Hack Coworking Blog

Hackathon recaps, interviews and articles about innovation in coworking spaces

Adapting to your environment

A conversation with Tara Everett, Founder of Canoe Coworking

Hack Coworking Online day one was all about adaptation somehow. After talking about how workspaces will adapt from 2020 and beyond, inviting coworking spaces to share their ways of adapting to the pandemic we invited Tara Everett to share with us her unique adaptation story, one linked to her local environment. As we often say, coworking can have many forms and if there is one thing COVID-19 highlighted is that coworking can also happen virtually.

Adapting to the pandemic and moving forward

A conversation with Davide Dattoli, Co-founder and CEO at Talent Garden

Following the before and after stories of CRU Cowork, The Haven and Coworker Hub, we invited Davide Dattoli, Co-Founder of one of Europe’s largest coworking brand Talent Garden (TAG) to talk to us about how TAG adapted to the pandemic both as a team and as a brand as well as what do they imagine the future of coworking to look like in the regions where they are located.TAG being originally from Italy, the first European country hit hard by COVID-19, but also being present all over Europe, it was very interesting to realize that each and every European country adapted differently to the pandemic, which had, as a result, a different impact on coworking spaces.

COVID-19 Coworking Stories

A conversation with Tania Santos (CRU Cowork), Carrie Douglass (The Haven) and Rachel Keyser (Coworker Hub)

Building the program of Hack Coworking Online together with the participants, we realized how important it was to find a balance between the different types of talks we would be hosting. Thus, after discussing the impact of COVID-19 on the coworking industry through data, interior and users, it is now time for some “concrete” stories. COVID-19 being a global phenomenon, it impacted coworking spaces all over the world. For the next panel, which we called COVID-19 stories, we invited 3 amazing coworking founders to share their stories and show the before/after COVID to our audience, so everyone can visually see the impact it had on their space and on their community.

Catching a big fish: attracting large companies to coworking spaces

A presentation by Adam Lis, Flexible Office Solution Manager at JLL

After discussing the global impact of COVID-19 with coworkintel, the way workspaces will adapt in terms of purpose and design with Paperspace and the future of access systems with Welcomr, let’s talk about the crowd gravitating around coworking spaces. One of the questions in everyone’s mind is: will there be a new type of member joining coworking spaces following the pandemic? And if so, who will they be and how to adapt spaces to suit everyone’s needs?

The future of Access systems

by Jeremy Fain, Chief Revenue Officer at Welcomr

In our most recent articles, we took the time to iterate on Sombat Ngamchalermsak’s talk during Hack Coworking Online, all about Workplace Adaptation from 2020 and beyond, looking at the impact of COVID-19 on office design and office layout. Another angle we wanted to tackle during the event was technology in the workplace and the new trends that will rise out of COVID-19. And who better to present those than Welcomr, our challenge partner?