Busy Coworking Hosting ICAD Group Jelly April 19th4/17/2012
Busy Coworking Officially Opened Last Week
(Iowa City) – Busy Coworking, Iowa City’s first permanent coworking space, is hosting this month’s Jelly on Thursday, April 19, 2012, at 218 E. Washington St. in downtown Iowa City. Free coworking will be offered from 10:00 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. Thursday.
"We've been attending Jelly events for almost two years, so we're happy that the first official event at Busy Coworking will be this partnership with ICAD Group,” said Jordan Running, one of the partners in Busy Coworking. “We can't wait for people to see the space.”
ICAD Group, in partnership with COWRK Iowa City and iQuest, hosts a rotating cowork each month. According to Mark Nolte, ICAD Group’s interim President, hosting the Jelly at Busy Coworking was the best option for this month’s event. “We hope to see these work environments develop throughout Iowa’s Creative Corridor,” said Mark Nolte, ICAD Group’s interim President. “We’re happy to showcase Jordan and Sheila’s space as we continue to encourage interstate commerce growth and development through innovative collaboration.”
Jellys are casual drop-in cowork sessions that combine creativity and productivity. Attendees can focus on their own projects, see what others are working on and make new connections. There is no fee and no agenda. Coffee, wireless internet and electrical outlets are provided free of charge.
Anyone who can work away from an office are welcome at the Jelly for fresh ideas and for a change of pace. Past participants include entrepreneurs, freelancers, designers, developers, writers, and those working online.
Jellys started in New York City in February 2006 when two roommates, who missed the camaraderie of a traditional office, invited others to share their apartment as a workspace. The aim was to create a creative environment that provided brainstorming, idea sharing, and conversations. Since then, Jellys have been held throughout the US and all over the world.