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“Coworking sales through Google Adwords is mainly for players with deep pockets”

“Coworking sales through Google Adwords is mainly for players with deep pockets”

MatchOffice is, today, among the leading players in the online office booking market. They are an independent portal that collects all business centres in one place, making it easier for potential tenants to find their future office spaces for rent. Jakob Dalhoff, CEO of MatchOffice, has been part of the flexible office space revolution from the very beginning. Read this insight loaded interview...

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“Moscow is n°1 in Car-Sharing in Europe. The same could happen with coworking”

“Moscow is n°1 in Car-Sharing in Europe. The same could happen with coworking”

Maria Uvarova is a recognized expert in the Russian coworking spaces market. She is a member of the coordinating Council of the Russia National Association of serviced offices and coworking operators. We have interviewed Maria to find out more about the situation of the coworking market in this country.  Hi Maria. How can you depict the situation of coworking in Russia, in 2019? The coworking...

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Factory Berlin: “Half of the startups created in Berlin have been launched from our ecosystem”

Factory Berlin: “Half of the startups created in Berlin have been launched from our ecosystem”

Factory Berlin's aim is to become one of the world's biggest hub for innovators. And the goal is partly achieved. In 2018, more than 50% of all the startups created in Berlin were launched from Factory Berlin. Nowadays, Factory Berlin covers a community of 3.000 individual members, 80+ bigger startups, and 40 corporates. Martin Eyerer is the Chief Innovation Officer at Factory Berlin. He...

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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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Aticco: “Big coworking brands are slower and therein lies the opportunity of the smaller operators”

Aticco: “Big coworking brands are slower and therein lies the opportunity of the smaller operators”

Aticco is one of those interesting coworking growth stories which tells us that there is place for independent big players aside of WeWork or Spaces. Aticco is a born and raised coworking firm in Barcelona; a 3 years old brand that has managed to open 6 coworking spaces, around 25.000 m2 all together and without VC investment. We have interviewed Franz Pallerés, the Co-founder and Chief...

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Impact Hub: “Entrepreneurial networks as drivers for positive change”

Impact Hub: “Entrepreneurial networks as drivers for positive change”

As Impact Hub demonstrates, building an international coworking brand is not reserved to highly-funded companies taking up hundreds of thousands of square meters in the world's best city location. Impact Hub is the world's largest independent coworking spaces network, all supporting the development of entrepreneurial communities looking for a "societal impact". As of today, Impact Hub is an...

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Copernico: “We need to build a strong footprint in our Italian home market before looking for European expansion”

Copernico: “We need to build a strong footprint in our Italian home market before looking for European expansion”

Copernico is one of the biggest coworking players in Italy. We have interviewed Luca Pasqualotto, Vice-President and Development & Asset Management of Copernico, to find out more about the italian coworking market and Copernico's mission, vision and future plans. Hi Luca. What can you tell us about Copernico story and positioning? Copernico was incorporated in 2016 as the spin-off of the...

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Business Link: “We are slowly beginning to observe market segmentation in the flexible work space sector”

Business Link: “We are slowly beginning to observe market segmentation in the flexible work space sector”

Based in Stockholm, Skanska Commercial Development Europe counts among the biggest Real Estate Development company in Europe. Skanska owns Business Link, a fast growing coworking brand in Central and Eastern Europe (CEE), currently operating 5 locations, in Poland and in the Czech Republic. We have interviewed Jaroslaw Bator, Managing Director at Business Link & Business Development...

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Wojo: “By 2022 we expect to open 1.200 coworking addresses all over Europe within Accor hotels.”

Wojo: “By 2022 we expect to open 1.200 coworking addresses all over Europe within Accor hotels.”

In 2019 Nextdoor became Wojo, accelerating its development and creating the ambition to become the leading European coworking network. Two years before, Accor Group, one of the biggest international hotel companies on the planet (operating brands such as Ibis, Mercure, Sofitel, etc.) had taken a 50% share in Nextdoor, by then 100% owned by the real estate company Bouygues Immobilier. We have...

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“Don’t put all your efforts on designing a lobby that only looks good on Instagram!”

“Don’t put all your efforts on designing a lobby that only looks good on Instagram!”

SocialWorkplaces.com, organizer of the Coworking Europe conference, was invited by Mipim PropTech Europe 2019 to organize a unconference during this month conference in Paris. During two sessions of 1 hour each, we organized discussions with close to 40 participants. Prior to the event, delegates had the opportunity to suggest topics they wanted to be discussed. Participants proposed to cover...

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