Together with DREISECHSNULL, awesome Deskmag and Jovoto we are launching a worldwide design competition on creating the perfect Coworking Space of the future. The best projects will obviously win financial prices, so.. if your friend is an architect, let him know! ;) We will weekly show you the coolest projects submitted, the best coworking ideas and, of course will loudly announce THE winner in the beginning of February.
You can just see how it develops but you could also actively join in! We ask all the coworking spaces and coworkers on the planet Earth to let each other & architects know, WHAT`S YOUR KEY TO COWORKING CHALLENGE?
We @ betahaus know it`s cool to have a bar instead of the reception desk, cool to have a board where coworkers post announcements for each other. `Zona Deistvia`, a coworking space it St. Petersburg (RU) knows it`s cool to have home shoes at the entrance to let everyone feel truly at home. What is your little key which makes it all work so much better? Share & Let each other know!
Sent a photo/video and a little description of YOUR KEY to email@example.com. We will proceed your applications and share them on all the social networks of betahaus, jovoto and Deskmag, letting the coolness of your coworking space become worldwide known!
betahaus| Berlin _ KEY TO KOWORKING CHALLENGE:
Our `reception desk` is actually a bar. So when entering the betahaus one finds himself in a nice densely populated café. People get-together here, discuss projects, meet clients, have lunch or sip cappuccino. It gives a nice feeling of a truly open space, easy to enter and become a part of.
Looking forward to your keys!
Your, betahaus team
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Cost is a big one here. In regards to total transportation costs, the last mile comprises up to 53% of those - making it the least efficient part of the supply chain. Expectations of free shipping and next day deliveries add up to this.
Due to increasing digitalization and convenience services in every area of people's lives, the smooth and flawless process of getting the delivery to one's doorstep is exceedingly becoming what customers care most about. On top of that, for companies that package being delivered is an extension of their brand. The consumer is basically coming face-to-face with the brand, which makes it the biggest opportunity to heighten customer satisfaction.
If you live in a city and have even slightly observed your urban surroundings you’ve probably witnessed it first hand - urban congestion and crowded cities make it pretty tough to satisfy the growing demand and rising expectations of super quick deliveries. Add unpredictability in transit (like weather conditions), an incorrect address or remote locations, just to name a few, and you can see where this is going.
The worst part is, all those delivery trucks and vans that also produce a fair bit of emissions, are often only half full when they roll out for deliveries. This is mostly due to low drop sizes and stops along the route that are far and few between.
It’s not all hopeless though - Where there is a problem, there are solutions.
Same old, same old - isn’t always all that bad. Sometimes, all that’s needed are some new perspectives! The city of Utrecht, for example, implemented a zero-emissions electric barge nicknamed the “Beer Boat”.
Since 2010 it’s carrying beer and food to the city’s downtown restaurants by using waterways. Other electric barges in Amsterdam not only deliver but even collect organic waste, which is then turned into biofuel in processing plants! Isn’t that cool?
It becomes clear that cities, logistics, as well as urban planners, are equally part of solving the inefficiency of the last-mile. Tackling this mountain of issues calls for teamwork!
A centralized platform, hub or network for similar companies, could do the trick to fill up the delivery vans & trucks that are barely loaded. Parcels could be distributed more efficiently between different companies and their delivery vehicles.
Like a big pool of parcels from different companies with every single parcel going into that one van with the same route!
Delivery Driver Experience and Smart Delivery Vehicles are also areas with huge potential for improvement and innovation.
Ellie: Two years ago we adopted a new legal structure for Jolocom GmbH according to the purpose model of ownership, manifesting our commitment and dedication to building a self-sovereign organization. That means we can’t take VC funding or sell public shares of the company.
Volker: Jolocom is a community driven organisation – both in a tech sense but also much further beyond. We’re hugely involved in the DWeb community where we organize and attend events for the decentralized community. Every year we also help organize and attend the DWeb Camp in San Francisco, which brings together all kinds of creatives so this technology of tomorrow is built in a collaborative way.
Next to that on-demand experiences have become firmly embedded into people’s everyday lives - be it a mobile app to book a ride, send flowers to your loved ones or order lunch to your office. It’s all possible and has made premium features like real-time tracking a standard. The online consumer expects nothing less and certainly doesn’t like to wait.
Making that quick and instant gratification happen is another story though. Groundbreaking ideas and innovations are needed to tackle all these factors. Does your startup have one?
Volker: There is this really nice place, called Green Rabbit with salads and baked potatoes where I like to go to. Sometimes I just keep it simple and go to Lidl.
Ellie: I eat a lot in west.berlin cafe which is here around the corner and I love the Matcha Lattes from Starbucks.