Hawaiʻi's Technology Community



A group to discuss the creation of a "coworking space," a cafe-like community and collaboration space for developers, creators, and independents.

Location: Honolulu, Hawaii
Members: 68
Latest Activity: Sep 3, 2012

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Coworking on May 5th at Ward Center! 4 Replies

Started by Sid. Last reply by Truman Leung May 5, 2009.

What would your coworking space be like? 33 Replies

Started by Ryan. Last reply by Konstantin A Lukin Feb 21, 2009.


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Comment by David B. Fisher on July 26, 2011 at 7:46am

We are having an informal discussion today on "Incubators, Creative Use of Space, and Co-working" at the Maui Research & Tech Center from 11:30 am- 1:30p.  AND also via Webex - go to  The password is "aloha".  

We are using webcams and muting when we are not speaking.  You will have an opportunity to "show & tell" if you like.

It is potluck or brownbag for those showing up face-to-face.   



Comment by Jason Hoffman on July 6, 2011 at 10:44am

@REchung - I was a direct or indirect client of both for almost 10 years.  I am happy to share.  I agree the best ideas come from that interaction.  It came from a different perspective and not being in the "weeds" of the situation.  Those relationships provided some high quality business and technical advice. 


I looked at the site and will try to stop by today and see it.  Similar setup in that you can rent space by the half day/day or week.  The rates of the above are a bit higher though.  Lots to talk about.

Comment by Jerry Isdale on July 5, 2011 at 7:54pm

Today at a webcast/MEDB hosted meeting on Maui, the subject of co-working came up with the mention of Next Space  which has 4 locations in California.  Looks like a nice place and the attendee who had been to one of them raved about it.


And the hackerspace here on techHui is sorta a meeting place for all our island hackers/makers.  I've got over here.  There are some people on Kauai and Big Island I've talked with about setting up spaces too.  Hopefully we'll get a bunch going, get UH to setup FabLabs and host several Maker Faires in the coming years.


Comment by Rechung Fujihira on July 5, 2011 at 5:29pm

Welcome Jason. It's rechung from The Box Jelly. I haven't been to Regus but have heard and read about them. Yes It is a similar concept in many ways.


Many times in coworking spaces instead of individual offices you have a large room with dedicated desks of hot desks (first come first served seating)


Are space now has a open floor plan with hot desks. When we move we will most likely have some types of meeting rooms as well.


I really think that meeting new people and the things that come from these interactions are the largest value coworking has to offer. Please stop by sometime. I would like to hear your experiences with regus. find us at


Take care

Comment by Jason Hoffman on July 5, 2011 at 4:36pm
I was reading though the post and watched the video.  Is this similar to HQ Global Workplaces or Regus? (albeit they are the high-end of that industry).  They arrange spaces for small business (usually 1 to a handful) with the amenities being mentioned.  They are also used by corporate to support a project team in a remote city for a a month or more that needs space away from the client.   Depending on the culture of the location there can be the intermixing between the member companies.  I found that help and networking invaluable.  Does anyone else have experience with this?
Comment by Ryan on June 17, 2011 at 8:26am

It's been quiet here, but things are happening! The hackerspace group is very active, and visiting several locations. Meanwhile, there's a new "jelly" space, and an up-and-coming coworking space planned for Kakaako. My friend Burt and I put together a little video, with some background (including TechHui) and the latest updates, hopefully expressed well enough for newcomers!


Comment by Ryan on January 25, 2011 at 9:36pm

Just in case I'm not the only one who missed this... there's like-minded talk on creating a Hackerspace in Honolulu in a separate group here on TechHui. They just had their first meeting!

Comment by Rechung Fujihira on January 21, 2011 at 11:29am
Hi everyone, my name is rechung.  I'm part of a team that is looking to open a cowork space in Honolulu.  We just came back from New York and LA to check out a handful of spaces and I have to say they are doing great things out there.
Comment by Mary St. John on February 9, 2010 at 3:44pm
Stay tuned for more marketing-type info, in development now (including a shorter version of that video you mentioned).

In the meantime, here’s some info/pics that appeared in HawaiiBusiness:

Thanks for your interest!
Comment by Truman Leung on February 8, 2010 at 3:54pm
Hi Mary, I wish I could see the BAE Systems Innovation Center, but unfortunately I live in Japan now. Do you have a link to the center's website? I'm sure others in this group would be interested in learning about it. Aloha, Truman

p.s. I just discovered this video on your center by Jay Fidell.

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