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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 rather offer live music concerts to our coworking tenants than mentoring/educational events.”

Business Link: “We rather offer live music concerts to our coworking tenants than mentoring/educational events.”

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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CIC: “We plan to open 50 new coworking locations in the coming 10 years!”

CIC: “We plan to open 50 new coworking locations in the coming 10 years!”

Born a few kilometers away from the Harvard University campus, the Cambridge Innovation Center (CIC) has been a home for great entrepreneurs leading fast-growing companies since 1999. In 2018, CIC raised US$ 58 millions from HB Reavis, the Bratislava based real estate developer. We have interviewed Kari Mruz, the General Manager at CIC Warsaw, to find out more about CIC values, mission,...

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“Landlords who figure out how to jump into the coworking business will be able to benefit from two profit centers”

“Landlords who figure out how to jump into the coworking business will be able to benefit from two profit centers”

Josh Fine is the COO of Focus Property Group, a real estate operator that not only builds and owns their buildings but operate the businesses that are contained within the building as well, including coworking. We have interviewed Josh Fine to learn more about his experience and knowledge on real estate and his way to understand the coworking and hospitality sector. An interview full of insights...

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“Municipalities are quicker to embrace satellite working than corporations”

“Municipalities are quicker to embrace satellite working than corporations”

Working from satellite offices can help employers, employees and the world in general in many ways. We have interviewed Jenny Schäpper-Uster, co-founder at VillageOffice in Switzerland, to find out more about her story, the principals behind the platform and the vision and mission it represents. VillageOffice has been a long time contributor to the Coworking Europe conference. Hi Jenny. Can you...

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