Hey everyone! I’m psyched to read all of your intros.
My name is Alex Hillman, and I started a coworking community called Indy Hall in 2006. So in coworking years, I’m a bit of a dinosaur
I’ve come to think of Indy Hall as a bit of a laboratory for how people work can together, even (and especially) when they aren’t actually working together.
Our model for coworking puts community first, not just from a philosophical point of view but from a very practical and tactical point of view: we spent nearly a year community building before we opened a space, and our space opening was more like a barn raising than a real estate transaction.
I’m especially interested in tight-bond communities, with a focus on meaningful relationships and creating long-lasting value for each other. I believe that Tummling is better than Community Management, the importance of bootstrapping, and the power of JFDI.
In addition to my work on Indy Hall, I run a class for bootstrapping entrepreneurs. I’m also part of a small software company that has built a better community list-serv product called GroupBuzz.
I will be attending Community Leadership Summit for the first time in July with my partner in GroupBuzz, and I’m stoked to meet all of you!