Christoph Fahle
September 12, 2012

If Coworking Didn't Exist...

Where were you working before you got a desk at betahaus? Optionally, you were wearing a suite preparatory to making a decision to change your life completely and uncompromisingly. Or you have always been a freelancer and experienced all the hell and heaven of working wherever your lap top lands.

Deskwanted, an awesome global network of coworking spaces and shared offices, launched a photo contest ´Need a Better Place to Work?´ to promote the ideas and spirit of coworking all over the world. If you are well acquainted with experience of endless search for ´something like a desk´ and ´something like a chair´ let others know how it looked or does look in your most ridiculous life situations.  Wherever you are from, Berlin or the other side of the Ocean, you are very welcome to participate posting the photo of yourself or a friend in spontaneous working environment to @Deskwanted on twitter with the hashtag #NeedABetterPlace. Lucky winner will receive a complimentary placement to the value of 100€/USD in any activity listed on Gidsy, in any city they choose.

More details about the competition are here.

And, please, accept the challenge of getting from your bed to your desk, don´t end up working in your bed... ;)

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In the last few weeks the event spaces at betahaus | Neukölln were packed with cool events. We opened up the Hide-Out with BETAPITCH Berlin 2019 in the start of April. The hotly contested pitching event saw 12 startups reveal their visions for improving accessibility in public transport. Here’s a recap video from the event.

Photo by: Dominik Tryba

On 27th of April we celebrated 10 years in beta. For our coworking anniversary we transformed betahaus | Neukölln into a party venue and an art exhibition. Artists from our community filled The Basement with art, The Garden was full of fun activities and inside in The Club we had our favourite DJ's playing. In case you have missed it, here’s a recap video from the event.

Photo by: Dan Taylor

We also welcomed the LongHash Crypto conference and enjoyed 3 days of workshops and panel discussions on all things blockchain. And speaking about conferences, our friends from GitHub also chose the betahaus | Neukölln spaces for the workshop day of their biggest event - The Satellite conference. More than 600 developers, executives, and industry leaders from around the world came to

Photo by: Dominik Tryba

After you’ve taken care of your paperwork and you’ve signed up both in Bürger- and Finanzamt, you are all set up to start working. One of the best ways to get integrated into the city fast, meet like-minded people, and even find clients is by working from a coworking space. There are tons of benefits for freelancers and luckily Berlin has a lot to offer in this way. A coworking space is a physically collaborative shared workspace, which brings all kinds of creatives and entrepreneurs together. It’s a perfect place for startups, freelancers, digital nomads and even corporates searching for innovation. And it’s the biggest advantage towards the typical office space is that it pushes a collaborative exchange between its members and facilitates the creative process and networking.

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