What differentiate a shared office space and a coworking space is the events.
We have been part of providing the content to coworking spaces around Norway and other countries. It has been a win-win and in the spirit of sharing.
The coworking spaces get interesting workshops for their existing tenants and marketing towards new users that attend the workshop. And we get to use the premises for free.
We were one of the first startups to join the garage. We helped marketing the grundergarasjen to the startup community by organizing a two week accelerator StartupSummer the first summer the garage opened.
Mesh is recognized as the first real coworking space in Norway. We were part of their first beta customers before they opened in 2012. Our contribution was doing workshops in business modelling for the startup community.