Speakers

Lorène García - Directora de MOB PAU
Manager. MOB PAU & MOB Agency Lead

Believing in the power of collaboration, open innovation, education, and new technologies to build a better society, Lorène joined MOB in 2015 excited for the opportunity to work in a space that incorporates these values. Since then, she has not only been working on building a solid community of co-workers, but also in the transformation of MOB into a Creative Hub that connects, supports and collaborates with its broad group of talents. The events manager, then head of the second MOB headquarters and now leader of its agency, Lorène, launched shocking projects and acquired solid management skills along the way. 

África Rodríguez
Co-founder. Arroelo

I do what I love: helping to create networks and communities that collaborate through collective intelligence and sharing knowledge. In 2013, I changed my direction to found, in Pontevedra, Espacio Arroelo with my partner María Pierres. It is a coworking with more than 70 people from which we promote social innovation projects. Since 2017 I am part of the As Sequoias team with Cristina Fariñas and Mariem Filgueira. We design experiences to create learning communities. We have created a forest where there is no leadership or general management. Together we coordinate A Redeira for the Town Hall of Pontevedra. It is a space of collective freedom and inspiration (inspired by La Colaboradora) where citizens work on their business, work or social projects with the only payment requirement to exchange hours for ideas, services and knowledge through a collaborative bank. Since 2018, I am part of Ticket2Europe, an association from which we develop European projects to help young people find their own path. Thus, little by little, we are building our networks in the company of communities with whom we share values, philosophy and projects such as Shokkin International, European Creative Hubs Network, B Corp or Coworking Ambassadors.

Alejandro Papadopoulos 
CEO & Co-Founder. MOB Makers of Barcelona

Lawyer, Alejandro joined MOB in 2015 as co-founder and general manager. Postgraduate Degree in Business Administration from the UPF, Alejandro put his sense of self-organization and his knowledge of business growth at the service of MOB. Since then, his mission has been to bring to life to the values and models carried out by MOB, creating a complete ecosystem that offers entrepreneurs the facilities, connections, tips training and opportunities they need to start up their business and make it grow.

Alexandra Macías - Director of Networks for Selina Innovation/LAB
Director of Networks for Selina Innovation/LAB

Alex joined Selina a year ago, and 6 months ago launched the innovation department. Following her passion for entrepreneurship that she nurtured while living in Israel for the last 6 years, her mission was clear: how can a hospitality company support the growth and development of the entrepreneurial ecosystem?  Alexandra is an old alumna from the Zell Entrepreneurship Program in Israel, tech scout and mentor for young entrepreneurs. 

Ana Martínez de Lizarrondo - Community Manager de UrbanCampus
Community Manager. Urban Campus

Urban Campus Community Manager. Encouraging the community of our coworking and coliving spaces to grow and develop with us. Grow together!

Andrea García - Coworking consultant
Coworking consultant - Campus Manager at Talent Garden Barcelona

Architect, coworking and innovation lover. She loves connecting talents. She began to undertake at the age of 6, when she rented her sharpener to her school mates. Since then she has started and worked in different projects, gaining experience in the world of marketing, communication and business development. She has managed several successful coworking spaces and boosted collaborative communities. Along with other Community Builders she has created Cowocat, the Coworking Association of Catalonia. She has been a trainer in several counties, giving trainings in rural areas of Catalonia. She is the co-founder of Wanderfy, an exclusive app to connect talents from technological communities. She is currently Campus Manager at Talent Garden Madrid, a 4700m2 space that is part of the largest European network of coworking companies specialized in the digital sector.

Antonio González - CEO de Impact HUB Madrid
CEO. Impact HUB Madrid

He has a long history linked to projects of innovation and organizational and social transformation in various sectors (banking, telecommunications, internet, health ...) in the corporate, third sector and entrepreneurship fields. Graduate in Psychology, he is passionate about change and innovation, people and technology, connecting and supporting people and projects with values and vocations of impact that contribute to a better future in this moment of systemic change that we live in.

Arancha Riestra - Cofundadora y directora de ecosistemas de Go Madrid
Co-Founder & Ecosystem Manager. Go Madrid

Vocational designer and qualified architect, in 2015 decided to make a change in her life,and returned to Spain after ten years living in the UK, to create and direct an ambitious project, the technological ecosystem GoMadrid, a specialized space of coworking in the center of Madrid. The project also has its own Blockchain and FinTech lab in which different technological start-ups collaborate, as a venture builder, developing prototypes and projects for big companies. Arancha, mother of twins who are now two years, also develops an intense work as a designer in areas as different as photography, fashion, interior architecture, design UX/UI or even in the kitchen, another of her great passions. 

Celeste Senés
CoEspai

Manager of Coespai Girona. She has a Diploma in Business Studies from the UDG,a specialization course on Strategic planning and management control by the CEF, and Postgraduate Degree in Fundraising from Uned Foundation. She advises micro companies, freelancers and projects on strategic planning both business and projects.

Diego Tomás - Consultor en coworking
Coworking consultant

Consultant in coworking since 2014 in diegotomas.es. Co-founder of the oldest collaborative space in the province of Alicante: PBC Coworking. Applying all my experience in Genion.es, creating entrepreneurial communities with local administrations. Promoting cooperatives and supporting startups in collaborative work environments. Co-founder of Coworking Ambassadors with industry leaders.

César Sánchez
Gobierno Provincial de Alicante

César Sánchez Pérez is a Spanish politician and sociologist belonging to the Popular party of the Valencian Community. In 2011 he was elected mayor of Calpe, a position he currently holds, together with the president of the Diputación Provincial de Alicante, since 2015.

Elena Gomis - PMP, SMC, Glub
PMP, SMC, Glub

Project manager, archaeologist, specialist in property management, tourism and communication, is currently the promoter of the MNU Higher Education Project and the GLUB professional ecosystem. Her professional career is recognized with the most important international awards for advertising creativity, such as Bronze Lion of the Cannes Advertising festival, Bronze Medal at the New York Advertising festival and Bronze Sun at the Ibero-American Advertising communication festival of San Sebastián. At the national level, she has obtained special mentions in three editions of the International Tourism Fair FITUR and more than twenty prizes for advertising creativity in several of its categories. She has also developed projects for the redesign of operational processes (BPM) in different health, communication companies and institutions. The business management as well as the creation and direction of cultural, educational, exhibition and communication projects are her main professional activities.

Esther Navarro - Socia PBC Coworking & Cofundadora de GENION
Partner PBC Coworking & Co-founder. GENION

Journalist specialized in corporate communication, Navarro left the sad offices and the food industry to join the PBC team in 2015; space which she is in partnership with Diego Tomás and Pilar Ruíz. PBC is the most ancient coworking in the province of Alicante and welcomes a community of 60 professional entrepreneurs. In 2017 she co-founded GENION, a company that promotes programs related to transformative entrepreneurship and advises on the management of coworking spaces -public and private- such as El Teixidor, the first coworking with social return in the Valencian Community or Hubitat. Mentor in the training itineraries of GENION, she helps people to use Branding as a powerful tool for local changemakers and small businesses.

Fernando Ramírez - Director de Merlin Properties
Merlin Properties Manager

Fernando Ramírez has a wide experience as a professional in the real estate sector for more than 12 years. He has worked at KPMG, Ahorro Corporación Desarrollo and RREEF, as Vice President and has participated in both, corporate and investment operations, in all types of real estate assets. Ramírez has a Degree in Law and Business Administration with a speciality in Finance from ICADE (E-3) and an MBA from the Institute of Advanced Finance.

Franz Pallerés
COO & Co-founder. Aticco

Qualified lawyer but not vocational. After having worked in Real State companies like Airbnb and after his experience being the Community Builder of another coworking, Franz decided to start a new adventure with Aticco. His goal was and remains the same, creating spaces where people from all over the world get together and can develop their own projects with a community that accompanies and inspires them.

Gabi Espin
CEO & Co-founder. Aticco

Restless and passionate engineer. After graduating from ESADE in Business Administration and Management , he founded Anyplast in 2014, an e-marketplace company for recycled plastic. But he needed a project that would never let him get bored. So he visualized Aticco as a meeting place where creativity and innovation would move the community to continue growing and improving with enthusiasm.

 

Ivan López - Republikken
Community Manager. Republikken

11 years as Community Manager - 3 years as General Manager at Republikken. Member of the Interim Management Board of the European Creative Hubs Network. Master in Arts from the University of Copenhagen. Ivan has a well-defined idea of how to maintain the community over time and change, and is always open to share and discuss any related topics. In addition, always with the guitar in mind, a new suggestion of playlist in motion or looking for a vinyl store.

James Rankin - The Instant Group. Director de Investigación
Research & Insight Manager. The Instant Group

James is a research and insight expert who has worked across a variety of consumer and business industries in his career. He specialises in turning industry data into industry leading analysis and insight to aid business growth and wider industry awareness. Since joining the flexible workspace industry and The Instant Group, James has provided insight to coworking providers, landlords and investors across the industry while working to develop a standardised approach to market data within the growing flexible workspace industry. In the last year he has presented at a number of flexible workspace conference including Coworking Europe, GCUC and ProWorkSpace.
 

Javier Moral, Fundador y CEO de FANGALOKA Innovation & Talent / Coworking Ambassador
FANGALOKA & Coworking Ambassador, Founder & CEO

Coworking consultant. Specialist in the design, promotion and management of public and private collaborative spaces. From Fangaloka he brings to the highest the potential of the collaboration, offering an added value through mentoring, training, contact networks and investment, as well as the development of social impact initiatives from its two headquarters, in Móstoles and its upcoming opening in Madrid . In 2010 he designed and launched La Guarida Creativa, one of the first coworking spaces in Spain, responsible for its development and growth for 4 years. He organizes some of the events with the greatest impact for entrepreneurs (Fuckup Nights, Startup Weekend ...), and creates incubation and acceleration programs for startups based on the knowledge of business failure through "The Success of Failure". A fervent supporter of coworking beyond real estate, he has just founded the COWORKING AMBASSADORS project, along with other major industry leaders, a platform born with the vocation of supporting institutions and companies interested in coworking as a dynamic tool.

Javier Reina
CEO Business World Alicante

Javier Reina CEO of Business World Alicante, the most important WorkSpace in the province of Alicante. Founder of Reina's Capital, Private Equity specialized in investing in companies related to flexible spaces. Co-Founder CustomSuits, boutique consultancy specialized in transforming Real Estate assets in WorkSpaces.

Jenny Poon, Founder of CO+HOOTS
Founder of CO+HOOTS

Jenny Poon is an entrepreneur and founder of CO+HOOTS. Ranked #4 coworking space in the nation by Inc.com, CO+HOOTS currently houses 280+ scaling entrepreneurs and small businesses and has been an integral role in creating hundreds of jobs locally. She has led CO+HOOTS from its inception in 2010 to be the #1 most innovative coworking space in the world. Her background in business, design and marketing led her to build a place where she could connect with like-minded folks that believe business growth comes from collaboration between different industries. She speaks regularly on leadership as a millenial, the importance of nurturing innovation in the workspace and works tirelessly to bring visibility to coworking as an economic development tool for building vibrant and equitable cities.

Joana Carvalho
Architect & Co-founder. Dinamo10 Creative Hub

Joana Carvalho is a local architect in Viana and co-founder of the Creative Center DINAMO10. She created this community with the belief that interaction and exchange are key factors for creativity and success. Her internship for the Portuguese Architects Association took her to Olot, Spain, for 2 years. After that, she worked as an architect in a studio of ephemeral architecture and obtained her master's degree in ephemeral architecture in Barcelona. After 4 years in Catalonia, she returned to her hometown to work as an independent architect and to create one of the first coworking spaces in Portugal, with the aim of expanding the impact instead of the size.

Kristina Schneider
CPO. Cobot

Kristina is CPO at Cobot, a company creating leading coworking space management software. She’s also an organizer of community events and has been involved with the coworking scene in Berlin for over a decade, running Berlin’s monthly UX meetup, teaching community workshops, and mentoring women entering the tech scene. Kristina is based in Berlin, but loves travelling and exploring coworking communities around the world.

Laura Alonso
Events Manager. Impact Hub Madrid

Manager specialized in sales and business development, focused on the growth and substantial improvement of companies in the services sector. Generation of an environment of close cooperation, generation of trust and customer loyalty programs. Thanks to my know-how based on experiences as an entrepreneur and my enthusiasm for communication I have been in events and leisure industry over 15 years.in which I have enjoyed authentic human relationships that arise when you help to promote other companies and I still continue doing it.

Laura Ocampo, Community Builder en CREC Coworking
Community Builder. CREC Coworking

Community Builder at CREC Coworking. Qualified Industrial Designer whose curiosity brought her widen her education in areas such as: Community Management, Social Media, Public Relations, Business Communication and to take an MBA. She joined the world of coworking in 2016 after almost a decade as Operations Manager of an airline. Her multitasking DNA and her professional experience have led her to play a more decisive role, co-leading the coworking strategy in attracting and expanding business and collaborating in the company's roadmap, together with the CREC manager Carles López.

Lucía Enríquez - Co-Fundadora de La Guarida Creativa y directora creativa de eboscreative
Co-founder of La Guarida Creativa & creative manager of Eboscreative

More than 20 years dedicated to design and advertising and for 15 years at the forefront of my first challenge, Eboscreative. I have been part of this dream, La Guarida Creativa, with three open spaces in the south area of Madrid since 2010. Creating is the first thing on the list of my hobbies. I spend my time enjoying my daily work, in the best environment in which you can develop, coworking, and I also enjoy my free time with my family and friends. Traveling, knowing and learning is what interests me most right now. 9 years intensely dedicated to La Guarida Creativa, seeing how this adventure that started as something small has become a bigger project than expected and it is growing every day. All the work that we have dedicated, my other half, partner and friend, Javier García and me to this business, has been a great motivation and learning in our lives.

Manuel Zea Barral
Founder CoworkingSpain

Architect. Founder of the ”2arquitectos.com” Architecture Studio in 2006. In 2007 he opens one of the first coworking centers of Spain: WorkingSpace.es. In 2010 launches the website CoworkingSpain.es, and in 2012 organizes the first CoworkingSpain Conference. Now he is focussed on the promotion of the coworking culture, giving to know the spaces of coworking in Spain, promoting the collaboration among spaces and coworkers and in the union of all the spaces in a common movement.

Marc Navarro
Coworking Consultant

I'm Marc Navarro, coworking consultant. I help companies to create more productive work environments that improve the life and performance of people at a professional level. All with the objective that they obtain the best possible results. I have specialized in the design and execution of new coworking spaces, advising its promoters from the first phase of incubation of the project to the distribution of the space to maximize the facilities.

I am also speaker, content curator and I write about coworking, for companies and organizations of the sector. I have worked as a space director and responsible for strategy in spaces such as Utopicus and CREC Coworking. I am the content director of the CoworkingSpain Conference, content curator in the Coworking Unconference Asia and Advisor of the Latam Coworking Summit.

Marga Beltrán - Community Builder - COWORKING NIDUS 39
Community Builder - COWORKING NIDUS 39

Qualified publicist, she began her professional career in Barcelona coordinating advertising spaces in different media, such as press, magazines and digital media. After a few years dealing with paperwork, she worked coordinating people, so she became a team and graphic designers coordinator. After 11 years in Barcelona she returned to Mallorca, where she is from, and discovered the coworking world and Fablab working at Artik Center. She has begun the coworking community builder adventure at Nidus39 and Nidus Workspace a year ago.

María Santos - Magma Espacio
Magma Space

Joining two passions is possible in these times. Interior designer, María founded, with two more partners, Equipoeme Studio in 2011, which would be her own design studio for interior design projects. But two years later, in 2013,she opened, with the same two partners, the first coworking space in Ourense. She is graduate in Interior Design by EASD and she is Master's Degree in Design and Modeling of Architectural Projects by CICE.

Natalia López - FANGALOKA Innovation & Talent
Co-manager. FANGALOKA Innovation & Talent

Joined to the Fangaloka project since its beginning, she has worked in the communication and construction of a coworker community focused on connection, support and the exchange of knowledge. A professional graphic designer, coordinator of different entrepreneurial events such as El éxito del fracaso. Currently she also collaborates with the Diploma of Complutense Efficiency where alternatives to traditional economic models, social protection and sustainability are shown, in which she believes that coworking has much to contribute.

Pamela Cepeda - Cofamily coworking
Cofamily coworking

Pam Cepeda is a pioneer in opening a 'coworking with child care' in Granada, Andalusia: CoFamily Coworking. The key to success has been to go beyond the inherent need of families: to believe that the future of new forms of work and conciliation go hand in hand. Currently, she advises other women and mothers who want to open their own family coworking.

Paula Almansa - Cofundadora y CEO de LOOM
Co-founder & CEO. LOOM

Paula is co-founder and CEO of LOOM, flexible work spaces in Madrid and Barcelona for projects and corporations, which generate value through the community and their own programming. She has experience in entrepreneurship and investment banking. She worked for more than 10 years in Mergers and Acquisitions for Merrill Lynch and Greenhill in London, as well as Credit Agricole in Madrid. She was the tutor of business plans in Wayra, the Venture Lab and the European Investment Bank. She is co-founder of Impact HUB Madrid and several technology companies such as FromTheBench, Perception Hub, Pocket University and Fusion Community. Her training and teaching experience includes an MBA from The Wharton School of Business, where she studied with Fulbright and Ramón Areces scholarships. She is also graduate in Economics and Business Administration from ICADE and Law and Psychology from UNED. She is also a teacher of Negotiation and Conflict Resolution Skills at the Instituto de Empresa.

Rubén Carreño, Responsable de Advisory para empresas de CBRE
Head of Advisory for CBRE companies

Rubén Carreño is responsible for Advisory for CBRE companies, with the mission of increasing the value that workspaces and the Real Estate function provide to the strategy of organizations. From his position as CBRE Advisory head he advises large corporations on the design, adoption and leveraging of strategic initiatives, such as flexibility, well-being and digital and non-digital transformation. He has 17 years of experience in the field of strategy, technology and operations. He joined CBRE from KPMG, where he assumed the role of Chief Transformation Officer, being responsible for multiple optimization and transformation initiatives, both at the level of processes and people and technology. CBRE is the leading consulting and real estate services company in Spain and abroad, serving the main corporations throughout the Real Estate value chain.

Soledat Berbegal - Consejera y Directora de Reputación de Marca en Actiu
Consultant and Brand Reputation Manager at Actiu

Soledat Berbegal is a Consultant and Brand Reputation Manager at Actiu, a family company and National Design Award 2017 which is specialized in the design and manufacture of furniture for work and contract spaces and it is currently present in more than 90 countries. Her work is linked to the international projection of the Actiu brand through projects committed to research, sustainability, design or technology, focusing her effort on promoting strategic corporate relationships and consolidating the perception of furniture as a tool to improve wellbeing and productivity in work spaces. This commitment to innovation, quality and the environment of Actiu is reflected in the Technological Park, Platinum Leed certified, whose founder, Vicente Berbegal, he has won in 2017 the European Entrepreneur of the Year recognition of the European Business Awards, the most demanding business event in Europe.

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