Copass for Companies: Let’s meet the Digicomstory team

Photo © Julien Ermine

Photo © Julien Ermine

Normally people think that only solo workers can have a flexibles and dynamic way of working, but it’s not really like this. More and more often even companies decide to leave the “old generation” office routine to embrace a new way of working together in a flexible way. Today we present you a case that we particularly care about because they have been among the pioneers of Copass and they followed us in many adventures: the Digicomstory team.

Digicomstory is a small digital communication agency based in Paris, which has made of his size a point of strength and quality: they describe themselves “small but creatives” and very flexible in order to adapt to all client needs and timing. Their services range between the processing of the right social media strategy for brands, to the execution and management, till social media communication and influence and social media advertising.

The founder Anthony Besson started his activity working in a coworking space, but quickly the group grew up and he didn’t want to leave the flexibility of working in different places. While Digicomstory was growing, Copass was enlarging the number of spaces and the nomad feature was each day more clear. Lalaina, Leila e Emeline, which joined Anthony in this adventure, were enthusiastic for this flexibility and it was a prerogative for them to work with him in the agency. Continue Reading…

Copass PLANS are out !

Some releases make us really PROUD. This is one of them. You can now choose a monthly plan and USE YOUR DAYS IN ANY OF OUR 500+ PARTNER SPACES ! By subscribing to a Copass plan, you instantly become a member of all the best spaces and communities in your city, in your country and on the planet. That’s it. Copass plans come in 3 different flavors:

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Plus, we know flexibility matters. Copass plans come with no commitments. You can downgrade or cancel your plan Anytime. Work has never been so easy and flexible.

Thanks to you, we’re getting everyday closer to our vision of letting people use the coolest workspaces on earth with one account. We’re more than 10.000 Copassers around the world and more than 500 spaces in 300+ cities and 75+ countries, reinventing work day after day. Thanks a million times to be part of the movement.

Now you might have a few questions about plans, like :

How do plan works ?

Once you subscribed a plan, the badge at the upper right corner will indicate you how many days you have left in your plan. badge copass coworking plans

All you have left to do is to find the spaces you want to work from and go there. When in the space, go to the space’s page on Copass and click on the checkin button, just like before! If you still have some days left in your plan, you’ll see on the confirmation popup that the checkin is included in your plan.

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Confirm and Voilà! Now, if you go to your transaction & invoice sections, you’ll see that those checkins are marked as included in your plan.

Subscribing today, when would my plan start and end?

Copass memberships activate upon purchase. They are monthly recurring memberships and will renew each month on the same day of the month that you signed up. This means that if you subscribe to Copass on the 13th, your membership will renew on the 13th of each month.

What if I used all the days included in my membership but need a few more?

No worries ! When you’ve run out of days, you can still use your Copass account! You’ll automatically switch to the pay-per-use system. Extra days will be charged on your credit card until your plan renews.

Can I cancel or change plan anytime?

Yes! There is no long-term commitment for Copass. You are welcome to change or cancel your membership, as long as this is done at least one day before your cycle renews.

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Will I be able to get into every space I want?

Absolutely. The best part about Copass: we’re in more than 300 cities in 75 different countries around the globe, and you are welcome to use your Copass in any of them! Your Copass membership simply does not cover accommodation costs for spaces offering it.

Can I go as much as I want in each space?

Yes. There is no limit to how many times you can go to one space. Many of our members have a favorite space where they spend most of their time. Do as you please!

How can I be sure I’ll get a desk in spaces I go?

Spaces can choose if a request is mandatory or not before coming. Most spaces do have the capacity to host you at anytime but we recommend that you respect the request policy of the space to get the best experience possible.

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Some spaces do not always have staff members everyday and you want to be sure somebody will be there to host you. In many spaces though, you can simply drop in without prior notice and seat wherever you want.

I’am already a Copass member, how can I subscribe to a plan?

That’s pretty simple: just go to the Copass plans page or to your account section, select the plan you need and follow the steps.

We hope you’ll love those plans as much as we do. We want to hear from you! Let us know if you have any question or have an idea to make it even better. Your feedbacks make us better everyday. Keep on fueling us.

Happy Copassing.

Which coworking space will be open this summer in Paris ?

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Summer is coming and a heat wave hit Paris – you’re hot? We too.

But don’t worry, there’re a couple of great spots for you in the city this summer:Studios Singuliers has air conditionning, Volumes provides you with foot pools, some others have fans like in Mutinerie and La Boite à Pêche, others have huge windows like Coworkshop and 10H10; Coworkcrèche and ICI Montreuil have fresh basement …and all others live pretty well under the sun:)

You’ll find below some useful information for you, brave Copassers, who work this summer! Good luck, and happy copassing !

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Cowork on a Catamaran sailing the world with Cobat

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At this point, we’ve heard it all:

You can cowork in a castle, you can cowork in a van.

You can cowork in a factory, you can cowork in an arsenal.

You can cowork on a farm, you can cowork on a bus

you can work in a shipping container and you can cowork on a tropical island.

Now, you can cowork on a catamaran sailing the world. The very aptly-titled “Coboat” is an initiative to take the advancements and facilities of coworking spaces to the high seas around the globe. From Lisbon to Hong Kong, this is a mighty 82-foot retrofitted sailing vessel to circumnavigate the globe.

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Cowork in a Bright Yellow Van in France

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Taking the idea of remote working to a whole other level, welcome to our most mobile coworking space ever: L’Annexe Yelloworking. Yes, you’re seeing it correctly: this is not your normal workspace, you can cowork in a bright yellow van, careening around the roads of the French Riviera daily to the perfect sun-drenched, permanent-summer beachside locales.

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3 Key Points from GCUC 2015

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There’s no doubt that the GCUC 2015 coworking (un)conference was a smashing success. Bringing together around 300 people from across the USA and further afield, it was a meeting of the minds to discuss the intricacies, challenges and opportunities that coworking faces today.

A gathering of independent projects and visions, GCUC brought us together under one common project, one shared mission: coworking. This ambiguous and open word is exactly what gave it strength at GCUC this year, where everyone’s own work could be conceived of as under one umbrella, within one superstructure.

Let’s take coworking from the springboard of GCUC to the next level. There are only open skies.

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How a network of coworking spaces could revolutionize the way we work

A federation of coworking spaces could revolutionize the way we work in a similar way cloud computing did. Cloud computing allowed anyone to rely on a global, cheap and reliable server infrastructure without any technical hassles. Copass will let us rely on a global, convenient and powerful network of spaces and communities wherever we go. Here is a small comparison between the two phenomenons. 

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The cloud

When we first started building things for the web, there was a huge amount of work required. Launching a web service meant establishing, managing and maintaining our own server farm and hiring a bunch of engineers to prevent service outages. Or to limit the effects of crashes when they did happen.

Then came shared-hosting, we could effectively outsource server maintenance and responsibility for downtime. Yet when opportunity struck and someone like TechCrunch waxed lyrical about our work, a sudden influx of traffic to our site made it painfully slow. Shared servers were just too inflexible to cope with increased demand.

Developments in server infrastructure for web applications have introduced cloud services, such as Heroku, AWS or Google App Engine, and made the idea of releasing a web app accessible to anyone. We now have the flexibility to seamlessly expand or reduce server capacity to meet the needs of our service, with the click of a button.

Interestingly, we see a similar pattern developing in workspaces.
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