The best way to beat coronavirus is to keep your distance. Don’t meet up, don’t go out. So startups everywhere avoid the office, and keep the business going from home. But what if the office is your business model? We spoke with some startup-hubs, coworking spaces and other innovative breeding grounds in Amsterdam to find out how they were guiding startups through the storm, while also trying to keep their own business afloat.
COVID-19 and coworking in Amsterdam
With a lively startup-scene, no wonder Amsterdam is home to some excellent coworking spaces, tech-hubs and communities. These hubs have an important role in the ecosystem, beyond renting out office spaces. They are a place for founders and entrepreneurs to connect, expand their network, seek help and socialise with like minded people. But how does all of this work, when connecting, socialising and networking is suddenly replaced by social distancing and working from home?