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TalkCreative in Wien am 15. Mai 2018
15.05.2018
Möchtest Du hessische Kreativunternehmerinnen und -Unternehmer kennenlernen, Ideen austauschen, Geschäfte generieren, gemeinsam spannende Projekte planen und noch vieles mehr? Melde dich dann hier an: https://...

Möchtest Du hessische Kreativunternehmerinnen und -Unternehmer kennenlernen, Ideen austauschen, Geschäfte generieren, gemeinsam spannende Projekte planen und noch vieles mehr? Melde dich dann hier an: https://talkcreative2018.b2match.io/ 

Vom 15. bis 17. Mai 2018 kommt eine Delegation hessischer Kreativwirtschaftsunternehmen nach Wien, um sich ein Bild über die Kreativwirtschaft in Österreich zu machen. Am 15. Mai besuchen die Gäste aus Hessen "Das Packhaus", ein Creative Hub in der Marxergasse. Start ist um 12.30 Uhr mit einem Networking-Mittagessen für alle interessierten Unternehmen aus Deutschland und Österreich. Das offizielle Programm beginnt um 13.30 Uhr mit einer Vorstellung des Konzeptes des "Packhaus" samt seiner Mitglieder; ab 14 Uhr gibt es Zeit und Raum für bilaterale Meetings.

Anmeldeschluss für TalkCreative 2018 mit den hessischen Unternehmen ist der 23. April 2018. Die Teilnahme ist kostenlos und funktioniert aufgrund begrenzter Platzkapazitäten auf einer "first come, first served"-Basis. Daher bitten wir um verlässliche Teilnahme, sobald deine Anmeldung über die Website bestätigt ist.

Aus folgenden Bereichen haben sich bereits hessische Unternehmen angemeldet:

• PR / Kommunikation
• Design / Produktdesign
• IT / Software
• Mode
• Film
• Musik

 

Date: 15.05.2018

Time: 12:30 - 17:00

Location: DAS PACKHAUS, Marxergasse 24/2, 1030 Wien

 

Melde dich hier an: https://talkcreative2018.b2match.io

Open House: Get to know Das Packhaus
23.03.2018
Das Packhaus presents itself in hard & soft facts: Statistics on 650m² & 4500m² of real life start-up experiences. # Viennas largest Startup hub for and by entrepreneurs since 2014 # enabled by the...

Das Packhaus presents itself in hard & soft facts:
Statistics on 650m² & 4500m² of real life start-up experiences.

# Viennas largest Startup hub for and by entrepreneurs since 2014

# enabled by the association Paradocks, bridging potential

# an all inclusive package as egalitarian support system for startups

# self financing since the beginning & build up within a month, without any financial investment

# all enabled by the smart use of former vacant space

Date: 23.03.2018
Time: 09:00-17:00

DAS PACKHAUS
Marxergasse 24
1030 Wien

AustrianStartups Stammtisch #56
20.03.2018
How to build a kickass founding team   We've heard it all before: The most important aspect of any startup is its founding team. So how should you find your fellow co-founders? Should you stick to people of...

How to build a kickass founding team

 

We've heard it all before: The most important aspect of any startup is its founding team. So how should you find your fellow co-founders? Should you stick to people of your own kind or should you broaden the skillset of your team? And how do you get the commitment that's needed? - For the March Stammtisch, we're focussing all on kickass founding teams and how you can build your own.

 

Facing all of these questions and ready to answer even more, we invited experienced founders to speak at the event:

 

You can look forward to:

Jakob Reiter, Founding Partner - TheVentury

Tanja Sternbauer, Managing Partner - Startup Live

Matthias Blazanovic, COO - Bikemap

 

 

As soon as the official agenda is over, you will have the chance to openly network with our speakers and guests.

 

We're really looking forward to an extraordinary Stammtisch with you!

 

Your AustrianStartups team

 

Date: 20.03.2018
Time: 18:30 - 22:30
Location: DAS PACKHAUS, Marxergasse 24/2, 1030 Wien

 

IMPORTANT! Please register here for free: http://stammtisch56.eventbrite.de/

Temporary spaces for Vienna's urban innovators
07.02.2018
Interested in experimental breeding place for shared space initiatives? Visit and meet the people at DAS PACKHAUS and Markhof - powered by Colearning Wien, two temporarily used buildings where Vienna's urban innovators...

Interested in experimental breeding place for shared space initiatives? Visit and meet the people at DAS PACKHAUS and Markhof - powered by Colearning Wien, two temporarily used buildings where Vienna's urban innovators create bustling spaces for the creative community. 

When: March 2nd, 09:00 - 12.00
Where: DAS PACKHAUS, Marxergasse 24/2, 1030 Vienna
Your guide: Margot Deerenberg and Veronika Kovacsova from Paradocks

More information at www.urban-future.at/fieldtrips 

 

Book a space

available
Praxisraum / Therapy space

Raum für Gespräche

Konzentration, Fokus auf das Gegenüber. Therapeuten unterschiedlicher Fachrichtungen können unseren ruhigen Praxis- bzw. Seminarraum auch stundenweise nutzen. In der Gemeinschaftspraxis können flexible Wochenpläne vereinbart werden. 

Wir haben noch Zeitspannen frei für TherapeutInnen, MediatorInnen, Coaches für unsere Gemeinschaftspraxis im Packhaus in der Seidlgass 21. Ein Therapieraum mit Küchenzeile, Vorraum und Nassräume.

Für 3h/Woche zahlt man 100€ im Monat
Für 5h/Woche zahlt man 150€ im Monat
Für 8h/Woche zahlt man 200€ im Monat
Für 10h/Woche zahlt man 250€ im Monat,

jeweils an einem fixen Tag und zu einer fixen Uhrzeit in der Woche.

Anfragen: raum@paradocks.at

Fotos: www.tiiasuorsa.fi  @suorsatiia

available
Flex-Desk

Nimm dir einen Raum in einer hybriden und kreativen Arbeitsatmosphäre und tritt in Austausch mit 80 Start Up Projekten!

Für jeden Arbeitsbereich gilt: Ein Tisch im EG wo immer du willst inkl. fast speed internet, Nutzung der Shared Spaces für Meetings und Veranstaltungen. 

Öffnungszeiten Flex-Space: Mo- So 8- 23:00

Preise (Stand 09.2017): 100€/Monat
Anfrage an raum@paradocks.at oder +43 1 7102947

ANGEBOT:  Bist du interessiert an einem Flex-Schnuppertag, schick uns eine E-mail an raum@paradocks.at

DAS PACKHAUS

Mehr Info auf daspackhaus.at

Office Space - alle Offices sind bis Juni 2018 vergeben!

DU bist auf der Suche nach einem Arbeitsraum? DU suchst einen wandelbaren Raum und bist gerne im Austausch mit anderen Kreativen? Dann bist du im DAS PACKHAUS genau richtig!

Ob geschlossener Arbeitsbereich, co-working, Atelier- und Studioraum, die individuellen Nutzungs- und Gestaltungsmöglichkeiten lassen dir freie Hand dein Unternehmen/ deine Idee nach deinen Bedürfnissen umzusetzen. WIR unterstützen dich dabei und schaffen räumliche Kontaktpunkte durch die Vernetzung von Interessensbereichen. 

Bisherige Unternehmen kommen aus den Bereichen: Forschung, Technologie, Fotografie, Crafts, Design und Fashion, Kunst, Medien, Universitäten und Bildungseinrichtungen, …
Nimm dir einen Raum in einer hybriden und kreativen Arbeitsatmosphäre und tritt in Austausch mit 78 Start Up Projekten!

Helle Räume von 15-60m2, inkl. fastspeed Internet, Gemeinschaftsküche und WCs
Kostenlose Nutzung der SHARED SPACES Meeting- und Thinktankräume - Leinwand und Beamer, Whiteboard, großer Besprechungstisch
250m2 für Thinktank oder Veranstaltungen - lunch und café, Garten, Bewegungsraum, regelmäßige Veranstaltungen (inkl. Leinwand, Beamer, Soundsystem, TV, Tische und Sitzmöglichkeiten, Küche und Barbereich!)

LAGE: 2 Gehminuten von der U3 Landstrasse, gegenüber der Sofiensäle
in der Nähe: die Landstrasse mit Nahversorgung, Rochusmarkt, die Mall, RepaCopy, John Harris, Stadtpark

Anfrage an raum@paradocks.at

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Event space

Room for events

The heart of the house: our community area in the ground floor is not only the focal point for the users, it offers 165 square meters of space for events. The space is nice and wisely designed, but still changeable, so that it is suitable for exhibitions as well as for corporate events such as product presentations or performances. 

Facilities: kitchen, drink corner, projection screen, projector, sound system, hooks to hang images, tables, chairs.

More info at raum@paradocks.at

available
Meeting room - Gardenview

Room for concentration

Meetings, seminars, contract signings. We offer fully equipped meeting rooms, which also enable working in a group.

Location: just 5 minutes walking from U3 Landstrasse

More info at raum@paradocks.at  or +43 1 710294

 

Raum für Konzentration

Besprechungen, Vertragsabschlüsse, Seminare. Wir bieten voll ausgestattete Meetingräume, die konzentriertes Arbeiten auch in Gruppen möglich machen. 

Lage: 5 Gehminuten von der U3 Landstrasse

Anfrage an raum@paradocks.at oder +43 1 7102947

available
Photo studio

Raum für Fotos

Produktfotos. Porträtshooting, Kampagnenbilder. Unser voll ausgestattetes, professionelles  Fotostudio kann Tages- und sogar Stundenweise gemietet werden. Bei Bedarf vermitteln wir auch gerne einen der Packhaus-Fotografen! Weitere Informationen unter raum@paradocks.at oder +43 1 710 29 47

DAS PACKHAUS Fotostudio wird unterstützt von Walimex Österreich

available
Movement space

Raum für Bewegung

Yoga, Tanz, Performance. Unser Bewegungsraum eignet sich ideal für regelmäßiges Training und bietet Platz für Workshops und Kurse. 

Lage: 5 Gehminuten von der U3 Landstrasse, Fenster in den Garten

Weitere Informationen unter raum@paradocks.at oder +43 1 710 29 47

available
Meeting room - Streetview

Raum für Konzentration

Besprechungen, Vertragsabschlüsse, Seminare. Wir bieten voll ausgestattete Meetingräume, die konzentriertes Arbeiten auch in Gruppen möglich machen. 

Lage: 5 Gehminuten von der U3 Landstrasse

Anfrage an raum@paradocks.at oder +43 1 7102947

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Praxisraum
Raum für Gespräche Konzentration, Fokus auf das Gegenüber. Therapeuten unterschiedlicher Fachrichtungen können unseren ruhigen Praxis- bzw. Seminarraum auch stundenweise nutzen. In der Gemeinschaftspraxis können...

Raum für Gespräche

Konzentration, Fokus auf das Gegenüber. Therapeuten unterschiedlicher Fachrichtungen können unseren ruhigen Praxis- bzw. Seminarraum auch stundenweise nutzen. In der Gemeinschaftspraxis können flexible Wochenpläne vereinbart werden. 

Wir haben noch Zeitspannen frei für TherapeutInnen, MediatorInnen, Coaches für unsere Gemeinschaftspraxis im Packhaus in der Seidlgass 21. Ein Therapieraum mit Küchenzeile, Vorraum und Nassräume.

Für 3h/Woche zahlt man 100€ im Monat
Für 5h/Woche zahlt man 150€ im Monat
Für 8h/Woche zahlt man 200€ im Monat
Für 10h/Woche zahlt man 250€ im Monat,

jeweils an einem fixen Tag und zu einer fixen Uhrzeit in der Woche.

Anfragen: raum@paradocks.at

 

Fotos:

www.tiiasuorsa.fi

@suorsatiia

 

Office Space - alle Offices sind bis Juni 2018 vergeben!
DU bist auf der Suche nach einem Arbeitsraum? DU suchst einen wandelbaren Raum und bist gerne im Austausch mit anderen Kreativen? Dann bist du im DAS PACKHAUS genau richtig! Ob geschlossener Arbeitsbereich, co-...

DU bist auf der Suche nach einem Arbeitsraum? DU suchst einen wandelbaren Raum und bist gerne im Austausch mit anderen Kreativen? Dann bist du im DAS PACKHAUS genau richtig!

Ob geschlossener Arbeitsbereich, co-working, Atelier- und Studioraum, die individuellen Nutzungs- und Gestaltungsmöglichkeiten lassen dir freie Hand dein Unternehmen/ deine Idee nach deinen Bedürfnissen umzusetzen. WIR unterstützen dich dabei und schaffen räumliche Kontaktpunkte durch die Vernetzung von Interessensbereichen. 

Bisherige Unternehmen kommen aus den Bereichen: Forschung, Technologie, Fotografie, Crafts, Design und Fashion, Kunst, Medien, Universitäten und Bildungseinrichtungen, …
Nimm dir einen Raum in einer hybriden und kreativen Arbeitsatmosphäre und tritt in Austausch mit 78 Start Up Projekten!

Helle Räume von 15-60m2, inkl. fastspeed Internet, Gemeinschaftsküche und WCs
Kostenlose Nutzung der SHARED SPACES Meeting- und Thinktankräume - Leinwand und Beamer, Whiteboard, großer Besprechungstisch
250m2 für Thinktank oder Veranstaltungen - lunch und café, Garten, Bewegungsraum, regelmäßige Veranstaltungen (inkl. Leinwand, Beamer, Soundsystem, TV, Tische und Sitzmöglichkeiten, Küche und Barbereich!)

LAGE: 2 Gehminuten von der U3 Landstrasse, gegenüber der Sofiensäle
in der Nähe: die Landstrasse mit Nahversorgung, Rochusmarkt, die Mall, RepaCopy, John Harris, Stadtpark

Anfrage an raum@paradocks.at

FLEX desks
Nimm dir einen Raum in einer hybriden und kreativen Arbeitsatmosphäre und tritt in Austausch mit 80 Start Up Projekten! Für jeden Arbeitsbereich gilt: Ein Tisch im EG wo immer du willst inkl. fast speed internet,...

Nimm dir einen Raum in einer hybriden und kreativen Arbeitsatmosphäre und tritt in Austausch mit 80 Start Up Projekten!

Für jeden Arbeitsbereich gilt: Ein Tisch im EG wo immer du willst inkl. fast speed internet, Nutzung der Shared Spaces für Meetings und Veranstaltungen. 

Öffnungszeiten Flex-Space: Mo- So 8- 23:00

Preise (Stand 09.2017): 100€/Monat
Anfrage an raum@paradocks.at oder +43 1 7102947

ANGEBOT:  Bist du interessiert an einem Flex-Schnuppertag, schick uns eine E-mail an raum@paradocks.at

DAS PACKHAUS

Mehr Info auf daspackhaus.at

 

 

Events

2018

  • TalkCreative in Wien am 15. Mai 2018
    15.05.2018
    Möchtest Du hessische Kreativunternehmerinnen und -Unternehmer kennenlernen, Ideen austauschen,...

    Möchtest Du hessische Kreativunternehmerinnen und -Unternehmer kennenlernen, Ideen austauschen, Geschäfte generieren, gemeinsam spannende Projekte planen und noch vieles mehr? Melde dich dann hier an: https://talkcreative2018.b2match.io/ 

    Vom 15. bis 17. Mai 2018 kommt eine Delegation hessischer Kreativwirtschaftsunternehmen nach Wien, um sich ein Bild über die Kreativwirtschaft in Österreich zu machen. Am 15. Mai besuchen die Gäste aus Hessen "Das Packhaus", ein Creative Hub in der Marxergasse. Start ist um 12.30 Uhr mit einem Networking-Mittagessen für alle interessierten Unternehmen aus Deutschland und Österreich. Das offizielle Programm beginnt um 13.30 Uhr mit einer Vorstellung des Konzeptes des "Packhaus" samt seiner Mitglieder; ab 14 Uhr gibt es Zeit und Raum für bilaterale Meetings.

    Anmeldeschluss für TalkCreative 2018 mit den hessischen Unternehmen ist der 23. April 2018. Die Teilnahme ist kostenlos und funktioniert aufgrund begrenzter Platzkapazitäten auf einer "first come, first served"-Basis. Daher bitten wir um verlässliche Teilnahme, sobald deine Anmeldung über die Website bestätigt ist.

    Aus folgenden Bereichen haben sich bereits hessische Unternehmen angemeldet:

    • PR / Kommunikation
    • Design / Produktdesign
    • IT / Software
    • Mode
    • Film
    • Musik

     

    Date: 15.05.2018

    Time: 12:30 - 17:00

    Location: DAS PACKHAUS, Marxergasse 24/2, 1030 Wien

     

    Melde dich hier an: https://talkcreative2018.b2match.io

  • Open House: Get to know the Packhaus
    23.03.2018
    Das Packhaus presents itself in hard & soft facts: Statistics on 650m² & 4500m² of real...

    Das Packhaus presents itself in hard & soft facts:
    Statistics on 650m² & 4500m² of real life start-up experiences.

    # Viennas largest Startup hub for and by entrepreneurs since 2014

    # enabled by the association Paradocks, bridging potential

    # an all inclusive package as egalitarian support system for startups

    # self financing since the beginning & build up within a month, without any financial investment

    # all enabled by the smart use of former vacant space

    Date: 23.03.2018
    Time: 09:00-17:00

    DAS PACKHAUS
    Marxergasse 24
    1030 Wien

  • AustrianStartups Stammtisch #56
    20.03.2018
    How to build a kickass founding team   We’ve heard it all before: The most important...

    How to build a kickass founding team

     

    We’ve heard it all before: The most important aspect of any startup is its founding team. So how should you find your fellow co-founders? Should you stick to people of your own kind or should you broaden the skillset of your team? And how do you get the commitment that’s needed? - For the March Stammtisch, we’re focussing all on kickass founding teams and how you can build your own.

     

    Facing all of these questions and ready to answer even more, we invited experienced founders to speak at the event:

     

    You can look forward to:

    - Jakob Reiter, Founding Partner - TheVentury

    - Rhina Portillo, Founding Partner - COZYO

    - Matthias Blazanovic, COO - Bikemap

     

     

    As soon as the official agenda is over, you will have the chance to openly network with our speakers and guests.

     

    We’re really looking forward to an extraordinary Stammtisch with you!

     

    Your AustrianStartups team

     

    Date: 20.03.2018

    Time: 18:30 - 22:30

    Location: DAS PACKHAUS, Marxergasse 24/2, 1030 Wien

     

    IMPORTANT! Please register here for free: http://stammtisch56.eventbrite.de/

  • Temporary spaces for Vienna's urban innovators
    02.03.2018
    Interested in experimental breeding place for shared space initiatives? Visit and meet the people...

    Interested in experimental breeding place for shared space initiatives? Visit and meet the people at DAS PACKHAUS and Markhof - powered by Colearning Wien, two temporarily used buildings where Vienna's urban innovators create bustling spaces for the creative community. 

    When: March 2nd, 09:00 - 12.00
    Where: DAS PACKHAUS, Marxergasse 24/2, 1030 Vienna
    Your guide: Margot Deerenberg and Veronika Kovacsova from Paradocks

    More information at www.urban-future.at/fieldtrips 

  • 20.1.2018 / Samstag / 12.00 - 20.00
    20.01.2018
    Im Erdgeschoss entsteht ein Winteruniversum für die ganze Familie – mit Ganztagesprogramm und...

    Im Erdgeschoss entsteht ein Winteruniversum für die ganze Familie – mit Ganztagesprogramm und selbstgemachten Produkten.

    Alle sind herzlich eingeladen!

    Mehr Informationen unter https://www.facebook.com/events/159564261349029 und http://oh-panama.at/2017/11/17/vorfreude-der-oh-panama-wintermarkt/ 

2017

  • EXHIBITION // Secret Magic New neonworks
    14.12.2017
    Let's come to an imprissive vernissage Secret Magic by Raphael Riepl. When? ...

    Let's come to an imprissive vernissage Secret Magic by Raphael Riepl.

    When? Thursday 14.12. 2017 at 7 pm.

    Where? Das Packhaus, Marxergasse 24/2 1030 Wien

    The exhibition lasts until end of February | Mo-Fr from 9 am until 5 pm. 

    You can learn more info abou Raphael Riepl on www.raphaelariepl.com.

  • Ausstellung 5 + 10
    23.11.2017
    AUSSTELLUNG 5 + 10 Aquarell & Acryl Illustrationen von Claudine Pirkner & Julia...

    AUSSTELLUNG 5 + 10

    Aquarell & Acryl

    Illustrationen von Claudine Pirkner & Julia Scharinger-Schöttel

    Vernissage am 23. November ab 18 Uhr

    Save the date - Vernissage 

    Wann: 23. November, ab 18 Uhr (Ausstellung bis 6. Dezember)
    Wo: Das Packhaus, Marxergasse 24/2/EG, 1030 Wien 

    Wir feiern 5 Jahre Coaching & 10 Jahre Grafikdesign/Illustration ebensowie unsere langjährige inspirierende Zusammenarbeit - und freuen uns auf einen anregenden Abend mit Euch!

     

     // in English below //

    EXHIBITION 5 + 10

    Watercolor & acryl illustration

    Illustrations by Claudine Pirkner & Julia Scharinger-Schöttel 

    Vernissage on November 23rd from 6:00 pm

    Save the date - Vernissage

    Date: November 23rd, starting 6:00 pm (exhibition until December 6th)
    Location: Das Packhaus, Marxergasse 24/2/EG, 1030 Wien

    We are celebrating 5 years of Business Coaching & 10 years of graphic design/illustration as well as a long inspiring collaboration. We are looking forward to a stimulating evening with you. 

  • PHOTO EXHIBITION: Lingering - Pinhole photos Linz / Turku by Tiia Suorsa
    09.10.2017
    LINGERING - PINHOLE PHOTOS LINZ / TURKU Photo exhibition by Tiia Suorsa (FIN) 16.10.-22.11....

    LINGERING - PINHOLE PHOTOS LINZ / TURKU

    Photo exhibition by Tiia Suorsa (FIN)
    16.10.-22.11.2017

    VERNISSAGE 13.10. 18:00 h

    (in English below)

    Was bleibt zwischen der Stadt und einem Menschen? Erforschung urbaner Räume und das Dasein in zwei gegenwärtigen Momenten zur selben Zeit.
    Fotos aus Linz wurden 2011-2012 aufgenommen und sind traditionelle pinhole-photos, Belichtungszeit zwischen 20 Sekunden und 2 Wochen. Fotos aus Turku (Finnland) wurden 2015-2017 aufgenommen und sind digitale pinhole-photos, als Experiment zur Durchmischung von Tradition und neuer Technik. Die Fotos hinterfragen urbane Räume als etwas Konstantes und das moderne Bedürfnis für Effizienz und Schnelligkeit.

    What stays between the city and a human?
    Research of urban spaces and being in the two present moments at the same time.
    Photos taken in Linz 2011–2012 are traditional pinhole photos, exposure times are between 20 seconds and two weeks. Photos from Turku (Finland) 2015–2017 are digital pinhole photos, as an experiment of mixing tradition and new technique.
    Photos are questioning the urban space as something constant and the modern need of efficiency and rapidity.

    Address:
    Das Packhaus
    Marxergasse 24 / 2
    1030 Wien
    Mo-Fri 9:00-17:00h

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Kids at work
Kids & Work: mission (im)possible?

According to the latest Global Coworking Survey, it is estimated that 1.7 million users will work in around 19,000 co-working spaces by the end of 2018. These spaces boomed thanks to their positive model:...

According to the latest Global Coworking Survey, it is estimated that 1.7 million users will work in around 19,000 co-working spaces by the end of 2018. These spaces boomed thanks to their positive model: they offer flexibility, networking opportunities and a good work-life balance to workers. But still, a vast amount of working parents don’t seem to have it all. Flexible working models don’t make it much easier for workers with children, who still have difficulties in finding suitable, cheap and close childcare facilities, not to mention the stress that running around circles and traffic can cause.

Despite their success, co-working spaces are lacking one important service: childcare. Considering the growing demand for childcare facilities, why aren’t co-working offering such services?

The answer is pretty straightforward: money. Such facilities require big investments and bring limited revenue, therefore aren't considered a good return on investment. Co-working spaces already have difficulties keeping up with financial issues related to their own business and childcare is considered to create further economic problems. 

But a part from money, childcare imposes a lot of requirements and regulations, e.g. regulated locations, specialized staff and licenses just to name a few. It’s a risk that not everybody is willing to take.

At the same time and without any doubt childcare facilities provide added value to co-working spaces. If it is true that co-working spaces offer better work-life balance, childcare services are required and can consist in a variety of models - for all budget: from traditional onsite daycare facilities to temporary “popup” and share models. Going into details, childcare facilities offer several benefits, for both employers and for employees. Imagine your child playing safely with trained staff next door in your workplace: you will work harder and better. Why? Just because onsite childcare limits the stress and anxiety that having your own child away can cause, making workers focus on their job, improving productivity while reducing absenteeism and tardiness. In this way working parents feel like the company is caring for them, bringing more satisfaction and work engagement. 

Several businesses run childcare in their co-working space in the US, Canada, UK, France, Germany, Italy, Slovakia. Here just a few examples of co-working spaces that did it.

Nido in North Carolina, Coworking Cvernovka in Sovakia, Third Door in London, are just some of the spaces that offer on-site childcare facilities. But such facilities require costs that not every company can afford. That is why other spaces implemented different forms of childcare services. Free Range Office and Collide Coworking in Chicago for example offer experimental “popup” childcare services instead. The Village Works in Boston works with local childcare providers instead. The Workaround in Brooklyn offers babysitting swaps, kind of “co-op” models where members babysit each other's children - at parks, indoor play spaces, or in their homes -. In this way there is no designated childcare space and eventually it creates a sort of community feeling around children and working parents.

To sum up, childcare requires with no doubts a great cost, in terms of money, time and patience. But it is an opportunity and a good investment in the long-term. In the recent co-working space competitive landscape, childcare facilities represent an added value, capable of attract new clients. Maybe it is not just a matter of money. We still have to overcome some cultural barriers.

Are we ready?

10 things you need to know about Flex-desk in DAS PACKHAUS!

For everybody out there who doesn’t need a fixed office or traditional office culture, we have a perfect match for your desired work environment - Flex-desk space. What to expect of it? Check out these 10...

For everybody out there who doesn’t need a fixed office or traditional office culture, we have a perfect match for your desired work environment - Flex-desk space. What to expect of it? Check out these 10 points !

1. Expansion of your personal and business networks.

You get new networking opportunities. There are a lot of people ranging from start-ups developers, artists, freelancers, designers etc. Having creative and outgoing colleagues is very advantageous. You are welcome - got inspired and interact with them.

2. Silent & Spacious.

You remember it from university time – the most productive work is get done in a calm and silent environment. You can find here something like cool library-style place with no distractions. We know that sometimes you need to call or to have a important talk. Don’t worry, just use lobby space or one of our meeting spaces!

3. Opened nearly everytime. Also at weekends.

We try to keep our opening hours as friendly as possible – come to work here during the whole week (Monday-Sunday) from 8 am to 11 pm. You will be provided by a cental key and chip for early and late access to the building.  

4. How much it costs?

It takes only 100 € per month. Affordable, right?

5. What do you pay for?

The price includes a bunch of things – wifi, use of 10 cost-free hours of meeting spaces for your appointments or workshops, drinks corner etc. What you utilize is only up to you.

6. Every day equals another (point of) view.

Do you want to have everyday possibility to sit down at a random table and enjoy another perspective? Here you go! No fixed office. No stereotype. Change of view on daily basis.

7. We foster workplace that rocks.

Here you will find great conditions for your workflow – large windows in Common space will enable your working place to get a lot of light (and you will appreciate the view during your creative moments, trust us), great hammock to chill, comfy couches & chairs, a green energy in form of a lot of plants.

8. Get a quick refreshment.

To boost your energy you can get a fresh coffee & tee. Both for voluntary fee.

9. Location matters.

Find us in the centre of Vienna (3rd district) with very good transport connections. Just walk 5 minutes from Mitte-Landstraße station and you are here.

10. Our garden.

Do you want to enjoy outside summer lunches? Or take a break in order to get some fresh air? Or talks over coffee? You will love it here. 

 

Are you interested? Send us an email to raum@paradocks.at  and arrange all the details. 

8 reasons why to organise an event in the Common Space at DAS PACKHAUS

There is one thing that great events have in common: awesome setting. As you know, picking the right place is one of the crucial factors for making a positive impression on your attendees. Let’s chceck 8...

There is one thing that great events have in common: awesome setting. As you know, picking the right place is one of the crucial factors for making a positive impression on your attendees. Let’s chceck 8 reasons why to organise an event right at DAS PACKHAUS!

1.We offer you a fair deal.

Are you an artist or a creative soul? Cool. Have a vernissage here! It is a fair deal –  you show your masterpieces to the world and we give you an extraordinary looking place to do so. You are not an artist, but you know somebody whose work is worth showing? Just tell him/her about this. I bet, he/she will be thankful for that!

2. Just do it!

Maybe you always wanted to prepare a workshop of something you are passionate about. You know, some of the items on your bucket list. Don’t overthink it, just do it. Open-minded spirit of people here will inspire you.

3.Tell your ideas to the right people.

Giving a presentation of your great business ideas, to the right people, is sometimes the best opportunity to get things rolling. This place offers a very presentable area to do so.

4. Set a creative and fresh tone.

If your annual business or christmas party deserves a new and fresh face, let‘s give it to it! A creative spirit of the area  can well reflect your company values.

5. A great location is the key.

Where can you find it us? The space is centrally located in 3. district, just about 5 minutes walking from Landraße-Ubahn. No struggling with the public transport. You will like that.

6. A lot of space for everything & everybody.

As you know, there must be  in every „x-reasons-why“ one point about maybe little bit boring but still an important fact. This is that kind of point. The place has 165 m2.

7. You will get equipped.

We know, that there are more facts you need to know. So, what equipment to expect? The soundsystem, thingies which enable hanging pictures on the wall, tables & chairs, kitchen & bar corner, etc. Everything is for an affordable price.

8. A view matters.

Having a lot of windows in the Common space enables your event to get a lot of light from the outside and provides attendees with a great view, right? Check it out on the pictures below.
 

Does it sound great to you? Send us an email to raum@paradocks.at  and arrange all the details.

 

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First photo under was taken during the Crowdfunders’ Hub. Mikro-Konference at DAS PACKHAUS. Photo credits: Marcella Ruiz Cruz

Yatta - valued moments with Rhina

Meet Rhina from company called Yatta. Soon it’s going to be one year since they “moved“ to their office at Das Packhaus. And for now, they’re loving it. I had a lovely coffee chat whit Rhina, who truly inspired me in...

Meet Rhina from company called Yatta. Soon it’s going to be one year since they “moved“ to their office at Das Packhaus. And for now, they’re loving it. I had a lovely coffee chat whit Rhina, who truly inspired me in so many ways. She’s not typical woman in business world, so called man world. Most of the female entrepreneurs are more then less trying to change the anti-feminism, but Rhina as feminist is using this power; power of being a woman in men’s world.

Use your advantage of being a woman. Fight it, but also use it.

 

P: What is the meaning of company name? The same, meaning something good (I google it).

R: Yes, Yatta is actually Japanese saying for something good, or when you did something great than you say: „Yatta“- yes, we did it.

P: But why Yatta or „we did it“?

R: Because we wanted to help give people to achieve this feeling when it comes to their homes, a feeling of success. Short happiness, the valued moment.

P: Who did the logo?

R: Matthias is the master in that (smile).

P: Where did idea come from?

R: Matthias and I have been working together for a really long time, so we had our project called SYNArchitecture and there we were doing architecture projects, but at one point we slow down and now we are keeping the community and that’s quite a big global community of architects and designers. We both did the same studies so we have a similar background. At university, we had one great, genius teacher (Zaha Hadid) for who we worked in China. And while we were there we wanted to do something with that knowledge but in the different field. And that's how everything got started. Everything we do in architecture is about systems and similar to programming, so it's very close to IT. We wanted to experiment now with interior design.

P: And Cozyo?

R: This is our start-up name, Yatta is the company and it has two projects: Cozyo and CozyBanana. On the web: COZYbanana.com, we love blogging, make short videos (presentation one), we give people advice. Recently we did funny videos about celebrities home looks, inspired by their style.

P: Hahah, funny. So why Cozy Banana? Its super catchy, but still.

R: Well, pretty simple; its fun, yellow. Basically we all work hard, but its important to have fun at work.

P: Word! It is super important to have fun at work and enjoy what youre doing. Happy employees make happy customers.

How many of you are in the team?

R: So we are three founders and we have four more people, but they are not in Vienna. And we have a cooperation with technical university. And now we our looking for 2 new team members a marketer and a machine learning engineer!

P: How long have you been here, at Das Packhaus?

R: We have been now almost a year.

P: How do you like Packhaus?

R: I really like it, cuz it’s relaxed and you can be yourself. I like the people and the variety of other companies in the House. I also love the garden where I can bring my dog. I don’t think I can find a better place for me to work.

P: And we enjoy having you, your team and of curse the PawPaw (doggie). I think that whenever there is any dog at the ground floor, people become a bit more relaxed, just for a moment they forgot about stress. So, thumps up for puppies at the ground floor :)

I notice that you’re in one of the projects, teams of Women Entrepreneurs. Do you feel that its different, more difficult to be entrepreneur woman, architecture entrepreneur?

R: At university, there is 50/50 regarding the gender. But „outside“, the percentage is lost. I always tried to see the positive side, it can be an advantage because somehow your are noticed. So, women should take the advantage of this. In the entrepreneur's area, I am part of a community of Female Founders.They are offering mentoring programs and I got a really amazing mentor, which is Marie-Hélène Ametsreiter. She is experienced in business and with start-ups and also a woman! And I got this because I am a woman, but my co-founders don't have this opportunity as I had. So thanks to female founders I meet people who want to support you, people which you normally wouldn’t get the chance to meet.

Also, is known that investors invest in man founders way more often than in women, but I think that all starts because there are fewer women founders. We need more! It’s not that often to see start-ups where the leader is a woman so I really admire the ones who do it.

 

P: Your team looks pretty successful, also regarding the relationship. So how are you divided by tasks that you do?

R: Matthias is our creative director he is taking care of our strategy and external team of creative freelancers. Andrija is the leader in IT, he also has to lead a team and he is in charge of our academic cooperations. And I am working with customers developing the business. I could say I try to be close to our customer problems. I am also pitching our project and have the possibility to go out and connect with people.

P: If you could give one advice to young entrepreneurs, or just regular folk like me, who has some vision, dreamswho would you advice them/me?

R: Do volunteering or take a job at a start-up, that is just starting. Not in a big company, but be part of something that just begun and they still need to make it happened. If you work in start-up business you could learn so much. And if you have the desire to have some business to in future than having these experiences could save you a lot of time and energy. And the second advice would be to connect with another founder. They probably had the same problems as you are having, so just find those who are willing to help and ask.

P: So you and Mathias are married, right? How is that working for you, being business partner and life partner the same time?

R: Yes, soon we’ll have the second anniversary. We started to work with each other already in university, we already had many projects together, so we already experienced that part. We tested, it worked. We are very professional and in office, you would never assume that we are a couple. You can sense it because we have a dog :)

It’s actually really nice to work with your partner, you are consistently working on ideas, job, sharing knowledge…

 

Yatta!                                                                                                                                             Polona L.

15 facts about Rhina:

Your name and surname: Rhina Portillo

Your profession: Digital Architect

Your hobby: home decoration

Your weirdest thing you do/like: eat fruits with a salty flavour sauce (salsa Lizano)

Your favourite dish: Tapas 

  • about Vienna:  coffee houses

  • about Vienna:  extremes hot summer and cold winter

Coffee or Tea: both!

Ubhan or Straßenbahn: Straßenbahn

Summer or winter: winter

Favorite 90s jam: don’t Speak -no doubt

Best feeling: walk with my dog

Favourite drink: Sangria

Random world: I come from Costa Rica but people always think I come from Philippines

Das Packhuas in one word: chill

Play for the planet - meet ANCIENTGAME

These guys... don’t know even where to begin! But, let me start with quote from Anthony Albanese (the author of 'Change' ): “Labor believes in sustainability. We believe in acting on climate change, not just...

These guys... don’t know even where to begin! But, let me start with quote from Anthony Albanese (the author of 'Change' ): “Labor believes in sustainability. We believe in acting on climate change, not just talking about it.“ And yes, the guys at ANCIENTGAME are not just talking about it and hoping for things to get better, they are one of those inspiring Viennese who are actually doing it. Users, the members of Das Packhaus are inspiring me each time we have a small coffee chat or I meet them while doing these interviews - or extended coffee break, as I like to call them.

But for real, thumps up for having guts, nerves and power to get what you want and what you believe in. And this goes to all family member of Das Packhaus and to all other bad-ass folks.

Alex and Stefanie from ANCIENTGAME joined me on a Thursday afternoon interview at our green garden. We talked about sustainability, games, trees, community, environmentally friendly shops, how fucked up the world can be and challenges that they, and we, are dealing with just by being youngsters in the business world.

Now, just keep reading. Get inspired. And make a change. 

 

P: Right, so how did all this start? So, I googled you, facebooked you, just stuff that some (weird) people do before they go on a date, but what’s the story behind it?

A: Well, Stefanie and I are working on our ideas for two years. We were always thinking that we should, we COULD change something. We always had an idea that we have to find a team of our age and with the same vision as we do. So we found our other two colleagues, who are also co-founders and were working on their self-employment in the field of gaming for quite some time.

S: So we were all kind of in the same boat because we shared the vision „creating games with a positive output for the world". Since the day we first met, we all immediately connected on a very good level.

 

P: So, how did everything start?

A: By building our team we fulfilled all the important skills from graphic design and technical support, over to marketing and sales. Together we created the vision to combine mobile technology with funny learning mechanics for everybody - doesn’t matter where you're from or how old you are. Since the beginning of the human age, playing has always had positive effects on our behaviour and evolution. That's why we named our start-up company ANCIENTGAME GmbH.

S: So after tonnes of brainstormings and a lot of coffee, we had the idea to develop the first app that offers every person on this planet an opportunity to do something good, simply by playing a mobile game. This game is called Value, from valuables. 

The focus is on sustainability. It’s a mix between gaming and sustainable lifestyle.

P: What’s the app Value about?

S: People can play Value to explore their personal environment in a sustainable way, with the amazing outcome that you’re actually planting a real tree. The app offers a magical map, where users can find all the good stuff they need: vegan/bio restaurants, cafes and bistros, organic fashion shops, local urban clothing brands, natural cosmetics and much more. There are so many different companies out there that people can explore. The users of Value will also get coupons and discounts for a lot of products.

We wanna support local and green companies and at the same time give users a funny and effortless way to plant trees for our planet. The fun part about is that you walk with your personal avatar, collect coins and items and find magic chests. This adds the feeling of adventure and excitement to your path towards the goal. Sustainability packed into a one fun game.

P: No way! And who will plant those real trees?

S: Way, way! :D We are cooperating with our official partner: Plant For The Planet. They’re the biggest tree planting organisation in the world, and they are also cooperating with the UN. They have a plan to plant 3 trillion trees till 2020, so that we would have enough of air to breathe, in the way that we won't need those Japanese masks. Right now they are reforesting the rainforests in South America because of its close location to the Equator. So plants will grow 5 times faster than in Europe and bind 5 times more CO2 for the whole planet. The idea is that users don't need to spend money for charity. It's simple and funny, you just have to play Value and virtual trees will be evolved to real trees with Plant For The Planet.

 

P: Who is your target group? Or are there more than one?

A: We address two main target groups. First is the so called LOHAS - the lifestyle focused on health and sustainability. The LOHAS are open-minded urban folks who take care of their health and are interested to make a change within global problems. They love to experience new sustainable innovation and products and to share and connect with each other via social media. The other target group we want to reach are gamers and mobile gamers. There are millions of gamers out there and usually, they spend a lot of time in virtual worlds. Some of them might not think about sustainability yet in their everyday life but they will get an insight into the topic while playing Value.

S: The key is to put these two groups in to one and spread a message: „let's make sustainability fun by playing a game"... It goes like a chain, one in one.“ #playfortheplanet

 

P: So what’s the business model behind the idea?

A: Well, there are so many sustainable and environmentally friendly companies, who do such a great job for their customers and nature. The most common problem is that they don't have much money for marketing or for developing their own mobile applications. So Value supports them, by integrating the companies in the app and making them a part of all the functions. Through this, they will have a new range of innovative and target oriented mobile marketing strategies. Another point is that they will have an effective tool to spread their discounts and special offers. Also, eco-friendly online shops will be visible for the users, so people don't have to spend hours on Google looking for cool brands and online shop offerings.

P: Do people like online shops? Can you go more into details?

S: Sustainable online shops are currently hard to find, you need time to find urban and ecofriendly shops and even when you find them, most of them don't ship to your home country. On Value, you can personalise and categorise your search, in categories like fashion, health, lifestyle, beauty, interior and food. Users can also save all the shops they like and scroll through them anytime on their phone or on our website.

 

P: What’s your action plan?

A: First, we are going to start with the website (Value), where the users will get the function to find all the sustainable online stores and local stores in their environment. The website also contains user and B2B log-in's. The most important step will be the app release and we are super excited about that. Therefore we are planning our launch event and some cool actions to spread our message to the world. We are looking forward to work with new partners and to plant tonnes of trees with the Value community.

 

P: How would you describe Das Packhaus? What is your favourite “thing“ about it?

A+S: We love Das Packhaus! :)

It's really good and centrally located and has the perfect infrastructure. You can feel the spirit of the new generation and especially for creative brains and start-up's, this is the place to be. Das Packhaus is a very open-minded spot, it offers great shared work spaces, interesting workshops and self-cooked food for the members.

 

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One of the first, Gosia F.

Monday morning has begun with a lovely chat between me and Gosia Foremna. Gosia is our first interviewed Das Packhaus member who's been here...

Monday morning has begun with a lovely chat between me and Gosia Foremna. Gosia is our first interviewed Das Packhaus member who's been here from the very beginning. Our little chat was a mixture of topics such as working in Das Packhaus, being a mummy, creating art and a mixture of random anecdotes that happened in our life. Her role models are mostly strong, independent women with a great passion for art and feelings. After the interview, I must say I would describe her as one of her role models - truly strong lady with great passion for her work and independents. I enjoyed her company and her open mind, creativity, which is seen from her work and from the way she looks at things, the world. 
"Painting have a life of their own that derives from the painter's soul" - Vincent Van Gogh 

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P: As "one of the first" who has been here from the very beginning, what are some of the major developments you have seen in Das Packhaus over time?

G: For me, it's hard to say. The last two years my private life has changed dramatically, so I don't really have time to "focus on Das Packhaus". I work only 4 times a week and I immediately go straight to my office to work. (I have a little daughter so I don't have much time to participate in different events.) If I have those 5 hours per day, I just want to focus on my work.

P: What do you like the most or what is your favourite thing about Das Packhaus? 

G: I like the people, the atmosphere is really nice. Today, on my way to work, I noticed a free space/office on the ground floor and I started to think about what it would be like to have my own studio. But then I thought that I really like the fact that I can meet the people at Das Packhaus. It’s motivating to see the people who are single-minded, young entrepreneurs who pursue their own goals. That makes the space more alive. This is the thing I really like about Das Packhaus. And getting a space is not that complicated compared to renting your own studio. 

P: True! People are truly interested in working, having a space in Das Packhaus. We do have a long waiting list for new users... We're big, but at the same so small. But that's what makes up unique :)

P: How would you describe Das Packhaus, with few words? 

G: Space for those who want to take control of their own life. 

P: Did you change space office since you came here or are you at the same office from the beginning? 

G: Yes, actually at first I was in a shared office and later I moved to my own office. I really enjoy being on my own. I can decide when I want to see other people, and I can close my door when I need to focus on my work.

P: What does coworking, sharing knowledge, new way of working means to you? Did you perhaps have a chance to get to know some interesting people?

G: Yes, for sure. I met a lot of people from different fields, such as photographers, designers... With my neighbours I speak a lot, we share a kitchen so we chat a lot about different things. 
But a lot of people went away and new members came, so basically a lot of people are here that I still haven't met yet.
 

P: When did you start with painting, doing art?

G: It's not so easy to say when I started. Actually, I never stopped to paint. It’s a different thing if we spoke about art. I couldn’t say when I started to make art exactly. Most of the kids like to paint and then when they become adults, they start to think they can’t paint. Most people paint only at school and then they end the adventure with colours and pens. When I was young I liked to paint. Since I was 13, we didn’t have any art classes at school, so I went to art- and youth-centre, where I visited an art class. I went there a few times a week. I think it was the most helpful thing to continue my artistic study. It was really inspiring, because I was with all these people which had the same interest as I did. We were there by our own choice and we had a lot of fun! We talked a lot about art, drawing, boyfriends and all those teenage problems we had at that time. Only one boy did participate in this class. Female groups have their own dynamic, which I enjoyed very much!

P: What does “being creative” means to you? Perhaps it's a bit cheesy question, but still :)

G: At first I think, that this is a very good question. Being creative means to me that we try to think about things, situations and problems in different ways than we used to do. During the time we learn how to manage our life, we acquire different techniques and approaches so we don’t get hurt. And then we use these methods automatically. At this point, when we discard all of our “it-has-to-be-that-way”, creativity begins. I think that creativity starts with creating solutions which possibly surprise ourselves. This way you can see other important points you didn't see until now. Put simply: to break through old/own patterns.
It's not about having an idea what picture I want to paint, but to make a picture that is exciting. If I’m not sure why something doesn’t work out, I try solutions that seem weird to me. Something that I wouldn’t have thought to make, like to take a huge brush even when, at the beginning, I wanted to paint a subtle picture. You also have to know how to react to things that are happening afterwards, which also requires being creative.

P: What jobs have you done other than being an artist?

G: I did many different things, including working in a kitchen, at a school, and I was also selling jewellery.

P: How did you like this job, or dislike?

G: It was interesting, I worked with different people. I learned different things that everybody needs in adult life. It was pretty exciting to obtain relevant life-experience. But I didn’t do it for fun, I had to earn my livelihood

P: What do you like and dislike about your work?

G: I like to connect with other people, and I love to paint. I don’t like it when other responsibilities and activities, such as updating the homepage or making photographs of my works, require too much attention

P: Could you tell me something more about your self-portraits that you painted last year? By the way, they are just beautiful! I would call it the pure masterpiece! You had an exhibition here at Das Packhaus. Where did the idea come from?

G: I came back to work two months after I got a baby girl and I was totally disconnected with my artistic work. I just started to paint and created a few spontaneous works on paper. I picked up the earlier subject of portraits and painted my face again. It was important to me to concentrate on myself. These works are an attempt to experience myself as an artist. I have little interest in physiognomy and I didn’t want to paint myself recognisable. My focus was on the various shapes which a face can acquire. I was interested in the exploration of self-observation.

P: What is your dream project? or was it already achieved?

G: It's not that easy to say because I am really satisfied with all my pieces and process of my work. Currently, I am working on completely different pieces, so basically I find the artistic process always exciting. Now I'm really into water colouring.

P: What role does an artist have in society?

G: It’s a good question. And I think there are many possible answers. I would say in art it’s evidently that opposites can exist at once. Actually like in life anyway. But this is not so easy to accept because humans need to feel secure. The fact that nothing is either black or white and that everything is changing all the time may give a feeling of uncertainty and anxiety. 
Maybe artists should try to get this point across to the society. I mean that we should accept it and try to live with that, without pretending everything is either good or bad.

P: How has your style changed over the years?

G: This is really hard to say. Just to define style is not easy. Through different materials which I use, my works look differently (oil, watercolours, paper, canvas, etc.). But just because right now I am working on something completely different doesn't mean I changed my style. It depends on many factors. I paint different things, sometimes items, other times people. I have different questions that I am trying to answer on different paintings. 

P: You're a mum of 19 months old daughter. Is it difficult to make a balance between work and family?

G: It's manageable, now she will go to kindergarten, so things will get a bit easier. It is hard, just because you're not that flexible anymore, but it is also truly beautiful. I don't have so much free time, but on the other hand, I learned to manage my time better :)
Now I understand why companies desire to hire mothers; it's because they think many things at once. They (we) see things. But it's also true that people are very different from each other... 

P: If you could give an advice to young artists, entrepreneurs, who are creating something new, what would it be?

G: Don’t give up, accept the present situation, don’t hold on to things which you can’t change and take responsibility for your own life.

P: If you could go back to the time when you were just getting started, what would you do differently? And what advice would you have given to yourself if you could only relay one piece of advice to your former self?

G: I wouldn't do anything differently. If I wouldn't do all those things, projects, decisions that I did, I wouldn't be here now. 

P: Tell me about a project you've completed that has made you the proudest?

G: I don’t know. I like every step that brought me here right now. Maybe if I had an exhibition at MOMA, I could say that this is what I’m most proud about. (laugh)

P: Do you have any role models or did you had some in past?

G: Yes, I actually still have! Vincent van Gogh and Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec were the first painters I was in love with. I saw their pictures and I could feel their emotions. It was a really strong feeling! Later I read some books about them and their work and it proved to me that this fight which emanates from their paintings was real. They both had a really tough life. I often felt attracted to such complicated things J
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woman who was teaching me art at those workshops trough all those years was truly my role model. She was also a strong, independent woman, who doesn’t need a man on her side to make great things! 
Now I am a huge fan of Maria Lassnig, Francis Bacon, Élisabeth Vigée Le Brun or Alice Neel.

You can find out more about Gosia and more of her artwork here: www.foremka.at

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A blink into DAS PACKHAUS

It is spring and also almost three years that DAS PACKHAUS has been crowded with people. Paradocks team has started this project with a bit over 2000m2 of space, and now we are managing 4200 m2 of office, meeting,...

It is spring and also almost three years that DAS PACKHAUS has been crowded with people. Paradocks team has started this project with a bit over 2000m2 of space, and now we are managing 4200 m2 of office, meeting, movement, co-working, flex-desk and event spaces.

Many people are passing through, some of them are staying, some others are leaving. Being temporary has a lot of benefits, but also some disadvantages indeed. On one hand, Das Packhaus is a good point where to establish ones first office, flexibility is challenging and stimulating for young start-uppers. On the other side, at a certain point young entrepreneurs need to settle down and to find a balance.

However, what has happened in Das Packhaus in the last three years?

People are using the spaces more than in a temporary way. Movement space has been hosting many yoga classes and theatre rehearsals, various artist and designer worked there. Moreover, DAS PACKHAUS offers a multi-functional ground floor with meeting spaces, a common space,  canteen, it hosts events and houses a bicycle kitchen (Flickerei) open every Tuesday afternoon. Since September 2017, the ground floor is also used as a flex-desk area and new users are arriving every week. Some of them are just waiting for a proper office space, others enjoy the lightly atmosphere on the common space.

We can say something about our users indeed. 40% of the users that are now working in the house have been here since 2014. Being in Das Packhaus is almost as being at home for them, they know all the spaces, each other and are always curious and interested in the new users. They have lived the changes; they have seen the improvements. A good percentage (27%) has been working here for 2 years and the same number of start-ups has arrived in 2016. In 2017, 4 users out of 63 have enjoyed our community, but are already well-integrated in the ecosystem.

What kind of people are working in DAS PACKHAUS?

Today, there are around 60 entrepreneurs or start-ups in the building. Hard to group them into categories, each one is working on something special and unique that can be integrated in different sectors. Naturally, there are some typical and traditional jobs: we do have photographers, architects, fashion designers. However, the majority of them are working on service-based projects: ChillBill developed a software not to get annoyed by accounting and finances, FragNebenan is helping neighbours to be more collaborative, RecordBird supports people in being up-to-date about their favourite music, Gleam Technologies believes in a less polluted world and built up a delivery bike for Billa and Mimo created an application that teaches computer science in an interactive way. How to divided them into classes? There is a theme that is common to all of them: they are making our lives easier and progressing for a better future.

Anyway we have tried to figure it out and  created four generic groups, just to understand if a subject is more popular than the others.  Visual art includes photographers, illustrators and film producers and it involves about 10% of the users; tech group (15%) includes programming and coding, invents new games or new online platforms, to supporting people in developing their ideas. Design stands for creative users from fields such as architecture and fashion, and it concerns 31% of users, while the majority of users (44%) are dealing with services, as translation, marketing consulting or wellness and health support.  

Throughout the analyses it seems even clearer that DAS PACKHAUS is an inexorable resource. Thanks to the sector variety, we can say that any kind of business you are looking for, can be found here. The created value is not just functional, but also social and emotional. DAS PACKHAUS is more than a working space indeed: it is up to users to decide when it’s time to socialize and when it’s time to work. Paradocks team is continuously creating occasions to bland all the people who are working here: either though free expert sessions from the field of bookkeeping, office organisation or business law, or bi-weekly community lunches.

Moreover, we did a demographic analysis of our users: 160 people are working in DAS PACKHAUS and 64% of them are male. Even if the majority of the users are men, it has to be said that Paradocks team is made up 100% by women at the moment. Take it as an invitation for joining us, young female entrepreneurs: it would be great to reach equality! Speaking about average age, according to the data we have, the youngest user is 23 and the oldest is 73, average age is 36,03. Users make the environment young and vibrant, being friendly and collaborative.

Anyway, to understand properly what DAS PACKHAUS is and how it works, you should drop by whenever you are in the area. Our great hosts will explain you everything you need to know about services offered and you will perceive directly the dynamic atmosphere. DAS PACKHAUS reflects the needs our current society, made by young and resourceful entrepreneurs.

Federica

Cloed and her love to flowers :)
Innovative manager in the house!

It was a January day, one of those days which turn into grey afternoon or early night very quickly. Weather changes people, people's habits, feelings. So the ground floor of Das Packhaus was already...

It was a January day, one of those days which turn into grey afternoon or early night very quickly. Weather changes people, people's habits, feelings. So the ground floor of Das Packhaus was already empty. It was just me, Cloed, some radio sound and a cup of tea.  At first I called her a sustainable designer, employee of the fashion industry, but quickly I got the very clear picture that her job is "not about fashion", it is much more.

Cloed Priscilla Baumgartner is our new user of Das Packhaus and she is also our first interviewed innovative manager in the industry of entrepreneurship and design. She is a mother, a partner, by education a teacher of German and French language plus she also has a Master of Science. She is an entrepreneur, crowdfunding representative, sustainable fashion designer and a truly motivated person with a huge amount of creativity. As I told her, I truly wish she would take over the guest speaker position at our university and motivate us students, with her wisdom and inspiring perspective of the business world.

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P: Since you are one of the first sustainable designers in Vienna, my first question would be; where did the idea of sustainable fashion come from? And what sparked your interest in designing?

C: First, I wouldn't call myself a designer, I prefer the word innovation manager as I notice an opportunity and I take it, use it, make something from it. So that was the same with sustainable fashion. I moved to Vienna in 1999 and at that time people, fashion lovers, eco-friendly citizens started to show interest in this field of design. So basically, the trend was just "born", and I somehow grabbed an opportunity. At first I didn't have that "red line" what I should  be focused on. I went with the flow, with a very open mind of what I can do and how I can handle any given situation. It didn't take much time until the opening of my first mobile boutique. I was also really lucky to be one of the very first innovators in this field, so there wasn't a lot of competition around. Consequently, we organized fairs, where a lot of diverse designers and artists gathered and worked  and so more knowledge was successfully shared.

Your biggest obligation, when you move to another city or state, is to hang out, to mingle and to socialize. And that's how we create this network where local fashion grows. I always try to think and organise my life to the point where I am satisfied and I basically have a cool life. I prefer to have life life balance, than work life balance. I generally consider myself to be a creative person with a desire to build different business projects.

 

P: On your website, I read that you learned to sew by yourself. When did the passion for sewing and designing started? Any story behind that?

C: I was and still am interested in different things and they really vary. My mother had a sewing machine at home, so I thought it would be a cool idea to sew something from what there was: bed sheets. After a while, when I got bored of white and grey colour I started with dying fabric, any kind of colour! It's just the way you look at things, you should always look at things from different perspectives. So did I, and I saw buttons on a bed sheet and a big piece of fabric and in the end I created a shirt from that bed sheet. I know how to sew, but I'm not a professional, so if there is something, some part that I don't know how to sew, I ask for help. This is how entrepreneurs work; they ask for help and they offer help. Sharing knowledge is extremely important for a successful business.

 

P: Do you also use eco-friendly products that are needed for completing some dress, for example glue? Perhaps iron zip instead of plastic zip?

C: I try to make a pattern without glue, plastic bottoms or zipper. Eco-friendly materials can be really expensive, so I try to avoid the extra costs. Fashion has its own impact on people, so all we can do is  make the best out of it.

 

P: I visited your website, where you're presenting and selling your work, products. To design, you also have to have a good knowledge of entrepreneurship. And since you're also selling your truly beautiful work online, what do you think about online sales? Or is the face to face selling still better?

C: Nowadays it is extremely important to be "online", this is a big chance to communicate with people, your consumers, business partners, competitors etc. Even if you just sit at home, you can be informed about what is going on and you can build your network even if it's just online. The good side of being online is that you can also be "offline".

 

P: What sort of advice could you have used as a young woman to help you along your path?

C: Always look what's good and convenient for you. Change the world around you in little steps. Perhaps it's not a very profitable advice, but still. I am rich in time, unfortunately not in money, but I'm satisfied with what I do, who I am. There are so many people in the world who are just like me with the same needs. If something is good and convenient for me, it is surely for others around me too, so we start to create a network and share ideas and goods.

 

P: Do you think that entrepreneurship is something that is in your blood? Or is it something that can be learned?

C: It can be learned, it has to be learned. As a person it is very important that you can take care of yourself, be responsible for yourself and think of the consequences of every action you take. As a kid, you have to learn how to be responsible and what responsibilities means.

 

P: If you could give a young start-up entrepreneur a good advice for their future business, what would it be?

C: Quick prototyping. Make a platform for something that you think is a good idea and get feedback for it as soon as possible. Then you can adapt to the environment.  

 

P: Tell me about a project you've completed that has made you the proudest?

C: Hmm, there's actually a few projects that I'm super proud of Milch, which present me the most, it is me. It started small, now it's quite professional. We've done some changes since the beginning, but we have what we desired. We successfully carried out only because we were focused on all elements of a good business; from PR, marketing, to good finance. It's a company that does not focus on fashion; it's not about fashion at all. It about creating something new, networking and participating in the local community...

 

P: If I compare your job as a designer or shall I say now innovation manager with a job of an insurance agent, it's probably (not necessarily) a bit harder to find your clients. Everyone needs an insurance, but not everyone needs designer clothes. How do you find your customers? Or do most of the time customers contact you directly?

C: At some point it's the same. You always have to talk about your ideas and project, you need to communicate and be determined that your idea is the best. People talk, people network and this is the key of how to sell your product.

 

P: From your website I noticed that you're also offering some crowdfunding service and assistance. Could you explain something more about what crowdfunding is and how it works?

Crowdfunding is a very simple way to get a valid reaction of your friends, customers and audience, if you want to start a project. Your crowd will help you to finance your ideas. This is also a smart proof of concept. I'm happy to work for the best reward-based platform Startnext a few hours a week. Every Monday from 4-6 pm I provide all interested starters a 30 minute feedback on their ideas and how to crowdfund them. The mentoring takes place in DAS PACKHAUS! Everybody can book a free 30 minutes guidance on this link.

 

P: What is the biggest lesson that you learned since you started your company?

C: My best friend once gave me a truly good advice. I used to tell her all my ideas about the projects that I would do and changes that I would make. She told me: "Relax. You can do one project after the other. Focus on one, finish that and then start with another one.."

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Polona L.

About Us

DAS PACKHAUS - adding value to empty spaces.

Das Packhaus ist Wiens größtes Start-up-Hub. Es ist ein Ort für Vordenker und Umsetzer, Kreative und Konzeptionisten. Ein Ort für Banker und Software-Entwickler, Pädagogen und Produktdesigner, Plattenfirmen und Verleger. Ein Ort für 85+ Unternehmen also, die unterschiedlicher nicht sein könnten, dabei aber eines gemeinsam haben: Sie haben nicht nur gute Ideen, sie setzen sie auch um.
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Media

Zwischennutzung: Jetzt oder nie

28.10.2016 | 15:06 |  von Norbert Philipp (Die Presse - Schaufenster)

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28.10.2016 | 15:06 |  von Norbert Philipp (Die Presse - Schaufenster)

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IMPULS LEERSTAND ARCHITEKTURTAGE 2016

04.06.2016, 11:30 - 13:00 RIEDENBURGKASERNE, BACKSTEINGEBÄUDE, SINNHUBSTRASSE 3, 5020 SALZBURG

04.06.2016, 11:30 - 13:00 RIEDENBURGKASERNE, BACKSTEINGEBÄUDE, SINNHUBSTRASSE 3, 5020 SALZBURG

TEDxVienna CITYx2014

This talk was given at a local TEDx event, produced independently of the TED Conferences. Cities are continually grappling with new spatial, social, economic and environmental questions and challenges....

This talk was given at a local TEDx event, produced independently of the TED Conferences. Cities are continually grappling with new spatial, social, economic and environmental questions and challenges. Correspondingly, the roles and responsibilities of municipalities and citizens are changing as traditional hierarchies flatten. Citizens are (re)creating and adopting both public and private spaces, demonstrating a new collective responsibility for their environment. But can co-operations between citizens, municipalities, public and private bodies make the city more resourceful and resilient?
x is the unknown, the variable, the becoming. x is independently organized. x marks the spot. Veronika Kovacsova @ TEDxVienna

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pecha kucha Bratislava

Veronika Kovacsova, Paradocks 

two projects look to build a bridge between the cities of Vienna and Bratislava, and also try to reimagine the unused spaces in the city, giving them a new lease on life, and...

Veronika Kovacsova, Paradocks 

two projects look to build a bridge between the cities of Vienna and Bratislava, and also try to reimagine the unused spaces in the city, giving them a new lease on life, and engaging and contributing to the growth of communities.

"Presentation of the Day" on June 21, 2014. VIDEOLINK

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