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Cowork.rs, Nureva and Phi Services launch new innovation studios

Dynamic working spaces enable collaborative creativity and innovation with the Nureva™ Span™ system

New York, NY, and Calgary, Alberta --- July 12, 2016 --- Coworkrs, a New York-based provider of flexible office solutions, announces an alliance with Nureva, an award-winning collaboration-solutions company, and Phi Services, a leader in the collaboration consulting industry. The Nureva Innovation Studios, which will launch at the Coworkrs Flatiron (Manhattan) and Gowanus (Brooklyn) locations, enable members to take their existing paper-based processes for brainstorming and innovation into the digital age.

Each studio is equipped with a 10’ 2” Span system, which projects an expansive, interactive digital canvas on a wall. Cloud-based software enables participants to add and manipulate content on the canvas, either at the wall or from their own tablets and computers. It draws upon familiar tools already widely used in paper-based collaboration processes, including sticky notes, text boxes, sketches, images and flip charts, and also allows users to access the Internet and their desktop applications. To ensure the collaboration experience for all users is smooth and seamless, Phi Services will offer substantial, on-the-ground expertise and support. This alliance among Coworkrs, Nureva and Phi Services will help Coworkrs members to collaborate more effectively as well as enable consultants and professionals in the field to deliver workshops – both in these initial two locations and other geographies in the future.

“Nureva is providing technology that will help our members collaborate, develop ideas and immerse themselves in digital content to facilitate their growth and expansion,” said Shlomo Silber, Coworkrs’ CEO and co-founder. “We’ve found tremendous synergies among our three companies to complement our progress in creating more convenient and efficient workplaces around the country.” 

“Our clients often tell us that collaboration is the most powerful form of competitive advantage,” said Ellen Afromsky, Phi Services’ partner. “We are excited to bring business leaders into these new spaces as a way to generate breakthrough ideas for their organizations.”

“As more people seek alternative working environments, it’s increasingly important these spaces are equipped with the technology solutions needed to collaborate effectively,” said Nancy Knowlton, Nureva’s CEO. We are delighted to work with Coworkrs and Phi Services to create open and collaborative environments where creativity and innovation can thrive.”

About the Span system
The Nureva Span system combines a panoramic projector with a 10' 2", 20' 2" or 30' 2" (3.10, 6.15 or 9.19 m) wide projection image to display an expansive 40' by 4' (12.19 m by 1.22 m) digital canvas. It uses a software-as-a-service (SaaS) model, enabling participants to create input on personal devices and share it on canvases in the cloud. For more information, please visit www.nureva.com/span-ideation-system.

About Coworkrs
Coworkrs, founded in 2013, creates dynamic workspaces responsive to the changing demands of today’s workforce. We aspire to curate stimulating and flexible work environments that foster creativity, growth and success, offering convenient, high-quality, fully serviced spaces for people to work, whether for a day, month or multiple years. Our current network of four locations in Manhattan and Brooklyn boasts 130,000 square feet of office and coworking space and a 6,000 square feet event space in the Financial District with a membership of more than 1,300 serving start-ups, freelancers, entrepreneurs and small to mid-sized companies. For more information, please visit www.cowork.rs. To schedule a tour or book time in the Nureva Innovation Studio, please contact Carly Moore, PR Manager, at carly@cowork.rs or 212.738.9581.

About Phi Services
Phi Services works with clients in a variety of contexts to create a culture of collaboration through adopting and extending the use of collaborative technologies. We are committed to people working together, contributing in real time without boundaries. For more information, please contact Phi Services at Span@Phi-Services.com or visit Phi-Services.com.

About Nureva
Nureva Inc. develops collaboration solutions where content-rich ideation and problem-solving can flourish. The company focuses on delighting customers with simple, thoughtful hardware, software and services. A passion for deep customer understanding and a commitment to innovation drive the company’s product road map. For more information, visit www.nureva.com.

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For more information, please contact:

Ellen Afromsky, Partner
Phi Services, LLC
Phone: 646.267.0451
Email: EAfromsky@Phi-Services.com