WeWork: Miguel McKelvey In 2007, architect Miguel McKelvey convinced his friend Adam Neumann to share an office space in Brooklyn. That was the beginning of WeWork: a shared workspace for startups and freelancers looking for an inspiring environment to do their work. Today, WeWork has created a "community of creators" valued at nearly $16 billion. PLUS in our postscript "How You Built That," we check back with Kristel Gordon who invented a solution for easily stuffing a duvet back into its cover – it's called Duvaid. (Original broadcast date: June 19, 2017.)
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WeWork: Miguel McKelvey

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WeWork: Miguel McKelvey

WeWork: Miguel McKelvey

WeWork: Miguel McKelvey

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Miguel McKelvey and co-founder Adam Neumann created the shared workspace company WeWork around the idea of building community.
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In 2007, architect Miguel McKelvey convinced his friend Adam Neumann to share an office space in Brooklyn.

That was the beginning of WeWork: a shared workspace for startups and freelancers looking for an inspiring environment to do their work.

Today, WeWork has created a "community of creators" valued at nearly $16 billion.

How You Built That

We check back with Kristel Gordon who invented a solution for easily stuffing a duvet back into its cover – it's called Duvaid.

How You Built That: Duvaid

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