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Southern Minnesota Coworking Spaces Team Up For Passport Program

Six Southern Minnesota coworking spaces are joining forces to offer the “Greater Minnesota Coworking Passport” program. Participants in the program will be able to work in any of the six spaces including Mogwai Collaborative in Mankato, Launch Coworking Space in Austin, Collider Coworking in Rochester, Pi-Co.Works in Pine Island, Red Wing Ignite in Red Wing, and The Garage Cowork Space in Winona.

“We’ve been wanting to create a collaborative program like this in our region for a while now, and are thrilled to finally announce it!” Stephanie Braun of Mogwai Collaborative said in a release. “I think it’s an important gesture that we coworking directors come together to collaborate like this – to not only offer our entrepreneurs productive and professional working environments in a number of locations, but to also inspire more collaboration between the entrepreneurs themselves, and help jumpstart our region’s innovations in the process.”

The passport program has two membership tiers. Members can buy a Punch Card Passport that allows five visits to any of the participating spaces for $99 or a Monthly Passport that allows unlimited use of the participating space (during “drop-in” hours) for $250. Jamie Sundsbak, a representative of Collider Foundation (the company that operates Collider Coworking), said the program will hopefully eventually have physical passports that can be stamped, with prizes to be awarded to members who fill out the entire booklet.

“Empowering the entrepreneurs in our communities to use all the assets available in Minnesota to make their endeavors easier is why we’re here,” Sean Williams of Austin Community Growth Ventures, which operates the Launch Coworking Space in Austin, said in the release. “Joining forces was a no-brainer.”

Photo courtesy of Collider Coworking.

Alex Skjong
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