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5 ways to succeed when collaborating with your local government

business
21 May 2014

Back when Indy Hall was just a few days old, we were “lucky” enough to get some really good front-page newspaper coverage. Pretty quickly, our phone was ringing. But it wasn’t prospective community members who were calling, it was folks from our city government.

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N3rd Street branding being used by the big boys

business
05 Jun 2013

It’s been almost 6 years after moving Indy Hall  into our first Old City clubhouse, and just a few years after publicly sharing the name N3rd Street for our corridor dubbed by our friends at Jarv.us. The name began as more of a colloquialism, and less of a branding effort, but...

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Indy Hall Community featured in Select Greater Philadelphia annual report

business
23 May 2013

Yet another piece of printed recognition for our community to be proud of: Select Greater Philadelphia (one of the region’s main economic development and marketing entities) just published it’s annual report. Included in it is a highlight of the city’s growing coworking ecosys...

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Indy Hall Featured in Knight Foundation & National League of Cities Report: Case Studies of U.S. Communities Creating Greater Civic Participation from the Bottom Up

business
01 May 2013

Damn, that’s a mouthful of a post title, isn’ it?

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Why economic development needs a more collaborative approach to building cities

community
29 Apr 2013

Philadelphia is becoming a test case for a new theory on how cities develop in 21st-Century America. The conventional wisdom used to be that economic development was the key to urban dynamism. Create the jobs, the people would follow, incomes would rise, and all would be we...

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How to get an internship at Indy Hall

community
02 Mar 2013

It’s springtime, which means that we’ve been getting an influx of internship request emails at Indy Hall as people come out of their winter hibernation and gear up for the summer. Timing is ripe, too, since we’re spinning up a rebooted version of our internship program very soon.

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Guest Post: An Ode to Indy Hall Night Owls by Hila Ratzabi

coworking
07 Feb 2013

This is post is being shared from one of Indy Hall’s members, Hila Ratzabi, about her experience at our weekly Night Owls coworking session:

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There’s No Substitute for Analog

business
02 Dec 2012

Last night I got to tour Miner Street Recordings, the home of the Weathervane Music Incubator (disclosure, Geoff and I are both on Weathervane’s advisory board) & the birthplace of some incredible Philadelphia independent music. I found myself amidst talented musicians, ca...

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(A Better Way to Say) Philly is for Entrepreneurs

business
26 Oct 2012

This morning, I’ll be joining a few of my friends and the Mayor of Philadelphia as he announces a new City of Philadelphia initiative called StartupPHL and I wanted to share a few thoughts in the moments beforehand.

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5 Reasons Your Community Isn’t Growing

business
21 Sep 2012

Are you feeling the pressure to be a better community builder?

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The Virtues of Indy Hall

business
02 Apr 2012

After last week’s town hall about Indy Hall’s expansion, I was speaking with some friends about how we approach things, especially in times of growth. We’re pretty deliberate about the way we choose to interact and the things that we make priorities, and while these decisions ...

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Not a Joke: Indy Hall v3.0 – The Future of Indy Hall

business
01 Apr 2012

This is a cross-post from the Indy Hall blog.

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A Slice of Origin

community
28 Feb 2012

David Dylan Thomas and Mo Gaston are up to something. They’re doing a documentary-style web series on what we – the Philly Tech Community – has been up to for the last few years. The series is set to launch later this year, but they’ve been doing interviews since the beginning...

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The only thing special about doers is that they do things

community
25 Jan 2012

One of my favorite Philadelphians and human beings, Wil Reynolds, tipped me off on this post tonight.

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Coworking & Citizenship

community
15 Nov 2011

From a new piece in Flying Kite today:

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Hello, Philly Mag

indyhall
28 Oct 2011

Well look at that. Indy Hall and our cohousing collaboration with Postgreen Homes & DIGSAU is one of the features in this month’s Philadelphia Magazine titled, “The Indy Hall Experiment“.

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BioCurious – Coworking for Biologists, Scientists, etc

community
14 Oct 2011

Make genetically-engineered bacteria, sequence DNA, find the tools to get your bio-project growing, or make friends with amateurs and experts in the community.Meet BioCurious.

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92 Percent

business
06 Oct 2011

As Indy Hall crests 150 members, I wondered – what is growth in terms of a coworking space, a workplace, or even a community in Philadelphia? Is it enough to measure concurrent member count, or should we be looking at something else?

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Welcome to N3rd Street

business
25 Sep 2011

In early summer of 2007, Indy Hall wasn’t a place, but it was a nomadic tribe. We were moving from bar to cafe to restaurant to living room – anywhere with wifi – in the pursuit of a better working experience than working alone in our apartments.

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The Long Term Relationships

business
16 Sep 2011

“the long term relationships that lasted was with a network of people – much larger than those in your current company”This quote comes from a history lesson by Steve Blank about how Silicon Valley came to be what it is.

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