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Lachlan Sloan speaking at the Unconference in CUAsia 2017

CUAsia-February 2017-Chiang Mai, Thailand-Lachlan Sloan: Journey from service-office startup to coworking space

Lachlan Sloan from BizDojo spoke at the Unconference in CUAsia 2017; he shared his journey from a service-office startup to coworking space. Sloan and his wife planned to stay for two years but ended up staying there for fifteen years. During his time in Asia, he was fortunate to be part of a service office startup called Compass. Compass was launched in 2008; it grew from one location in Hong Kong to fifty locations in five years. They had 80…

Michael Kim from Google giving presentation on Google for Entrepreneurs

CUAsia-February 2017-Chiang Mai, Thailand-Michael Kim: Google for Entrpreneurs

Christopher Thompson, the director of Hubud, introduced the speaker, Michael Kim from Google at the Unconference in CUAsia 2017. He started the presentation with an introduction of their group, Google for Entrepreneurs (GFE). The Google for Entrepreneurs network is a group of well class, techies, accelerators, and educational providers. It provides high-quality programming and international network. Michael’s role in the group is to lead APAC partnerships for GFE. Google is a giant startup, and to the core of their company,…

Ashish Goenka hosted a special session on Fckup nights at CUAsia-17

CUAsia-February 2017-Chiang Mai, Thailand-Ashish Goenka: F*ckUp Night – Where everyone shares their f*ckups + failures

Ashish Goenka from Bombay Connect, a coworking space in Mumbai, India; hosted a special session on ‘FuckUp Nights’ at the Unconference in CUAsia 2017. He has organized this event many times in India as well and is the local license holder. The idea of fuckup night is, to be honest, vulnerable, share failures, celebrate them a little bit and understand them for what they are; they are not a source of shame, they are almost always an excellent source of…

Carsten Foertsch founder of Deskmag presenting the findings of Global Coworking Survey 2016

CUAsia-February 2017-Chiang Mai, Thailand-Carsten Foertsch: Global Coworking Survey 2016

Carsten Foertsch, the founder of Deskmag, presented the findings of Global Coworking Survey 2016 at the Unconference in CUAsia 2017. Deskmag is the biggest and oldest online media platform about coworking. In almost every article and news piece on coworking you see, Global Coworking Survey is cited, it is the most comprehensive source of data on coworking industry on Earth. He presented the Asian and Global results of the 2016 Global Coworking Survey, which have been reported by the employees,…

Pieter Levels speaking about what coworking spaces should be doing

CUAsia-February 2017-Chiang Mai, Thailand-Pieter Levels: What coworking spaces should be doing better?

The second speaker at the Unconference in CUAsia 2017  was Pieter Levels. He attracted a lot of attention by being able to launch 12 startups in 12 months. He made good on that and better, 2 of the more well-known companies that he started are; NomadList, which ranks cities around the world as being more or less attractive for digital nomads, and RemoteOk which is now the world’s biggest remote only job site. Pieter, also known as ‘a superuser’ in the…