If you’ve never heard of one before, Jelly is an informal (free) day event for freelancers, home workers and people running small businesses.
The idea is to get together with like minded people for a change of scenery, to chat, exchange help and advice, and work together.
Jelly is coworking, not networking, and is different from networking in that the aim is not to try to find new clients or to sell yourself or your business.
The first Jelly was held in 2006 by two IT freelancers in New York who were chatting one day about the drawbacks of working from home. Mainly getting sick of the same old four walls and missing the company of other people.
Wouldn’t it be a great idea, they thought, to get a group together in one place for work and refreshments.
So that’s what they did in their apartment. And it was called Jelly because they were eating jelly beans when they were struck by inspiration. (Thank goodness it wasn’t pretzels).
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