Mindspace

Mindspace is a rapidly-growing global provider of beautiful and inspiring coworking spaces for teams of all sizes, with 15 locations in London, Berlin, Munich, Hamburg, Tel Aviv, Herzliya, Warsaw and will soon be expanding to the U.S. In an upscale coworking environment with inspiring unique designs, an exceptional level of service to its members, and a vibrant real-world community; Mindspace offers hassle-free comfort and productive offices, with stunning lounges and meeting rooms, and fully-equipped kitchens.

A global community of over 8,000 entrepreneurs, freelancers, startups, investment firms, and innovation teams from leading enterprises enjoys weekly networking events, professional meetups, and happy hours in a cozy, collaborative atmosphere. With flexible membership options, companies can focus on growing their businesses, while Mindspace takes care of the rest.
NAME OF COMPANY Mindspace
SECTOR/COMPANY PROFILE Coworking / A rapidly-growing global provider of inspiring coworking spaces
NAME OF PRESIDENT OR MANAGING DIRECTOR Dan Zakai
PRESIDENT’S OR MANAGING DIRECTOR’S PROFILE Dan is a serial entrepreneur, Co-founder and CEO of Mindspace. Prior to Mindspace, he founded G Systems Solar Solutions in 2008, a leading solar energy company, which was later acquired, and worked as an investment banker at Lehman Brothers and HSBC.
Dan holds a BA in Law & Business Administration from the IDC, Israel, and an MBA from the Booth School of Business at the University of Chicago.
Dan is married and a proud father of four children.
SHORT DESCRIPTION OF THE COMPANY Mindspace is a rapidly-growing global provider of beautiful and inspiring coworking spaces for teams of all sizes, with 15 locations in London, Berlin, Munich, Hamburg, Tel Aviv, Herzliya, Warsaw and will soon be expanding to the U.S. In an upscale coworking environment with inspiring unique designs, an exceptional level of service to its members, and a vibrant real-world community; Mindspace offers hassle-free comfort and productive offices, with stunning lounges and meeting rooms, and fully-equipped kitchens.

A global community of over 8,000 entrepreneurs, freelancers, startups, investment firms, and innovation teams from leading enterprises enjoys weekly networking events, professional meetups, and happy hours in a cozy, collaborative atmosphere. With flexible membership options, companies can focus on growing their businesses, while Mindspace takes care of the rest.
COUNTRIES IN WHICH THE COMPANY OPERATES UK, Israel, Germany, Poland, USA
DESCRIPTION OF THE ENTRY INTO THE POLISH MARKET This year Mindspace opened the doors of its first location in Poland, at the renovated Hala Koszyki project. The location spans 3 floors and over 3,000 sqm. The new space accommodates over 450 members. Mindspace offers optimal working solutions to Polish companies, startups, and entrepreneurs, as well as to international businesses expanding to Poland. Mindspace is set to become the new center of the city’s innovation ecosystem through the events that take place in the community - such as keynote speeches, workshops, hackathons, and more. The vibrant, real-world community helps Warsaw members at Mindspace to form meaningful relationships with other members aspiring for greatness, locally and around the world. Mindspace's entry into Poland generated huge interest among the ecosystem and press, resulting in more than 500 news pieces from leading publications including Eurobuild, Puls Biznesu, Business Insider, Forbes, Spider's Web, and more.
THE ORIGINS OF THE COMPANY AND HOW IT STARTED OUT Mindspace was founded in 2014 in Israel, the Startup Nation, by Dan Zakai and Yotam Alroy. The company introduced a new standard to coworking spaces with its unique design and excellent customer service, and quickly grew in Israel and expanded to Germany, where it quickly became the market leader with 7 locations in Berlin, Munich and Hamburg. Earlier this year, the company announced its global expansion plans, and followed suit this summer with new locations in Herzliya (Israel), London and Warsaw. The reason to enter Warsaw was the city's rapid evolution into an economic hub for talent and innovation in Europe and the specific opportunity to take significant space at the historic Hala Koszyki project, which is already acknowledged as the best place to be in Warsaw, now for both people and businesses.
HOW MUCH THE COMPANY HAS INVESTED IN ENTERING THE POLISH MARKET Confidential
WHAT DIFFERENTIATES THE COMPANY’S PRODUCTS/SERVICES FROM THEIR COMPETITORS? 1. Prime Locations - Mindspace’s central locations are hand picked in the heart of each city’s business district and innovation ecosystem. In Warsaw, Mindspace is located at the vibrant Hala Koszyki.
2. International Membership - Unlike local spaces, Mindspace is a global coworking provider, offering its members to use its locations worldwide at no additional cost, to attend Mindspace events, and network with many thousands of professionals in the Mindspace community face-to-face, or over its mobile app.
3. Upscale Coworking Environment - Mindspace is well-known for its inspiring unique design. Each location is meticulously designed to create a productive and inspiring environment for the members. Local artists join Mindspace's designers in creating a unique space that reflects the local urban culture.
4. Valuable Benefits - Mindspace provides its members with a host of valuable benefits and offers from the likes of Google, Amazon, Microsoft, nearby restaurants, car rentals, hotels and wellness suppliers.
NOTABLE ACHIEVEMENTS TO DATE Mindspace has grown quickly this year, to a total of 16 locations totaling over 50,000 sqm in Germany, the UK, Israel, Poland and very soon, the U.S. It currently serves over 8,000 community members and over 2,000 companies, including some of the world’s leading brands including Microsoft, Barclays Bank, Samsung, M&C Saatchi, Techstars Accelerator, Euronews, and Cheetah Mobile.
PLANS FOR THE FUTURE / EXPANSION PLANS and information on how they have been pursued so far Mindspace will continue its rapid growth in 2018 as well, with an emphasis on Europe and the United States. Mindspace will continue to set itself as the center of the innovation ecosystem in each and every market it operates, like it has successfully done in Tel Aviv, Berlin, Hamburg, Munich, and now Warsaw.
PLEASE SAY WHY YOU SHOULD BE CONSIDERED FOR THE AWARD In just four years, Mindspace has become a significant global player in the coworking industry, and the first global player to enter Poland and bring the future of work to Warsaw. A Managing Director of one of the world's largest consulting firms visited Mindspace Warsaw and shared the experience on his social networks, saying "I think we need to find a new word to define this experience. 'Office' is no longer applicable." Mindspace offers a whole new standard to coworking and commercial real estate, which is recognized by large enterprises, innovative startups, and respectful publications in Poland. Mindspace demonstrates in action the importance of Poland to international players and the European economy, and makes significant investments to advance the Polish innovation ecosystem through opening bridges to major European cities and fostering collaboration and interaction.
Company website www.mindspace.me
NAME OF COMPANY
Mindspace
SECTOR/COMPANY PROFILE
Coworking / A rapidly-growing global provider of inspiring coworking spaces
NAME OF PRESIDENT OR MANAGING DIRECTOR
Dan Zakai
PRESIDENT’S OR MANAGING DIRECTOR’S PROFILE
Dan is a serial entrepreneur, Co-founder and CEO of Mindspace. Prior to Mindspace, he founded G Systems Solar Solutions in 2008, a leading solar energy company, which was later acquired, and worked as an investment banker at Lehman Brothers and HSBC.
Dan holds a BA in Law & Business Administration from the IDC, Israel, and an MBA from the Booth School of Business at the University of Chicago.
Dan is married and a proud father of four children.
SHORT DESCRIPTION OF THE COMPANY
Mindspace is a rapidly-growing global provider of beautiful and inspiring coworking spaces for teams of all sizes, with 15 locations in London, Berlin, Munich, Hamburg, Tel Aviv, Herzliya, Warsaw and will soon be expanding to the U.S. In an upscale coworking environment with inspiring unique designs, an exceptional level of service to its members, and a vibrant real-world community; Mindspace offers hassle-free comfort and productive offices, with stunning lounges and meeting rooms, and fully-equipped kitchens.

A global community of over 8,000 entrepreneurs, freelancers, startups, investment firms, and innovation teams from leading enterprises enjoys weekly networking events, professional meetups, and happy hours in a cozy, collaborative atmosphere. With flexible membership options, companies can focus on growing their businesses, while Mindspace takes care of the rest.
COUNTRIES IN WHICH THE COMPANY OPERATES
UK, Israel, Germany, Poland, USA
DESCRIPTION OF THE ENTRY INTO THE POLISH MARKET
This year Mindspace opened the doors of its first location in Poland, at the renovated Hala Koszyki project. The location spans 3 floors and over 3,000 sqm. The new space accommodates over 450 members. Mindspace offers optimal working solutions to Polish companies, startups, and entrepreneurs, as well as to international businesses expanding to Poland. Mindspace is set to become the new center of the city’s innovation ecosystem through the events that take place in the community - such as keynote speeches, workshops, hackathons, and more. The vibrant, real-world community helps Warsaw members at Mindspace to form meaningful relationships with other members aspiring for greatness, locally and around the world. Mindspace's entry into Poland generated huge interest among the ecosystem and press, resulting in more than 500 news pieces from leading publications including Eurobuild, Puls Biznesu, Business Insider, Forbes, Spider's Web, and more.
THE ORIGINS OF THE COMPANY AND HOW IT STARTED OUT
Mindspace was founded in 2014 in Israel, the Startup Nation, by Dan Zakai and Yotam Alroy. The company introduced a new standard to coworking spaces with its unique design and excellent customer service, and quickly grew in Israel and expanded to Germany, where it quickly became the market leader with 7 locations in Berlin, Munich and Hamburg. Earlier this year, the company announced its global expansion plans, and followed suit this summer with new locations in Herzliya (Israel), London and Warsaw. The reason to enter Warsaw was the city's rapid evolution into an economic hub for talent and innovation in Europe and the specific opportunity to take significant space at the historic Hala Koszyki project, which is already acknowledged as the best place to be in Warsaw, now for both people and businesses.
HOW MUCH THE COMPANY HAS INVESTED IN ENTERING THE POLISH MARKET
Confidential
WHAT DIFFERENTIATES THE COMPANY’S PRODUCTS/SERVICES FROM THEIR COMPETITORS?
1. Prime Locations - Mindspace’s central locations are hand picked in the heart of each city’s business district and innovation ecosystem. In Warsaw, Mindspace is located at the vibrant Hala Koszyki.
2. International Membership - Unlike local spaces, Mindspace is a global coworking provider, offering its members to use its locations worldwide at no additional cost, to attend Mindspace events, and network with many thousands of professionals in the Mindspace community face-to-face, or over its mobile app.
3. Upscale Coworking Environment - Mindspace is well-known for its inspiring unique design. Each location is meticulously designed to create a productive and inspiring environment for the members. Local artists join Mindspace's designers in creating a unique space that reflects the local urban culture.
4. Valuable Benefits - Mindspace provides its members with a host of valuable benefits and offers from the likes of Google, Amazon, Microsoft, nearby restaurants, car rentals, hotels and wellness suppliers.
NOTABLE ACHIEVEMENTS TO DATE
Mindspace has grown quickly this year, to a total of 16 locations totaling over 50,000 sqm in Germany, the UK, Israel, Poland and very soon, the U.S. It currently serves over 8,000 community members and over 2,000 companies, including some of the world’s leading brands including Microsoft, Barclays Bank, Samsung, M&C Saatchi, Techstars Accelerator, Euronews, and Cheetah Mobile.
PLANS FOR THE FUTURE / EXPANSION PLANS and information on how they have been pursued so far
Mindspace will continue its rapid growth in 2018 as well, with an emphasis on Europe and the United States. Mindspace will continue to set itself as the center of the innovation ecosystem in each and every market it operates, like it has successfully done in Tel Aviv, Berlin, Hamburg, Munich, and now Warsaw.
PLEASE SAY WHY YOU SHOULD BE CONSIDERED FOR THE AWARD
In just four years, Mindspace has become a significant global player in the coworking industry, and the first global player to enter Poland and bring the future of work to Warsaw. A Managing Director of one of the world's largest consulting firms visited Mindspace Warsaw and shared the experience on his social networks, saying "I think we need to find a new word to define this experience. 'Office' is no longer applicable." Mindspace offers a whole new standard to coworking and commercial real estate, which is recognized by large enterprises, innovative startups, and respectful publications in Poland. Mindspace demonstrates in action the importance of Poland to international players and the European economy, and makes significant investments to advance the Polish innovation ecosystem through opening bridges to major European cities and fostering collaboration and interaction.
Company website
www.mindspace.me

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