Events

COCO is a destination where people not only show up to work, they show up to network. With events of all sorts, people come together at COCO to discuss ideas, collaborate, and meet new friends and business partners.

 

In addition to creating our own original content for programming, COCO also works with local and national partners to bring relevant thought leadership and conversation to our members and the greater MSP community. COCO is happy to offer free and/or discounted tickets to COCO members on events that include COCO-original content. Events that are put on in partnership with other groups and/or are hosted by 3rd parties at COCO locations are not included in this member perk.

Cowork at COCO Uptown & SCORE Business Coaching

Wednesday, June 28, 9:00am—5:00pm

Minneapolis - Uptown

Have you been wondering what this whole coworking craze is all about? Now is the time to try it out first-hand…for free! COCO Uptown is hosting a free day of coworking for you to check us out. We’ll also have SCORE Business coaches on hand from 10 am to Noon to meet with you and give free and confidential business counseling tailored to meet the needs of your small business. SCORE coaches deliver valuable, timely, and practical advice based on the current needs of your business. Whether you are a start-up or an existing business, coaches can help you open new markets, reach new customers, and achieve new goals. Make it a full day at COCO by attending our evening event, Local Legends with Kieran Folliard. Use the code GuestofCOCO to register for the event at the member rate!

Cowork with us for an hour or nestle in and stay the entire day away. Everyone is welcome, whether you usually work from home, are thinking of starting a business, already have a business off the ground, or just want a change of scenery! Here are a few of the amenities you will be able to enjoy during your free day:

  • Unlimited, quality coffee and tea
  • Speedy 1GB WiFi powered by Comcast for Business
  • The ability to work with your furry friend (we are dog-friendly)
  • And much more!

What to bring:

  • Power supply for your computer AND mobile devices
  • Headphones or earbuds (universal coworking symbol for “Do Not Disturb”)
  • Mouse & keyboard, if you use ‘em
  • Home lunch (we have a refrigerator, microwave, oven and range or money for lunch at a local eatery.)
  • Business cards
  • Positive attitude!

Local Legends with Kieran Folliard

Wednesday, June 28, 6:00pm—8:00pm

Minneapolis - Uptown

We’ll be hanging with this transplanted Irishman and learning all about his graceful transitions from building Irish pubs in the Twin Cities to creating the 2 Ginger Irish Whiskey brand to navigating the brands that call the FOOD BUILDING home. Come prepared with questions!

Agenda

  • 6-6:30 – Check-in & networking
  • 6:30-7:30 – Program
  • 7:30-8 – Networking

About the Local Legends speaker series
Startups are nothing new in Minnesota. Many of the products and services we take for granted were started by a lone entrepreneur at some time. Target, General Mills, Medtronic, 3M, Best Buy? All founded by someone with a big idea. We want to sit down with the founders of well-known and much-loved local businesses and projects and simply ask them, “how’d you do it?”

Networking After Hours with St. Paul Chamber of Commerce

Tuesday, July 18, 5:30pm—7:30pm

St. Paul - Lowertown

Join us on Tuesday, July 18th for Networking After Hours at COCO Saint Paul. Enjoy a fun evening of making connections with fellow Chamber members, small business owners, and members of the Twin Cities business community.

Gather your colleagues, bring plenty of business cards, and get ready to make new connections!

Investment:
$10 SPACC Members
$10 COCO Members
$20 Non-Members
Includes: Appetizers, beverages & networking

Cowork at COCO Northeast & WordPress Wednesday

Wednesday, July 19, 9:00am—5:00pm

Minneapolis - Northeast

Have you been wondering what this whole coworking craze is all about? Now is the time to try it out first-hand…for free! COCO Northeast is hosting a free day of coworking for you to check us out.

July 19th is also WordPress Wednesday at COCO Northeast. WordPress Wednesdays is a group of COCO members who are WordPress enthusiasts who sit at a table together to co-work once a week. Some are WordPress pros and others are beginners. It’s totally cool no matter what your skill and interest level! If you’re interested in WordPress, join their table!

We’ll also have free lunchtime presentation put on by one of our WordPress Wednesday members. Join Andrew Robbins for his talk, Creating a Plugin is Hard, Especially If You Plan on Selling It.

Cowork with us for an hour or nestle in and stay the entire day away. Everyone is welcome, whether you usually work from home, are thinking of starting a business, already have a business off the ground, or just want a change of scenery! Here are a few of the amenities you will be able to enjoy during your free day:

  • Unlimited, quality coffee and tea
  • Speedy 1GB WiFi powered by Comcast for Business
  • The ability to work with your furry friend (we are dog-friendly)
  • And much more!

What to bring:

  • Power supply for your computer AND mobile devices
  • Headphones or earbuds (universal coworking symbol for “Do Not Disturb”)
  • Mouse & keyboard, if you use ‘em
  • Home lunch (we have a refrigerator, microwave, oven and range or money for lunch at a local eatery.)
  • Business cards
  • Positive attitude!

Social Media for Your Small Business

Thursday, July 27, 9:00am—10:30am

Minneapolis - Uptown

Between Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram, Snapchat, LinkedIn, Yelp, and beyond– it can be overwhelming to keep track of your business’s social media presence. As more people turn to social media to inform their decisions about brands, it is no longer something you can push under the rug or leave untouched for weeks or months at a time. But no need to fear! Tyler Olson from SMCpros will be walking through how to build a social media strategy that fits your small business or professional service firm. Hear about topics like:

  • How often should I be posting?
  • What platforms should I be using?
  • What’s the deal with Facebook’s algorithm?
  • Should I be using paid advertisements on social media?
  • Is social media worth it and how do I get a return for the time and money I put in?
  • How do I manage my time on social media as a small but mighty team?

THE SCALE YOUR BUSINESS SERIES
We’re putting on monthly business skills presentation focused on bringing you the tools you need to push your business to the next level. We bring you a presenter that will educate you on relevant topics to help you grow your business and career. The series is free for COCO members.

PRESENTER
Tyler Olson, CEO, SMCpros

When Foursquare needed help integrating itself across the Internet, they called upon Tyler Olson, Chief Executive Officer of SMCpros and a nationally recognized speaker. Tyler is an accomplished entrepreneur and SMCpros is his seventh business venture. With over 100 social media speaking engagements in the last two years in front of over 10,000 people, Tyler is one of the most experienced social media presenters you will find. He is one of the most dynamic, data-driven, and experienced Gen Y speaker on social and digital media, Tyler will ensure that any audience leaves with new insights.

Local Legends with Lili Hall

Wednesday, August 23, 6:00pm—8:00pm

Minneapolis - Uptown

Lili Hall founded KNOCK in 2001 after 14 years in brand-building and business development. Throughout those years, Lili dreamed of starting a branding and design firm that would fulfill her vision of a more perfect union of amazing design talent and insightful business acumen. In 2001, she made KNOCK a reality. As KNOCK’s founder and president, Lili has grown KNOCK into a successful enterprise that continually achieves proven results for clients.

Agenda

  • 6-6:30 – Check-in & networking
  • 6:30-7:30 – Program
  • 7:30-8 – Networking

About the Local Legends speaker series
Startups are nothing new in Minnesota. Many of the products and services we take for granted were started by a lone entrepreneur at some time. Target, General Mills, Medtronic, 3M, Best Buy? All founded by someone with a big idea. We want to sit down with the founders of well-known and much-loved local businesses and projects and simply ask them, “how’d you do it?”

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