Last Friday we celebrated the opening of our new office space on the third floor of Alaba 61 with friends and family. With the music and atmosphere by Technoborn and a drink & food sponsoring by iKoula we were ready to go! 162 people made their way to our office and partied the night away! Here you’ll see some impressions and short fragments of the stories of our guests (in Spanish):


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pb_Q-jIayfA

In this podcast #18 we present a crowd-sourced podcast to you, asking our guests what they do, how they got there and what they associate with itnig.

What is itnig for you? A cultivating space for new idea to take form, friends, Avantguard, a company in which you can grow, learn & have fun and even a mix of knowledge and good practices that push you to find a good solution and accompanies you.

What is itnig for you and how can you contribute to our startups?

Join us: itnig.net/jobs

We will talk with Eloi & Arol from Codeworks about whether their 3 months intensive coding bootcamp can be an alternatives to universities. if you want to become a developer a university course might be too engineering focused — can a bootcamp be a solution?

Eliza is spending her day focussed on logistics, transporting online orders not yet with drones. Oriol Blanc is interrogated by Bernat on the relationship of him being in a company and the police stopping by to check if everything is in order. He also tells us a bit more about his past venture Gossip, a social app that grew and was dropped very quickly. Next up, Jaume Freixa from iKoula, a sponsor for the night, a company for cloud hosting dedicated to small and medium businesses. Jaume used to work with us many years ago and now comes back with an interesting solution to startups like ours.

Victor Martinez, another ex Camalooner, is confronted with the topic of our last podcast talking about recruitment. He was the one who took a technical test asked of him badly and perceived it as having to give free work to the recruiting company.

Xavi & Matthias, both in two open source corporate businesses, discuss what it is like to work in such an environment. Matthias will also mention his responsibility as gatekeeper, contributing himself to the Linux kernel and also checking other contributor’s branches. But what is it like in a working environment, where productivity is not measured, even though they follow agile methodology with a marked production rhythm?

Hear from Alex, who used to work at Playfulbet, about his use of microservices o monolithic app. You’ll also meet Aida Nogues, who started as artist hunter at Camaloon and talks about her days now as UX/UI Designer at Badi. She spends her time with user testing to validate features, flows or wireframes of the product they are developing or even UI and the design of the interface.

Lastly you’ll see Bernat interviewing Adria & Andre, one of our first Sales Ninjas in Camaloon, who came to celebrate with us. They are now dedicated to selling Saas for hospitals or travels for students in Switzerland.

If you want to join us in this open environment, nurtured by smart people, many ideas and even more discussions, take a look at our job board: itnig.net/jobs

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WHY YOU SHOULD CONSIDER A COWORKING SPACE FOR YOUR STARTUP

Your home office or a coffee shop won’t be enough!

Yes, we all know the tale about the guy who starts a small company in their garage or basement, has a brilliant idea and becomes the next Steve Jobs. It’s true, most successes have very humble beginnings. It’s also true that not all garage or basements are going to magically get you a successful business. They might work in the very (veeeery) early stages of your startup, but you can’t always meet a client at coffee shops, not to say your basement. 

A great, if not the best, solution is to find a coworking space. Coworking spaces have become very popular all over the world, either for freelancers or entrepreneurs and startups. 

Coworking spaces are not just big rooms with desks and chairs with high-speed wifi. The areas are made to be exciting places to work and improve your productivity.

As a startup, you need to find resources fast and affordably. More importantly, you’ll need motivation. This is why you should consider a coworking space. 

Here are some basic but amazing benefits from coworking spaces:

  1. Community

Joining a coworking means joining a community.  Being surrounded by other entrepreneurs, freelancers and talented independent people is without doubt a one of the best features of a coworking.

Motivation is key when starting a new project and trying to develop your own business. The road will get though and you’ll appreciate other entrepreneurs’ vision and support! Other workers’ feedback can be very useful to improve your service/product before trying to sell it to the world. 

  1. Networking, networking and…networking!

As a startup, you’ll be looking for networking opportunities. Most coworkings host professionals from different kind of industries, which can open up many doors for you and your business. Not all coworking spaces are about networking, some of them prefer to have a quiet individual work environment, so as a startup you have to make sure to choose a coworking with networking opportunities.

At Itnig, for example, we love to share ideas and support other entrepreneurs. Don’t be shy, some of the other coworking tenants can bring great business opportunities, or even become new clients (and friends)! 

  1. Budgetfriendly

As entrepreneurs (or people for that matter) it’s very important to understand the importance of money, more specifically: budget. Tight budgets call for smart spending. Coworkings are usually budget friendly, most of them offer different membership options depending on your startup’s needs and budget.

  1. Amenities 

A coworking provides you with everything needed to be as productive as possible. High speed internet connection, printers, conference rooms and COFFEE. Some coworkings even plan afterwork activities and events to make it all more fun! As a startup, a coworking space is your best chance at having all the basic amenities but also the fun ones, like a ping pong table or a nice chill out terrace. 

  1. Happy clients

As you grow and have more clients, it can get messy if you keep meeting them in coffee shops. Coworking spaces offer office services such as conference rooms. That way your meetings will be more professional and comfortable for everyone. 

Barcelona is a city full of coworkings of every kind! Our Itnig community keeps growing, we now have up to 20 startups such as Andjoy, Classlife, Factorial and Freeverse, all under the same roof. We have afterwork activities and we also plan different kinds of events open to anyone interested in marketing, tech stuff, entrepreneurship and design. Our space is about 2.100m2 with up to 800m2 of conference rooms, events space, ping pong and fun activities. 

There’s also  wifi, endless coffee and talented people. Join us!