I am an entrepreneur with more than 20 years of experience in the Workspace Industry. My expertise goes from Organizational Culture to sales, infrastructure and construction, as well as customer service.
In 2007, I co founded IOS OFFICES with my brother Adrián. Today, with more than 70,000 m2 of office space in 36 IOS Centers in México, the IOS OFFICES Business Community is made up of more than 15,000 members. Practicing sports is another of my passions, I have participated in multiple marathons and one Iron-Man, as well as mountain biking and climbing.
I am an entrepreneur with more than 20 years of experience in the Workspace Industry. My expertise goes from Organizational Culture to sales, infrastructure and construction, as well as customer service.
Entrepreneur by nature. I studied Business Administration and Management at the UCM and did an MBA at IE Business School, taking also different Masters and Courses in Marketing, Digital Communication and graphic and web design. My professional experience has been developed in different areas and departments from small to large companies in various sectors, such as Publicis, Caixabank or Grupo 7 Viajes. This has provided me with a global vision and knowledge of business to leap into entrepreneurship, where I first developed an advertising agency, setting up at the same time different businesses, ecommerce and technology, focusing since 2009 on what First workplaces is today.
Xavi Bassons is co-founder and CEO of Monday Working Spaces. He started working in marketing in mass consumption and with a relevant experience later in the retail sector, he sees the need to develop spaces where to work optimally, besides being able to do sports, rest and create an environment where relationships focused on the business and the person are generated. Thus Monday was born in 2018, since last November they already have 8 centers in Spain open, they are approximately 20,000m2 in total.
Professional with experience in management of private investment projects and public funds, through a company founded in 2014, CASA W Coworking + Innovation through which he has developed initiatives to support entrepreneurship and innovation with a reach of over 100,000 people (WGLOBAL training program, Open Tech Biobio, International Festival of Social Innovation fiiS Biobio, Go Regional Startup Chile program, among others) as well as the design, management and administration of coworking spaces in the south of Chile. He is also a founding partner and director of the Chilecowork Association, and part of the board of Ecosistema Biobio.
Marta joined Cloudworks as Business Strategist in 2016 and became the CEO of the company in 2021. Cloudworks currently has 14 locations, manages 28.000sqm and has a 2600 member community in Barcelona and Madrid. Cloudworks' most iconic location is Casa Les Punxes, a coworking, event and meeting space located in the namesake modernist building in Barcelona.She is also an academic collaborator of Cultural Industries at ESADE
Promoter of the philosophy and the industry of coworking in Spain.
Founder of the coworking space search engine CoworkingSpain.es and organizer of the Spanish Coworking Conference CwSC
Cristina is the founder of Vortex: a concept of coworking spaces with soul. It currently has two locations in Valencia: Vortex Centro in the heart of the city centre, and Vortex Playa near the sea in the Cabanyal neighbourhood. Vortex spaces have a charming, welcoming and authentic style; the community of professionals is interesting, inclusive, and thanks to the medium size of the spaces and the proposed monthly calendar of activities, interaction between coworkers happens organically and naturally. The spaces offer solutions for small businesses and teams, remote and hybrid working models, freelancers and entrepreneurs, so the spaces are designed with a mix of hotdesk solutions, fixed workstations in shared areas, private offices, meeting rooms and event areas.
Is the founder and CEO of Avila Spaces, a Cowork and Office Center based in Lisbon.
In 2010, developed the myOffice app, the first worldwide virtual office application for mobile. In 2012 won a CIO Award, which came to confirm the myOffice app as one of the ten best IT projects in Portugal.
In 2013 is named International Director of the Global Workspace Association, and writes the book “Out of the Office”, where he gives his vision about the future of workspaces.
In 2016 presents Avila Spaces as a case study at the European Workplace Innovation Network (EWIN), an initiative of the European Commission.
He´s also ambassador of the Great Place to Work Portugal Certification Programme and advisory board member of eOffice, the first coworking space in the UK.
Is regularly invited to conferences and seminars about the new entrepreneurial organization models, namely the Virtual Office, the Coworking and the Remote Working.
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.
Manager of Coworking Working Space in Alcobendas, one of the first Coworking spaces in Spain. Production Manager of the Coworking Spain Conference (CWSC) since 2014. Director of marketing, communication and space broker at CoworkingSpain.es. With more than 10 years of experience in event organization and specialized in the coworking world.
Jon is a community experience designer, specializing in the Coliving sector. He currently works as a consultant for several companies. He co-founded Sun and Co. in 2015, one of the first coliving spaces for Digital Nomads. Sun and Co. was awarded in 2021 and 2022 by the Coliving Awards: best user experience and best coliving for Digital Nomads. Previously, I work in Edinburgh in one of the pioneering Coworking spaces in the UK.
Javi Moral is a business and community designer, being a consultant for companies and public entities in Community Building, as well as in the creation and management of collaborative spaces. He also teaches business and entrepreneurship in several universities and business schools.
Founder in 2010 of one of the first coworking spaces in Spain, he is currently CEO and founder of Fangaloka Innovation & Talent, and WorkInFreedom (coworking online), a reference platform for virtual coworking, where he works connecting people, companies and entities, regardless of their location, thus generating initiatives of social and business impact.
A very active figure in the entrepreneurship and startup ecosystem, he is Community Leader in Spain for the accelerator Techstars, and is responsible for the organization and generation of communities of events as well known and with such an impact as "Startup Weekend", "Fuckup Nights" or "The Success of Failure".
Ben is an intrinsically driven entrepreneur fascinated by the power of networking, both online and – believe it or not – offline. He made it his personal mission to network, connect & synergise wherever he goes. By simply listening Ben learns from others about what they are good at and what they could use help with. This puts Ben in the unique position to connect people and craft synergising relationships. Especially in his role as owner and community manager at The Living Room Coworking in Málaga, he always thrives towards that same goal: A smile on people’s faces caused by win-win-win synergies.
CEO of Reina's Capital, a company specialized in investing in the Coworking sector and co-founder of Custom Suits.
Javier has participated in the development of a new concept of hybrid workspace in Spain, transforming the first shopping center into a Workspace.
It has also created an investment vehicle for the acquisition of shopping centers and their subsequent transformation into flexible spaces called Life & Business and Work City.
Custom Suits currently manages 9 flexible spaces in Madrid, Barcelona and Alicante with an area of 23,550 m² of GLA under management under brands of Networkia, Panoramis Life & Business, Worksite Neville, Oasiz and Business World Alicante.
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.
Naiara joined the Aticco team 3 years ago when Aticco started to grow as a coworking operator, and helped the founding team to build this entrepreneurial & innovation ecosystem. At this moment she is Chief Innovation Office & Partnerships Manager at the group that offers flexible workspaces and coliving solutions, as well as an acceleration program for Seed startups. Previously she was Success & Operations Manager at the crowdfunding platform Ulule in Spain, and Project & Community Manager at the independent publisher Play Attitude. She loves connecting dots, building relationships, and helping entrepreneurs.
Since she was a little girl and touched a computer for the first time, Arantxa knew that her passion was computer science. She became an entrepreneur over seven years ago and has managed up to three businesses simultaneously. Currently, she devotes her time to her web agency and managing as administrator of El Círculo Coworking.
Arantxa enjoys interacting with people, having casual conversations in the coworking kitchen, and getting to know the stories and concerns of her coworkers, always seeking opportunities to create new synergies
We founded Origen Ibiza almost 5 years ago. We saw the opportunity to open a coworking space on the island and after attending the 2018 CWSC, it seemed so fascinating that we went for it. Since then we have been growing and learning from an amazing community that has helped us to better understand the needs of our members and supported us in the most complex situations over the last few years.
I think that having spent many years in the hospitality industry, with a focus on customer service, allowed us to develop our project and to adapt to new situations.
I love reading, cooking and making the daily life of those around me better and happier. My greatest passion is my family, we enjoy nature with our two Jack Russell's and if you come to the island of Ibiza, I will be happy to help you get to know the most beautiful part of it.
Founding partner of Club Lleuresport de Barcelona since 1993, an entity dedicated to the management of municipal social, cultural and sports facilities.
CEO of CREC Coworking since its foundation in 2012. The personalized attention and the promotion of synergies between coworkers define the style and the hallmark of our company.
The innovation in our proposals and the dynamic will of the whole CREC team make me feel very happy leading this project.
"... If at a certain moment we were revolutionary in being creative, now we must be creative in being revolutionary".
Board member of all-ukrainian coworking association.
Last 2 year and a half working for the west region of Ukraine, development & investment company AVALON as a head of commercial property. Team lead of two coworkings, this year will be one more!
A driven and competitive real estate business developer.
Experienced Commercial Director in past, with a demonstrated history of working in commercial property sector.
Project lead in event industry in past.
Project manager in Non-Governmental Organizations sector in past.
Born in 1987, Alessandro has a PhD in Computer Science and Engineering with studies at POLIMI in Milano, EPFL in Lausanne and UCSD in San Diego. During his studies, Alessandro made research on IoT, cloud technologies and smart-buildings. Alessandro has perfected his education on business topics with courses at ELIS Business School and MIP Politecnico di Milano. He co-founded both Bottega52 and Sofia Locks, being in charge of the Strategic Business Development for both the companies and acting as CEO at Sofia Locks, a company providing IoT Access Control Solution in Europe. In October 2021, Sofia Locks was acquired with a majority stake by ISEO Ultimate Access Technologies. Today, Alessandro is also an external professor at LIUC University on digital platforms and artificial intelligence topics.
Rebecca Nachanakian is the General Manager of WeWork for Southern Europe, Benelux and Nordics. Since she joined the company in October 2020, she leads the regional implementation of the global strategic direction with a focus on expanding high-quality experiences for member companies and employees, close cooperation with members, landlords, brokers and other partners, and profitable growth tailored to regional market characteristics.
Rebecca has over 15 years of experience in the luxury hotel industry: prior to joining WeWork, she was General Manager of Jumeirah Hotel Resorts, where she led the overall performance of all hotels and staff.
Albert Alcober has been the Business Director of Inmobiliaria Colonial for 14 years, a position he currently combines with that of CEO of Utopicus.
Member of the Sustainability Committee of the E.P.R.A, the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (MRICS) and the Board of Directors of the A.E.O., he has developed his professional career in large companies such as CB Richard Ellis or BP Oil, until joining Colonial in 1996 as Commercial Director of the Property Area.
Albert holds a Diploma in Marketing, Management and Business Administration from the Escuela Superior de Marketing y Administración de Empresas (ESMA) in Barcelona and a Postgraduate Degree in Advertising.
Alexis Michaelides launched Big Creative Training in Waltham Forest in 1999 delivering creative courses to young people from across the borough. In 2013 Alexis and his team founded Big Creative Academy, a 16-18 free school, and together with Big Creative Training established, Big Creative Education (BCE).
Over the last 20 years, BCE has grown to offer full-time courses and apprenticeships across the creative and digital sectors to over 1500 students and apprentices each year. BCE is now the largest creative college in London
Alexis launched the ‘Creative Works’ co-work space at the heart of the Blackhorse Lane Creative Enterprise Zone in 2019 – a unique model of co-work with an education and social mission.
Cristina is co-founder and CEO of eekox, a technology platform that offers access to coworking and flexible work environments.
Previously, she was business unit and operations director in different areas of the defence and security market at Indra, where she developed cutting-edge solutions and products for border surveillance and drone control.
She is passionate about innovation and its ecological and social impact. Her current mission is to help companies by facilitating working environments that improve employee wellbeing and productivity.
Having visited more than 40 countries, speaking 5+2 languages and having worked in Germany, USA and Holland have allowed me to develop my social and professional skills, with which I have acquired experiences and experiences that have motivated me to become an entrepreneur in Soria, diving into the rural world and betting on teleworking and self-employment.
My goal now is to create socio-cultural projects to help stop depopulation, promoting and disseminating all the benefits that have natural and rural environments both personally and professionally.
Teresa Císcar leads the Flex Office area at JLL Spain, part of the Office Leasing team. Her goal is, in close collaboration and offering different services to flex space operators, twofold: to find the best flex space solutions for tenants, and to advise landlords in their real estate portfolio flexibilization strategies.
Prior to joining JLL, Teresa Císcar worked for 8 years in different flex space operators (Utopicus, GSG Business Hub and Lexington), holding positions of responsibility in both the Operations and Commercial areas. She holds a Master’s degree in Industrial Engineering from Universidad Carlos III de Madrid and a Master in Business Administration from IE Business School.
Co-founder of Loft 153, a "multifaceted coworking space with character, design and collaborative soul”.
My name is Martina, Catalan by birth and raised in Buenos Aires, Argentina. I am an enthusiast of innovation, always on the lookout for new stimuli and looking for different ways to offer something different, something that would catch my attention aswell. I studied Advertising and Communication and I have worked in many aspects of the MKT market; partly because I got bored quickly, partly because I am faithful to the constant movement and what catches my attention at the moment. That's how I went from Advertising Agencies to radio production, worked in press at Le Pain Quotidien, Social Media Management, produced art events, created my own digital marketing agency and have been freelancing in the sector since the pandemic. My interest towards the coworking world was - no more, no less - out of an intention to continue nurturing the entrepreneurial spirit that I remember from as far back as I can remember. Today what I love most about my job is meeting people from all over the world, from different sectors and with many, many different life experiences than yours. It makes your head explode!
Helga Moreno, a seasoned blogger, writer, and content creator with over a decade of experience in the industry. With a proven track record of working with major corporations like TemplateMonster and Ahrefs, she has played an integral role in shaping their digital marketing strategies.
At andcards, Helga leads the Coworking Smarts blog, a trusted source of information for coworking industry professionals worldwide. Her strategic partnerships and curated projects, such as the Coworking Values Visionaries podcast, have helped set the standard for excellence in the industry.
Not only is Helga a respected thought leader, but she is also a prolific author with several books on coworking brand building and management available on Amazon Kindle and Apple Books. She is passionate about staying ahead of industry trends, particularly in technology and AI, and she is always exploring innovative ways to grow businesses.
Join Helga to discover how AI tech can help you achieve your business growth goals and gain valuable insights into the future of work and content marketing. Don't miss the opportunity to learn from one of the industry's most experienced and forward-thinking professionals.
I´m Mireia Sànchez i Salamí, a trained journalist, mother of two, and current CEO at The Business Factory Coworking, located in Platja de Castelldefels (Barcelona). I´m passionate about surfing, swimming in open waters, traveling, music, and discovering new restaurants. But what I love the most is to smile. I´m a big fan of communities and love taking care of them. I´m a constant entrepreneur, always learning and making mistakes. Right now, I´m interested in AI and excited to see where it takes me. I worked for several years in radio and TV program production, where I learned how to work in teams, coordinate, and be curious.
A few years ago, I jumped into the coworking world with The Beach Factory, which unfortunately got hit hard by the pandemic. But now, I´m partner but also handle everything.
Currently, Manager of CODINSE and coordinates the Cowocyl Cooperation project, a network of rural coworking spaces in Castilla y León, set up by different Local Action Groups. A native of Saldaña de Ayllón, Segovia, studied Agricultural Technical Engineering at the Polytechnic University of Madrid, specializing in Agricultural Industries.
In 1994, he carried out a socioeconomic study of the Northeast Region of Segovia, and a strategic development plan, and in 1995, he began his career as manager of the CODINSE entity, for the management of the LEADER II Program, as well as other community initiatives and development projects. regional level, and employment and social issues. From 1999 to 2001 Manages the AIMER community initiative, which consists of promoting the entrepreneurship of rural women in sectors such as crafts, tourism and local services. It promotes cooperation projects between local action groups, it is worth mentioning the Embrace the Earth project welcoming new settlers in the rural world or the +Companies+Employment Project, accompanying companies in the search for workers and supporting people in the job search, or entrepreneurship.
In 2019, it launched the first rural Coworking space in the province of Segovia, and promotes the network of rural coworking spaces in Castilla y León. President of the Abraza la Tierra Foundation, and Vice President of Huebra, rural initiatives, Network of LEADER Groups of Castilla y León.
Entrepreneur in the wellness sector for more than ten years, with 15 years of experience in the training sector and currently responsible for the dynamization of rural coworking spaces in the province of Soria, within the local action group Tierras del Cid.
Specialized in communication, team management and sales. Firm defender of volunteering and networking, participating in several associations within the
management teams. With a predilection for the female question in history and a doctoral thesis in this field.
Technician of the Cowocyl project, a network of rural coworking spaces in Castilla y León.
With a restless mind, she is an expert in human relations by vocation and an economist by training.
A lover of nature, where she always carries her camera in her backpack.
Founder and CEO of ANDA Cowork, a space for collaboration, serendipity and people. She combines her work at ANDA with the development of projects in rural and industrial environments.
She manages an agricultural and forestry farm, populus producer, co-founder and president of MARJAL, a group of populus producers in Granada,
She is a member of SANNAS, companies for the triple bottom line. She is currently President of SANNAS.
She likes to work to maximise synergies and create links, and develops her projects looking for a positive environmental, social and cultural impact.
Originally from Peru, he has lived in Slovenia for over 20 years. His professional career kicked off in IT. For the past 20+ years, Jose has worked with corporate teams, SMEs, and young entrepreneurs, always bringing new perspectives, challenging the status quo, and sparking innovation. Since 2012 he has been incorporating Social Entrepreneurship, social impact, and social innovation into his toolkit. He is a proud alumnus of the Ashoka Visionary Program.
He initiated and co-founded multiple ventures: Aurora Coworking, Lincoln Island, the European Rural Coworking Project, and Aurora Coworking Network (ACN). One of his main objectives is to spread Aurora Coworking's model for rural, suburban, and micro Coworking spaces.
He recently published his first book: Fear Enough, Deconstructing Fear and Understanding Failure
Architect by profession with 16 years' experience, Anna Ollé has combined for 10 years construction with managing the coworking of la Selva del Camp, a village of 5,600 inhabitants, in Camp de Tarragona.
El Taller coworking has promoted the local professional community and connected it to the municipalities of all Tarragona, organizing meetings, trainings and networkings. Agreements have been drawn up with the different administrations and entities of the territory, a case of successful public-private partnerships in a rural environment. Belonging to the XECC (Xarxa d’Espais Coworking del Camp) and LECO collaborator (Legal Coworking), managers and coworkers, they have benefited from the speaker that involves belonging to the eltaller.club community
Organizing events has energized the local environment and heritage, promoting entrepreneurship success cases in the counties of Tarragona, and a stable and broad community of professionals has been created that supports and collaborates.
Michael Erd is the Co-founder and Director of Enso Coliving. With a degree in International Economics and a Master's degree in International Monetary Economics from the University of Basel, Erd has been working in the field of coliving since its inception and has been recognized for his innovative approach in the industry. Enso Coliving envisions offering shared housing with a focus on flexibility, comfort, and community in major cities worldwide, with the aim of improving people's quality of life. Additionally, Erd led the growth of Padel in Switzerland through the Padel Helvetia project. As an innovative entrepreneur, he focuses on building communities and fostering innovation to help people reach their full potential.
As a Change and Communication Manager at Creative Works in London, England, Elena is a highly skilled professional with a track record of success in leading and managing the execution of marketing and communication strategies. After more than 10 years of working in European public institutions, Elena joined Creative Works in February 2020 and has since been responsible for driving digital transformation, community engagement, customer experience, marketing campaigns, and stakeholder engagement. In addition, she was the Director of Ouishare UK and helped develop a community around Collaborative Economy. Elena is working on different projects: Waltham Forest Workspace Collective, Creative Works Multichannel marketing strategy and Podcast, London Design Festival and Creative Works.
Manager of the Consorci Intercomarcal d´Iniciatives Socioeconòmiques (CIS), Local Action Group of Ribera d´Ebre and Terra Alta, regions located in the south of Catalonia, whose main objective is to promote socioeconomic development through the implementation of programs and projects that promote entrepreneurship, innovation, employment, and improvement of the quality of life of the population.
Since 2014, she has promoted Cowocat_Rural, a pioneer cooperation project to promote rural coworking that has received numerous international awards and recognitions.
The Cowocat_Rural network is currently made up of more than 40 coworking spaces located in rural Catalonia. In addition, she was the promoter of the European cooperation project "CoLabora, coworking in rural areas" with partners from Germany, France, Latvia, Ireland, and Wales.
My entire career has been linked to the world of tourism and the creation of experiences. This allowed me to be recognised among the 150 most influential profiles in the national tourism sector.
After passing through the prestigious IE business school, I trained and led the Marketing department at Alannia Resorts. A chain with 5 establishments throughout the country.
Passionate about travel, water sports and my incredible family, I currently collaborate with Suiters making product improvements and generating experiences for the community.
Cris González , from Donostia- San Sebastián and based in Vigo, has a degree in Humanities and Business from Deusto University and a Master in Cooperation for economic Development and Humanitarian Aid.
She decided to leave the evaluation of humanitarian programs to dedicate herself to Art and after graduating from the Istituto per L´Arte e il Restauro Palazzo Spinelli in Florence (Italy) she worked for years in the Conservation and Restoration of heritage and Fine Arts, specializing in valuation and transport.
At the moment she is the co-founder and manager of fento Coworking in Vigo, a collaborative space with a positive social and environmental impact approach. A place for those who believe in circular economy, who pursue sustainability, advocate sharing knowledge and believe that businesses can be ethical and responsible.
In addition to her work at Fento, Cris is also a freelance artist since 2019 and creative at The Misia Project since 2017.
She is a member of the Paris Institute for Research in Semiology of Expression and certified by Arno Stern. Since 2021 she runs an Expression Atelier at the Eleven School Montessori where she works through the principles of Creative Education.
Through these projects, he has demonstrated his passion for art and creativity, and has found ways to canalize her talent into the business world in a socially responsible way.
Laura holds a degree in Modern Languages, Cultures and Business Administration, including a semester abroad in Valencia. After completing her studies, she moved to the vibrant city of Berlin where she worked for the European Institute of Innovation and Technology.
In 2019, she joined Cobot, a leading management software for coworking spaces, where she currently serves as an Account Management Specialist. In her role, she is responsible for working directly with the spaces to help them maximize the value of Cobot’s tools and grow their businesses and communities worldwide.
In her free time, Laura is a curious and active person with a passion for traveling, exploring new places and practicing any kinds of sports.