Short Bio (For Panels/Intros)
“Alex Hillman is always thinking about the intersection of people, relationships, trust and business. He’s an author, educator, and community builder. These days, he splits his time between operating Indy Hall, which is Philly’s oldest coworking space; teaching creative people how to bootstrap their own businesses at Stacking the Bricks, and collaborating with people and organizations towards the goal of helping 10,000 people become sustainably independent by 2029.”
Long Bio (For written pieces)
“Alex Hillman is always thinking about the intersection of people, relationships, trust and business. These days, he splits his time between running Indy Hall (Philly’s oldest coworking space), teaching creative people how to bootstrap their own business, and collaborating with people and organizations towards the goal of helping 10,000 people become sustainably independent by 2029.
He’s worked globally with hundreds of coworking operators and thousands of business owners, executives, entrepreneurs, and community leaders to deploy his lessons in the intersection of business and community building.
Alex’s expertise has contributed to everything from academic research to mainstream media, including the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Harvard Business Review, Philadelphia Inquirer, WIRED magazine, and many more.”
What others say about Alex’s Work and Expertise
Vanessa Gennarelli, Director of Developer Education at Github says:
“Indy Hall’s design isn’t just good, it’s good for you.”
Mayor Michael Nutter, City of Philadelphia says:
“Alex Hillman and the team at Indy Hall are true leaders within Philadelphia’s entrepreneurial community, helping establish this city as an emerging hub for innovators, founders and creators. We’re excited that they’re taking what has worked in Philly and using it to help people in other cities achieve similar success. If you’re looking to build your community, these are the folks to learn from.”
Chris Messina, co-founder of the coworking movement & creator of the Hashtag says:
“Alex is one of the primary reasons that the coworking exists and has grown into a thriving, global phenomenon. His contagious enthusiasm has infused others with the courage and drive to start their own spaces, and his leadership and stewardship at IndyHall serves as the model for what a successful coworking community looks like.”
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