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POLL: Pick a Name For a New Coworking Space Downtown

The experimental phase of a coworking space will begin soon. This could be great for any freelancers, telecommuters, designers, etc.

By Vinci Daro

The experimental phase for a downtown coworking space will begin soon, and we need your help choosing a name. See the poll below! 

If you are a freelancer, telecommuter, novelist, designer, programmer, dissertator, playwright, educator, or just in need of a space to work on a project, you are invited to become a coworker, even if just for a day.

During the experimental phase (which starts in March), you'll be able to try out the space for just 5 dollars. Specific details about the location are coming soon. If you have questions, email Vinci Daro at vincidaro@gmail.com. Vote in the poll below. 

How will it work? Something like this:

  • The space will have both desks and a big common table, and coworkers can drop-in for the day ($15), sign-up for a week ($50), or join for a month at a time ($100 for big table space/$150 for desk – limited availability).
  • During the experimental phase, there will be a half-day "try-it" option for $5, as mentioned above. 
  • There will be a meeting space, available both to coworkers and the public (meeting space use included in monthly fees).
  • Space at the big table will be available on a first-come first-serve basis for daily, weekly, and monthly coworkers.
  • Guaranteed desk spaces will be limited to 6; desk-sharing will be encouraged (we can help you find someone to share with if you don’t already know someone).

So… What should the space be called?

If you have questions, email Vinci Daro at vincidaro@gmail.com

Victor Calderon February 21, 2012 at 08:33 PM
Clever abbreviations, like "Cow Cow", may help people remember the group but it should say where it's based. Plus it looks more professional.
Veronica February 22, 2012 at 02:32 AM
Is Davis also know as Cowtown? I thought that was claimed by Vacaville.
Marissa Amoni February 22, 2012 at 04:10 AM
The DCC baby!
Rachel Young February 22, 2012 at 02:54 PM
Do you mind a totally random stranger voting? I have a coworking space in Toronto, Canada, (Camaraderie Coworking Inc) and saw your poll on a google alert for coworking and I love choosing names for things, so I thought I'd chime in. I like Plurispace and Davis Coworking Collective for very different reasons. Davis Coworking Collective is very descript. It says where it is, what it is, and how it is structured, and that's awesome. I like the potential for the DCC shortname too. But Plurispace is so much more unique. You'll be able to get metrics for your space so much easier with a unique name. It's short, and the twitter handle isn't taken yet. The prefix of Pluri- can be used in so many different ways too. I just love it. All the best in choosing a name, and be sure to say hello on the Coworking Google group.
Dawn Daro February 22, 2012 at 07:22 PM
Needs to be short. Suggest"Co-works Davis"
LIzzy February 23, 2012 at 06:54 PM
Wow, Rachel's comments above are very helpful! One more "branding" angle to consider: Is this space mostly meant for 18-28 year old students? If you want to attract older, non-Aggie business professionals, Cow Cow won't cut it. I like Plurispace for the reasons Rachel gave, and it suggests diversity and a sort of science-tech modernity. Coworking as a term is not well known and might be confused with some kind of collective or cooperative, which is probably more acceptable to the playwrights and bloggers than to the small business owner and consultant -- so whom do you want to attract?
Serene Daro February 23, 2012 at 09:33 PM
I voted for DCC but also like: Davis Workspace The Workspace
Christine Granger February 28, 2012 at 11:32 PM
How about Davis Works!

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