OUR MISSION & VISION
CoWork Springfield’s mission is to build a diverse peer support network of entrepreneurs in the Pioneer Valley and our vision is to offer access to professional and modern coworking spaces where entrepreneurs can Connect, Create, and Collaborate.
CoWork Springfield offers maximum flexibility with no long-term contracts and unlimited access to networking events, workshops, and best of all, a variety of workspace options to choose from — small office, a reserved desk, or open seating. APPLY today!
“I truly believe in CoWork Springfield’s mission and I am committed to building a diverse community of like-minded entrepreneurs and professionals that can help each other. By far, the number one benefit of working in any coworking space is making great connections.” – Samalid Hogan, Founder of CoWork Springfield.
It all starts with networking…
Samalid Hogan founded CoWork Springfield based on the premise that the more people you know, the greater access to opportunities, knowledge, and information you have. She wanted to create an organization focused on connecting people.
Samalid first launched CoWork Springfield @TechSpring in March of 2015. The collaboration between TechSpring and CoWork Springfield allows all coworking members to have direct access to CoWork Springfield’s network of professionals and individuals that attend monthly Meet & Greets, workshops, and other networking events hosted by CoWork Springfield. It is a unique Win-Win collaboration which has created a vibrant entrepreneurial community of CoWork Springfield and TechSpring members. CoWork Springfield @TechSpring is now a central hub for companies working in the healthcare and technology industries.
In January 2016, Samalid launched CoWork Springfield @Scibelli Enterprise Center. This new space is open to members from a wide variety of industries including marketing, sales, advertising, multi-media design, IT, non-profits, and more. Member of CoWork Springfield @Scibelli Enterprise Center have access to all of the amenities offered to tenants at the Scibelli Enterprise Center.
Through partnerships and collaborations, Samalid has been able to connect great places to work independently but also to connect with diverse and vibrant communities on entrepreneurial minds.
CoWork Springfield vision is to:
- Empower and assist women and minority-owned businesses to grow by fostering a diverse peer support network of entrepreneurs.
- Tap into the local talent and create opportunities for sharing ideas and expertise, cross-marketing, networking, and collaboration.
- Continue to nurture vibrant collaborative workspaces by sharing best practices and lessons learned.
ABOUT OUR FOUNDER
Samalid Hogan is the Founder & President of CoWork Springfield, a membership-based and mission-driven coworking space in Springfield, Massachusetts. She also serves as the Consulting Project Manager for the Holyoke Innovation District on behalf of MassTech Collaborative and Pioneer Valley Planning Commission.
Prior to working at the Holyoke Innovation District, she was the Senior Project Manager for the City of Springfield Office of Planning and Economic Development where she led neighborhood revitalization projects and initiatives to retain and grow businesses. She also worked as the Senior Economic Development and Policy Analyst position at the Pioneer Valley Planning Commission where she had a key role in building partnerships between organizations from the private, civic, and public sectors to achieve economic development goals for the Pioneer Valley region. Samalid volunteers her time to serve in the Board of Directors of the Young Professionals of Greater Springfield, a premier networking organization in the Pioneer Valley. She also serves as Treasurer for New England Public Radio Foundation.
In 2013, Samalid was honored with the BusinessWest “40 Under 40 Award” for young business and civic leaders in the Pioneer Valley.
Samalid holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and an M.B.A. in Entrepreneurship and Innovative Practices from BayPath University in Longmeadow, Massachusetts.
Samalid was born and raised in Puerto Rico. She moved to Springfield, Massachusetts in 1996 with her mother and two siblings. She now lives with her husband, Robert Hogan, and their 2-year old daughter, Sophia Hogan, in Chicopee, Massachusetts.
Read more about Samalid at samalidhogan.com.
What are people saying about CoWork Springfield?[/one_third] [/columns]
Best place to start a business in the Springfield area. When starting an online advertising business focused on helping Madison Avenue advertising agencies and advertisers, Western Massachusetts is rarely considered as a base of operations. But I live here. CoWork Springfield brings enterprise-class facilities and resources, as well as access to like-minded entrepreneurs.
/ CEO: AI Prime
Joining CoWork Springfield was the first step I took in taking my business seriously. The space enables you to work independently, but also collaborate and network with other businessmen and women. CoWork is a place I’d recommend to anyone who’s ready to take their business to the next level!
/ Stephanie Bruce Writing
CoWork Springfield is a great asset to our start-up business, by providing insight from professionals within our industry as well as providing in-service training at the Scibelli Enterprise Center to help us reach our one important goal in life- TO Be in Business !!
Linda Hewlett & Jerome Hewlett
/ QuSec Labs
CoWork Springfield is just what I have been looking for! As a seasoned entrepreneur I felt as though I needed a place to learn and grow as a small business owner. I can’t commit to long term classes, and this is just what I was looking for. Thanks!
/ The Magic Spoon Catering
CoWork Springfield connects me to other business owners and institutions on a daily, and weekly basis, that directly add to my network but also towards my education by way of their regular business workshops.
/ LT Life
I LOVE CoWork Springfield! It is extremely energizing for me to get together with a group of like-minded business men and women who are creating a brighter future for their businesses and for Springfield too!
/ Luminous Leadership Consulting
Connect. Create. Collaborate. @ CoWork Springfield