When Seedspace took over an abandoned 19th century house in Geneva back in early 2015, it was hard to imagine then how they would go on to create one of the fastest growing networks of highly connected workspaces in emerging markets.
Now with 3 locations in Geneva, and another 22 worldwide, they have built one of the most exciting learning, working and living environments in the world, empowering entrepreneurs from all over the globe to innovate and make changes that will tackle the complex challenges facing people today.
Earlier this month, Know-it-all passport® editor, Lisa Cirieco-Ohlman, and knowitall.ch webmaster, Jenny Jeffreys, were fortunate to meet one of the founding members of the organization, Adrien Geyer, at their newest location in La Praille – needless-to-say, they were impressed!
- Do you need to develop and design meeting and workshop agendas as a part of your work?
- Do you find yourself facilitating meetings and workshops, or breakout groups?
- Are you working on a big conference that brings together many stakeholders or communities to learn and work together?
- Do you want all these events to have real results, and are memorable for being interactive and enjoyable?
If you answered "yes" to any of the above questions, then you should take a look at some of the courses being offered in 2017 by Bright Green Learning Academy (featured on our site last year). As Certified Professional Facilitators and Trainers, they are starting their new series of winter and spring courses on 23 January, with courses designed to help people build their facilitation skills, and design their meetings and workshops better, making them interactive, and ensuring they get results. (No more boring and useless meetings!)
How often do you ask yourself the following questions?
- Could I reduce my taxes more?
- How can I best secure my family’s healthcare?
- Is Swiss social security working for me?
- Have I got the best rate for my mortgage?
- Can I maintain my current life-style in retirement?
There are many financial products on the market and it can be difficult to make the right choice among such a wide range of options. Pressed for time, and with little interested in the fine detail, private individuals rarely find the most appropriate products to suit all their requirements.
In response to this, the consultancy firm, MyProject, is now offering knowitall.ch readers the opportunity to receive free, unbiased advice on a range of financial services that could potentially improve the quality of your life and help you make significant daily savings.
Co-founders, Daniel Kaempf and Michael O'Sullivan
Do you need help making a customised App, or advice on how to grow your social media networks? Would you like a website developed or redesigned so that it draws in visitors and generates leads for you? Do you even know where to start when it comes to developing a digital strategy that works for your business?
These and many more questions relating to digital services and support are just a few of the issues that are tackled on a daily basis by the experienced team of people working at Darwin Digital.
Based in Lausanne, but offering services to companies in Geneva and beyond, Darwin Digital was co-founded in 2015 by two local entrepreneurs, Michael O’Sullivan and Daniel Kaempf. Originally from Ireland, Michael has over 20 years of sales, trade marketing, advertising and global brand development. Complementing his skills, Daniel has over 15 years of experience working in digital projects management, implementing online solutions for multinationals and agencies.
The Suisse Romande chapter of a nationwide Swiss volunteer organization is calling on retired professionals to help them in a range of benevolent projects throughout Switzerland.
Set up in 2006 with the support of Pour-cent Culturel Migros and the Haute Ecole Spécialisée de Lucerne – Travail Social, Innovage makes use of the considerable expertise of retired professional staff to help them in a wide range of voluntary projects where the costs of employing highly skilled consultants would normally be prohibitively expensive.
Today, Innovage is made of 9 different chapters throughout Switzerland, each with its own team of 10 to 30 retired or semi-retired professionals, typically aged between 55 and 75 years old, each keen to support volunteer organizations in whatever areas they can, depending on their needs and the expertise available.
In the past, typical projects have included replacing the computing and network infrastructure for the Alzheimer’s Association in Switzerland, helping teenagers who are between school and apprenticeship, or simply advising on the restructure of a professional team. You can find out more information on the projects in which Innovage Suisse Romande (ISR) has been involved over the last few years, by clicking here.