A short outline of the history of Coworking0711
June 2009: Harald Amelung would like to leave his home office. While he was researching alternatives, he comes across the Coworking movement, which at that time had just spilled over from the USA to us in Europe and Germany.
Subsequent to this, he presented the idea at various opportunities, and invited people to meet-ups to build up a group of interested parties.
In the process, Felicia Copaciu came on board, who had heard about Betahaus Berlin and was keen to bring this idea to Stuttgart.
Harald and Felicia joined forces and then pursued the idea jointly.
In October 2009, there was a first meeting of the entire Coworking scene from across Germany in Meiningen, Thuringia. We attended the event and were able to forge the first exciting contacts to other spaces from Germany.
The municipality of Stuttgart (Economic Development) became aware of us and has supported us since in the search for accommodation and marketing.
In November 2009, we organised the CoworkingCamp Stuttgart, where across two days we invited guests to workshops and discussions surrounding the subject area of Coworking and also unveiled potential rooms.
The rooms however turned out not to be optimal and we thus continued our search. Together with many interested parties, we viewed various locations.
In February 2010, we established Amelung & Copaciu GbR officially as a company.
On 1 March, Stuttgart's first Coworking space opened within the H7 creative centre in the old railway administration building at the central station.
In November 2010, the first Startup Weekend Stuttgart was held in our space. Many other events, user groups and meet-ups entered the fray.
We were able to remain in the rooms at H7 for approximately a year and a half, when the use came to an end at very short notice in December 2011.
We found a new home at Ossietzkystraße 4, where we were able to remain from January until August 2012.
In August 2012, we moved into the newly renovated rooms at Gutenbergstraße in Stuttgart-West. From then on, we have had our own loft-type rooms and a floorspace of 350 square metres at our disposal.
Felicia however gradually withdraws from the business.
In February 2015, we moved into a further site in Stuttgart-East and joined the Startup Campus.
In April 2015, the business converted its form to nuspirit GmbH and Harald continues to operate Coworking0711 as an entrepreneur.
In August 2016, a crowdfunding campaign was initiated for a Coworking space in Herrenberg and successfully concluded at the end of October.
Coworking Herrenberg starts to take shape in November 2016.