Friday 27 January 2023
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Incubator: Zoe Fox of DeskHub: The right space, the right people, you need a Hub

Joined in theINCUBATOR today by Zoe Fox, the Community Curator of DeskHub.

zoe NOWFrom DeskHub’s website: “DeskHub is committed to being the premier network of shared entrepreneurial workspaces in the country. We’re starting by bringing exceptional coworking spaces to Scottsdale, Atlanta, San Diego, Salt Lake City and Portland.

You don’t need to be in the biggest cities or at the biggest company to reap the rewards of collaboration, networking and synergy. You just need the right space and the right people.”

Notes and today’s discussion guide:

1. We discuss with Zoe the transition from the non-profit world to the startup world…

2. The DeskHub model, very simple and conducive to doing startup business…

3. #FatBoyBeanBags

4. Tailored to startups, creatives, entrepreneurs…

5. A very eclectic mix of startups at DeskHub, which adds to the unique culture…

6. Although more and more co-working spaces existing in this town, but the wider market is moving more and more towards this type of working environment…

7. We talk about the types of events hosted at DeskHub?

8. Coworking is a growing industry as startups desire flexible and creative space. These spaces offer these companies the ability to be a apart of a bigger community as they begin their journey and eventually expand.

9. Working from home is difficult, not just with the daily distractions but because of the lack of support you would build elsewhere. It is important to be surrounded by some aspect of a network in order to inspire you and help you get involved in the greater community. Ultimately, this makes your time more productive.

10. Atlanta is seen as the entrepreneurial hub of the Southeast. There is a very large startup scene here that is expanding everyday. Each year Atlanta attracts more and more young adults which means more and more companies are starting. Those companies need a hub.

11. DeskHub just isn’t for the young gun tech startup archetypes. This is for all entrepreneurs. But it is a very diverse collection of companies…

12. We discuss expansion both locally and nationally…

13. Time for the Wela question of the week!

14. CLICK HERE to learn more about DeskHub!

About Zoe Fox:

Zoe began her career in the Atlanta non-profit world. There she planned events and helped build community before transitioning into running technology operations. Zoe is excited to have the opportunity to turn DeskHub into an amazing collaborative community, especially meeting new entrepreneurs and watching them grow.

About your Co-Hosts:

TRICIA WHITLOCK: Tricia is the Editor of Hypepotamus, THE publication for Atlanta’s thriving startup scene. She grew up in Atlanta, is a two time Georgia State grad, and ran her own small business during her college years. Now she writes about the movers and shakers in our local tech ecosystem. You can check her out on the Atlanta Tech Edge on Sundays and hustling around Midtown every day of the week. EMAIL TRISH

TODD SCHNICK: With over twenty years in business, media, and politics, Todd has plenty of battle scars. With an early career as a national political operative, then starting six companies, to hosting thousands of interviews on the radio, Todd’s work as a business and media strategist comes with a unique collection of experiences in the trenches. A distance runner, writer, and speaker, Todd lives with his family in Brookhaven, Georgia. EMAIL TODD.

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Co-founder of the intrepidNOW Media Network, Todd Schnick is a media + business strategist and talk show host + producer. He is a former marketing strategist, national political operative, and lobbyist. Todd has published five books, writes a business + lifestyle column, is a distance runner, and lives in Chicago with his wife Stephanie + family.