Mix Coworking started as a passion project in 2018, a small workspace in the heart of Clonakilty offering the essentials -- a desk, internet connection and good vibes. We're excited to reopen in 2021 in a new Clonakilty location, offering more desks, even better internet, and a beautiful new workspace for the growing remote working community. We strive to create a positive, professional, inclusive and supportive work environment for everyone.
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Mix Coworking was funded by the Department of Rural and Community Development and
the EAFRD - Europe investing in Rural Areas - LEADER 2014 - 2020. The interior fit-out, for the use of coworking and shared workspace, was included in this project. This project is supported by the West Cork LAG and SECAD Partnership CLG.
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Mix Coworking is the project of Rachel Kelleher and Michael Kote. Rachel has a background working with tech startups, working for The National Digital Research Centre (NDRC), Twitter, and most recently for an Australian remote-first startup, Skedda. Mike started his remote working life with a laptop and backpack, building out European operations for Remote Year. In 2017, Rachel and Mike based themselves in Clonakilty for a summer and continued to return, eventually making it home.
Thank you to the building owner, Johnny O'Donovan, who has supported the vision of coworking in Clonakilty and renovated #8 Wolfe Tone Street for Mix Coworking's use.
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Remote working is so much more than working from home - it's a model of working. Companies must now pivot and get this new way of working right - for example, supporting remote working staff with a home office, coworking or travel budget, regular in-person meetups and team immersions, cybersecurity, and the right online tools to work efficiently. - Michael Kote
Things are moving in an excellent direction for remote working with the launch of the Government's National Remote Work Strategy and Our Rural Future Policy Plan. Grow Remote is an organisation leading the remote working movement in Ireland for a few years now - they believe there is a case for a coworking hub in every town in Ireland, and we do too! Remote working can be isolating, and it works best when there is a mix of home, a local workspace and the office. - Rachel Kelleher