DaVinci Institute to launch world’s first “freelance colony” at its Westminster, Colorado HQ

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On October 16-20, 2017 the DaVinci Institute will host its first ever Freelance Academy course as a kickoff for the world’s first Freelance Colony, a coworking community inside the Institutes Westminster headquarters.

A recent report by MBO Partners showed that 3.2 million freelancers are earning more than $100,000 annually. This is up 4.9% from 2016.

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These are the 20 fastest growing freelance skills in demand right now

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Upworth has released its latest quarterly list of the skill gaps companies are looking for freelancers to fill. This latest list sees a new No. 1 skill: virtual reality, which took the top spot from natural language processing in the previous list. Here’s the full list of the top 20 skills:

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The future of coworking for women entrepreneurs and freelancers

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You have probably heard of or have worked at a coworking space if you are an entrepreneur or freelancer. It was in 2005 when Brad Neurberg launched the first co-working space in San Francisco at Spiral Muse to support community and structure within the freedom of working for yourself. Since then, the concept has exploded on the entrepreneurial culture.

If you’re looking for a refreshing new coworking community to join, check out the futurist tech community at the DaVinci Institute in Westminster, CO.

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Why it’s time for the sharing economy to become the sharing society

The “sharing economy” is revolutionizing the way Americans think about ownership and commerce.

In New York City, you can rent a room on Airbnb, catch a ride with Uber, sell your old threads on Modabound, and leave your nine-month-old with a shared nanny. The “sharing economy” is revolutionizing the way Americans think about ownership and commerce. It’s also poised to make a handful of venture capitalists in Palo Alto and Tribeca very, very rich. Airbnb is estimated to be worth $2.5 billion. Uber’s valuation is rumored to be $3.5 billion.

 

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Elance debuts Private Talent Cloud to drive freelance revolution

By 2020, 40 percent of labor in the U.S. will be comprised of contingent/independent workers.

The federal jobs report that came out recently may have looked bleak, but there is a large and growing group of people who have a sure place in this economy — freelancers. And Elance had debuted its Private Talent Cloud to help companies hire, manage, and pay their freelancers on demand.

 

 

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Contract a community to get the best developer talent working for you

  A great developer is worth 10 times as much as an average one.

The core part of how many people navigate major cities is the taxi. Through the power of cloud, social, and mobile, Uber and companies like it are upending the status quo taxis and limousines — an industry that has been stable since the early 1900s.

 

 

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