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Co-living for elderly is rising and it shares similarities with coworking business

Co-living for elderly is rising and it shares similarities with coworking business

  Steven Zeeman is Managing Partner Life Europe, an institutional start-up platform founded in 2019. Noticing the shortage and complexity of senior living across Europe, Steven initiated the Hamlet Living project, a mixed co-living environment for elderly people that have reached 65 years. Hamlet’s premise starts with the idea that independent living privacy can be combined with a huge...

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Guinness Enterprise Centre: “Expansion plans keep going and supporting our national mission” – Video interview

Guinness Enterprise Centre: “Expansion plans keep going and supporting our national mission” – Video interview

Eamonn Sayers  is the CEO of the Guinness Enterprise Centre (GEC), a Dublin based non-profit coworking and startup incubator. Located in an underprivileged area of the Irish capital, the GEC plays a major role in boosting the local start-up scene and neighbourhood. Beyond that, the GEC supports a lot of initiatives on the national level, working as the entrepreneurial touch down hub of...

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“Franchising is sure to become a bigger part of the coworking landscape”

“Franchising is sure to become a bigger part of the coworking landscape”

Venture X UK & Ireland is the master franchise development partner for Venture X, a premium coworking provider with a focus on member wellbeing, high-end design and inclusivity. It was one of the fastest growing brands in the US last year and now has 29 locations open globally and has signed master licence agreements in 35 countries with plenty more in the pipeline. They recently opened...

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“Coworking is gradually gaining parts of the regular office market in France”

“Coworking is gradually gaining parts of the regular office market in France”

  Bureau à Partager is a platform where people and companies can find the best workplace for their teams anywhere in France. Bureau à Partager carried out the Indice du Coworking 2019 survey which showed that one quarter of the coworking French market is in the hands of only four players, two French and two international companies. We have interviewed Cécile Peghaire, responsible for the...

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“The time has come for mini-meetings and smaller meeting rooms” – Video interview

“The time has come for mini-meetings and smaller meeting rooms” – Video interview

Rapal Oy is a Finnish company active in workspace optimzation and IoT. They have recently released the Optimaze Workplace Review, an inspiring report on work environment data. SocialWorkplaces.com interviewed Maija Patjas, Director of Workplace Management Services and Pontus Kihlman, Executive Consultant, both of the Helsinki based organisation, to find out more about the main trends observed in...

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Learnings for coworking spaces out of Milan, Europe’s first Covid-19 epicenter – Video interview

Learnings for coworking spaces out of Milan, Europe’s first Covid-19 epicenter – Video interview

Luca Diodà is the CEO of YoRoom, a coworking brand located in Milan, Lombardia, Italy, one of the epicenter of the Covid-19 crisis. Key topics We have interviewed Luca to find out more about the following: How did they address the outbreak? How did they keep their community together? What did they do in terms of billing policy for the tenants? And for the coworking members? How are they...

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China and South Korea are seeing the end of Covid-19 crisis; what do coworking operators say about it? – Video Panel

China and South Korea are seeing the end of Covid-19 crisis; what do coworking operators say about it? – Video Panel

  China and South Korea are slowly seeing the end of the Covid-19 crisis. Both countries are releasing the pressure and steadily allowing people to get back to their regular jobs. Meanwhile, the rest of the world is in the middle of the pandemic wondering how long this craze will last. We wanted to hear some local coworking voices and know more about: How the coworking industry experienced...

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European government programs for small businesses damaged by coronavirus

European government programs for small businesses damaged by coronavirus

  Most governments around the world are rising financial help measures and programs to support small businesses impacted by the coronavirus pandemic. Below you will find a list of available measures in Europe. We are providing this information for coworking spaces impacted by Covid-19 but also for their members. Please, feel free to share them with your community. We are together in this,...

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The measures to get through the Covid-19 crisis and manage the aftermath – Video Panel

The measures to get through the Covid-19 crisis and manage the aftermath – Video Panel

  The COVID-19 crisis is the first real crisis the coworking sector is experiencing and already the financial crisis of 2008 looks like it would have been the better choice for a baptism of fire. At this point, no one can seriously say how long the crisis will last, what the effects are going to be and what the world will look like afterwards. The only sure thing is that almost all of the...

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What coworking spaces say about the impact of the coronavirus – Results of the survey

What coworking spaces say about the impact of the coronavirus – Results of the survey

  The recent outbreak of COVID-19 is affecting everyone’s lives; the coworking industry is no exemption. In order to offer some support to all the coworking community, we created and shared a survey to find out and gather the best coworking practices on the measures put in place to weather the storm. Close to 50 coworking space operators answered the survey initiated by...

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