs seek enjoyable ways to work among others. Community and collaboration are everything–the cornerstones of the coworking way of life.

I recently spend a day working in a space that takes these cornerstones and adds a third: innovation.

Switch Cowork is a hyperlocal coworking company that converts unused restaurants and bars into coworking spaces during the day. Think about it. Austinites love going out to eat and drink, so restaurants and bars are everywhere. During the week from 9-5, though, these beautifully furnished spaces can sit vacant, just waiting for the dinner rush to begin after 5 p.m.

You know what ends at 5 p.m.? The workday. This is where the story of Switch Cowork begins. Founders Christa Freeland and Jacob Morin saw potential that no other company had quite tapped into. Could those in the coworking community use a variety of fully furnished spaces to work from when home gets too claustrophobic, allowing restaurant owners to put their clean and relaxing spaces to work during the day?

Read more here.