Social Media Week Berlin: Still going off with a bang
Day two into Social Media Week Berlin - one of 13 simultaneous events around the world - and it’s still off with a bang, with huge attendance at all three venues throughout each day. The week-long event kicked off with a networking breakfast at Naherholung Sternchen hosted by Artconnect Berlin, and was the perfect way to launch what has already been an open and collaborative event.
Survey: patterns of coworking space closure
The coworking movement is showing no signs of slowing. It is widely known that the number of coworking spaces is almost doubling each year. But along with hundreds of new coworking spaces that have opened their doors, there have been a number of casualties of business along the way. The percentage of failed coworking spaces, and in particular the reasons behind their closure, is invaluable information for both current and future members of the coworking community.
1800 Coworking Spaces worldwide
Seven years ago, the first coworking space, at a fragile one-day old, was officially referred to for the first time as a ‘coworking space’. 2,557 days later, the global count of coworking spaces stands at 1,779. This number almost doubled since last year, with much of the growth attributed to Spain, Australia and Japan. Europe has also officially taken over the US as having the most coworking spaces.
Photo competition: People who need a better place to work
We know you’re out there. The number of independent workers around the world is exploding. Small businesses contribute an ever increasing amount to the economy and society, and the spaces that support them are an important part of the global entrepreneurial and creative ecosystem. Coworking spaces are creating opportunities for startups, entrepreneurs and freelancers everywhere. It’s time to celebrate that.
Coworking in Spanish
Today, we’re proud to announce the launch of the Spanish version of Deskmag! ¿Hablas Deskmañol? Over the next few days we will cover the conference in Madrid, but we also want to focus on the growing movement in Argentina, Chile, Mexico and other Latin American countries.
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