New York, New York (PressExposure) October 03, 2012 -- Bringing Extraordinary People Under One Roof To Live, Work and Change The World Together
New York City Co-Living space NYC eLoft announced the launch of their crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo.com. NYC eLoft plans to bring the entrepreneur coliving movement to the east coast, largely inspired by the success of TheGlint, Blackbox Mansion, and Rainbow Mansion.
"From the ground up, the coliving movement is designed to offer stability, inspiration and opportunity to independent, ambitious young professionals -- the backbone of tech startups, who are often expected to live on peanuts and take huge risks with little chance of reward." said Jessica Reeder, author of 'Hacking Home: Coliving Reinvents the Commune for Networked Age'. "Living alone may allow us to focus on our own goals without distraction, but it robs us of the type of communication that only happens when people are relaxed and at home together... Coliving hacks this trend, infusing the blurring boundaries of work and leisure with new opportunities for inspiration, learning, and social innovation."
"Entrepreneurial coliving has yet to be given its fair shot in New York City even as coworking workspaces are abundant and thriving." said Adam Michalski, Campaign Manager for NYC eLoft. A look at the 'Made in New York Digital Map' shows 70+ coworking/incubator spaces, none of which, however, dedicated to coliving. The idea is to bring together entrepreneurs who are talented, ambitious, and working towards disrupting industries in innovative ways. The space would double as an area to host various events such as hackathons, coffee clubs, tech meetups, classes, and charitable events, only furthering synergy and inspirational drive. "Entrepreneurs want to be surrounded by others who are striving towards world changing innovation." said Adam. "We're just taking the coworking movement one step further- eliminating all social barriers and providing an environment for deeper, more genuine, collaborative interaction."
"One of the most important points to note is that this campaign is just the start." says Adam. "No one person is going to have all the necessary skills to get this done. It's going to be up to the New York City startup community to prove that a contemporary coliving space can thrive on the east coast and offer the same benefits as spaces on the west coast."
While Adam says "many of the details have yet to be ironed out", he views this as a strong positive in that suggestions and feedback will help form the evolving blueprint. NYC eLoft is looking for advisors, lawyers, real estate "wizards", sponsors, and, most importantly, founders, who are passionate about the cities entrepreneurial spark. Anyone who believes they're able to add value can reach out to NYCeLoft@gmail.com.
Learn more at Indiegogo: [http://www.indiegogo.com/NYCeLoft]
Adam Michalski, Campaign Manager