The shared workspace is becoming a place to connect

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For digital nomads and remote workers, the breadth of services and perks afforded by today’s co-work environments extend far beyond free Wi-Fi and video conferencing.

Since opening its flagship Soho location in 2010, WeWork, a leading global network of workspaces, now boasts 283 physical locations in 75 cities and 22 countries, says Rui Barros, WeWork’s senior vice president and head of operations in the US and Canada East.

“What we’ve built goes beyond co-work environments. We’ve built a community (over 250,000 members globally) where people can come together to make meaningful connections to grow their business,” says Barros.

Take Satisfi Labs, a leading artificial intelligence engagement platform.

“The business started a couple [of] years back. Our four-person group took a very small WeWork office and immediately started to meet other office-mates, attend as many events as possible and share our story,” says Don White, the firm’s CEO and co-founder.

Since then, the company has upgraded their space to accommodate its expanding, 18-person team. They also scored a major client thanks to their co-work partnership — the New York Jets.

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