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Maui Co-working

This group is for people interested in Co-working in Maui.

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Started by Joe Breman. Last reply by Roxanne Darling Oct 8, 2012.

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Comment by Erik Blair on January 13, 2014 at 10:49am

Updating interest list for a Maui Coworking space - http://j.mp/mauicowork2014

We have renewed interest for several types of coworking on Maui, and we're trying to provide as much quality coworking aspects as possible (within reason). 

Two questions that were not on the survey, how important is public transportation and have you ever used coworking before?  

Mahalo for helping with this. 

Comment by Jerry Isdale on September 26, 2013 at 1:25pm

Ben - the best place to watch for makers stuff is the googlegroup and fbook group.  Links to these are on the website. 

Comment by Jerry Isdale on September 26, 2013 at 1:23pm

Ben, et al... Maui Makers is meeting TONIGHT - thurs 26 sept

at the Pu'unene School main building, in the library. You can park in front of big white (dirty) building.

This is different than our usual (in cafeteria in back)

Comment by Jon Brown on September 23, 2013 at 7:11am
Definitely a lot of talk about getting one started, but no coworking space yet :(

I have seen few Craigslist offers for shared office space, while obviously not coworking you might look there if you actually need office work space.

In terms of community there are a couple meetups held at MEDB (Kihei next to MRTC). I, @jb510, run the Maui WordPress Meetup (MauiWP) @PeterLiu47 runs the Maui Social Media User Group (MauiSMUG). Maui Makers is very active, but meetings and open houses are on hiatus while finding a new home.

TechHui used to meet periodically for socials but that hasn't in quite a while.

In addition to coworkimg I'd like to get a general tech/startup group meeting regularly in a barcamp/beercamp fashion but I have been juggling a few too my other things lately so that effort is probably coming around the new year.
Comment by Jerry Isdale on September 22, 2013 at 9:23pm

Ben, 

there has been a LOT of discussion about a coworking space, but nothing has moved forwards.  One big issue is location.  If you have to drive 20-40 min to get there, it probably wont work for you. ... unless you were going there anyway.  Kahului works ok for some things (like costco) as a fairly central, equally inconvenient place, but its not all to convenient for residents of kihei, haiku, or lahaina.  and none of those work well for folks from the others.  

Another issue has been the number of people that would regularly use it - which I guess is related to location.

Tech info sessions happen more or less down at MRTC area.  Maui Makers (our local makerspace) is currently working on a new home after losing the meeting space we were using in Puunene (behind sugar mill).  Maker Salon evenings may startup this fall.

Comment by Erik Blair on September 22, 2013 at 7:55pm

Sadly, the HTDC location is NOT what one might call a "coworking"space.  It's more like a large empty school classroom with Wifi.  Very few people have ever used that HTDC space located in Kihei, and the requirements to use the space are ridiculously asinine.  If anyone is looking for an inspiring or collaborative coworking space on Maui, there isn't one that is open to the public just yet. You're better off going to one of the many Coffee Cafe Shops that offer Wifi (Java Cafe in Kihei near Stella Blues, Wailuku Coffee Company, Maui Coffee Roasters in Kahului, Paia Bay Cafe, etc).  Aloha 

Comment by James S. Nakama on September 22, 2013 at 7:32pm

Hey Ben, as you can see, lots of interest, but it seems that we don't quite have the critical mass to get it off the ground.

Check out High Technology Development Corporation on Maui:

http://www.htdc.org/

I think they have co-working space in Kihei.

Best Regards,

Jim

Comment by Erik Blair on April 21, 2013 at 8:33am

Please take this Maui Coworking survey - http://j.mp/mauicowork and share it with people you think might be interested.  The results are coming in fast, so please complete the survey and share it too.  

Comment by Erik Blair on April 19, 2013 at 7:41am

The Maui Coworking idea is once again gathering steam, we're looking for cool locations right now, considering starting a kickstarter, working on fee structure, features, funding streams, business model, etc.  If you'd like to be involved please contact me.  

Comment by Ron Lunan on September 29, 2012 at 6:46am
Aloha Franco,

I'm in the same boat. I think there are a lot of us out there that are. I'm trying to put together a space via Maui Springboard, but it's likely many months out until I can build up an audience.

I'd be interested in meeting up at a coffee shop to work for a few hours every couple of days. I'm in Wailuku. Ping me if you're interested. I could probably find a handful of other folks to join us.
 

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