Impact Articles

“Our coworking activities grew twentyfold in 6 years thanks to Lisbon’s sex appeal”

“Our coworking activities grew twentyfold in 6 years thanks to Lisbon’s sex appeal”

Joao Simoes is the co-founder of IDEA Spaces, a Lisbon based coworking operator which started its activities in 2014 within a 400 sqm space. Six years later, IDEA Spaces is soon to open a third location, cumulating a total of 10.000 sqm surface under coworking management. Main takeaways The highlights from our conversation with Joao Simoes are summarised below: "We are a community, this is our...

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“Occupancy is back in our Bratislava coworking spaces!”

“Occupancy is back in our Bratislava coworking spaces!”

Michala Hrnčiarová is the founder of Coworking Cvernovka, a small coworking space that offers childcare services located in the suburb of Bratislava, Slovakia. In February 2020 just before the Covid-19 outbreak, Michala Hrnčiarová opened her second space named Kolabo Coworking at a shopping mall close to Bratislava Airport. Main takeaways The highlights of our conversation with Michala...

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“We will make 80 railway stations coworking enabled in Switzerland”

“We will make 80 railway stations coworking enabled in Switzerland”

Jenny Schäpper is the co-founder of VillageOffice, a cooperative gathering 72 coworking spaces all over Switzerland. VillageOffice promotes new forms of work and is building a nationwide network of VillageOffice coworking spaces. As a cooperative, they build bridges between municipalities, businesses, real estate owners and coworkers. Their vision: by 2030, every person in Switzerland will reach...

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“A financially sustainable Coworking Space in the countryside? Yes, we did it!” – Aurora Coworking

“A financially sustainable Coworking Space in the countryside? Yes, we did it!” – Aurora Coworking

Jose Antonio Morales is the founder of a small Coworking Space located in the Slovenian countryside: Aurora Coworking. It has no more than 14 people and Jose Antonio managed to make it financially sustainable. Learn more about his experience in the following interview. Main takeaways The highlights from our conversation with Jose Antonio Morales are summarised just here: In the Slovenian...

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“Coworking operators still expect 6 very difficult months ahead” – MatchOffice

“Coworking operators still expect 6 very difficult months ahead” – MatchOffice

Olga Fomenko is the Global Relations Manager and the Leader of the Market Team at MatchOffice, one of the largest serviced office brokers worldwide based in Denmark and Ukraine. In its yearly Industry report, MatchOffice surveyed 1.472 flex office and coworking providers in 58 countries. According to the 2020 data, 74% of operators and landlords report their businesses have been severely or...

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“Our coworking space is moving from a tech to a high tech environment”

“Our coworking space is moving from a tech to a high tech environment”

Barbara Inmann is the Managing Director of Impact Hub Vienna, a coworking space in the heart of Vienna with a diverse community of founders, creatives, investors, established companies and NGOs who have one thing in common: they believe bold, entrepreneurial ideas can change society for the better. Impact Hub Vienna also hosts the HQ of the global Impact Hub network counting more than 110 Impact...

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“We expect 15% of remotely working employees to opt for coworking”

“We expect 15% of remotely working employees to opt for coworking”

Neo-Nomade is a French company working with corporates and medium size businesses to create customised packages they can use to let their employees roam between coworking spaces in France. As the percentage of employees working from home is sky-rocketing due to the Covid-19 crisis, we have interviewed Baptiste Broughton, one of Neo-Nomade's co-founders, to learn more about this phase companies...

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

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

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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Maria 01 to become the biggest startup campus in Europe

Maria 01 to become the biggest startup campus in Europe

Maria 01 is a Finnish non-profit combination of an entrepreneurial community, a selective campus for tech teams and a technology builders club. Owned in part by the same owners as the Nordic’s biggest startup conference, Slush (25.000 attendees every year), Maria 01 has begun the expansion of its Helsinki campus to become Europe’s largest startup campus. In the upcoming years, the campus will...

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