Moving towards a
better way of working.
As one of the largest coworking networks in Southern Ontario, we seek to inspire and be the future home of Hamilton's, Ontario's, and Canada's next generation of businesses.
What is coworking?
Coworking is a global movement to create innovative, collaborative and community driven workspaces that move beyond traditional work environments. This vastly growing concept is seen as an innovative and dynamic way to work, providing the most accessible, flexible and professional environment possible at an affordable monthly rate.
CoMotion brings small businesses, startup teams, like-minded entrepreneurs and professionals of all kinds together to operate their businesses under one roof, and share common amenities (such as conference rooms, kitchen, etc) to keep overhead costs down, as well as have a supportive community to network with and be inspired by.
CoMotion coworking spaces are built around the community of professionals that work within them, continually evolving to meet the needs of the members within each space. We have a diverse network of members from a range of industries with different professions and skill sets. CoMotion also has a full-time Community Manager within each space that helps to facilitate member connections as well as internal member-only events.
Who is best suited for coworking?
Small businesses, freelancers, remote workers, and startups looking to transition out of their isolated work environments such as home offices and cafes and into a creative workspace that will push their productivity to the next level.
What amenities can I expect?
A receptionist to greet guests, mail and printing services, Wi-Fi, meeting rooms equipped with the latest technology, kitchenette, patio, and lounge areas, are just some of the amenities to look forward to at CoMotion coworking spaces.
Why share a space?
Having a community of like-minded individuals working in the same space helps solve the problem of isolation that many freelancers and entrepreneurs experience while working at home.
We strive to be the best place to work
While comfortable and convenient, a home office keeps you isolated which can lead to feeling unmotivated and unfocused.
TIP: A CoMotion Commons Membership is about the same price as buying 2 large coffees a day (and our members get free coffee, tea, and snacks!)
A commercial office can be risky for an entrepreneur just starting out. It's a lot of upfront effort that can be focused on growing your business instead!
CoMotion provides a new way of working that combines the infrastructure of a traditional office with the flexibility and modern vibe of a coffee shop.
When thinking about places to work, most think about the traditional company office setting, while some prefer working from their own home or at their local coffee shop.
For small business owners, working from home has many benefits, but also has several drawbacks. It can be isolating, filled with distractions leading to low productivity, and may not be the most professional environment in which to meet people or have client meetings. Similarly, a coffee shop can be noisy, distracting, void of sufficient electrical outlets, or have slow Wi-Fi, and staying for longer than a few hours can be seen as loitering.
On the other hand, renting an office can be expensive, risky and overwhelming for entrepreneurs who want to focus on building their business rather than worrying about fluctuating utility bills, office maintenance, and a leasing commitment that is usually five or more years.
What if you were to take the best of all of these places and blend them together? This is what coworking aims to achieve. Coworking a style of workspace where businesses and entrepreneurs operate their businesses under one roof, and share common amenities (such as conference rooms, kitchen, etc) to keep overhead costs down, as well as have a supportive community to network with and be inspired by.
CoMotion strives to be a proven launch pad for the next generation of Canadian businesses, and a regional leader in the provision of collaborative workspaces, renowned for our spaces, amenities, unique clientele, and business development support programs.
A company that puts member's needs first.
We understand and appreciate the unique pressures of running a small business and value our relationship with each of our members, being your support when you need it most.
In our day-to-day business activities, community involvement, operational management, and all other considerations, we are sure to exercise the judgment necessary to always do the right thing.
Our community is built on trust. We aim to be open, clear and transparent in all communications with all stakeholders in a pleasant, personal manner, and void of all pretension.
Meet our talented partner team
Local entrepreneurs who walk the walk.
CoMotion is a startup business in of itself, lead by six ambitious entrepreneur partners that live in Hamilton and are connected to the Hamilton entrepreneur ecosystem.
Joe is a fantastic example of both the entrepreneurial spirit and Hamilton's revitalization. A Hamilton transplant from Toronto, upon arriving in the community Joe immediately engaged himself within it, taking on leadership roles with the Hamilton Chamber of Commerce's Young Entrepreneurs and Professionals committee, and Hamilton HIVE. Joe is now the driving force behind investment management firm, Forge & Foster, as well as various other local startups.
Chad is an entrepreneurial swiss army knife. He is an award-winning design and marketing expert with over 15 years of experience in the industry. A Hamilton-native, Chad has worked with hundreds of clients worldwide from small businesses to fortune 500 brands through his own marketing firm, Fullerton Media. Chad co-founded the Freelancers Association and provides products and training to help aspiring freelancers start and grow their own businesses.
Tammy is a startup cheerleader and chief enabler to all types of local companies, playing a crucial role in small business development and the start-up community in Hamilton. A Hamilton-native, Tammy was instrumental in the development of the Innovation Factory. She currently works for the City of Hamilton as a Business Development Officer within Global Hamilton, a new office dedicated to attracting skilled immigrant entrepreneurs to Hamilton.
Ryan has strong roots in the Hamilton entrepreneur scene and a deep interest in the economic, professional, and personal development of those in the Hamilton community. He co-founded Hamilton HIVE, an umbrella organization for prominent young professional groups in the city. He is a marketer, strategist, MBA, generational advocate, and men's style thinker. Currently Ryan is the Senior Manager of Marketing at Niagara Parks.
Kevin is highly regarded as one of the first to cultivate and build the startup ecosystem in Hamilton. He founded Software Hamilton, the go-to source for news surrounding the Hamilton technology and startup community. He is the organizer behind DemoCamp, HamOnt.js, and Hamilton Code Club. Kevin is a McMaster University PhD graduate in computer science, and currently a Professor in the Department of Computer Science & IT at Mohawk College.
PARTNER, COMMUNITY/OPERATIONS MANAGER
A Hamilton native, Larissa thrives at supporting entrepreneurs, having co-organized Startup Weekend and Hacking Health, two hackathon events where innovators launch startup businesses. With a background in production management, communications and experience as a freelance she understands the ups and downs of startup businesses and enjoys supporting our CoMotion clients and reminding them that "you got this!".