Online lecture: How to survive a crisis as a start-up?

Must see: our first lecture is online!

Since the Corona pandemic got spread around the world, physical events are no longer an option. Therefore, StartDock recently decided to start with online events. Cause a virus doesn't stop us from keeping in touch with each other ...

One of the first events StartDock organized, was a webinar hosted by Silja Thor (start-up coach). During this webinar Silja told us everything about 'how to survive a crisis as a start-up'. The Icelandic Silja had six start-ups herself, of which one during the recession of 2008. During this recession her scale-up collapsed and she had to liquidate her business. Silja gained a lot of knowledge out of this experience and wanted to share this with us. During this lecture she mainly elaborated on how you can minimize the impact of such a crisis as much as possible. In addition, she told us how you can benefit from these kind of situations and even let your business grow!

We decided to post this lecture online, to make sure more entrepreneurs could benefit from her knowledge.

Got curious? Take a moment, drink a good cup of coffee and watch this lecture!


StartDock number one coworking space of Amsterdam!

The nomination for the Coworker’s Members’ Choice Awards of the largest coworking website Coworker.com, came as a pleasant surprise on January 31st. That we can now (three and a half months and two rounds of voting later) officially call ourselves the # 1 coworking space of Amsterdam, also makes us the most proud coworking space of Amsterdam!

Coworker’s Members’ Choice Awards

The Coworker Members’ Choice Awards is a worldwide competition that returns annually. An award can be won by performance over two voting rounds: A voting round via Facebook and a review round on the Coworker platform.

From day one, the close coworking community of StartDock was on top of the voting buttons and the Awards were the talk of the town. StartDock has left behind 42 Amsterdam coworking spaces, and can therefore call itself the # 1 coworking space of Amsterdam for a year.

Global top-3 position

For a long time we thought we could end up in the global top 3 of coworking spaces of the Members’ Choice Awards. Since a number of fraud cases rapidly paid themselves into the top 10 (yes, you read this correctly), Coworker.com has decided not to name global winners. Coworker has indicated to tackle these fraud cases more harshly next year, in order to also name a global top 3. Unfortunately for us this year, but we are very proud that we’re 2018 Amsterdam’s best coworking space!

The fact that we managed to compete for the global top-3 without committing fraud, is entirely due to our close and extremely hard voting community! We thank everyone who voted with us and who left a review. In order to celebrate our Award, StartDock organizes an open party later this year. More information will follow soon, so keep an eye on our channels!


StartDock about to be the #1 coworking space in the world!

We could not have imagined this, when we started StartDock: Becoming the #1 coworking space, in a global competition of the biggest coworking website Coworker. But still, at this very moment, there’s a very feasible chance that we actually will become the #1!

Nomination and voting round one

StartDock was nominated two months ago, for the Coworker Members’ Choice Awards. These awards are a competition to rank coworking spaces across the globe. In the first voting round, StartDock achieved to become worldwide 2nd, thanks to all the dedicated voters!

Voting round two

Currently the competition is in it’s second (and last) round, which is the review-round. Everybody who has a certain connection to StartDock, is allowed to write a review. You can write us a review via this link.

We are very happy with all the positive support we have already reached so far, and we hope you will help us too in this round. For all of your support, we will keep doing what we do: Be the best, warmest and most open coworking space in the world.

Oh, by the way.. Winning this global competition means throwing a party. Thank you all once again for your lovely support!!

Curious about the results of the first voting round? Visit this website and set the dropdown menu following “Sort Order” on “Most Votes”.


Second StartDock address!

On the first of January 2016, our company was founded on a beautiful location on Herengracht 420. We started with 600m2 full of happy Dockers, fast growing businesses and lovely events. It began with our three young founders, who wanted to have the most awesome office space one could imagine. While not being able to find this space in the outside world, they decided to create StartDock Coworking.

Fastforward two years later. The plan is to grow fast in 2018 and roll out the wonderful concept of StartDock Coworking. For growing fast, StartDock needs more space, to create more happy Dockers and fast growing businesses. So.. Drumroll!

From the 1st of June 2018 and onwards, StartDock will grow from one address to two addresses on the royal Herengracht! StartDock will have 200m2 more on Herengracht 418, and therefore more enthusiastic people to add to the StartDock community! Now that’s news, ain’t it?!

There will be 40 more workspots on Herengracht 418, divided over two rooms, with an extra separate kitchen. This only is the first baby-growthstep StartDock makes in 2018, but this is definitely not the final destination. Watch our website and your mailbox, more news to be announced soon!

For 'The new StartDock Amsterdam', we are looking for a Community Manager. Are you interested, or do you know the right person for this fulltime job? Contact us!