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OpenAsset is the only cloud digital asset management software specifically designed for architecture, engineering, construction and real estate firms. OpenAsset was developed in close collaboration with one of the UK's leading architects, it is specifically designed to solve the digital asset management issues of project-driven organizations. The company takes the effort out of organizing digital assets and improves project information management by simplifying the cataloguing and searching of digital assets. We are honoured that the team will be joining us at the London Tech Job Fair.

OpenAsset is a cloud-based solution, therefore project workers can manage and access their digital assets anywhere and anytime. If your company is looking for a way to take control of its digital assets to better showcase its project expertise (and what AEC firm isn’t?), then a project-based DAM may be just the answer. With the system in place, the next time anyone in your firm needs images related to specific project, the assets they need will be just a click away. Check out their company culture and structure in the Q&A below.

  1. Who are the creators of your brand? What do they do in life, what are they passionate about?

Dan Emmerson and Pete Walsham founded OpenAsset back in 2002. After meeting at Cambridge University, Pete went down the academic research route and Dan was working in Japan for a number of years.

At 27 & 26 years old they both found they were looking for a challenge that would give them the freedom to work for themselves. They decided to start a consultancy business and fell into the AEC industry by a matter of chance. Quickly realizing there was a real issue for firms in how they managed their images, Pete and Dan pitched the initial concept of OpenAsset to a client. “We were a product company without a product” is how Pete describes the beginning of the company but companies quickly saw the value and loved the idea.

17 years later, we’re working with over 650 of the worlds biggest AEC and Real Estate firms and our product is the only project-based DAM on the market.

  1. What's the story behind the creation of your company? What inspired you to start your business?

It all started with daydreams and large sandwiches in an English country garden. Our founders, Dan Emmerson and Pete Walsham, had no idea the world of architecture, engineering, and construction needed some digital asset love. Thus began the Axomic story.

They knew they wanted to build something people found useful. Coincidentally, they started working with architects and engineers who had headaches managing large libraries of digital images. That wouldn’t stand. So a new product, OpenAsset, was born and people liked it very much.

Our company went from a Cambridge house, to a small office, to London and New York. Clients popped up all over the globe. The developers were busy. Customer Success managers were busy. Sales were busy. A lot of sandwiches were eaten.

  1. What's your current view on the market you work in? What makes you feel like your brand stands out?

The Digital Asset Management (DAM) market is forecast to be worth around $8.1 billion by 2024. The volume of digital assets companies use and create is growing at an exponential rate in order to meet the demands of online consumers. OpenAsset DAM has been created specifically with AEC and Real Estate firms in mind to help them manage large volumes of project-based digital assets.

Being project-based, as opposed to brand-based, means our customers digital assets are stored in a way that matches how they work so finding and using them is intuitive company wide. We’re already the no.1 DAM in the AEC space but we’ve still got a lot of potential to grow our presence within these industries. Our product is fundamental to that growth through creating new features and placing product innovation at the core of our DAM to keep us ahead of the curve.

  1. What's the thing that you appreciate/value/cherish most about what you do as a brand?

We put our customers at the core of everything we do, it’s the whole reason we created a project-based DAM rather than a brand-based DAM in the first place. Our Customer Success team works with our users every day to make sure they get the most from OpenAsset and feedback to our product team on how we can deliver more value. Our Product and Engineering teams are constantly developing and building our platform which is a big part of why 98% of customers renew with us every year.

We consider our customers and advocates as an extension of our brand. Their input and willingness to provide case studies, testimonials and reviews is better than anything we could ever say about ourselves from a brand point of view.

  1. Do you have a special story of something unique you did for a client? Something unusual you did as a team, something memorable you'd like to share?

A very large client began working with us to implement and roll out OpenAsset to their company of over 8,000 employees. Given the scope and complexity of their needs, our Customer Success leadership team flew to Kansas City for a 2 day workshop with them. This was something we had never done and was brand new territory for us. During those 2 days, we were able to align with key stakeholders at their company and really get a full picture of what their goals and business needs were, and essentially accomplished nearly 3 months of work in the span of 2 days with them. While it was intense work, we came away with a huge sense of accomplishment on both sides.

Not only that, but we also had a lot of fun during the process and came away with invaluable professional and personal friendships with the team that really helped solidify our partnership moving forward. Since then, this client has been a huge advocate and referral for us. We proved that we are more than just a software vendor - we are a company that truly values relationships and customer experience above all else.

  1. What's your company culture like? What is that you want to represent?

We have a strong culture of entrepreneurship and self-improvement while maintaining a fun and down to earth working environment. But don’t take it from us, here is what some of our employees have said:

"Working in a culture of integrity and selling a product that is genuinely best-in-class is extremely rewarding."

“OpenAsset's culture is so empowering and people-centric. I feel both heard and supported by the leadership here, which allows me to push myself to my full potential every day.”

“We are surrounded by smart and passionate people here. Our culture is focused on being creative, fun, supportive and doing work we truly love.”

  1. What is your team like? How do you work?

Our engineering team currently has about 10 members and we are growing.  We have frontend and backend focused roles and people are split across our offices in London and New York.  The entire team stays in-sync via Slack and regular meetings.

We run both a Project and Technical Roadmaps.  The Product Roadmap is concerned with driving customer value whist the Technical Roadmap handles infrastructure or architecture changes required to deliver on performance, scale and maintenance efficiency. We frequently discuss the prioritization of the two roadmaps in relation to each other.

The Product Roadmap has a dual track process and activity is split between Discovery and Delivery.  In Discovery, we work to understand the customer problem via customer interviews and data analysis. We then work to understand how best to solve problems through wireframing and experimentation.  Then in Delivery, we commit to building working features with the aim of achieving measurable outcomes.

We currently use elements of Agile processes including:

  • Daily stand-up meetings for the entire team.
  • Estimating with story points
  • Weekly “show and tell” meetings for both front and back-end teams.
  • A Kanban board with a Backlog and Release Candidate stages.
  • Rapid releases to respond to customer feedback following large releases.
  • Our bug and issue process and front line response is handled by a support team, not by the engineering team directly.
  1. What kind of people are you looking for? Who's the best match for your team?

In all our teams we look for people that are passionate about what they do. Everyone in the business has the opportunity to play a huge role in driving our success. We’re a small but growing SaaS company and your contribution can really make a difference here.

Our product and engineering team members are pragmatic and great problem solvers. We have a culture of continuous learning and work hard to put the customer at the center of what we do.

We look for people that are comfortable collaborating closely with others as well as progressing with projects independently.

  1. What benefits and perks do you offer your employees? What's the biggest plus of working for you?

Our office has everything you’d expect from a tech company based in Shoreditch. We’ve managed to keep our start up vibe with casual dress, free drinks and games even though we’ve been running for over 10 years.

One of the biggest perks of working for OpenAsset is your ability to make a real impact on our product and our business. We have a senior management team who encourage and reward entrepreneurship and smart thinking. Most of our Product and Engineering team members have been with us for a number of years so you’ll have a great knowledge base to tap into and utilise for success.

  1. What are your goals and plans for the future? What's your biggest ambition?

In AEC, entrepreneurs are already looking to the future and starting to work on solutions now. As well as the other changes described here, the AEC industry will continue to lean heavily on new technology, both on and off-site and OpenAsset is working towards meeting these changes.

Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality

The use of Virtual Reality (VR) and Augmented Reality (AR) in AEC opens up new ways for firms to visualize designs, both in the studio and on-site. It offers firms new ways of marketing their business to clients at the conceptual and in-progress stages of a project.

Although VR has been around for some time now, the cost of VR is dropping to the point where it’s no longer prohibitively expensive to utilize. This price drop, combined with the availability of wireless VR tech, means it’s set to become an essential piece of tech for every AEC firm.

Cloud-based Technology

A key element of digital transformation is the move to more efficient IT structures. Cloud-based computing allows AEC firms to share data effectively. Cloud-based solutions give people more convenient access to essential software, and reduces the cost of purchasing and maintaining expensive IT infrastructure.

For more information about OpenAsset, visit their Website FacebookTwitter and  LinkedIn

See you in London!

Whether you are looking for a job, your next co-founder or recruiting your tech talent, London Tech Job Fair is an event to attend on 26th September 2019 . Visit for more information about the events and how you can get more out of the experience and also get yourself a ticket to an event!

Website: Techmeetups.com  visit and treat yourself to a community of tech business events and support! 

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DWP DIGITAL IS DIVERSIFYING WOMEN CONTRIBUTION IN THE PUBLIC SECTOR

DWP Digital is changing the way public service works to become a leading example of agile delivery. They are building a team of digital specialists to make simpler, clearer, faster services that put the people who use them first. It’s a huge challenge. DWP Digital services touch the lives of almost everyone in the UK at some point. Their IT systems manage 7.35 million benefit claims each year, paying £165 billion in benefits and pensions. Almost everyone in the UK will be a customer at some point, so it is only right that their workforce represents the people they are serving. At Techmeetups, we are glad to announce that the team will be joining again us for the London Tech Job Fair.

The company has signed up to the Tech Talent Charter (TTC) and in doing so they are pledging to do better to reflect the diversity of the population in our tech workforce.

The TTC is an initiative, supported by the government’s policy paper on the UK Digital Strategy, to redress the gender balance in tech roles. By signing up, DWP Digital is joining a number of other government departments as well as some of the biggest leaders in the tech industry such as KPMG, PWC and Sky.

DWP Digital is at the forefront of changing the services DWP offers customers. And diversity and inclusion are at the heart of how they do this. DWP is the largest government employer of women with over two thirds of our workforce female. But they are aware that in tech roles women are still under-represented: it’s estimated that only 27% of digital roles are held by women. So the team is committed to redressing the gender balance. They have an ambitious goal to achieve a 50% increase in female representation across the organisation by 2020.

The company also holds the role of gender champion for DWP and is committed to creating a workplace where everyone feels included and able to be themselves. In an evolving workplace, diversity allows challenge to ‘traditional’ ways of working.

They've signed the charter to demonstrate  commitment to achieving diversity in the digital ecosystem.

The charter outlines a number of pledges – here’s what they are doing to meet those promises:

Inclusive recruitment processes

So many factors influence a woman’s career decisions: from gendered toys in childhood to subtle messaging through education that science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) subjects are for boys.

We’re using research and insights about recruitment with the aim of removing bias from hiring. For example, we know that including certain words in job descriptions can put women off applying for roles. And we’re constantly improving our processes to remove gender bias. Right now we’re trailing new software that uses behavioural science to remove bias and improve predictive validity in hiring – to make it fairer for everybody.

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Employment policies and practices that support the development and retention of an inclusive and diverse workforce

We also have a number of networks for people with minority characteristics with the aim of developing these colleagues in their careers. They provide excellent networking and training opportunities that help build confidence and engagement skills.

We know the value of having female role models in the workplace. So we’re leading the way as pioneers of a Digital Voices programme; a ground-breaking, 5-month agenda of activities to help women develop their digital skills and knowledge, while building the confidence to be more vocal - whether that’s on social media or through speaker opportunities.

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Lin, one of our Digital Voices

DWP is the biggest government department and we’re on an exciting digital transformation journey. The opportunities to develop a career here and build new skills are huge. We’ve got excellent career pathways and professional communities where you can share knowledge and best practice.

Sharing best practice

We already work collaboratively across industry, but we’ll be working collectively with other signatories to further develop and share best practice. For example, our annual Women in Digital event brings together a range of voices from across the digital sector and digital government – and it keeps getting bigger and better! It’s a chance for women to network, collaborate and take away knowledge and tools to help them in their digital role.

DWP DIGITAL IS DIVERSIFYING WOMEN CONTRIBUTION IN THE PUBLIC SECTOR

Discussing gender issues

Contributing employment diversity data

We’ll work with colleagues across the Civil Service to collect robust data so that we can begin to understand any tech specific issues. We’re using our annual People Survey to collect data on diversity and we’re collecting data on application and recruitment activity. We’re also encouraging individuals to safely and anonymously share their diversity characteristics.

By collecting better qualitative and quantitative data, we can better understand the specific issues that affect our professions and work out where we need to improve to build a more diverse and inclusive workforce.

Every person matters

Research shows employees are more productive when they feel engaged and engagement increases when employees feel valued. A more inclusive digital service will allow our employees to feel more valued. Working together we’re taking steps to ensure everyone has an equal opportunity to participate in developing themselves regardless of their characteristics providing equal opportunities for everyone.

For more information about DWP Digital visit them on WebsiteTwitterLinkedInFacebook

See you in London!

Whether you are looking for a job, your next co-founder or recruiting your tech talent, London Tech Job Fair is an event to attend on 26th September 2019 . Visit for more information about the events and how you can get more out of the experience and also get yourself a ticket to an event!

Website: Techmeetups.com  visit and treat yourself to a community of tech business events and support!

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Since the turn of the 21st century, Copenhagen has seen a strong urban and cultural development, facilitated by investment in its institutions and infrastructure. The city is the cultural, economic and governmental centre of Denmark; it is one of the major financial centres of Northern Europe with the Copenhagen Stock Exchange.

Copenhagen's economy has seen rapid developments in the service sector, especially through initiatives in information technology, pharmaceuticals and clean technology. Since the completion of the Øresund Bridge, Copenhagen has become increasingly integrated with the Swedish province of Scania and its largest city, Malmö, forming the Øresund Region.

Denmark is famous for advancements in the field of robotics, acoustics and cryptography, as well as progressive focus in digitisation of the public sector, IT adoption in businesses and support for entrepreneurial innovation, which has led to a strong tech scene in Copenhagen. With numerous global successes to boast, including Skype, Trustpilot, JustEat and Tradeshift, the city is very fertile ground for tech startups to pioneer great success for themselves and the city. These are the best coworking spaces if you are looking to settle or work in Copenhagen.

1. REPUBLIKKEN

BEST COWORKING SPACES IN COPENHAGEN

Located in  26 Vesterbrogade, Republikken is the place where the self employed are able to have a space to call their own without the solitude of the usual cafe, cubicle or home they’re used to. At Republikken, you can substitute those spaces for a more efficient and conducive environment.

Only 3 minutes away from the central station, it is easily accessible by just about anyone from the heart of the city. Coworking options depend on what you need according to your preference from community, flex or fixed.

Membership plan; Connect membership at 850Kr per month + VAT, Flex desk at 1875Kr per month and a fixed desk at 3090Kr per month and a private office starting at 4.500Kr per month.

The space  has more than 150 members working independently in individual companies.

Republikken is open for all trades and encourages co-creation and mutual inspiration. There are members working with architecture, graphic and furniture design, coding, engineering, media, communication, journalism and more.

You can try out open workspace for a few hours or a day, no need to book a work pass in advance.

For more information visit Website Facebook

2. SYMBION

BEST COWORKING SPACES IN COPENHAGEN

Located in 3 Fruebjergvej, Symbion is owned by the University of Copenhagen, CBS, the Symbion Foundation as well as a number of private shareholders. It has a corporate charter that calls for competence and skills development, which is based on an unadulterated desire to strengthen entrepreneurship in Denmark.

Symbion was established in 1986 and stems from the vision of creating an optimal framework for entrepreneurs by linking research and entrepreneurship together with the knowledge and experience possessed by the more established Danish business community, and by reinvesting profits in new initiatives for the benefit of entrepreneurs and startups. This is the vision they still live by.

With over 30 years’ experience in helping startup companies to grow. The experience is unique compared to other coworking spaces and entrepreneurial environments.

Under the Symbion umbrella are 3 locations, including this one. The others are Creators Floor, which is located at CBS (Copenhagen Business School) and the space known as Univate, which is located at the Copenhagen University's South Campus at Islands Brygge. Symbion will accelerate your growth with targeted knowledge, networking and learning and by offering access to a unique community of like minded souls. Some of the nation's most talented entrepreneurs gather at Symbion creating a vibrant space for knowledge sharing and to make use of each other's competencies.

Membership plan; a private office at 4,663Kr per month, a dedicated desk at 2,595Kr per month, a virtual office at 475Kr per month, a flexible desk at 1,395Kr per month. A laboratory for research from 11,970Kr. Makerspace membership; 195Kr for a daily pass, dedicated desk at 2000Kr and 795Kr for a weekly pass.

For more products and information visit: Website Facebook

3. RAINMAKING LOFT

BEST COWORKING SPACES IN COPENHAGEN

Located in Danneskiold-Samsøes Allé 41, it is easy to get a sense of the culture, if you walk through the house on Holmen. Built in 1888 it used to be the facility, where the Royal Danish Navy equipped their men for battle. While they like the idea that they prepare the residents for challenges, the uniform requirements have loosened since then.

They offer lounge zones on each of the four floors. Residents take a break – and sometimes a nap – in soft couches, while others perfect their ping pong in the Game Zone upstairs. The atmosphere is relaxed, but at the same time they have conference rooms that fit the strictest advisory board.

Morning yoga is a priority here. Just like nice bathroom facilities, so you can take a shower after a run along the harbour. They value jazz in the coffee shop on afternoons and a beer to kiss off the week.

While they want to keep up this culture, they also felt it is about time to expand their scope. Teaming up with Talent Garden connects Loft to a community of 23 coworking campuses, innovation schools and tech events across Europe. Hello, 3500 fresh faces. They have sister spaces at Rainmaking at Pier 47The Camp and  CPH Fintech Lab

Now they are going to explore this new ecosystem. Share launch tips with fellow entrepreneurs in Milan, recruit a UX’er from Dublin, and find the right angel in Barcelona. What does it mean to be a European startup? That’s something they’re defining day by day.

Membership plan; Tag club at 500Kr to work across all locations, a flex desk at 1.400Kr per month, a fixed desk at 2.700Kr per month and team rooms at 13.000Kr per month.

For more information visit Website Facebook

4. GREENCUBATOR

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Located in 20 Norrebrogade, a non-profit coworking office community, Greencubator's ambition is to create an inspiring framework for sustainable companies who may need a little bit of help starting and developing their businesses. Here, you will become a part of a large network of innovative minds, have collaborative advisors and an advisory board to lean on plus plenty of free courses and presentations to increase your knowledge and skills.

Creative, brave and passionate souls become coworking members of Greencubator, the platform and focal point for industrious individuals or small companies wanting to make a difference. You will be able to pick the brains of talented people and get assistance in matters to do with law, audit, communication, graphic and web design plus attend the quarterly board meetings where you can get into sparring, trying out ideas and concepts, as well as learning how to pitch.

Coworking membership fees are flexible and affordable, so you will still be able to afford to dine out on kogt torsk (poached cod) with mustard sauce. If you choose the "Sunrise/Sunset" option you will have a space in the creative area with 150 / 25Mbit Internet, the use of meeting rooms, a mailing address and access 20-30 hours per week.

Membership plan; a flex desk at 1000Kr, full time at 2000Kr, meeting rooms and rooms at a variable price.

For more information visit Website Facebook

5. SPLIHUSET

BEST COWORKING SPACES IN COPENHAGEN

Located in 43 Pilestræde, Spilhuset offers individual or company access to fully furnished workstations in funky surrounds with height adjustable tables and comfy office chairs. There is high speed Internet to connect to the world, access to both small and large meeting rooms and optional lunch arrangements for when hunger pangs take over brain waves.

You will have cosy nooks for brainstorming or relaxing and a big dining hall to invade when you want to. In other words it is a home away from home you crave where you can work on your dream project.

Coworking members choose from flexible, full-time or private office scenarios with different benefits and perks. A flexible membership is perfect for those who wish to work a few times a week, whilst the full-time member will have a permanent desk to call home.

If you go for a private office, you will have your own key to your cosy space and access to amenities such as the tea-kitchen, a fully equipped kitchen to whip up feasts, several meeting rooms, a cool lobby area and a big dining hall for events.

Catered lunches are optional and Spilhuset take care of all the mundane office chores.

Membership plan; a flex desk at 999Kr per month, a full time package at 2.600Kr per month and a custom plan for a private office.

For more information visit: Website Facebook Twitter

6. THE RABBIT HOLE

BEST COWORKING SPACES IN COPENHAGEN

Located in  Frederiksberg Allé 25 1820 Frederiksberg C,  The Rabbit Hole is a coworking space and community in the centre of Frederiksberg Avenue. Equally parts interesting and effective, The Rabbit Hole provides a fresh coworking experience to those who have just started to consider it as an option or for those who are seeking for a new shared workspace.

Refreshing natural light, buzzing with radiant energy throughout every nook and cranny of The Rabbit Hole’s coworking space, you’ll be glad to wake up every morning to work in this atmosphere. The interior retains much of a minimal chic style to it and it’s cozy yet professional at the same time. Of course the usual facilities you’d expect to be found in a workspace are also available.

The community is kept buzzing with high energy with a great deal of momentum retained for the focus is on their goals. Being a part of this community at The Rabbit Hole enables you to be busy as a bee, productive as can be! The level of connectivity is amazing and is kept up to beat with social gatherings as well as events. Join in the fun, collaborate through sharing your ideas and watch as opportunities for exploration and growth arises.

Membership plan; a flexplace of 4 days a week at 1,200Kr per month, full time for starters at 1,500Kr and full time for established at 1950Kr per month.

For more information visit: Website Facebook

7. SOHO

BEST COWORKING SPACES IN COPENHAGEN

Located in  68 Flæsketorvet, the sister coworking space to Noho, Soho also has the motto of "work, stay, play". An amazing venue with a creative and bustling vibe where your dreams can take shape and you can mingle with a community of like minded souls sharing your values and ideas, Soho is a unique environment with plenty of social life happening within its walls.

A cocoon for innovative and passionate people, you will have plenty of opportunities to show off your networking skills and dynamic personality at a wealth of events both informative and social. You will be able to connect, collaborate and mix with a diverse crowd of coworkers from all walks of life and industries. Soho attracts wandering nomads with laptops in tow, local freelancers, startups and entrepreneurs, as well as local businesses to its doors.

Coworking membership fees are flexible and affordable, so you won't have to miss out on your side order of pickled beetroot or bacon at dinner. You get to choose from a virtual membership, an open or a fixed desk or an "On-the-Fly" option for the special few who don't need a constant space. Starting at 3.600Kr per month for a dedicated desk, 1.500Kr per month for “On-the-Fly”, a private office at 4.100Kr and a virtual office at 500Kr.

For more information visit: Website Facebook

8. UMA VESTERGADE

BEST COWORKING SPACES IN COPENHAGEN

Located in  Vestergade No 29-31, UMA Workspace is a brand new, nordic workspace in the very center of Copenhagen. UMA Vestergade is located in a 300-year-old building located next to Strøget, Copenhagen’s main shopping street, and the City Hall.

This modern and unique workspace includes 33 small offices, 60 open area workstations and 7 modern meeting rooms. Come and experience yourself! The community has an App UMA Work Space which makes accessing its products and services easily.

For registration and membership visit: Website Facebook Twitter

Whether you are looking for a job, your next co-founder or recruiting your tech talent, Tech Events is the place to be for all professional networking. Visit for more information about the events and how you can get more out of the experience and also get yourself a ticket to an event!

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TrueLayer is Introducing Custom Financial Innovation to Redefine Fintech Business

With new financial regulations comes great opportunity, and one London-based startup wants to be the middleman for the open banking era. By providing access to the newly opened data streams being released by major banks across Europe, TrueLayer is here to power fintech startups looking to build innovative financial applications for users. This could be by coaching people to better use their money by accessing recent transactions, comparing financial products to get customers a better deal, or offering more seamless payments or lending options.

TrueLayer is building  APIs that enable turnkey access to the opened banking data without fintechs having to design their own integrations.

TrueLayer streamlines the process, removing the need for fintechs to build and maintain compliance, security, reporting, and administration considerations by outsourcing this to TrueLayer and focusing on its front end, offering and delivering value to customers.

TrueLayer sits between the newly opened up financial data and the fintech companies looking to deliver new services on top of that data. We are glad to announce that the team will be joining us for the London Tech Job Fair

Check out the Q&A below to follow Truelayer’s structure and culture in delivering these life changing tech developments.

1. Who are the creators of your brand? What do they do in life, what are they passionate about?

Our brand is the result of a team effort. It changes and grows along with our people. We are passionate about building a transparent image that is able to describe both our vision, products, and company culture.

At TrueLayer we are trying to shape our brand around our team, rather than branding our team with a pre-established brand. We are not interested in selling a status. We recognise the importance of authentic storytelling. We want our enthusiasm and shared beliefs to be visible to everybody. We want our products to communicate our passion and commitment. We want to learn from our mistakes and inspire others. We want a brand that is fluid, versatile, and able to adapt to our vision. — Mirta Rotondo, Head of Experience Design, TrueLayer.

  1. What's the story behind the creation of your company? What inspired you to start your business?

TrueLayer was founded in 2016 by serial entrepreneurs, Francesco Simoneschi and Luca Martinetti and it is the result of a life-long friendship and successful partnership that goes back in time since 1999. Prior to TrueLayer, they co-founded 3 other companies that eventually got acquired or sold. Francesco and Luca shared a passion for software engineering, product development and making new things while sharing risks, successes, failures and fun along the way.

TrueLayer started with the idea of making bank infrastructure more accessible to be the catalyst of an entirely new ecosystem of open and inclusive financial innovation thanks to new OpenBanking regulation flourishing around the world. The company raised $45M from top tier venture capital investors to foster growth and scale the team. As new challenges arise, Francesco and Luca remain convinced that the biggest assets of a successful venture are the team and the execution, because the idea itself, is just not enough.

TrueLayer London Tech Job Fair Autumn 2019

3. What's your current view on the market you work in? What makes you feel like your brand stands out?

Open Banking and PSD2 challenges are: fragmentation, technical implementation, regulatory access, and consumer trust. Our strategy to solve these issues is to build a platform that simplifies complexities, offers products that leverage regulations, and wins consumer trust because of our transparent approach.

4. What's the thing that you appreciate/value/cherish more about what you do as a brand?

We are a startup in an increasingly competitive landscape and we aim to be at the forefront of innovation in the Open Banking space. In order to deliver the very best products to our clients, we believe that we need to think creatively, push boundaries, act fast and take (calculated) risks.

5. Do you have a special story of something unique you did for a client? Something unusual you did as a team, something memorable you'd like to share?

At TrueLayer, our co-founders lead by example. One of the best things about this is that they are often the first people to put up their hands and let the team know that they made a mistake. This was memorably displayed by our CTO, Luca, when it came to an overnight service issue that was promptly fixed in the early hours of the morning. The transparency and honesty shown when things go wrong helps cultivate a safe space for people to take risks and encourages full ownership of work.

6. What's your company culture like? What is it that you want to represent?

At TrueLayer, we execute, build, make, and do things . We are all responsible for and care about the overall success of the company, from our product to our people to our processes. Each and every person is empowered and encouraged to impact the business in positive ways. If you see a problem, we want you to go right ahead and sort it (then say it!).

7. What is your team like? How do you work?

People matter at TrueLayer. We believe that we will win together as a team. We are not here to compete with one another but rather to support, collaborate and bring out the best in one another. We celebrate each other’s unique traits and value individual strengths while recognising that we all have weaknesses. This is a place where each person can be their authentic TRUEself.

TrueLayer London Tech Job Fair Autumn 2019

8. What kind of people are you looking for? Who's the best match for your team?

We are looking for bright people who can own their role but who are also not afraid to get involved in other areas of the company. We hire for smarts and potential. We want people to come in, own their role and make a TRUEImpact in the business and on our customers.

More specifically, we are looking for:

  • All sorts of Engineers
  • Product Managers
  • Client Support Advisors, some technical and some less technical
  • Legal counsel

9. What benefits and perks do you offer your employees? What's the biggest plus of working for you?

The biggest draw to working at TrueLayer is that we have a very flexible working style. It is completely built on trust with no micro-managing. We hire people who are the experts at their roles, and we trust them to complete their tasks no matter what time they start or leave the office. Our flexible working culture means that we never overwork for the sake of office hours.

We also have enhanced maternity and paternity leave, well above the government standards.

Everyone is entitled to a  generous learning budget, private healthcare that covers everyone from the day they start at TrueLayer, and a work from home policy as well as meaningful equity options in the company.

Aside from this - annual retreats, regular socials, a well-stocked drinks fridge (alcoholic and soft) and snack bar that’s open all day, any day.

TrueLayer London Tech Job Fair Autumn 2019

10. What are your goals and plans for the future? What's your biggest ambition?

At TrueLayer, we build universal APIs that allow companies to securely and efficiently access their customers’ bank accounts to share financial data, make payments and validate their identity.

Our ongoing goal is to power the new era of financial innovation by growing the Open Banking economy in Europe, and beyond.

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Whether you are looking for a job, your next co-founder or recruiting your tech talent, London Tech Job Fair is an event to attend on 26th September 2019 . Visit for more information about the events and how you can get more out of the experience and also get yourself a ticket to an event!

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DWP DIGITAL TRANSFORMING PUBLIC SERVICES

DWP Digital is changing the way public service works to become a leading example of agile delivery. They are building a team of digital specialists to make simpler, clearer, faster services that put the people who use them first. It’s a huge challenge. DWP Digital services touch the lives of almost everyone in the UK at some point.

Their IT systems manage 7.35 million benefit claims each year, paying £165 billion in benefits and pensions. Almost everyone in the UK will be a customer at some point, so it is only right that their workforce represents the people they are serving. At Techmeetups, we are glad to announce that the team will be joining again us for the London Tech Job Fair.

We had a chance to meet with the team, and this is what they had to say about DWP Digital’s culture and structure.

  1. Who are the creators of your brand? What do they do in life, what are they passionate about?

DWP Digital is responsible for delivering the technological transformation for the UK’s largest public service department, the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP).  In DWP Digital, we’re committed to using cutting-edge design, data and innovative technologies to create faster, simpler, user-centred services for more than 20 million people.

  1.   What's the story behind the creation of your company? What inspired you to start your business?

Responsible for welfare, pensions and child maintenance policy, DWP is the UK’s largest government department transacting around £170 billion in payments each year, operates out of more than 800 locations and has over 84,000 employees. Any improvement in the operations of such a vital sector is able to change the lives of many and cut numerable costs while saving time.

  1. What's your current view on the market you work in? What makes you feel like your brand stands out?

Our significant size and scale is both an opportunity and a challenge. Our social purpose means we have a responsibility to innovate boldly. Everything we do, from simplifying processes to transforming systems and introducing new technology, has the power to make life better for all kinds of people, all over the country.

DWP DIGITAL London Tech Job Fair Autumn 2019
  1. What's the thing that you appreciate/value/cherish more about what you do as a brand?

Being part of an organisation that’s leading digital transformation in government can be quite demanding, but the satisfaction of finding solutions that can change the lives of millions motivates our people to develop their skills, try new things and drive their careers forward.

  1. Do you have a special story of something unique you did for a client? Something unusual you did as a team, something memorable you'd like to share?

Our most successful digital services:

Check your State Pension; allowing more and more people to plan effectively for their retirement where they may not have previously. Over 12million views of pension forecasts.

Carer’s Allowance; gone from taking days to process the information, and customers interacting with DWP via phone or post, to online interaction in minutes; 84% digital channel take-up and 92% satisfaction rate. Over one million people have used the service.

Find a job; over 1.3 million adverts have been posted on Find a job with 68 million adverts views and over 21 million job applications made. We've had over 1.06 million jobseeker accounts set up and verified, with over 115,000 companies actively using our site.

DWP DIGITAL London Tech Job Fair Autumn 2019
  1. What's your company culture like? What is it that you want to represent?

We’re a real team here. The wide range of work we do requires a diverse mix of cultures, perspectives, experience, skills and ideas. Encouraging our people to be themselves in an environment where they feel valued and trusted helps bring out the best in them. You’ll find a stimulating and fulfilling career with us that gives you a real work-life balance that blends challenge and opportunity with flexibility and support.

  1. What is your team like? How do you work?

Everyone on our team plays a part in transforming, improving and adapting important services that millions of people count on. We value ideas and ability and we’re leading the way with agile ways of working; multi-disciplinary teams of digital experts work together to deliver and iterate products quickly.

  1. What kind of people are you looking for? Who's the best match for your team?

Over the next year or so we’re looking to hire hundreds of digital specialists in roles including user research, architecture, infrastructure engineering, software engineering, DevOps and product management.  We’re looking for talented people who are interested in making a real difference to society, and who understand how to design and develop solutions to deliver quality business outcomes.

DWP DIGITAL London Tech Job Fair Autumn 2019
  1. What benefits and perks do you offer your employees? What's the biggest plus of working for you?

We offer a culture that values work-life balance with flexibility offered on how and where you work, as well as a competitive salary, pension and generous holiday entitlement.

  1. What are your goals and plans for the future? What's your biggest ambition?

Our aim in the next few years is to scale our delivery to meet the demand for further digitalisation on DWP’s services. Our ambition is to help DWP to transform the welfare system to deliver simpler, faster and easier services that achieve value for money.

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This is the era of Instagram and individuality, and while our tastes and preferences change and become more sophisticated, marketing technology can often lag behind in a perpetual cycle of trying to catch up.

Engaging today’s consumers with unique, relevant, and compelling visuals requires a new approach and tools. Movable Ink’s platform goes beyond automating the traditionally complex process of creating personalized visual content at a one-to-one level.

Marketers can now create unique variations for each consumer at the moment they engage with it, whether in email, web, or display. We are honoured to have the team joining us for the London Tech Job Fair.

MOVABLE INK BRINGING PERSONALIZED VISUALS AND AUGMENTED REALITY TO YOUR MARKETING STRATEGY

Movable Ink combines data, creative and technology to deliver topnotch, highly visual end-user experiences that are relevant in every moment. Their technology and services give marketers that extra push to get their messages noticed and acted upon by consumers who have higher-than-ever expectations for relevancy, consistency, and design.

With Movable Ink, it is now easy to create exceptional visual content anywhere, translating data and creative into personalized experiences based on real-time consumer preferences and behaviours. Many of the world’s biggest and most respected brands use Movable Ink’s intelligent creative to serve up beautifully rendered real-time content in email, landing pages, and display ads. From live pricing and inventory information to real-time customer loyalty and account data, Movable Ink ensures that each consumer receives a personalized, consistent, and up-to-date experience - regardless of when or how they choose to engage with their favourite companies.

It gets better; Movable Ink is also innovating in the exciting world of augmented reality, enabling marketers to easily create personalized and immersive browser-based experiences that can be launched from email, web, and display. Movable Ink’s unique approach means marketers don’t need to invest in an augmented reality platform - and consumers don’t need to download an app. It’s a win-win for everyone.

The best part, Movable Ink doesn’t require you to replace your current marketing tech-stack or strategy.  to With its open architecture and diverse library of pre-built connectors, Movable Ink can be easily added to existing operations to streamline production and amplify existing tech investments.

Check out more about the Movable Ink Product Arsenal at Movable Ink Intelligent Creative

The team at Movable Ink is a close-knit group of people with a vibrant mix of personalities, interests, and backgrounds who are all united under the common goal of delivering the best products and services. As the Senior Account Manager YJ Tung says “ just like New York is an amalgamation of different people, Movable Ink is a small cosmos of that..” Their recruiting strategy ensures they preserve a culture of passionate, high-achieving, and collaborative people who are devoted to creativity and teamwork.

Check out their working culture at Movable Ink Culture

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7 BEST COWORKING SPACES IN VIENNA

Posted by | 12 September, 2019 | Blog, Coworking

Vienna is one of the wealthiest regions in the European Union. The city improved its position from 2012 on the ranking of the most economically powerful cities reaching number nine on the listing in 2015.

The city is one of the most vivid, diverse and fast growing tech scenes in Europe. With Germany to the North, Vienna continues to profit from its high quality of life as well as its abundance of talented labour and high-level research. This balance between quality of living combined with affordable prices makes Vienna a city where one can enjoy working in the very best conditions.

Also home to a number of international companies, among them are Hewlett Packard, Henkel, Baxalta and Siemens. Aside many companies and start-ups, several technology labs are situated in Tech Gate Vienna buildings (a science and technology park in the City of Vienna, situated in the Donaustadt. It was built between 1999 and 2005) such as the Austrian Institute of Technology.

Having a healthy economy and focus on the service sector as well as specialist areas of research and IT, Vienna has numerous startups working on the solutions that will benefit society for good. If you are looking to settle or work, here are the best coworking spaces in Vienna.

1. STOCKWERK

BEST COWORKING SPACES IN VIENNA

Located in 11A Pater-Schwartz-Gasse, Vienna, offering coworking stations, meeting rooms and the ability to create a virtual office, Stockwerk in Vienna won't mind if you use their address when you become a member. Attracting a diverse community of like minded individuals from startups to entrepreneurs, local professional freelancers and small businesses as well as plenty of foreigners to its doors, Stockwerk is a modern enclave of coworking space.

The refurbished old factory has an inspiring urban event space that is a meeting point as well for coworking souls to discuss, develop, work and concentrate. Here it is possible to chill out, have some fun or do some impromptu networking showing off your dynamic personality. There is a bar area where you can grab a caffeine shot, have a game of table tennis or recline on a sofa for a quick nap.

Memberships on offer are flexible and the fees are affordable. A flex desk at; 15 Euros for one working day, 70 Euros for five working days, 120 Euros for 10 working days and 170 Euros a month will give you access every working day from 9am to 6pm but you will have to pack up your stuff at the end of the day.

A fixed desk at; 200 Euros per month for Junior, 240 Euros per month for an Extra and 290 Euros per month for Deluxe, will be yours exclusively with a shelf space to stash your goodies and can be used by 2 people simultaneously. You will also have space to proudly put your name and access 24/7 so that the workaholics are smiling.

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2. IMPACT HUB, VIENNA

BEST COWORKING SPACES IN VIENNA

Located in  Lindengasse 56, Top 18-19, Impact Hub Vienna is an accelerator for social startups, a coworking space and a community for people that want to change something in our society. You may choose to cowork, to network, to incubate a project or business and much more. Grab a coffee or a  salad with us.

Our community consists of creatives, entrepreneurs, investors, freelancers and probably anyone who is interested in working together, sharing ideas as well as resources in order to increase work value, productivity and to improve our world. The environment is really community driven whereby members are dedicated towards realising possibilities.

Impact Hub is a synonymous name in the coworking culture. If you don’t already know, they’ve got spaces and a community all over the world from Amsterdam to Johannesburg and all the way from Singapore to San Francisco

Membership plan; 35 Euros for 10 hrs per month, 60 Euros for 25 hrs per month, 120 Euros for 50 hrs per month, 175 Euros per month for unlimited access, 225 Euros per month for unlimited access plus dedicated desk.

For more information visit WebsiteFacebookTwitter

3. CO-WORK VIENNA

BEST COWORKING SPACES IN VIENNA

Located in  Stiegengasse 11, cosy co-working space in the beautiful ambience of a carefully renovated Biedermeier house right next to the vibrant Naschmarkt. 15 fix and 8 flex desks on two levels. 2 meeting rooms, 2 kitchens and a shower available to coworkers. Green courtyard, 55 sqm roof-top terrace and urban gardening for exclusive use of the community. Very well connected to public transportation (U4, U3, 57A)

Membership plan; a flexible desk at 160 Euros per month, a fixed desk standard at 250 Euros per month and a fixed desk premium at 290 Euros per month. A 10 working days pass at 110 Euros per month, working day ticket at 15 Euros and a registered office at 70 Euros.

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4. DAS KOMMOD

BEST COWORKING SPACES IN VIENNA

Located in  Esterhazygasse 11A/2-3, believing that you should have a personal, comfortable and uncomplicated work environment, Daskommod offers you a professional infrastructure in a sympathetic coworking space so that you can concentrate on your work or project. Founded in 2015 in a cozy space of 136 square meters, it is a pseudo home without the disruptive influences.

A professional coworking space for startups, entrepreneurs, local freelancers or people who simply do not like to work in the isolation of a home environment, Daskommod is the answer. Membership fees are on a monthly basis; at 195 Euros and 245 Euros per month, a meeting room for up to 6 people at 18 Euros per hour and 85 Euros a day (9-18hrs).

You will have access 24/7 to satisfy the workaholics, your own fixed workspace that is fully equipped as well as lockable storage for your personal goodies. There are printing facilities available and a laminating/binding machine to play on. High-speed WLAN and backup WLAN will keep you connected and all of the odds and sods such as cleaning, insurance etc are included in your affordable coworking fees.

The meeting room can hold up to 6 individuals at any one time and is available for rent. It is fully equipped with presentation equipment such as a full HD projector (including adapters), hi-fi surround sound system, flipcharts and whiteboards.

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5. LOFFICE

BEST COWORKING SPACES IN VIENNA

Located in  85 Schottenfeldgasse, Loffice is a new-generation office where the creative and the business world meet. It incorporates working, networking and relaxing, making it a place where everyone can find the space best suited to their activity.

Besides offering innovative workspace to entrepreneurs at multiple locations, Loffice has significant experience in providing a wide range of services, such as event organization and a variety of mentoring support, both directly via Loffice as through their third party network.

In addition to private workstations Loffice offers a variety of office spaces, meeting rooms, event spaces and terrace. Their offices and event spaces can be found downtown of the two capitals. They are characterized by industrial design, recycled furniture, environmental awareness, ergonomics and the integration of contemporary art into the work environment.

Their goal is to help individual entrepreneurs by sharing our connections to micro and mid-size ventures and the startup sector. They have the capability to help startups efficiently and enforce their national and international presence.

Membership plans; a flexible desk at 20 Euros per day, 80 Euros per week and 120 Euros per month.  A virtual office at 160 Euros, a meeting room at 50 Euros and 40 Euros.

For more information visit WebsiteFacebook

6. SYNERGY 7

BEST COWORKING SPACES IN VIENNA

Located in 28 Westbahnstraße, Vienna coworking at Synergy7 will give you 12 spacious work enclaves. Sitting on the ground floor of a building, you can rent a workspace complete with your own shelf to store your goodies on. There is access to an inner green courtyard for escapism moments and under-floor heating to keep you toasty and warm in the winter months.

The welcoming coworking community is a diverse mix of souls from an array of industries, think startups to entrepreneurs, local freelancers to small businesses and project leaders. A creative space with energetic vibes, you can quietly work in your own bubble or share the love and connect, collaborate and network with your coworkers.

Coworking membership fees start on a monthly basis and prices depend on the size of the table you choose, starting at 200 Euros per month.

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7. FUNKENSPRUNG

BEST COWORKING SPACES IN VIENNA

Ignite your entrepreneurial spark at one of Funkensprung’s three venues in Vienna: 01 Rasumofskygasse 26 1030 Wien, 06 at  Hütteldorfer Straße 63-65, 1150, and 05 at 93 Mariahilfer Straße. All thoughtfully laid out with futuristic themes throughout, the offices have a vibe that is sure to cause catalysts.

Their original space in Rasumofskygasse 26 1030 Wien  is one of the most impressive, a chic and professional space stretching over 400 meters squared, where there is always a buzz of activity. A highlight is the lounge, where chilled wine is on hand if things get a little heated.

Flexible and fixed options are available for membership;  a flexible desk at 295 Euros, a fixed desk at 490 Euros and office space at 900 Euros per month at Rasumofskygasse. A flexible desk at 250 Euros, a fixed desk at 450 Euros and office at 600 Euros at Mariahilfer Straße. A flexible desk at 250 Euros, a fixed desk at 450 Euros and office at 700 Euros at  Hütteldorfer Straße.

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Whether you are looking for a job, your next co-founder or recruiting your tech talent, Tech Events is the place to be for all professional networking. Visit for more information about the events and how you can get more out of the experience and also get yourself a ticket to an event!

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Tech Meetups Weekly Newsletter 12th September 2019

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 Agile Tour London is a great way to engage with the London Agile Software Community. Friday 18 October 2019 will bring together about 300 agile enthusiasts — team leads and project managers, Scrum Masters, business analysts, Product Owners, Agile coaches, and, increasingly, CIOs, CTOs, and other decision-makers. Everyone is working together to figure out how to make agile work for their customers and their teams. Sign up with code: TM_10 for an extra 10% off http://bit.ly/AgileTourLND

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  • PRODYNA is an innovative, privately-held supplier of enterprise Java software solutions and designs and implements custom enterprise software solutions in accordance with our customers’ needs and requirements.
  • Tenzo was designed to reduce reliance on gut: we can put data behind questions like how much food to order in, what member of staff to schedule at what time and whether to rerun a promotion.
  • Altius blend of advanced technology and architecture skills, combined with project management and business change capabilities puts them in a unique position to bridge the gap between business function and IT.
  • Workindenmark provides international job seekers and Danish employers with the information, guidance and tools to find each other.
  • causaLens builds the next generation of predictive technology for complex and dynamic systems to forecast the global economy in real-time.
  • At Talentskowt we exist to nurture sales and marketing careers in Tech. We do this by creating a community whereby both talent and organisations flourish.
  • Blokur is building the most accurate source of global music publishing data in the world using blockchain technology and machine learning.
  • Metro Bank , the revolutionary UK bank offers personal, commercial, business and private banking services, with a focus on providing unparalleled levels of customer service and convenience.
  • At TrueLayer we are driven by the idea that the best products arise from curiosity, precision, collaborative team-work, and a bit of unconventional thinking.
  • DWP Digital– We’re the UK’s biggest government department, building digital services that make a real difference to the lives of 20 million people.
  • Doyle Clayton is a specialist workplace & employment law firm with offices in the City of London, Mayfair, Canary Wharf & Reading, & clients nationwide.
  • BlockDox is an urban digital solutions company headquartered in London, but working globally. Our talented and experienced team of engineers & data scientists are passionate about solving the biggest problems facing the built environment and smart cities today.
  • Venesky-Brown is a specialist provider of staffing and labour solutions, working alongside companies across a broad spectrum of sectors.  As a trusted partner to companies and a trusted source of work opportunities.
  • Movable Ink helps digital marketers create unique visual experiences across email, web, and display…because visual is the language that moves people.
  • Globant - We empower organizations through digital & cognitive transformation. We are a digitally native company where innovation, design and engineering meet scale.
  • OpenAsset is the leading digital asset management system. We help the world’s best AEC companies build libraries of marketing and design resources.
  • Techsmiths’ mission is to provide people from all walks of life with the opportunity to become Software Developers. Our programme will help you expand your horizons, learn new skills and enter a new industry.
  • brightgen – We provide Salesforce expertise and strategic thinking that enables organisations to transform and power ahead. With a team that includes some of the brightest digital talent anywhere in the world, we are the number one choice for businesses that need results fast.
  • NODAL offers an end-to-end recruitment solution that builds a new trust economy between businesses and freelancers. Nodal is a decentralised freelancer hiring platform, where individuals can advertise their skills and employers, who are looking for verified talent, can find them all in one place.
  • Reed Business Information is a leading fast-growth provider of data and analytics, solving critical problems for businesses globally.
  • NEW! Paymentsense is one of Europe’s fastest-growing FinTech companies. We offer big business payment services to over 70,000 small businesses in the UK and Ireland – but without the big bank price tag. And with an unswerving dedication to service that leaves our customers free to make their passion pay.

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  • At ELCA we deliver a sustainable positive impact on all our client projects. Our experts create, design, develop and operate software-centric solutions.
  • Auterion – we are the largest contributor to PX4 and the software platform powers consumer, commercial, and industrial drones of every type, from multicopters to VTOLs.
  • Open Web Technology is a strategy and technology consulting firm. We help our Clients leverage new software and hardware technologies to reshape their business, invent new products or transform their organization, in search of growth opportunities and cost savings.
  • Accenture is a leading global professional services company, providing services and solutions in strategy, consulting, digital, technology and operations.
  • Insightness has created a compact and efficient collision avoidance system for drones with a unique feature: It allows to detect and evade moving as well as static obstacles. While other collision avoidance systems can also detect and evade static obstacles, they struggle with handling dynamic objects.
  • Summit Recruitment AG is specialised in delivering the best technology and change management talent to our clients in the Swiss market.
  • TieTalent is a Swiss Tech Jobs Marketplace dedicated to positions in IT & digital marketing. Simply, create your account on TieTalent.com and let the companies apply to you; once you get matched, decide the ones you want to meet.
  • IAESTE is an organization for the exchange of students at higher education institutions wishing to obtain technical experience abroad.
  • Sunflower Labs combines Swiss craftsmanship and engineering with Silicon Valley startup culture. We’re leveraging years of experience building consumer products to design an insightful home security solution.
  • Locatee - The smart building platform that analyzes workspace occupancy and enables large organizations to make fact-based real estate decisions.
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  • M & F Engineering is your Industry 4.0 specialist for competent software development and customized test systems.
  • NEW! swissQuant Group develops and delivers intelligent technology products and provides complementary or stand-alone services and consultancy surrounding these Quant-based technologies. Our focus on the core and long-term needs of our clients, makes us the partner of choice for local and international financial and industrial clients, including a number of global Fortune 500 companies.
  • NEW! Contovista is a Swiss market leader for data-driven banking. Our white label software, data & analytics solutions can be seamlessly integrated into existing banking systems. Through our partner banks, we now reach more than 5 million customers.
  • NEW! SpectroPlast is a Swiss startup from ETH Zurich with the competence to materialize your silicone designs with our cutting-edge 3D printing process. With technology, any industry-standard silicone can be 3D printed with the highest precision – cutting costs and time.
  • NEW! Astrivis is a group of computer vision enthusiasts, mobile developers, and 3D modeling ninjas!

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  • K2 liberates people from slow, broken processes, integrate seamlessly in existing legacy systems, transforming the old into more productive and agile solutions.
  • BETWEEN Technology is a multinational consultancy with more than 20 years of experience in offering comprehensive services and technological solutions.
  • OM Partners is a software and consulting company that delivers Supply Chain Planning Solutions. We always strive for creating innovative, performant and scalable software solutions to achieve our common mission: to smarten and optimize our customer’s supply chain.
  • American Express offers world-class Charge and Credit Cards, Gift Cards, Rewards, Travel, Personal Savings, Business Services, Insurance and more.
  • Workindenmark provides international job seekers and Danish employers with the information, guidance and tools to find each other.
  • Netcentric, A Cognizant Digital Business We are a digital service provider that transforms customer experiences for the world’s top brands by unleashing the full potential of the Adobe Experience Cloud.
  • Page Personnel helps you to boost your professional career! We focus on several sectors with a huge impact at IT, Marketing and Digital profiles.
  • Merkle is a leading data-driven, technology-enabled performance marketing agency. We specialise in the creation and delivery of unique, personalised customer experiences that drive performance across all platforms and devices.
  • Koedia develops IT solutions for many actors in the tourism industry: travel agencies, networks of travel agencies, receptive, tour operators, TMC
  • Federal Employment Agency (BA) - The 156 employment agencies with their approximately 600 branches implement the tasks of the BA on site. In addition, there are 303 job centres and the family cash registers with around 100 locations.
  • Merkle is a leading data-driven, technology-enabled performance marketing agency. We specialise in the creation and delivery of unique, personalised customer experiences that drive performance across all platforms and devices.
  • Broker Genius offers world-class pricing technology to help ticket brokers achieve higher profits and hyper-growth.
  • Qlik helps enterprises around the world move faster, work smarter, and lead the way forward with an end-to-end solution for getting value out of data.
  • NEW! Talent Search People is an international recruitment agency based in Barcelona, Madrid and Lisbon. We provide highly specialised recruitment services within our six areas of expertise: Sales&Marketing, IT & E-Commerce, Native Speakers, Finance&Legal, Engineering&Pharma and Retail.

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  • Reply specializes in the development and implementation of solutions based on new communication channels and digital media. Reply is the place to meet an incredible variety of enthusiastic, passionate, ideas-driven people, who want to make a difference and an impact.
  • Hubert Burda Media – Burda is a tech and media company. The media created by Burda should inform, entertain, inspire and help people!
  • Holidu is a search engine for vacation rentals. Search and compare more than 14 million vacation homes and save up to 55% on identical accommodations.
  • PAYBACK is proving a real success in Germany, Italy, Poland, India, Mexico and Austria – as a loyalty programme and as a multichannel marketing platform with very efficient and, above all, effective communication channels.
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  • At SimScale , we have more than 70 employees with over 40 languages ​​spoken. In a vibrant international environment.
  • NEW! ACI Worldwide, the Universal Payments (UP) company, powers electronic payments for more than 5,100 organizations around the world. More than 1,000 of the largest financial institutions and intermediaries as well as thousands of leading merchants globally rely on ACI to execute $14 trillion each day in payments.
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  • With over 2.000 employees and 7 million customers, the Berlin-based MYTOYS GROUP is one of the leading e-commerce businesses in Germany and is also a member of the Otto Group. Our multi-shop concept focuses on in-house solutions and developments in all areas – starting with IT and ranging to purchasing, marketing, customer services, through to our logistics Team.
  • Flightright is helping air passengers enforce their rights for over 8 years. As the market leader in our segment, we are committed to making sure that being right always translated into being proven right.
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  • Workindenmark provides international job seekers and Danish employers with the information, guidance and tools to find each other.
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  • SRH Hochschule Berlin is a state-accredited university that offers Bachelor’s, Masters and MBA programmes in English and German. With a focus on both management and technology, we provide our students with a high-quality, international education.
  • SmileBack is a customer satisfaction platform, simple to use but deep in insights.
  • Contorion is a digital retailer with a modern online shop. Our goal is to make the process of material and tool procurement as easy as possible for our customers. Why? Because we want to take you work.
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  • KAL is a world-leading ATM software company and preferred supplier to megabanks. KAL’s standardised ATM software enables banks to regain control of their ATM networks, reducing costs and improving competitiveness.
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DWP DIGITAL TRANSFORMING PUBLIC SERVICES

DWP Digital is changing the way public service works to become a leading example of agile delivery. They are building a team of digital specialists to make simpler, clearer, faster services that put the people who use them first. It’s a huge challenge. DWP Digital services touch the lives of almost everyone in the UK at some point. Their IT systems manage 7.35 million benefit claims each year, paying £165 billion in benefits and pensions. Almost everyone in the UK will be a customer at some point, so it is only right that their workforce represents the people they are serving. At Techmeetups, we are glad to announce that the team will be joining again us for the London Tech Job Fair.

Check out DWP Digital team's testimonial and short documentation below of their experience transforming the public services that millions depend on.

WHAT WE DELIVER EVERYDAY CHANGES THE LIVES OF MILLIONS OF PEOPLE

We value work-life balance and offer flexibility in how you work. You’ll be motivated to develop your skills in an organisation of more than 80,000 people, with many opportunities to develop, learn and progress in a fast-paced and exciting organisation.

We facilitate you to build a long and fulfilling career. We offer professional qualifications and NVQs to support your career aspirations. We have developed schemes that promote diversity as well as offering mentoring and coaching opportunities. We support our local communities by encouraging voluntary work through our Community 10,000 scheme.

DWP Digital, Interaction Design

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Mikey

In June, I returned to DWP Digital after spending almost 3 years working as a digital designer at Sky Bet in Leeds.

My previous stint for DWP Digital at the Newcastle hub was one of the best times of my career, working with some of the best design thinkers in the northeast – most of whom are still there. Working as part of a proper multi-disciplinary team really made me up to my game and pushed me further in my career than I could ever imagine.

Sky Bet was a great place to work, but I always missed designing ‘for the people’ and delivering things that are needed, as opposed to just wanted. In short, I missed making a positive difference.

FOCUSING ON MAKING THINGS BETTER

Working in government is challenging yet motivating. Our focus is on making things better, working out in the open and collaborating as part of a team. My current design team at the Leeds hub consists of content designers, interaction designers, service designers and user researchers working closely with product owners, engineering colleagues and business analysts to improve DWP’s digital services.

Mostly I really enjoy the challenge; speaking to people of all different skills from different parts of the business, presenting to stakeholders and giving them the data they require and working in a proper agile environment. And the challenge is made much easier as I’m surrounded by people I can trust to ask questions and seek advice from.

OUR PURPOSE SETS US APART

The set up at DWP Digital varies in many ways. For example, where User Experience is labelled as a job title, a ‘thing’ exclusive to designers or experienced architects in other systems, where it’s seen as the responsibility of the team and should be vested in everything we do.

Also, there’s a huge difference in the size and purpose of the task we have in DWP Digital. It’s often said that the most important project of your career will be at DWP, and a couple of months back into it, I agree with this. The project I’m part of will affect many millions of people’s lives. I enjoy knowing the work I am doing is giving people hope, making their life better - this was a major reason why I joined the team.

SO FAR, SO GOOD

Am I enjoying it? It’s a question I’ve asked myself a lot.

It’s very different from my previous roles (removing previous DWP experience). One thing I noticed on my first week back was the amount of intelligence that is in each meeting. It blew me away when I took a step back to listen to what people were saying and sharing their experiences.

It validated my decision to join and really makes me want to step up and share more about my design opinions, whilst hopefully adding value to the team. It’s an interesting and progressive environment, one where I’m fully motivated to become a valued member of the community and really help grow the value of the design practice.

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DWP DIGITAL INSPIRING CAREERS BY NEW APPROACH TO DESIGN

DWP Digital is changing the way public service works to become a leading example of agile delivery. They are building a team of digital specialists to make simpler, clearer, faster services that put the people who use them first. It’s a huge challenge. DWP Digital services touch the lives of almost everyone in the UK at some point. Their IT systems manage 7.35 million benefit claims each year, paying £165 billion in benefits and pensions. Almost everyone in the UK will be a customer at some point, so it is only right that their workforce represents the people they are serving. At Techmeetups, we are glad to announce that the team will be joining again us for the London Tech Job Fair.

Check out DWP Digital testimonial and short documentation below of their experience inspiring career changes.

The design community in and around Newcastle is bustling and ever-expanding; you can always be sure to find events tailored around UX, events that support women in the creative industries, as well as meetups about Front End Development, Content Design and graphics. As a naturally curious designer, I try to immerse myself within the community and get to as many events as possible.

Back in September 2018, I was working as a creative designer at local branding agency and had always had an interest in making design more accessible, whether that be for the web or in print. So when I heard about the DataJam North East event which was being held at the new and prestigious Newcastle Helix, I decided to go along and see what it was all about.

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Clare Brown - interaction designer, BPDTS Ltd

BRINGING DATA AND SERVICE DESIGN TOGETHER

DataJam 2018 took place over 2 days and brought together people in data and service design to collaborate, look at issues affecting the North East region and see how they can improve public services.

The conference was refreshing to attend and hosted a variety of talks from both public and private companies, giving an insight into their latest projects and approaches to designing products and services for users.

In particular, sessions run by Difrent and OrangeBus inspired me greatly and I came away that day realising I'd like to be part of a team working on these kinds of projects, collaborating to iterate and test with the public before putting the product out there.

The event was well attended by people across the industry, so it was useful to chat to people in various roles in different companies to get a feel for the kind of work they do.

I took a lot away from the event and had a bubbling feeling I'd like to make a shift in my career and make a jump into a more UX design role.

How could I do this? 

Well, I decided to throw myself into learning more about service design, accessibility, UX, UI and read as many blogs as I could on platforms like Medium, FutureGov, DWP Digital and reading digital content on government websites.

I also decided to attend another digital conference, this time in Edinburgh for the one day DIBI Fest 2018 event. The event consisted of talks from industry leaders, local companies and even included illustrators. Taking in everything I'd grasped from DIBI and DataJam gave me the confidence to start applying for UX roles.

Within a few months I was lucky enough to land the role of Associate Interaction Designer here at DWP Digital.

As someone who was feeling uninspired by her day job, DataJam gave me the confidence to flick the switch and make a change in my career. It's great starting afresh as there’s so much to learn in my new role. I’m ready to jump into everything Interaction Design and can’t wait to see how I progress!

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Original post by Maxwell Huppert via LinkedIn Talent Blog.

5 Common Recruiting Mistakes

Maybe you emailed the wrong candidate, letting that guy who totally bombed the interview know that he got the job...and then had to rescind the offer five minutes later. Or maybe you just scheduled a super important meeting—for a Saturday.

We all make mistakes (some bigger than others) and we usually learn a valuable lesson from them. But some of the biggest recruiting mistakes are ones that you might not even realize you’re making.

With that in mind, below are five of the most common mistakes recruiters make—along with tips on what you should do to make sure you don't make them.

1. Asking predictable questions that lead to canned answers and reveal nothing about the candidate

You’ve probably heard that brain teasers are on the way out, so both recruiters and candidates can breathe a sigh of relief knowing they’ll never again have to discuss the number of golf balls that can fit into a submarine. But don’t make the mistake of reverting back to simple, predictable interview questions instead.

The problem with basic or boilerplate questions—think “What’s your greatest weakness?” or “Tell us about a time you faced a challenge at work”—is that candidates will hit you right back with canned, rehearsed answers.

You can still throw candidates a curveball—just make sure it actually reveals something about who they are.

“If you want to actually learn a thing or two, ask questions you don’t know the answer to, and ones for which the candidate can’t prepare,” writes Aviva Leebow Wolmer, CEO of Pacesetter.

Every high-powered interviewer has their own favorite question, but they tend to share a common goal of knocking the candidate out of their comfort zone and forcing them to actually think about the answer. If you can do that, you’ll get a response that reveals something about their ability to problem-solve and think on their feet.

“One unique inquiry I have used is, ‘Tell me something that’s true that almost nobody agrees with you on,’” says Aviva. “This is a mind-bender that will really force the candidate to think quickly.”

2. Not staying in touch with candidates to keep them “warm” throughout the entire hiring process

Candidates are waiting longer than ever to hear back from recruiters—with the average time to fill open positions now reaching over 26 working days. Don’t make that wait even worse by keeping your candidates out of the loop.

Keep in mind that top talent won't always be willing to endure a long, drawn out process. Even if they prefer your opportunity, they could take a different offer if they haven't heard from you in weeks. But you can make their life easier even if there isn’t any news to deliver—simply keep the contact warm by checking in throughout the entire hiring process.

Stacy Zapar, Founder of The Talent Agency, makes sure her candidates don’t ever feel like she’s forgotten about them or left them hanging.

“You’ll never go into a weekend without hearing from me,” says Stacy. “Even if there’s no news, I’ll let you know.”

Stacy blocks off time on Friday afternoons, when she knows she won’t be interviewing, to touch base with candidates who are still waiting on a follow-up. If that doesn’t work, try setting reminders that alert you to shoot off a quick message once per week to those candidates.

3. Failing to follow up when you don’t get a response from a candidate you’ve sourced

Here’s a mistake that's easy to make: You send one message to a promising candidate, don’t get anything back, and simply move on.

The reality is, one message is rarely enough—and it’s worth sending a couple more to get a response after you’ve put so much energy into sourcing. You should always looking for new ways to stir passive candidates into action, and often sending them a single, generic message is just not going to cut it.

Most top talent is already getting bombarded by recruiters via InMail and email, so they’re already desensitized to your pitch. Simple psychology tells us that to stand out from the crowd, you’ll have to craft an engaging message with a subject line that leaves candidates eager to find out what comes next—and you may have to send it more than once or twice to get their attention.

According to Stacy, a three-step process is ideal. Stacy gets about a 45% response rate for her initial messages; with a quick, simple, and to-the-point follow-up sent a couple days later, that number shoots up to 65%. And if that doesn’t work, she’ll send one more thank you note a few days later, using a phrase like “Let’s stay in touch down the road” to create urgency. After that third message, Stacy’s response rate is a whopping 85%!

At Talent Connect 2017, Jeremy Schmidt, Director of Recruiting for the medical tech firm Care Otter, shared some similar tactics. When a prospect doesn’t respond to his first message, he’ll get creative—he’s been known to send them a personalized poem, with impressive results—or boost his chances by having a mutual connection send the next message for him.

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8 Best Coworking Spaces in Amsterdam

As the commercial capital of the Netherlands and one of the top financial centres in Europe, Amsterdam is considered an alpha- world city by the Globalization and World Cities (GaWC) study group. The city is also the cultural capital of the Netherlands. Many large Dutch institutions have their headquarters there, including Philips, AkzoNobel, TomTom and ING.

Also, many of the world's largest companies are based in Amsterdam or established their European headquarters in the city, such as leading technology companies Uber, Netflix and Tesla. In 2012, Amsterdam was ranked the second best city to live in by the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU). The city was ranked 4th place globally as top tech hub in the Savills Tech Cities 2019 report (2nd in Europe).

The forward-thinking and technology-driven city that Amsterdam has become makes it a prime area for startups to start, grow, and flourish. There are quite a few incubators in Amsterdam to help any startup get off and running. Plus, with Amsterdam being a magnet of tech talent, it makes it nearly impossible for companies to not open up in Amsterdam to take advantage of the vast amount of tech talent. Here are the best coworking spaces to kickstart your tech business in Amsterdam.

1. MINDSPACE DAM

BEST COWORKING SPACES IN AMSTERDAM

Located in  162 Nieuwezijds Voorburgwal, Mindspace is a global-boutique coworking provider and the most member-centric operator in the world. At Mindspace, people are  excited about coming to work so their business can thrive. Member companies see better employee engagement and satisfaction, drive higher productivity and innovation, attract and retain the best talent, and have the peace of mind to focus on their business.

The Mindspace Experience combines boutique personal service, inspiring and beautifully designed offices, vibrant and professional communities, and wellness, lifestyle and professional programs. Mindspace workspaces are in a class of their own: primly located, uniquely designed, and extremely loved by  members. Visit their website or come experience Mindspace in one of the 28 locations in Europe and the US.

Membership plan; starting at 320 Euros per month for open seating, private office of 2-4 seats at 1200 Euros, 6-7 seats at 2700 Euros, 8-10 at 3600 Euros, 20-30 seats at 13000 Euros.

Amenities include; fast internet, a solid global network, professional events, weekly yoga, showers, pet-friendly space.

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2. STARTDOCK

BEST COWORKING SPACES IN AMSTERDAM

Located in  420 Herengracht, Amsterdam, at StartDock, they embody what coworking is about: collaboration over competition, standard Friday afternoon drinks together, living as a warm community of like minded entrepreneurial people that help each other grow.

At StartDock, work life is better. They have created an optimal ecosystem for you and your company, based on five core values: collaboration, community, openness, cosiness and accessibility. Companies to naturally grow fast, and StartDock stimulates this growth. You alone can do it, but you can’t do it alone.

What makes StartDock unique is the tightly knit community. It empowers you in your daily endeavours and long-term ambitions. Furthermore, when we work, we work. You can’t strive to be the best and don’t put the hours in. So that is what the space does, and aids you in doing. StartDock has another office at Keizersgracht 4821017EG, Amsterdam.

Membership plan; starting at 69 Euros a month for a flexible desk. A basic desk at 219 Euros a month, a premium desk at 329 Euros. A private office at 700 Euros per month.

Amenities include; company registration, printing facilities, meeting rooms, fast internet and unlimited tea and coffee.

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3. TRIBES AMSTERDAM AMSTEL STATION

BEST COWORKING SPACES IN AMSTERDAM

Located in 200 Prins Bernhardplein, Amsterdam, a coworking space that goes the extra mile to keep your working environment perfect, Tribes Amsterdam refresh the air in the office 8 times per hour! Add in light steering to ensure that you don't succumb to headaches and migraines and this is the perfect place to work in.

This is only 1 space under the umbrella of "Tribes" where you can rent a workspace, languish in your own personal office or create a virtual office. The decor is inspired by the Suri tribe whose fascinating traditions and artifacts will be a constant source of inspiration. Other locations include; Tribes Amsterdam Schiphol 1-3 Thomas R. Malthusstraat, Amsterdam and Tribes Amsterdam South Axis SOM  7 Claude Debussylaan, Amsterdam.

There are over 194 workspaces at Tribes Amsterdam catering to local professionals, digital nomads of the wandering kind, startups and entrepreneurs. You can rent for a day, a week, a month or longer whatever suits your needs. There are numerous decked out meeting rooms to invade equipped with top quality audio and video materials for that conference or brainstorming session. Or, you can enjoy the benefits of a Tribes' business address without having to be there as they offer fax, mail and phone handling services for virtual offices.

An inspiring workplace you will have a fully equipped work area with high-speed Internet and all the IT and telecoms infrastructure you need to get creative amidst 5-star amenities. Perks include a great library lounge, dry-cleaning services for when you drop your lunch in your lap and even a shoe repair service if the sole of your shoe disappears on the way to work.

Once you become a member of a tribe, you will have access to Follow-Me printing, scanning, faxing and copying, so when you forgot to print your documents, you can get them at the next Tribes location you’re visiting.

Membership plan; you can purchase a business card at a one time fee of 99 Euros for 10 times access to all locations and a community card at 149 Euros per month for unlimited access to any Tribes location.

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4. MERKSPACE ZUIDAS

BEST COWORKING SPACES IN AMSTERDAM

Located in 12 Professor W.H. Keesomlaan, Amstelveen, Amsterdam, Merkspace is a boutique co-working and private offices complex and a home to start-ups, project teams, freelancers and creative entrepreneurs.

The office on Herengracht is the first international expansion of the Merkspace concern, which originates from Tel-Aviv, where Merkspace was created to serve the booming tech start-up scene. Now Merkspace expands even further with the new Amsterdam/Amstelveen location and even more to come. Besides offering a desk in an inspiring working environment, Merkspace offers a chance for you to connect to an international network of other co-workers!

Membership plan; a hot desk at 150 Euros per month, a dedicated desk at 180 Euros and a private office starting at 800 Euros per month.

Amenities include; flexible membership, In house restaurant, shuttle service, business lounge, gym and spa facilities.

For more information visit: WebsiteFacebook

5. HACKERS AND FOUNDERS

BEST COWORKING SPACES IN AMSTERDAM

Located in  Herengracht 504 , Amsterdam, hey techies, Hackers & Founders have an exceptionally wide connection of technology entrepreneurs and developers - biggest community in the Netherlands so you might want to get a head start and keep reading to know more about them. Get into the circle of awesome forward thinking techies who know when to get work done and have time to develop new innovations.

Located in central Amsterdam in the Golden Bend near Vijzelstraat, Hackers & Founders is a fully equipped coworking space with great sturdy desks and comfy seats. You’ll also enjoy kitchen access, super speedy internet, great coffee by Lot Sixty One Coffee Roasters and even be able to join a barbecue session in their sunny south side facing garden. They even have Yoga every Wednesday. It is also a great place to host meetups.

They’ve got a big connection of techies but they’re also friendly and supportive. With such a community, you’ll find yourselves among professionals who share the same values and outlook in work as well as life. As like minded individuals in one conducive atmosphere, you can’t help but to produce greater results in your work as well as grab opportunities for collaboration. Get in touch and give Hackers & Founders a nudge.

Membership plan; 250 Euros per month for a desk.

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6. WICKED GROUNDS

BEST COWORKING SPACES IN AMSTERDAM

Located in  Schinkelkade 30, Amsterdam, the space is about environment, diversity and community, at Wicked Grounds professional independents from various industries work better together in a shared workspace where there’s fully equipped facilities and dynamic members.

Choose from affordable day pass rates or monthly flexi plans perfect for different work needs. Members have unlimited access during weekdays, high speed internet access, use of the chill out canteen with free coffee and tea, bookable meeting rooms as well as member rates at the bar.

Not only is Wicked Grounds a place to get work done, it’s also a space where you can connect with the community and engage in collaborations which help launch your professional growth forward.

Locations; Generaal Vetterstraat 551059BT Amsterdam where the Lounge, Warehouse, Suite, Apartment, Lodge, Cabin, are located. The boardroom located in Tweede Schinkelstraat 261075TT Amsterdam, a studio in Schinkel quay 301075VJ Amsterdam.

For bookings and more information visit: WebsiteFacebook

7. BAXTER BUILDING

BEST COWORKING SPACES IN AMSTERDAM

Located in  Muiderstraat 1, Amsterdam, imagine a high-end, flexible and comfortable business center. High-quality, shared-business facilities, a corporate look in an elegant and inspiring environment. And with a professional and at the same time personal service, tailored to your wishes and those of your clients. And all that in the middle of Amsterdam and yet easily accessible.

It exists. In the middle of the historic heart of Amsterdam, the iconic Baxter Building with its strikingly light and warm entrance forms an oasis of peace. Just steps away from Central Station and the A10 you will find the luxury and comfort of an exclusive five-star business office centre. But also ready-to-start, spacious business lounges and boardrooms, with high technical possibilities – and support, dedicated staff, culinary catering and underground parking.

The space offers opportunities for your own practice as well as a front office of your company or a corporate company. Here you reach the highest concentration, receive your clients and organize events, exactly as you wish. In your business suite or around our hospitality bar. Baxter Building creates the ultimate work environment for you, so you can concentrate on your core business.

Do you like to receive your customers in a special and professional environment? In Baxter Building you can have surprising and sparkling spaces for a business meeting or event.

The rooms of Baxter Building are versatile and therefore suitable for different purposes. From small board meetings, brainstorming sessions and large events to exhibitions, photo shoots and private parties, the possibilities are endless.

Membership plan; the executive suite at 1850 Euros per month, the company office at price on request and a virtual office at 275 Euros per month or 3000 Euros per annum.

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8. WORKSPACE 6

BEST COWORKING SPACES IN AMSTERDAM

Located in  6 Tussen de Bogen, Amsterdam, Workspace 6 has been an inspiring place for productive and collaborative work for 8 years. The space is proud of fostering an environment for innovation and diverse ideas with tenants across a range of industries.

The coworking space is a meeting point for entrepreneurs, startups, freelancers, corporates and artists. It is much more than a collection of coworking desks. The most important thing is to create an engaging community in which the members can bring their ambitious ideas to life. Every day there’s a community lunch in the space, which is a great opportunity not only for building relationships in a relaxed environment but also to create a friendly and community feeling for everyone.

The space has taken pride in creating an artistic environment since 2010 that mixes vintage art, a special collection of bicycles and diverse passions. If you have a passion for music, there’s also a band room with guitar amps, keyboard, upright piano, mic, mixer and drums!

You can choose from different varieties of desks in the space for a flat rate. You can claim it for yourself or move around within the space as you like. And, if you are not the classic desk person, we have a standing desk and lounge area and several rooms with a cozy and friendly atmosphere.

Membership plan; a flexible desk at 250 Euros, a dedicated desk at 300 Euros.

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Whether you are looking for a job, your next co-founder or recruiting your tech talent, the Amsterdam Tech Job Fair is an event to attend on 20th November, 6PM. Visit Techmeetups.com  for more information about the event and how you can get more out of the experience and also get yourself a ticket!

Website: Techmeetups.com  visit and treat yourself to a community of tech business events and support!

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OpenAsset is the only cloud digital asset management software specifically designed for architecture, engineering, construction and real estate firms. It was developed in close collaboration with one of the UK's leading architects, it is specifically designed to solve the digital asset management issues of project-driven organizations.

The company takes the effort out of organizing digital assets and improves project information management by simplifying the cataloguing and searching of digital assets. We are honoured that the team will be joining us at the London Tech Job Fair.

OpenAsset is a cloud-based solution, therefore project workers can manage and access their digital assets anywhere and anytime. Peter Walsham, Axomic's joint CEO and Co-founder commenting ongoing success of OpenAsset said: “This is a very powerful tool to help our clients improve their management of digital assets. We've developed OpenAsset in close collaboration with our clients and I believe this is reflected in the extremely positive feedback we consistently receive. Users now have an intuitive tool to help support their work, and that's what this is all about, making their lives easier."

OpenAsset continues to consolidate its position as the leading image library of choice for AEC and Real Estate firms worldwide. OpenAsset is currently used by over 112,000 professionals and 650 clients in the architectural field and is the market-leading image library for European architects. Axomic had been targeting consulting engineers for 12 months and had already signed Max Fordham, Adams Kara Taylor, Price & Myers, Cundall and Campbell Reith within the time of commencing business. Their successes prove the rising importance of marketing and imagery within the consulting engineer field.

OpenAsset London Tech Job Fair Autumn 2019

Derwent London plc, a leading property development company based in London, has been using OpenAsset for a number of years and high-quality images are key tools used to promote the business. The marketing department uses images to produce brochures, presentations, web pages, and other promotional materials.

Susannah Woodgate, marketing manager at Derwent London says “OpenAsset was designed with clients in the property and construction sector in mind. We work with many of the companies who use OpenAsset so as a property development company we felt very comfortable choosing a system so well established in the construction industry." Image resources are crucial to the company's marketing strategy. Users from across the company can now find images much more quickly. Once they've got what they want OpenAsset allows them to spend less time managing images and more time creating powerful marketing materials.

We live in a tech-charged, click and share world. Which means that if you have any involvement in marketing or sales at an AEC firm, two things are true: You have an ever-growing cache of digital image assets. And you have more channels to share those assets than ever before, from presentations and proposals to your website and social media channels.

According to OpenAsset’s recent research, 52% of AEC firms maintain image libraries sized well over 20K assets. And 56% of firms say they will create more or a lot more images this year than last. To read more about the image issue and how AEC firms are addressing it, check out their e-book, State of Digital Asset Management in AEC. Despite the proliferation of image assets available, and the growing demand among clients to see detailed photography illustrating your project experience, many marketers revert to using the same images over and over because they simply don’t have the time to search for and find project photos.

OpenAsset London Tech Job Fair Autumn 2019

That’s where a digital asset management solution can help. Company research shows that firms that have not invested in a DAM are the most likely to say that fewer than 50% of their image assets can efficiently be found and used. Part of the problem is that marketing teams, sales teams, and project teams tend to store their assets in separate places, usually in file folders shared throughout the office or company, which tend to get disorganized. Those who are searching for images don’t always have easy access, or even know they exist.

On the other hand, companies that have a DAM and a digital asset manager are much more likely to say that over 75% of images can be quickly accessed and used. As a single and centralized photo library, a DAM affords easier and faster image access not just to marketers, but to partners and principals, the business development team, project managers, and others. In fact, DAM users typically open up image access to more people in their organization, because with DAM, product owners can control how images are used and who has access to which images.

As a result, DAM users say they benefit from much greater marketing productivity and operational efficiency, and that marketing is cleared as a production bottleneck in their firms. They benefit from automated, efficient workflow that enables faster, easier production of capabilities packages, case studies, RFP and tender responses, and all the other items on their growing list of deliverables. When firms select a DAM that is project-based, the outcome gets even better.

OpenAsset London Tech Job Fair Autumn 2019

Of course, not all DAMs are created equal. A DAM that is project-focused is more likely to better meet the needs of AEC firms because it allows users to organize images around the projects they market. A DAM with project folders, automated project keyword capabilities, and the ability to connect with your ERP and tag assets with project metadata; including client, services rendered, discipline, and location, makes it that much easier for marketers and others in the firm to find and use the images they need.

Images can be easily and automatically tagged and categorized, and people can search for all assets related to specific project or category of projects. With a project-based DAM, you also enjoy easy access to the other essential details about the project, including budget, project description, and team members.

If your company is looking for a way to take control of its digital assets to better showcase its project expertise (and what AEC firm isn’t?), then a project-based DAM may be just the answer. With the system in place, the next time anyone in your firm needs images related to specific project, the assets they need will be just a click away.

For more information about OpenAsset, visit their Website FacebookTwitter and  LinkedIn

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8 BEST COWORKING SPACES IN BERLIN

Berlin is a world city of culture, politics, media and science. Its economy is based on high-tech firms and the service sector, encompassing a diverse range of creative industries, research facilities, media corporations and convention venues.

Berlin serves as a continental hub for air and rail traffic and has a highly complex public transportation network. The metropolis is a popular tourist destination. Significant industries include IT, pharmaceuticals, biomedical engineering, clean tech, biotechnology, construction and electronics.

Berlin is home to world-renowned universities, orchestras, museums, and entertainment venues, and is host to many sporting events. The city is well known for its festivals, diverse architecture, nightlife, contemporary arts and a very high quality of living. Since the 2000s Berlin has seen the emergence of a cosmopolitan entrepreneurial scene, ever bustling with tech and startup energy. If you are looking to settle or set up work in the city, here is a list of the best coworking spaces to consider.

1. THUNDERBOLT COLLECTIVE

BEST COWORKING SPACES IN BERLIN

Located in 20 Paul-Lincke-Ufer, Berlin, Thunderbolt Collective sits in the creative and bohemian neighborhood of Kreuzberg in the heart of Berlin that is home to some of the top Internet companies in the city.

The area is a locals' favorite enclave because of its multicultural vibe, cobblestone streets, thriving art center and its dynamic bars and cafes. This is where the laid-back creative souls and culture lovers hang out.

Housed in a former electrical substation there is 600 square meters of open plan space. The space has quiet conference rooms for those essential private moments, a games area to get up to mischief when the brain needs a break from concentration and a napping room for when your brain totally implodes. You will also find a sumptuous living room with a fireplace, conference rooms for important meetings.

The coworking area has plenty of desks with elbow room so you can spread out while you work and you can use Thunderbolt's mailing address as your own. You will be joining an interesting bunch of creative souls from a diverse range of industries where collaboration and networking opportunities are plenty.

Their membership plan starts with a dedicated desk at 400 Euros a month.

For more information visit: WebsiteFacebook

2. WESERLAND

BEST COWORKING SPACES IN BERLIN

Located in Weserstraße 21, Neukölln, Weserland is a creative, active and collaborative shared space. For those seeking a unique coworking space, Weserland is where it's at. Open 24/7 throughout the whole year, they simply do not have a restrictive opening or closing time. They believe that people do work differently than others and that’s okay. Whatever gets the work done!

Students, creatives, techies, entrepreneurs, freelancers, startups and even if you’re someone who needs a space to get your tax declaration done, Weserland is a work environment where productivity is set on high. With much focus, you’ll get your work done in a jiffy while still being able to have time for social networking. Weserland enables you to have work and life all in one

Membership plan; a hot desk at 15 Euros a day trial and 140 Euros per month. A dedicated desk at 250 Euros a month. A part time hot desk at 90 Euros a month, 2 weeks hot desk at 90 Euros for nomads.

For more information visit: WebsiteFacebook

3. THE PLACE BERLIN

BEST COWORKING SPACES IN BERLIN

The Place is an international STARTUP hub,a stimulating spot within a former printing factory. Industrial ceilings and DIY-style space depicts how authentic and human-based the place is. Located in Charlottenstraße 2, Berlin and counting with diverse partnerships, The Place is definitely a key player of the Startup ecosystem in Berlin.

With five years of existence, a vast network of accomplished entrepreneurs and a unique free mentorship program, the space is focused on bringing only Startups in the house, as the main mission and expertise is to help founders get started.

Step foot into The Place and you’ll instantly notice the dynamical rooms suitable for work and hold great events. The space proudly hosts more than 300 public or private, content & social-driven events as well as workshops per year.

Immediately you’ll be surrounded by doers, thinkers, and kind souls; by people who have the craziest ideas and have come to Berlin to make them a reality. The members represent a bold voice in the startup ecosystem which means more than just good conversation—it means opportunities to connect, collaborate, and co-innovate.

Membership plan; a hot desk at 150 Euros a month, a dedicated desk at 250 Euros a month. A dedicated team table of 4 at 900 Euros and of 6 at 1300 Euros.

For more information visit: WebsiteFacebook

4. B+ OFFICE

BEST COWORKING SPACES IN BERLIN

Located in 10 Dudenstraße, 1, Berlin not only is the historic Bauhaus loft a prominent and impressive setting, it is also easily accessible and convenient.

Having high ceilings, big windows and a floor area of about 50 sq metres, the space is light flooded and airy. A trendy and comfy place that makes the most of both design and function, easily enabling you to work creatively and efficiently as well as delighting your customers.

Amenities include; access to the conference room when needed, high speed internet connection, and so much more.

Membership plan; a hot desk at 17 Euros a day and 195 Euros a month. A dedicated desk at 275 Euros a month and private office at 1011 Euros a month.

For more information visit: WebsiteFacebook

5. TECHSPACE

BEST COWORKING SPACES IN BERLIN

Located in  36 Lobeckstraße, Berlin, Techspace is a European network of coworking spaces where companies can innovate and grow together.

Techspace Lobeckstrasse is perfectly situated in the heart of Kreuzberg, South East Berlin, in an area bustling with personality and creativity. The old industrial building has been converted into a charming high ceiling office space full of natural light, a private courtyard and balcony for our team of 500+ members to enjoy.

Membership plan; a dedicated desk at 325 Euros a month, a private office  for 16 at 6,864 a month.

For more information visit: WebsiteFacebook

6. ENKLAVE

BEST COWORKING SPACES IN BERLIN

If you like to start your workday with a strong caffeine hit and stimulating conversation then Enklave is the place to be. Located near the U8 Station Boddinstraße, there are plenty of shops, cafes and restaurants to run to if the desire hits you, rather than work mode. The former airport Tempelhof - now called Tempelhofer Freiheit- is only a 2-minute walk away. Members have 24/7 access, so the workaholics will be grinning all day and all night as they can work when they choose to.

You can be as social as you want to be or work in your own little bubble if you like flying solo. The premises will have the design gurus in their happy space, as Enklave is a refurbished factory with 7 rooms of different sizes and unique designs to get you in that innovative mood. You will only pay for the actual hours of space that you use and you can cancel at any time, as there are no long contracts.

You can become a member on a full time basis, a flexible pay-as-you-go scenario or claim your own fixed desk for longer. The bonus is that you can enjoy a free day trial to check it out. Take note that Fridays are reserved as beer tasting days! Membership plan; a Pay As You Go deal at 29.99 a month or 0.99 Euros per hour, a hot desk at 149.99 Euros and  a dedicated desk at 299.99 Euros per month.

For more information visit: Website

7. JUGGLEHUB COWORKING

BEST COWORKING SPACES IN BERLIN

Located in Christburger Straße 23 , 1, Berlin, juggleHUB is a coworking space, event location, café and the perfect extension of your home office or company office.

In addition, juggleHUB is the first Berlin coworking and event space with flexible childcare. A place from which ideas and teams emerge and grow, where both budding founders and established entrepreneurs come together, where parents write business plans, develop apps and give workshops while their children can play or relax a few doors away. At juggleHUB people with a multitude of experiences, backgrounds and professional know-how come together, inspiring each other and finding room to work together.

Coworking and childcare can, but are not required to go hand-in-hand. Our childcare service can be booked flexibly and as needed within our childcare hours. It is also available for those offering or attending events

Membership plan; a hot desk at 15 Euros a day, 80 Euros a week and 119 Euros a month. A dedicated desk at 269 Euros a month. A private office for 6 at 1800 Euros per month, and a 6 months deal at 1620 Euros per month. A private office for 2 at 600 Euros a month.

For more information visit: WebsiteFacebook

8. TECHCODE

BEST COWORKING SPACES IN BERLIN

Located in Karl-Liebknecht-Straße 5, Berlin, neighboring Alexanderplatz, literally a few paces away from Hackescher Markt, Berliner Dom and Museumsinsel , with your mind immersed in the most Berlin scenario and your heartbeat synchronized with its vibe: maximize your productivity inside TechCode, quench your thirst for historical, cultural and culinary Berlin outside! 1400sqm bright and cozy co-working space awaits your brilliant startups and companies. Feel as comfortable as in your own living room, unfold your creativity and raise the next unicorn here!

Whether you are entrepreneurs, startups, freelancers or bootstrappers: focus on your business, we take care of the rest.

As one of China's most famous Tech Investors with accelerator programs all over the world, Techcode is located in Seoul, Tel Aviv, Helsinki, Silicon Valley and of course throughout China in Beijing, Shanghai, Shenzhen, etc, giving you access to a truly global network. If you happen to be interested in entering the Chinese market, you are welcome to talk further about their acceleration programs and your path to China.

Membership plan; a hot desk at 160 Euros a week, 280 Euros a month. A dedicated desk at 400 Euros a month. A private office for 2 at 800 Euros a month, for 4 at 1600 Euros a month, for 6 at 2400 Euros a month.

For more information visit: WebsiteFacebook

Whether you are looking for inspiration, your next co-founder or demonstrate your startup,  Berlin Drinks And Demo Night  is the event to attend on 18th September 6PM and the Berlin Tech Job Fair on 7th November . Visit Techmeetups.com  for more information about these events and how you can get more out of the experience and also get yourself a ticket!

Website: Techmeetups.com  visit and treat yourself to a community of tech business events and support!

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6 Great Recruitment Strategies For Startups

Recruiting great candidates for a startup can sometimes pose a challenge. The company is fairly new and might not have much traction as opposed to more established organizations.

Startups, however, can offer perks, including time flexibility, equity and a collaborative work environment that can draw a lot of potential candidates in.

Here are six recruiting strategies your startup should implement to find great talent:

1. Treat your applicants well

When you receive a high-quality lead, call them right away because high caliber candidates are always in high demand. Prioritize those candidates, impress them and give them a great hiring experience.

Recruitment is one of the most critical areas that you need to address because every new employee you add to your startup can move it forward dramatically, slow it down, or push it backwards.

2. Think about the cost/benefit before your hire

Before you start recruiting, you need to know how much a new hire will cost your startup and what benefits it will bring.

For your cost computation, include:

  • Hiring Cost
  • Salary
  • Taxes
  • Benefits
  • Equipment
  • Space
  • Training
  • Onboarding

To figure out the benefits of this hire, include:

  • Sales
  • Expansion
  • Relief
  • Development

The new candidate you will be hiring needs to be able to add value to your organization. Since your startup is small and growing, it is important to bring in resources that can deliver tangible value for the company in a timeframe that makes sense.

3. Try a freelancer

If you can’t afford a full-time employee yet, you might want to consider hiring freelancers. Many freelancers are keen to join a fast growing startup in the early days. It also gives you a chance to see how they work, and if it’s a mutual fit. If the freelancer performs well, then you can approach them for a full-time role.

You need to be clear on exactly what functions need to be filled, and then decide if it’s something that requires a full-time employee or an outsourced solution.

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8 BEST COWORKING SPACES IN MUNICH

Munich is the capital and most populous city of Bavaria. The city's metropolitan region is a global centre of art, science, technology, finance, publishing, culture, innovation, education, business, and tourism.  It enjoys a very high standard and quality of living, reaching first in Germany and third worldwide according to the 2018 Mercer Survey.

Munich is also rated as the world's most livable city by Monocle Quality of Life Survey 2018. It is a major international center of engineering, innovation, and research and world class technology and science museums like the Deutsches Museum and BMW Museum.

The city houses many multinational companies, and its economy is based on high tech, automobiles, the creative industries, as well as I.T, biotechnology, and electronics among many others.

Munich is ever bustling with tech and startup energy, if you are looking to settle or work in the city, here is a list of the best coworking spaces to consider.

1. BASE Coworking,15 Blütenstraße

8 BEST COWORKING SPACES IN MUNICH

Your startup needs a home? You are looking for a safe harbor where it can land on and blossom? Look no further, BASE accepts; whole teams, solo entrepreneurs as well as freelancers.

The BASE members have established a highly potent ecosystem where entrepreneurs, investors, makers, pioneers and innovators meet like-minded people and learn from each other.

Workshops are offered regularly by BASE members with topics ranging from marketing and other business topics to more tech-oriented stuff like blockchain and machine learning.

Looking for a space to host your meetup? Social gatherings are always welcome at BASE. Membership plan; a day pass at 15 Euros, Nomad at 200 Euros a month, member at 300 Euros a month and a team at 1600 Euros a month, with respective packages and amenities.

Find them at: Website Facebook

2. SMARTVILLAGE, 66b Ganghoferstraße

8 BEST COWORKING SPACES IN MUNICH

Workshops are different with us Smartvillage space. Move the desks, form a sitting circle and get wild. Use every inch as you want.

Smartvillage is the second home for teams from different companies who are not just looking for rooms but who want to experience new work firsthand. There are rooms for workshops, coworking, and team events where innovations can prosper. Agile and creative working to make your workshop success.

They have ten unique workshop spaces in; Alpenpanorama, Berghain, Alpspitze, Zugspitze, Wetterstein, Stüberl, Almhütte, Loft Kitchen, Loftstudio and Loftatelier. Cool membership plans; a day pass at 29 Euros, a pass for 10 visits at 249 Euros, a coworking desk at 550 Euros three months minimum and a virtual office at 75 Euros per month three months minimum.

Find them at: Website   Facebook

3. MINDSPACE, 8 Viktualienmarkt

8 BEST COWORKING SPACES IN MUNICH

Mindspace is a global-boutique coworking provider and the most member-centric operator in the world. Member companies see better employee engagement and satisfaction, drive higher productivity and innovation, attract and retain the best talent, and have the peace of mind to focus on their business.

Mindspace prides itself on its prime locations, offering an upscale coworking environment with inspiring unique designs that feature local artists and correspond with the local culture, an exceptional level of service to its members, and a vibrant real-world community. With spaces in the heart of  Munich,

Salvatorplatz,Salvatorplatz 3; Stachus, Herzogspitalstraße 24 and Viktualienmarkt,Viktualienmarkt 8, Mindspace is at the forefront of the coworking revolution taking the Bavarian capital by storm and transforming it into a mecca of creativity. Membership plan; hot desk at 450 Euros  per month.

Find them at: Website

4. IMPACT HUB MUNICH, Gotzinger Str. 8

8 BEST COWORKING SPACES IN MUNICH

The Impact Hub Munich is the first in Germany. Since 2005, more than 40 Impact hubs have been established in major cities on five continents, many more are under construction.

The Impact Hub is a work and event space for social entrepreneurs and common good oriented work in the heart of Munich. These values ​​run like a red thread through the entire business model; from the conversion on the financing, the legal form, dealing with colleagues and members of the Board as well as other areas.

The former storage and production facility is improvised into a swanky industrial warehouse-like work space by a competent planning team, professional craftsmanship and a touch of personal contribution.

Clearly creativity, management and cross-thinking is contagious here!

You're served with a mailing address if you need one, lockers, a co-creation area for spontaneous brainstorming, a small kitchen just by the entrance to accommodate informal meetings, phone booth and a bistro for your heart’s content of coffee and tea. Phew, now that's a handful of a deal.

Find them at: Website Facebook

5. WERK1

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Located in Atelierstr. 29, Munich, Werk1 is referred to as the home for all digital creatives in Munich, you'll find WERK1 in the central location of Munich, having by now two coworking spaces on site: "Silent Space" with capacity around 30 people and the "Communication Space" for about 35 people.

A plus is the large meeting room adjacent and shared areas like the café or Event space open for all members. In the latter, often workshops and networking events for founders and members are held.  A former potato workshop, today a creative quarter with a sense for community: coworkers have a home in the heart of Munich.

Under one roof with about 40 digital startups and the café you will work in the WERK1 in a unique atmosphere and right on the pulse of the digital startup scene. Membership plan: hot desk at 20 Euros a day and 190 Euros a month.

Find them at: Website Facebook

6. IDEA KITCHEN

8 BEST COWORKING SPACES IN MUNICH

Located in 3 Werinherstraße, Munich, Idea Kitchen is a professional business centre, startup ecosystem or coworking space - whatever you want it to be. You can grab a shared desk, a shared office or take over a conference room if that is literally all you need. The doors are open from 9am to 7pm weekdays.

There is plenty of free parking for those with their own 2 or 4 wheels. A space for your ideas for startups, entrepreneurs, freelancers, freelancers, designers, consultants and all home officers.

At IDEA KITCHEN Desk Sharing ideas are born, shaped, seasoned and brought to a boil. Membership plan; hot desk at 20 Euros a day and 175 Euros per month, a dedicated desk at 220 Euros per month and a private office for 4 people at 1000 Euros per month.

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7. VELVET SPACE

8 BEST COWORKING SPACES IN MUNICH

Located in Amalienstraße 71, RGB 2, velvet space has set itself the goal to create a space where creative minds come together to better achieve their professional goals and unfold their potential to the max.

Velvet space urban working oasis, in the heart of Munich, combines great centrality with a peaceful atmosphere. It gives you the opportunity to get things done and still enjoy the beautiful cultural, culinary and leisure hot-spots of the University district. Velvet space is happy to welcome like-minded souls, from freelancers over startups to more established companies, who are looking for a place to be productive, connect with others, and just feel comfortable in your working environment.

For people of the film and media industry, the space rents out the necessary production infrastructure like avid media composer, resolve grading stations, flames and nuke compositing as well as render services. Membership plan: hot desk at 25 Euros a day and 320 Euros per month, a dedicated desk at 400 Euros per month.

Find them at: Website Facebook

8. MATES

8 BEST COWORKING SPACES IN MUNICH

Located in 66 Georgenstraße, MATES is an amazing coworking community, space and network in the heart of the beautiful city of Munich. Creative self-employed, freelancers and start-ups meet here to create a new working culture together and you can network, share and benefit from the talents of others, no matter if you are a designer, copywriter, project manager or an architect.

In addition, you also have the opportunity to exchange experiences with experienced agencies and companies from their community. Membership plan: hot desk at 35 Euros a day and 299 Euros per month.

Find them at: Website Facebook

Whether you are looking for a job, your next co-founder or recruiting your tech talent, the Munich Tech Job Fair  is an event to attend on 24th October 7:30PM. Visit Techmeetups.com  for more information about the event and how you can get more out of the experience and also get yourself a ticket!

Website: Techmeetups.com  visit and treat yourself to a community of tech business events and support!

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TAKE YOUR IT SKILLS TO A GLOBAL LEVEL THROUGH TRAVEL AT HOLIDU

Holidu is devoted to building the world’s best search engine for vacation rentals. The company is here to make finding and booking the perfect rental finally easy. This journey involves a rapidly growing team of travel and technology enthusiasts from all over the world. 

As a result, Holidu was recognized as one of the most popular startup employers in Germany by Gründerszene in collaboration with Kununu. The team consists of more than 170 people coming from more than 30 different nations. Their travel mates include investors and mentors who have helped companies to achieve global success. 

We are glad to have HOLIDU joining our Job Fair in Munich Tech Job Fair 2019 . Help yourself to a ticket  here  and take this exciting opportunity to meet the tech travel moguls.

Holidu’s team of travel and technology experts will be at your service to introduce you to their hottest job offers and their amazing travel directory.

Check out the Q&A below to get a sneak peek into Holidu’s company culture and structure.

Who are the creators of your brand? What do they do in life, what are they passionate about? 

The co-founder and CTO of Holidu Michael Siebers is an absolute technology and data enthusiast. Before Holidu, Michael worked at Zalando SE where he has been an early team member and helped to scale the development team to over 600 developers within less than 3 years. His entrepreneurial spirit took over at a young age, so that already during his studies in Computer Science, he had founded  PictureCloud.org.

Michael’s brother Johannes Siebers (CEO) contributes the commercial expertise. He earned his diploma in business studies after studying international business administration in Tübingen, Madrid and Sydney. After graduating, he worked with different startups at Siemens in the field of venture capital.

TAKE YOUR IT SKILLS TO A GLOBAL LEVEL THROUGH TRAVEL AT HOLIDU

What's the story behind the creation of your company? What inspired you to start your business?

“We came up with the idea to create a vacation rental search engine while planning a surfing vacation with friends. We had the task of finding a place to stay. While doing so, we realized: An unbelievable number of websites were offering the same houses at very different prices and with different availability.” says Michael Seibers. The initial idea behind Holidu seemed too obvious: Why was booking a vacation rental so much harder than booking a flight or hotel? This question inspired the vision that drives Holidu to this day.

Holidu’s team of travel and technology enthusiasts fulfills this vision by creating the world’s best metasearch engine for vacation rentals by combining state of the art technologies with  creative ideas.

Founding brothers Johannes Siebers and Michael Siebers have the mission to make finding and booking vacation rentals easy.

What's your current view on the market you work in? What makes you feel like your brand stands out? 

“The vacation rental market is gigantic (>$150bn in annual bookings worldwide) and keeps growing. Therefore, it is necessary to always stay alert, follow the trends and keep improving our product every day. Since the founding of Holidu our aim is to create the best selection of vacation rentals, more bookability, better prices, better filters and search options. We already support this with our technology but we strive every day for building superior user experience with our product. Holidu stands out because we are good at analyzing high data volumes extremely well and ensure that our customers can find the best vacation rental for the lowest price.” says Antwort Von Johannes

Why Holidu stands out:

Artificial Intelligence is crucial in tech companies but still many companies struggle to include technologies based on it. For Holidu, artificial intelligence and machine learning are an indispensable part of  day-to-day business. AI is the foundation on which Holidu is built, (they received their Exist scholarship for their image recognition technology based on it). This technology helps us to recognize duplicates of the same holiday home on different websites and it enables us to show the user the best price. The tech craftsmanship is exceptional.

The team consists of more than 170 people coming from more than 30 different nations. Between the headquarter office in Munich and further remote offices in leisure destinations everyone works efficiently together every day. Fun never falls short. Many events are organized next to work and long-lasting friendships are developed. This working atmosphere is cherished  a lot at Holidu. Furthermore, there’s a women's quota of almost 50% at Holidu. In the tech teams, Holidu is above average with about a third of female team members, and they would like to increase that number even more. The company hosts Meetup formats that are particularly popular with female developers.

TAKE YOUR IT SKILLS TO A GLOBAL LEVEL THROUGH TRAVEL AT HOLIDU

What's the thing that you appreciate/value/cherish more about what you do as a brand?

We are humbled by the opportunity to make people happy. Going on a holiday and spending quality time with friends or family is something people look probably forward to the whole year. Finding the best accommodation for one's needs, being able to book it easily and not having to worry about anything is truly a relief for travellers. We love what Holidu stands for and what our brand makes possible, because with every booking through our platform we make a family or a group’s vacation easier.

Do you have a special story of something unique you did for a client? Something unusual you did as a team, something memorable you'd like to share?

Holidu is a very diverse team and many of its members are not from Munich or Germany. “This is why we put much effort in our onboarding process where we not only help new joiners learn about Holidu and their role, but also support them to settle in the city and connect with their team members.” Pretty Unusual is also Holidu’s band, which started to play as a surprise at their summer party in 2017  and keeps entertaining the team every year. Other than that, the company organizes fun ski trips in winter, hiking trips in summer and much more!

What's your company culture like? What is that you want to represent? 

Winning as a team; Holidu is a diverse team of tech and business talent, in which strong teamwork culture is fostered and each member takes ownership of their individual contributions. At Holidu, it is a tested and confirmed belief that when proactivity and creativity with trust and freedom are paired, amazing things are accomplished by the team.

Hungry but humble; We set ourselves ambitious goals to provide real value to our customers. We work hard to achieve our aims, while continuously challenging our status quo and constantly seeking to improve our service and ourselves.

Love technology; at Holidu we believe in the power of technology to solve almost any problem. To provide our customers with the best possible user experience, we build our own technology and leverage machine learning.

The focus is on the customer; As passionate travelers ourselves, we want to make a real difference for our customers. We put our customers first in every decision and seek to be genuinely helpful. We listen to customers, partners and colleagues to serve them in a transparent and friendly manner.

What is your team like? How do you work?

It is an International team, everyone loves to travel and is eager to learn and move things forward. Different departments are working collaboratively together and have fun while doing so. Product managers, designers, techies are working together in squads.

Our team of technology enthusiasts, creative experts, and vacation rental specialists from over 30 countries proudly refine Holidu’s global platform, 24/7. The brand is set on perfecting the search process for the ideal vacation rental and making the market truly transparent.

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What kind of people are you looking for? Who's the best match for your team?

Hungry and ready individuals who love having an impact from the first day on, motivated to achieve something big with the team. Team success is greater than individual success. We want passionate and collaborative individuals committed to advancing their tech careers alongside the team.

What benefits and perks do you offer your employees? What's the biggest plus of working for you?

We reach and have an impact on millions of people using our product every month, there is a wide platform for our talent to improve in their field. We reach people of all kinds of people and this definitely boosts the culture of our team.

Growth with responsibility from the start of your career and through regular feedback, each individual is responsible for their contributions and the benefits that come along. Our working culture is very dynamic and this helps each member improve their skills and develop a high profile competence.

The robust culture of course survives on healthy members. The offices are stocked for energized and healthy individuals. Stay healthy and energized with free fruit, breakfast and coffee in the office.

We offer wellness and fitness amenities. Get in shape at the premium gym in our office building for a discounted rate.

Language classes for our globally oriented business module. Learn languages with meetings in English and subsidized German classes.

We have a huge network where individuals connect and have fun with diverse yet like-minded people at work and regular events.

Travelling package for team members, 28 vacation days + 13 public holidays in Bavaria.

The work environment is a team of friends plus having the opportunity to  have an impact and bring in your own ideas. An open team, that has fun working together, also spends time together during free time, over 30 countries working here, more than 25 languages spoken

 What are your goals and plans for the future? What's your biggest ambition? 

“We will continue to invest in growing our inventory of attractive accommodations as well as in the further development of our technology platform in order to offer our travelers, partners and home-owners an even better service. Our mission is to finally make the search and booking of vacation homes easy. Our vision is to become the global go-to-platform for vacation rentals, by dramatically improving the user experience and combining all of the world’s instantly bookable vacation homes on our website. Making our travelers, homeowners and partners happy is a daily driver in our work. This way they can save real money and time and spend more time on what really matters: having a nice holiday and being great hosts.” Antwort von Johannes.

Find Holidu on their Website and Twitter and  Facebook for more information and updates. 

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Contrary to popular belief, a break from work and technology doesn’t put your career on hold. There are no breaks from life everything you consider off the records is just adding up to make you who you are. Look at a break as a way to get a new perspective, and reconnect with yourself with life as it has gone a little stale lately.

Maybe you love your job but are feeling just a little overwhelmed. There are various reasons to take a  break but most importantly, it is easy to lose a sense of self within a social and busy world with adverts telling you what you are missing and work taking up your mind.

In this article, we address the reasons why it is crucial that you take a break from the comfort of the mechanical lifestyle of work and technology and fall back into yourself and enjoy your own company.

WHEN TO TAKE A BREAK?

When you find yourself seeking deeper and meaningful relationships, it is time to take a break. It may feel as though you are fostering relationships by checking friends and family  social media feeds but you aren’t. If your head is constantly buried in your gadgets, you aren’t deepening relationships with the people that surround you and most importantly, yourself. Put your phone away and go away to a quiet personal space and reconnect with yourself.

If you start questioning your productivity and feel unaccomplished and all ideas questioning your self worth, it is time to step back. Everything is put on hold for a little peek at Facebook, Instagram, Twitter. There is nothing wrong with checking your social media unless you are using it as a distraction. It is a vicious cycle where you compare your life to that of others by their posts, then feel bad about your life, then continue to follow this trend to distract yourself from how stale you feel about your life. It is time to get back to reality where you have real goals to achieve.

The stress that comes from the need to have a glamorous life on social media is destructive, you pass through life like a zombie lost in the graphics of a device putting your health and business potential at risk. Take a break to observe your habits and adjust or throw them away completely, you will lose absolutely nothing. Real life is more fulfilling and not addictive because it is all there is.

The biggest mistake you can make when it comes to personal breaks is not taking one at all and missing out on the experience of a lifetime.

BENEFITS OF A BREAK

Change of scenery

Sure, you could decide to take a career break and stay at home, but where’s the fun in that? Breaks are the perfect opportunity to fit a bit of  travel into your life and change up the scene you are used to. You can choose to travel to one country and really immerse yourself or just take a brief trip to a cozy quiet place, it is really up to you. You do not have to step out big and luxurious to enjoy your break, but if you can, go for it! You need just the right place, with the right services and programs to give you a fulfilling break.

At Techmeetups, we understand the trials of the tech industry, from trying to manage a business, to recruiting talent and improving tech products and services. It is a lot of work and takes a toll on entrepreneurs and alienates them from the basic joys of life. That is why we organised two spaces in Sunny beach and Bansko for our community members to facilitate a break from the tech world. Self contained spaces, well furnished to ensure a personal experience and a calm atmosphere.

SUNNY BEACH BULGARIA

There is no better place to reunite you with life in Bulgaria, there is every place and activity to engage you in a break of a lifetime. The perfect place to cut your mind some slack and relax in your body. From the expansive beach to the expansive horizon, you are reminded of the vastness of the world and the endless possibilities available in life to enjoy it to the brim.

The endless sandy beaches and nightlife are matched with a water park and amusement park, and by day you’ll also find a range of activities available, like diving and day trips. Sunny Beach is one of Europe’s party capitals where revellers will encounter clubs and bars that are full of party-goers in July and August makes sure you have all they could want for an action-packed holiday, yet within its confines lies a space to tune out the outside world and get cozy with your own company.

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Check out these Tech break spaces near Sunny Beach for those days you want to tune out the outside world and relax:

COZY STUDIO, in 8.8 rated complex at Sunny Beach, Bourgas

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The studio is air conditioned and fully furnished and you will find a living room with kitchenette, sink, kettle, microwave, toaster and a fridge. There is a sofa bed, stretchable arm chair, a dining table with two chairs, a chest of drawers. A TV with 130 channels and High speed Wifi. Other items include iron, ironing board, hair dryer and a safe. The flat has a balcony with a table and 2 chairs.

The space

Nessebar Fort Club was built in 2007 and every year is proving to be one of the best maintained and well designed gated communities in the area. This is a studio on the first floor. The apartment has 36 square meters of living area, it is oriented to the west and has a view of the garden and the fields. There is a nice balcony with a table and two chairs and a view of the field. The studio can easily accommodate 2 adults +1 kid . The bathroom has a shower cabin and the room has one air conditioner.There are 6 swimming pools and the apartment has sun loungers that can be used at any of the pools. There are also playgrounds, crazy golf, tennis courts, gym & sauna, restaurants, shops and much more. Cleaning and Laundry service is available at a small charge.

Guest access

Entry to the complexYou can collect key and main gate fob at the office. Teodora and other office staff are very helpful and will be informed of your stay before hand. They can also be contacted if something isn’t working in the Apartment. Please enter the complex and take a left. Walking by two pools one to your right to reach building ‘A4’. The apartment is on the 1st Floor. Entrance to your right.Use the keys and turn left (anti clockwise) twice. Its double locked.

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STUDIO near Ski lift with SPA, Bansko

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Maria-Antoinette Residence is an ideal place for family holidays, ski holidays or a romantic escape from the busy everyday life. Located next to a river, Bansko’s Maria-Antoaneta Residence is just a 3-minute walk from the local ski lifts and Bansko Mall. The property has a large terraced garden with a seasonal outdoor swimming pool. Views of the river and surrounding mountains can be enjoyed from Maria-Antoaneta’s dining area whilst enjoying breakfast.

The space

The apartment has a balcony with picturesque mountain view. A kitchenette and bathroom with shower cabinet. Guests have the option of free on-site outdoor parking or underground parking with surcharges. Airport transfers and car rental can be arranged upon request.

For more information visit: Tech a Break

FRESH PERSPECTIVE

Working and social life with all their responsibilities can be stressful, and burnout is a real for people throughout life. So, use this as a chance to grab a fresh perspective! A break in a nice quiet space will refresh you and give you a new perspective on your life and career. Immersing yourself in self reflection and retrospection will help you make appropriate changes.

LEARN A NEW LANGUAGE

If you’ve always dreamt of learning Italian in Rome, or Spanish in Argentina, now’s the time!Learning a new language is fun, challenging, and definitely takes you out of your comfort zone. And while you might not get completely fluent during  break, learning some new language skills will impress and can even open up whole new opportunities.

MAKE NEW BUSINESS CONNECTIONS

Interacting with other entrepreneurs is a great way to step out of your routine and get involved in someone else’s story. Also easy to do over a short break. This is also one way to make friends.

GET CREATIVELY COZY

Pullout your paint, guitar, paper and create something. Engage your inner child or artistic side in creating something. Engage in some board games.

READ A BOOK

Have that book you have had your eye on? Have a genre that you like but have no time to read? Now is your chance, read for the pleasure of it. It is essential to your mind and intellectual growth.

TAKE A NAP OR MEDITATE

It is the next healthy thing to hydration. Get in the moment and just breathe. Observe how your thoughts and emotions push you around. Take a good rest and get  energized.

The options are endless with your break and you can your break  to re-evaluate what is most important to you in your personal and professional life, then focus and get excited about new opportunities. You deserve  a break and make the best out of your life. So, take the time to explore your quiet company, de-stress from your regular work and social life, and get a new lease of life. Hopefully, your break has rejuvenated you and you’re ready to take a break from the same old daily routine of your job and technology with new ideas!

Are you looking for a job, your next co-founder or recruiting your tech talent? Tech Events is the place to be for all professional networking. Visit  for more information about the events and how you can get more out of the experience and also get yourself a ticket to an event!

Website: Techmeetups.com  visit and treat yourself to a community of tech business events and support!

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14 Easy Modern Job Search Tips to Use in 2019

As of September, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reports unemployment is below four percent. Job market competition is fierce, as people are more confident about their chances of landing new positions under these conditions.

The modern job search is full of twists, turns, and turbulence.

There is no magic pill to guarantee success.

Here are 14 strategies that, I believe, can lead to real results:

1. Transition to New Technology

Blockchain and cryptocurrency are so new that there aren’t many people who can claim years of experience in the field. This opens up a tremendous opportunity for those in search of a career change. Recruiters are very willing to consider newbies who can be trained. As long as you’re open to learning and adept with technology, this could be the career path for you.

Similarly, renewable energy and other green technologies are booming. If cryptocurrency and blockchain don’t seem very attractive, consider this industry instead.

2. Prepare for New Interview Tools

Over the last few years, the interview process has become lengthier and more complicated. Many companies now incorporate behavioral assessments. Video interviews are commonplace. With the arrival of AI, some companies are even implementing facial recognition technology to read candidates’ body language. Don’t get caught off guard by any of those cutting-edge technologies. Prepare yourself ahead of time.

Of course, humans still make the final decisions.

3. Authenticity Doesn’t Mean Compromising Your Privacy

A mistake many people make is oversharing on the internet. It’s often done in the spirit of authenticity and transparency, but that doesn’t mean you should forget about your privacy. Sure, it may feel good to help people who face the same medical and financial challenges by sharing your story, but you could also be endangering your future employment opportunities. Seventy percent of employers screen candidates’ social media profiles during the hiring process. Everything you post is open to scrutiny.

Could posting about your mental health struggles or financial woes really lead to a lost job opportunity? Regardless of the ethics or legality, the answer is yes. Just keep that in mind.

4. Keep Your Data Protected

Speaking of privacy: There are predators on job boards and social networks who prey on people who are anxious to find new opportunities. Keep your wits about you, and take some time to shore up you social media privacy settings.

One neat thing I recently learned, courtesy of IT professor Nichelle Manuel, is that you can use your Facebook account settings to make sure no one else is accessing your info:

– On your Facebook page, go to “Settings” and then to “Security and Login”
– Find the section marked “Where You’re Logged In”
– Don’t recognize one of the devices registered? You can revoke its rights with one click.

5. Negotiation Is a Necessity

Most people struggle with negotiating their salaries, asking for a raise, or winning an upgrade to their benefits packages. In this hyper competitive job market, this skill is more necessary than ever.

If you’re not a great negotiator, try taking a class on Skillshare, Udemy, or another online learning platform. You can also do what I did and read Chris Voss’s book, Never Split the Difference: Negotiating as If Your Life Depended on It, which I found immensely helpful.

6. Put the Work Into Maintaining a Quality Network

Quality connections don’t happen by accident. A quality network has depth and produces mutually satisfying benefits for all involved.

Build your network on an exchange of value. Meet and correspond regularly with your contacts. Try to provide just as much value to them as they do to you. When your bonds are strong, people will be more willing to help you find work and vouch for you.

7. Keep Your References Warm

Part of building strong relationships with your network is staying in touch with people who will act as your references. This could be as easy as following their activity on social media, updating them on your career progress, and reaching out to see how you can add value to their own endeavors. If they are not online regularly, you have to meet them where they are.

Whatever you do, don’t wait until it’s reference time to reach out. Keep the relationship warm.

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Famous for its art and architecture, Barcelona is the capital and largest city of the autonomous community of Catalonia.

Barcelona is one of the world's leading tourist, economic, trade fair and cultural centres, and its influence in commerce and the arts all contribute to its status as one of the world’s major global cities.

In the past couple of years, it has seen an immense coworking growth in its startup scene with amazing events going on every day.

Professionals from all kinds of industries come here to network and meet other like-minded individuals that will help them form strategic partnerships for their businesses and projects. Check out Techmeetups for any tech services and upcoming events in Barcelona.

1. CLOUDWORKS SAGRADA FAMILIA 

This is the best place for networking. With a community of 400 people, collaborations and creating partnerships comes so easily. It affords enough space across six floors to ensure that all your professional needs are met. A hot desk goes for 90 Euros a week and 185 Euros a month, they also have a daily package of 20 Euros.

Address: Carrer de Sardenya 229, 4th Barcelona.

Website: https://wearecloudworks.com/es/ubicaciones/sagrada-familia

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2.ESPAI BORN

Espai Born is a multidisciplinary space designed carefully by interior designers creating an atmosphere that inspires creativity and fosters the development of new projects. Diligently crafted since day one, beginning with hours and days of tirelessly scraping out 20 tons of garbage to clear out the space, Espai Born has been nurtured with such love and care that can only be 100% pure passion and devotion. Membership runs for 10 Euros a day and 99 Euros a month for a hot desk. A dedicated desk is 149 Euros a month.

Address: Carrer Vigatans 11, Barcelona

Website: http://www.espaiborn.com

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3. COWORKIDEA

CoworkIdea is a chic and modern coworking space in Barcelona. With its modern and unconventional style, it will definitely appeal to independent professionals, working nomads and remote workers out there. With its pallet desks and chalk wall, this is not exactly your usual office space, it has personality and style. Membership goes for 20 Euros a day and 90 Euros a month for hot desk. A dedicated desk is at 220 Euros a month. A private office for 6 people is at 1200 Euros.

Address: Carrer de Torres i Amat 21,1 Barcelona

Website: https://coworkidea.com

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4. NEST CITY LAB

Our mission in Apocapoc is to imagine, create and offer sustainable spaces that inspire its members to live a more eco-conscious and fulfilling life. Our philosophy relies on the vision of free interconnected human beings, in a life long learning process, that reach their maximum potential through the practice of sustainable daily habits. Our spaces aim to create paths that facilitates the hike towards this vision Membership plan; hot desk at 17 Euros a day and 147 Euros a month. A dedicated desk is at 247 Euros a month. A private office for 16 people is at 3477 Euros a month.

Address: 100 Carrer d’Alaba, Barcelona

Website: https://www.apocapocbcn.com/en

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5. BLITZ COWORKING

Thinking about a change in your day to day work pace? Or perhaps a change of environment in general? Brace yourself for coworking in Blitz! Discover the benefits and joy of coworking in a space amplified with positive energy. There’s much for you to do and see at Blitz Coworking where everyday is a fresh experience. You will have access to a large community of tech talent. Blitz coworking membership plan; hot desk at 200 Euros a month, half a day either morning or afternoon at 90 Euros a month.

Address: Carrer Ca l’Alegre de Dalt, Gracia, Barcelona

Website: https://blitzgracia.com

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6. LA VACA COWORKING

An original coworking space in a unique place like an old “Vaqueria” in the heart of Poble Sec. At La Vaca we’ve transformed a former dairy shop into the Coworking that it is today. A community of freelancers, entrepreneurs and digital nomads from all over the world. A space that has cafe-chill vibes where you’ll find different spots to work in. A hot desk plan; 15 Euros a day favourable for digital nomads, 65 Euros a week and 150 Euros a month. A dedicated desk is at 190 Euros a month.

Address: 1 Carrer de la Creu dels Molers, Barcelona

Website: https://www.lavacacoworking.com

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7. MAKERS OF BARCELONA (MOB)

With more than 400 entrepreneurs, techies, innovators, MOB bailen is one of the three spaces of MOB, a creative hub in the heart of Barcelona, home of the city’s first community of entrepreneurs & creatives. Since the opening of its first space in 2011, MOB has been supporting entrepreneurs by offering them the infrastructures, connections, training, advice and business opportunities that they need to kickstart and grow their business. Membership starts at 15 Euros a day and 65 Euros a month for hot desk, a dedicated desk at 190 Euros a month. A table of 4 people at 695 Euros, an office at 240 Euros a month.

Address: 11 Carrer de Bailen, bajos, Barcelona

Website: https://mob-barcelona.com/coworking/

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8. BETAHAUS

A flexible home for professionals to get their stuff done, Betahaus is a coworking space for freelancers, entrepreneurs, startups and businesses who are over trying to work alone from a home environment or finding a table in the local cafe with iffy Wi-Fi. Coworking memberships are flexible and affordable giving you 24/7 access to keep a smile on the faces of workaholics. Memberships; a hot desk at 179 Euros a month, a fixed desk at 199 Euros a month and an office at 249 Euros a month. They have a daily pass for 9 hours at 15 Euros and a weekly pass for 45 hours at 50 Euros.

Address: 7 Carrer de Vilafranca, Barcelona

Website: https://www.betahaus.es

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9. ATICCO URQUINAONA

More than a workspace, Aticco has a community of more than 800 coworkers making this space a center of creation, innovation and productivity. Aticco offers unrivaled service facilities and solutions for freelancers, entrepreneurs, startups and companies. You will be able to focus on your business and grow as a professional, whilst the mundane administration of running an office is totally taken care of. Located in a 1000 square meter penthouse overlooking the whole city, Aticco aims to make your life and the running of your business a whole lot easier, so that you can sit back, relax and create. Membership plan; flexible desk at 250 Euros a month, a fixed desk at 349 Euros and a private office at 399 Euros. A day pass at 45 Euros, a weekly pass at 125 Euros.

Address: Ronda sant Pere 52, Atico, Barcelona

Website: https://aticco.com

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10. WEWORK GLORIES 

Sitting proudly on nine full floors of a gleaming glass building at the junction of two of Barcelona’s busiest thoroughfares, WeWork at Plaça de les Glòries Catalanes is a coworking space for winners. This neighborhood is a hub for companies focused on technology and innovation, but our convenient workspace welcomes businesses of all sizes,no matter their pursuit. With onsite parking and a mere three minute stroll to both the 6 and 7 buses and Metro Glòries, your commute is simple. Membership plan; hot desk at 250 Euros a month, fixed desk at 350 Euros per month and private offices at 1000 Euros per month. Wework has other workspaces in Carrer de Pallars , Ciutat de Granada, Diagonal 444 and Passeig de Gracia

Address: Luxa C / Tánger - Badajoz, Barcelona

Website: https://www.wework.com/buildings/glories--barcelona

BEST COWORKING SPACES IN BARCELONA

Whether you are looking for a job, your next co-founder or recruiting your tech talent, the Barcelona Job Fair  is an event to attend on Thursday 17th October 6pm. Visit Techmeetups.com  for more information about the event and how you can get more out of the experience and also get yourself a ticket!

Website: Techmeetups.com  visit and treat yourself to a community of tech business events and support!

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In the early stages of a business or a startup, you may not have a tech recruiter on the HR team. Even without technical knowledge it is possible to interview tech candidates. So before you rush out to find a specialist tech recruiter, let’s save you some money and time in this simple and systematic interview workout plan that will ensure a consistent quality of hires. Check out this cool Tech Alphabet for all tech terms you may want to get to know, you don’t need these in the interview, we got you covered below.

Decide what skills you are looking for

Before conducting the interview, decide what the business needs. You come up with a criteria for the interview which eliminates repetition except for the few improvised interactions. Do you need an innovator or tech wizard? Do you someone motivated to solving technical problems or product building? Do you need a particular expert knowledge? All these narrow down your candidate quite easily and prevents unnecessary grilling.

Face up to your lack of knowledge

Nope, do not tell the candidate about this, rather, ask the candidate to talk about what they do as if they are talking to someone without technical knowledge, the ease with which someone handles this reflects so much on their communication skills, patience and other soft skills that make a well rounded candidate.

Find out about their network

Is the candidate on LinkedIn? What other professional networking media are they involved in? A little professional stalking never hurt anybody (or did it?) find out the characteristics of their network, tech people know other tech people and a good network portrays flexibility and experience in the candidate’s career. Connections, recommendations and industry projects.

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Passion and interest

Find out about what the candidate does with their skills and knowledge outside of work. A candidate who invests time and energy in improving their skills is one you can trust to roll with the punches in an ever changing industry. This is a candidate who adapts easily to change and is able to learn on the job. What does the candidate see him or herself doing in five years? Is their interest in being top skilled in their field or more money? Find out what drives the candidate in this line of work.

HOW TO INTERVIEW A DEVELOPER WHEN YOU LACK TECH SKILLS

Their worst projects

If someone has spent enough time in the industry there is a high chance they have encountered a troublesome project or dysfunctional team and even failure. Ask the candidate about their worst projects and how they survived them. Resilience and responsibility are indispensable traits.

HOW TO INTERVIEW A DEVELOPER WHEN YOU LACK TECH SKILLS

Give them a challenge

Give constructive challenges, get the candidate to work with another on a short project. This helps you assess all their skills in action from communication to technical skills. Whiteboarding is overrated and actually brings the opposite of the intended goal. It is also used as a means of intimidating and a breeding ground for unhealthy competition and it might scare off good candidates.

HOW TO INTERVIEW A DEVELOPER WHEN YOU LACK TECH SKILLS

Give them a chance to ask you questions

Free up communication lines and be on the receiving end of their questions. You test curiosity, their understanding of the position and what is required of them. Their compatibility with your company’s culture and their expectations.

HOW TO INTERVIEW A DEVELOPER WHEN YOU LACK TECH SKILLS

Whether you are looking for a job, your next co-founder or recruiting your tech talent, Tech Events is the place to be for all professional networking. Visit for more information about the events and how you can get more out of the experience and also get yourself a ticket to an event!

Website: Techmeetups.com  visit and treat yourself to a community of tech business events and support!

TechMeetups.com 8 years. 21 cities. 68 job fairs. 1100+ hiring companies. 60,000+ job seekers. 

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