The success of any business begins within the individual person because innovation and inspiration are born at the individual level. The potential for greatness and mindfulness is inside each person who is aware of the limitless opportunities and possibilities for co-creation and cooperation all around them. If we are able to dream big, we can achieve amazing results and extend our professional and private horizon constantely. The Harvard Business School along with INSEAD—Europe’s leading business school—have concluded from their research that the two most effective business tools for twenty-first century executives are meditation and intuition. The benefits of meditation in the workplace are cumulative; they build on one another, starting with the individual and from there, positively impacting the performance of the business as a whole. (more…)
At the end of this busy year we would like to inspire you with good news: 2016 will be full of calls with funding opportunities for your coworking space activities! Don´t let this chance pass without seizing the moment to create a win-win situation both for the realization of the EU 2020 strategy and the financial sustainability of your coworking space.
Its the end of the year and we publish an interview with the two Austrian coworking legends Stefan Leitner-Sidl and Mike Pöll the founding team of Schraubenfabrik in Vienna– a story about the development of the last 10 years – future trends and a village within the city. (more…)
We had a great tour between the 9th-11th of November 2015 to get to know new places about Coworking in the Alps-Adriatic Region. 7 people of 4 countries where involved in the trip and we really came along very well.
The Austrian delegation: Sabrina Schifrer, Martina Linzer (both gain&sustain) and Laura Stromberger started the trip with a breakfast for the media at the Hafen 11, one of the coworking spaces in Klagenfurt. Then we took our minivan to Ljubljana where we met the people from Poligon and took Amanda Gray and Blaz Beuerman with us to Zagreb.
The Conference in Milano is the place to be and Coworking Alpe Adria is here with a delegation of seven people. We already did a coworking road trip coming here and now we are taking part in the conference of the year. It’s nice to meet old friends and get to know new people. We already could find new members of our network and with the spirit of sharing we are all enthusiastically working on new projects.
We had a talk with Christian Benger – the respresentative of the government of Carinthia for economy. The interview is a mix of standard statements and some more practical insights.
After the financial collapse in 2008, unemployment rates in Europe skyrocketed. Youth unemployment was particularly high, and the countries of South Eastern Europe were leaning towards 50% unemployment, with Croatia leading the way.
As Coworking is just one of the topics connecting people within the Alps Adriatic Region there are much more thematic collaborations under the brand „Alps-Adriatic“. Mainly this is used in the northern countries like Austria – in the more southern countries the brand Alps-Adriatic has not developed yet its full potential.
The Coworking Trend-Lab team
Last February I went to Austria to participate in the Triple E! LAB seminar which means Enhance the Entrepreneurial Eco-system. I was invited by Sabrina Schifrer the founder of the Alpe Adria Coworking project. It is a platform focused on start-ups, entrepreneurs and professionals from Carinthia and Slovenia. Its aim is to spread the word about coworking and to build and support the coworking community in this area. The Triple E! LAB consisted of 3 days of workshops exploring ways to collaborate between the ‘old’ and the ‘new’ economy. Within the seminar, I joined the group Coworking Trend-Lab team representing the new economy.
If you want to know more about all the different topics about the coworking world we really recommend you to visit the coworking conference in Milano this November. The dates are from 11-13 of November and the speakers are awesome.