Man of a few words, But those few words… wow. He would be a great diplomat. Head of Coworking at St. Oberholz in Berlin. Editor at Large at blog Netzpiloten. Co-founder of the German Coworking Federation (GCF).
A walking encyclopedia. But not because he worked for Google. People are already quoting him on social medias because what he says, you will remember. He used to play drums and actually was good at that. Expert for digital marketing. Lecturer, Journalist, Writer. Marketing Consultant and Author of professional texts on digital and analog communication. He spent the past 16 years in London where he was strategist in several advertising agencies, and the last two years in Google Creative ZOO Team.
Marija Radovanović, senior manager of the Youth Employment Promotion Project implemented by GIZ within German Development Cooperation in Serbia.
Personally, Marija is believer in learning and teaching, in growing and development, in endless curiosity that nurtures invention and innovation and individual’s impact on change in systems! Led by wisdom of experience and by power of love and co-creation in all dynamics and dimensions of life.
Martin Cuff is a marketing, communications and sector development strategist with more than two decades of experience in the Creative Industries and Tourism sectors. He specialises in the marketing, competitiveness and business/product development of Country Brands and Destinations with projects across five continents, from Namibia to Georgia and from Peru to Indonesia. He is the former Executive Director of the Association of Film Commissioners International and is currently advisor to the Serbia Creates project.
With strong background in customer experience, she knows that the customer is always right. Thanks to extensive and significant work in marketing intelligence, she can tell you that data never lies. As an ex-Head of Brand and Experience Management, she can teach you how to strategically build a brand and make perfect brand matches every time. Yes, every time! And as a Brand and Corporate Communications Director, she knows how to efficiently and effortlessly communicate with every target group. She is Vip mobile’s know it all person when it comes to communications, brand, and marketing. What’s most important she is willing to share her knowledge with you at the upcoming Coworking & Coliving Conference. Book your seat and fasten your seat belt – see you soon!
He likes his coffee. And his sandwich. And his chocolate cake. Well, he is a foodie. International Speaker, Coworking Expert, Thought Leader, Podcast Producer. Recovering Event Planner & Sponsorship Guru. Agora RDM, Miles to Go – Travel Tips, News & Reviews you can’t afford to miss. He is a Coworkacholic!
It takes a village, so she gathers one. Whether it is for fundraising, supporting entrepreneurs, building, parenting or writing stories, Dragana takes pride in connecting the right people. She is the co-founder of the Coworking Association of Serbia, one of the founders of Startit, a platform for coworking and development of the IT industry in Serbia. Currently consulting in the field of real estate on gathering and supporting active communities that bring value to the lives of the millennial workforce. Mom of 2 amazing boys, who co-author children storybooks with her, she is also an aspiring weightlifter, long-board rider and a homemaker.
Passionate about acquiring new knowledge. Driven by belief in the willingness and ability of people to change. Bojana serves as Advisor for Creative Industries and Science at the Office of the Prime Minister. She is a PhD candidate in Philosophy at the University Belgrade and her research interest is in the area of applied ethics.
Independent curator, manager and producer and music promoter, occasionally translator, copywriter, editor and freelance journalist. Since 1999 he was the author and collaborator on numerous projects in Serbia and abroad, from the domains of contemporary music, art education, visual culture and related fields. He was the initiator and artistic director of the festivals “Dis-patch” (2002-2010) and “+++” (2015). He took part at many festivals and conferences dedicated to music and independent culture in the Balkan region, Europe, USA and Canada – as a guest curator or artistic director, performer, lecturer, panelist or as a member of the organizational team. Through the activities of his organization and festival “Dis-patch”, he was the curator and producer of several projects that had its world premieres in Belgrade, and in which contemporary authors from various countries collaborated on new artistic productions.
He is one of the co-founders Nova Iskra, one of the first creative hubs in this part of Europe, where he is still focused on the development and management of education programs and international cooperation in the fields of art, design, new technologies, entrepreneurship and creative business. He is also one of the founders and team member of European Creative Hubs Network, the most relevant European network organization dedicated to creative hubs. At the same time, he is still active on presenting events, exhibitions and co-productions in the domains of contemporary music and visual arts.
He knows his numbers. Master of analysis and research in coworking. Founder and Editor at Deskmag.com. A social scientist, Carsten is passionate about new trends in urban affairs and the creative labour market, two things which are perfectly combined in the concept of coworking.
Besides being a humanitarian to admire, Matthew is a writer, traveler, facilitator, presenter and education director at London-based startup Escape the City. The former IBM consultant designs programs to help unfulfilled professionals pursue more meaningful work and build careers on their own terms. Matthew is a TEDx speaker and writes for The Huffington Post, Quartz, Observer, and his own blog, GiveLiveExplore.com.
After more than 18 years of experience in business development and with a strong background in sales, Veljko believes that appropriate communication is a major key to success in any business, especially coworking. Veljko is the General Manager and Co-Owner of Smart Office Coworking in Belgrade.
Loving father and husband, writer, dancer… He was supposed to play football but he was too passionate about it. As a hobby he is doing a graphic design, Illustrates, and he is a visual artist and Creative Director. He has won over 300 international awards in the field of design and advertising. Winner of the UEPS Lifetime Achievement Award.
He is a fire cracker of positive energy. Bernie has worked in and around coworking since 2010, he is always learning and sharing about content strategy, storytelling and sales to connect people and community.
He is Head of Growth, Managing Director Selina Operations Germany GmbH and Selina Operations Austria GmbH. Selina is a hotel concept with the mission to enable travelers to make real, meaningful and transformative connections with people, places and communities around the world. He is an entrepreneurial design enthusiast with a passion for innovative brand development and growth. Strategic decision making and brand building fascinates him. Developing business plans within an international team and motivating people around him to reach their peak performance makes him happy. He feel comfortable in a company with an ambitious environment that appreciates salesmanship, persuasiveness, organizational talent and humanity.
Although, Kofi was homeless at the age of 17, he went on to have a successful career, at first as a JD sports manager and later a Nike town product manager. With the knowledge gained and 10 Years working for Nike, Kofi decided to use his experience to give back to the community. He went on to set up Circle Sports in Westminster & Kingsland High road, an independent sports store that has put 70 N.E.E.T.S (Not In Education Employment or Training) back into long-term employment since opening in 2010. However, Kofi felt that the education system was not as transparent and certain demographics struggle to have access to any information. From this he decided to create Urban MBA (Master Business Association) in 2014 which he describes as the University for Street Entrepreneurs! Urban MBA empowers 16-25-year-old to start up their own business. So far within a five-year period Urban MBA has Cultivated over 60 young entrepreneurs, helping them gain over £200,000 in funding to grow their business. Over 200 have participated in either 6 week or 12 week enterprise programs to help them gain further entrepreneurship knowledge. Urban MBA was created by Kofi to address the 21st-century workforce…
“Currently, there are no jobs for life! Everyone will need entrepreneurial skills!”
He is an experienced beginner. He was in marketing before marketing. He is a Founder of Mokrin House and founder of so many good and smart things which he made with his hands, and intuition, from scratch. Co-owner of Studio Moderna Group, which deals with direct advertising and e-commerce, and operates in 22 countries of Central and Eastern Europe.
You will never meet more positive person in your life. Sometimes her smiling is just irritating. Communication Manager at Society 3.0 and Head of International Development Department Seats2meet.com.
Marija Raos Fitzhugh has many years of experience in informal education and consulting, primarily in the non-profit sector. Since 2013, she has been actively involved in the work of the Croatian Independent Professionals Society (CIPA) and the implementation of Coworking and Social Innovation projects. Since 2016, he has been a member of the European Freelancers’ Week Co-ordination Team. Her special interests are the media psychology, research and development and the future of work.
Claire founded The Melting Pot – Scotland’s Centre for Social innovation and one of the world’s’ first coworking spaces – back in 2005, by leading a grassroots group to create a innovative new type of resource base for a niche audience and establishing it as a social enterprise. She leads the business’ development, creating initiatives to stimulate and support social innovation. This includes Good Ideas, a free incubation programme which helps people turn their ideas into change; and innovative services that power-up globally the next generation of coworking businesses through the Coworking Accelerator. Claire and her team deliver a multi-Award winning social enterprise. She tours internationally providing a range of inputs on subjects including: coworking, leadership, development of social enterprise / innovation and incubating social change, personal organisational and community development.
A butterfly in the shell of a lobster. Tamara is CEO of Mokrin House, a rural coliving and coworking space in northern Serbia. She has a string of successful charities and social initiatives behind her, and cares deeply about creating environments for others to shine.Holding an MA in Management of Arts and Culture, she worked on a range of art projects, while also writing and performing music of her own.
Ryo Koshikawa Ragland is a former policy and programme manager for the United Nations and other international organisations, turned entrepreneur. He has successfully opened and sold a Top 30 restaurant in Belgrade, and successfully opened and closed a coworking and skill-sharing space, Share Square, also in Belgrade 🙂 He is currently developing Share Square’s skill-sharing web platform based on the community of over 10,000 users built up over the last two years in Serbia.
Community Youth Worker, Teacher, Systematic Family Psychotherapist and NLP Master. Over ten years of experience in the civil sector, she worked as a trainer with children and young people, by various groups, implementing programs related to youth and community development. She gained her international experience as a volunteer as a one year long term volunteer at the Corrymeela Conflict Resolution Center, Northern Ireland, UK. At the Center for Local Democracy, the civil society organization in Subotica from 2010 to 2013, as the coordinator of youth programs, she planned, conducted and evaluated various of workshops and trainings for young people, monitored the work of foreign volunteers and mentors (EVS), implemented programs within the Youth in Action Erasmus +. She led the process of lobbying and the establishment of a Local Youth Office and was appointed as first Coordinator of the Youth Office of the City of Subotica in local government (2013-2017).
She is currently working on the project Novi Sad – Youth Capital of Europe – OPENS 2019 as a Youth Coordinator. She is a member of the KOMS training base and the Tempus Foundation from Belgrade. Beside her current work she also does family psychotherapy and counseling. She lives and works in Novi Sad.
Pioneer of coworking in this region and Master of crowdfunding world wide. Luka Piškorič is a co-founder of Slovenia Coworking initiative and co-founder and managing director of Poligon Creative Centre – the first Slovenian creative centre, established as a platform for empowerment of independent professionals working in the creative industries and culture. He also works internationally as an expert on creative and cultural industries and is a founding member of the Cultural Policy Designers Network.
Wow just doesn’t cover everything! Kelsea is a passionate female entrepreneur and co-founder/CEO of Cutwork, an innovative architecture and design studio focused on new ways to live and work. Recent profile projects include Station F, the largest startup campus in the world and the first large scale co-living space in Paris. Kelsea was nominated for “Forbes 30 Under 30” in 2017, and was named a Fellow of the prestigious Kairos Society. In 2018, Cutwork was named in the top 30 clean-tech startups in Europe.
She shakes and shapes communities. Hard to follow and easy to listen. Jennifer is content strategist and writer. She mentors women in digital marketing, social media and innovation. Jennifer is the co-founder of Beta Bar, the first coworking space in Montenegro located in a small coastal town along the Adriatic, and member of the European Creative Hubs Network.
With more than 14 years of experience, Predrag Gajic has lead business and people operations all over the globe, with stints in Serbia, Portugal, Russia, and Uganda. For the last five years he has been a prominent member of the People Operations team at Toptal, using his skills to find the top developers around the world.
Powerful lady in any way. As a person but also her hobby is weightlifting. Stephanie is the General Manager at Techspace, a serviced office group that provides technology companies with the environment and resources they need to succeed. As General Manager, Stephanie leads the German team and helps drive the company’s European expansion. Before joining Techspace in 2017, Stephanie was COO at Ahoy! Berlin. Back in Canada, she co-founded Credo Productions and launched a coworking space called La Gare. She has held multiple leadership positions in organisations that support and connect entrepreneurs. Stephanie is engaged in both the property and technology industries, and regularly speaks at international events.
He is a tough cookie. Ok, maybe a tough muffin. Stubborn enough to stay in coworking for such a long time, learned him how to change, adopt and repeat. He is the founder of the first coworking space in Subotica in 2013. Since that time he has continuously been working on promoting and strengthening coworking communities across Serbia and the region, while building the local community in Subotica through several iterations of coworking spaces, navigating both ups and downs along the way. He is also a successful entrepreneur and founder of a digital content agency Solutium, involved with many educational projects for developing entrepreneurship and online business.
She is passionate about social entrepreneurship – and she really thinks that finding your mission in life and combining it with doing something good is the best way of being successful and happy. She is a multiple awarded entrepreneur since 10 years in the south of Austria, active in the coworking scene in the Alpe Adria region, organizer of the 1st hackathon in Carinthia in 2017 and always up for new projects in an international network. Mum of a 2 years old son, actress and host of two radio shows and a podcast.
A scientist trapped in an artist’s body, Bryce directs the communications and brand strategy for Cutwork, an architect design studio focused on new ways to live and work. Projects include Station F, the world’s largest coliving space, and Flatmates, the first large-scale coliving space in Paris. Obsessed with data, Bryce believes that shared space is essential to the future of city growth and is dedicated to helping pioneer this movement. In collaboration with Co-liv and the Coming Diaries, he is directing the Global Coliving Survey, which is the first coliving survey designed to give a voice to coliving residents, understand the emerging market’s drivers and the impact coliving has on individuals, communities, and society.
“Freedom is always the freedom of the one who thinks differently” Rosa Luxemburg said once. And she knew that there will be more freedom and human rights women fighters in the days to come after her time. Jovana is one of them. She is a founder and director of the Center for Moms, an organization advocating for moms rights. Besides providing free legal and psychological help to moms, organizing educational workshops and webinars and organizing campaigns aimed to change policies regarding moms, Center for moms is a voice and support system for mom entrepreneurs. Jovana is an activist with almost two decades of experience, graduated psychologist and communicologist, a master in public relations and a mom of Jevrem and Anđelija.
An artist and designer from Novi Sad, PhD student and expert associate at the Academy of Arts on poster design, letterhead and calligraphy with typography.He is multi-award winning, world-wide, for work in the field of poster design, and has actively participated in more than 60 exhibitions in the country and abroad.Through his work he wants to contribute to the preservation of the importance and integrity of the artist through the improvement of the knowledge of young people and their recognition in the context of the modern market economy. He is the founder and President of the Cultural Center Lab, where more than 1,000 educational, music and cultural events were held for more than 10,000 people since 2017. This space brings together self-employed professionals, creative groups and companies that work in the field of creative economies, social entrepreneurship and culture.
She has no idea what she is going to say next but would like to point out, nor does anyone. Has been a Lawyer, stage manger, has set up a conservatory for endangered animals and made custom perfumes. Founder of de Kamer, an intentional network of coworking spaces. Director of European Coworking Assembly, Managing Partner in Open Coworking. Proud member of Axschat community, an open online community of individuals dedicated to creating an inclusive world, and of the #pinksocks tribe.
Bogdan is a Software Engineer with great interest in distributed systems and the people side of software. He is passionate when it comes to enabling his team and sharing knowledge. An avid music and coffee lover. Ocassional speaker and all around too much information type of person.
She is passionate about organizational development, knowledge sharing, and building strong communities. Curious by nature, an economist by education, Mina is in charge of internal and external communication, learning, and collaborations at HTEC Group, and she is a collaborator of the first co-working space in South-East Serbia, Deli co-working space since it’s beginnings.
Head of Collaboration at The Melting Pot and involved in the world of coworking since 2014. With past lives in event planning, legal policy and practice, Sam has found her space in a sector that puts people and community at the forefront, and she is passionate about working to create impact. Originally from Melbourne, currently based in Scotland, she’s also a fire performer and drummer when not talking about the power and potential of coworking and social enterprise.
He is a project master and a loving father, husband and colleague! As a kid, he was a potential basketball player with a change of path. His rich biography is additionally strengthened with a numerous programs and activities, where he improved his excellent management and coordinating skills. He is also passionate about coworking community development, especially in Montenegro, which is continually being strengthened. As a result of his extraordinary work, he won the INVENTA Manager Award 2018 in IEC Tehnopolis. As the time went by, he got so popular so you can feel free to approach and thank him for his existence.
Vladimir Trkulja focuses on technology and innovation, with a particular interest in developing new business models for small businesses. He is a co-founder of Startit, has led product development teams for global startups, collaborates with UNICEF Innovation Fund and IREX Local media support program, and is one of the digital transformation experts who are working with Serbian companies through Chamber of Commerce and Industry programme supported by GIZ.
She bribes people with chocolate. Caroline is the founder of the European Coworking Academy. With over 10 years experience as a business owner in HR & Event hospitality, she helps spaces and people grow and facilitates the right trainings for coworking consultants. From defining strategy to concept design to execution for businesses. As a board member of the European Coworking Assembly she contributes to the growth of the community in Europe’s coworking industry.
Hi is Senior Full Stack Business Developer & Event Designer and Managing Partner & COO Impact Hub Belgrade. His main area of expertise is the weaving together different areas of business development and making purposeful actions and decisions. With a strong background in business development, customer journey mapping and development, sales, process optimization, project management, event management and public speaking and facilitation he has collaborated with over 800 different organizations and companies, produced and co-produced over 500 events and managed budgets of over 200k€. Through his experience, he has directly worked with over 200 small businesses and startups in their business development. He directly worked with over 500 people in teams of different sizes and have over 600 hours of facilitation and public speaking experience. He is proud alumni of AIESEC, Junior Achievement, Scout movement, Youth Offices as well as a member of Mensa Serbia.
Mirela Marović Omerzu is an entrepreneur, project manager and founder of BIZkoshnica Coworking in Zagreb, Croatia. In recent years Mirela has been developing her own entrepreneurial projects as well as developing and implementing projects for EU funds and programs specializing in SMEs and the creative and cultural industries. She is big promoter of entrepreneurship and trainer of entrepreneurial skills.
Creative producer and educator working at the intersection of theory and praxis, with special focus on gender and development of multi-platform experience based media. Currently developing transmedia feminist platform with a goal to explore diverse gender identities across the globe while telling a story about a fun loving and very unorthodox princess. Producing credits include big budget motion picture, performing arts and self-sustaining digital platform. Education practice is based in cinema and it involves teaching at New York’s The New School and community youth work in participatory youth media. Currently enrolled and finishing The New School MA Media Studies.
Considers writing poetry a powerful way to change the world.
He loves to question. Connecting dots and people are his strength. Driven by a desire to bring human connection into the core of our lives, Gui is on a mission to make intentional coliving the preferred way of living of the 21st century. After running pop-up coliving spaces around the world, he just finished touring across 100+ spaces to share his learnings in his upcoming book, Art of Coliving. He’s also building out a global coliving association, Co-Liv, while remaining full-time location-independent, and embracing minimalism to get the juices of life.
She is CEO and co-founder of Uradi-zaradi. As a little girl, she always wanted to change the world and help people to live better. Now she understand life as a struggle, progress and making small steps that lead a change. She is a mentor, innovator, entrepreneur, working with people every day. She is passionate about digitization, organizational development, knowledge sharing, user experience and learnig. Her tenacity is a major trait. The CEO and co-owner of start-up Uradi – zaradi who makes sure you have more free time during the day. Use the time to achieve goals!
Besides studying at Faculty of Transport and Traffic Engineering in Belgrade University gained professional knowledge in Adizes Institute SEE, Darko graduated in Aviation Academy in Belgrade. He has twenty-seven years of working experience in strategic project design and management. After ten years in sales and marketing his career has been switched in development and implementation of USAID community development programs with CHF International, BoozAllenHamilton and DAI. He is experienced in liaising with National Government and municipal officials, and instrumental in designing and implementing sustainable programs, developing and tracking performance indicators, leading the team. Affiliation with Junior Achievement started with initial activities through donor support in southeastern Serbia in 2003. He officially joined the JA Serbia team in 2010. Besides personal belief that “Joy is important” he likes to quote that “Anybody can be cool, but being awesome takes practice.
She is a doer, not a talker when it’s about fighting for the rights of marginalized groups of people. She graduated at the Philology faculty in Belgrade, at the department for Scandinavian languages and literatures. She always wanted to develop something that she believed into and that is how she entered the world of social entrepreneurship and started to develop LICEULICE, the first street paper in Serbia, together with small group of CSOs and individuals. She works as a Coordinator of LICEULICE for ten years already and deals with numerous challenges that both independent and activist media and social and economic empowerment of the most vulnerable citizens carries within.
An Israeli startup veteran who has moved his life to Bulgaria to create Networking Premium Coworking and Coliving. Emil is a teacher, educating the Israeli way of work. A way, that he believes made Israel and Israeli startups a success story.