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 2022 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.
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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Rachel Kelleher. Owner & Operations. Origins: Dublin / Clare.
My love for mixed-work environments began in 2010 as the Administrator of LaunchPad, Ireland's first tech start-up incubation programme based in The Digital Hub. From here, I joined the Twitter Sales team, which was just starting operations in Europe, learning the ropes of the tech start-up pace! A few years later, and after a stint of travel, I joined a bootstrapped tech start-up, an Australian booking system platform called Skedda. This was a remote-first company, and as the first hire, I worked directly with the founders to grow the business - all from a laptop and being location-agnostic! I learned quickly that the autonomy of remote work brought better decisions and better work, but it was hard to switch off. Around this time (2017), Mike and I moved to Clonakilty; we both worked in European and U.S time zones and depended on connectivity but wanted to live in a place that would help us disconnect too! I'm excited to now focus on supporting others with a great place to work and exercising my experience to create a sustainable business here in beautiful Clonakilty.
Michael Kote. Owner & Finance. Origins: California.
I started my career selling international travel packages for a Chicago company that National Geographic Expeditions acquired. From here, I took on the opportunity of a travel startup called Remote Year, experimenting with something new, creating travel programs specifically for remote workers travelling the globe as digital nomads. As European Operations Director, I've worked with many coworking spaces around Europe and helped build out two in-house coworking spaces in Split, Croatia and Lisbon. When Rachel and I moved to Clonakilty and realised our work was in jeopardy due to limited internet infrastructure, we set up MIX Coworking as our own office with some extra desks to rent. Since we've had a family, I've moved to Commercial Operations, meaning less travel and more time to enjoy MIX Coworking and support Rachel with building out our dream of running a creative and uplifting coworking space. I'm excited about the future of coworking in a growing town and a great remote worker destination for mixing work, leisure and travel.