Meet our Community Manager: Sam Draper

Name: Sam Draper

Title: Community Manager

Explain what you do at CBRIN in 25 words or less
Talking, lotsssss of talking! I’m responsible for resident and facility management, social media and community engagement of Canberra Innovation Network.

Tell us about what you’re working on at the moment:
That’s a bit of a tricky one! When you work in a coworking space, every day is different. I’m constantly being pulled in different directions and working on various projects (which I love!)

My main priority right now is getting the word out about the new coworking space! I’m keen to meet with entrepreneurs and business owners in Canberra who are interested in joining the CBRIN community. We’ve got a versatile space and a kick-ass community of residents with different backgrounds and experiences. You never know who you’ll meet at an event or in the lunch room.

Day to day, my focus is on creating a welcoming environment and building a sense of community among residents!

When someone asks you to explain where you work, what do you say?
Sooo…. Have you ever seen Shark Tank?

What’s the last book you read?
The Anti-cool Girl by Rosie Waterland – hilarious read and super inspirational.

If you could only have three apps on your smartphone, which would you pick?
Spotify, Instagram and the F45 gym app (bit of a shameless plug, I know).

What’s your go-to coffee order?
Long black or batch brew.

What could you not live without at work?
Slack and coffee.

What do you work towards in your free time?
I wish I had a better and more meaningful answer for this, but honestly being happy and enjoying life.

What are you currently watching on Netflix?
I just finished Season 2 of Sex Education… I’m looking for a new show to binge, send suggestions my way.

Who should connect with you?
Anyone working on a project or innovative business in the Canberra region. Even if you’ve never thought of coworking, I’d still love to talk to you. We’ve got flexible options available! If you want to know if coworking at Canberra Innovation Network is right for you and your business, book a tour of the space to arrange a free trial.