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WORKINTON OFIS CAFE HIZMETLERI A.S. - Management Team of the Year

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Company: WORKINTON OFIS CAFE HIZMETLERI A.S., Istanbul, Turkey
Company Description: The fastest growing entrepreneur of coworking sector, Workinton provides services for 20.000 members and over 2000 corporate companies with the Coworking, Virtual Office, Ready Office and Meeting Room services it offers on a 10.000 m2 space at 14 different business centers in the 5th year of its establishment.
Nomination Category: Management Categories
Nomination Sub Category: Management Team of the Year

Nomination Title: A new perspective on entrepreneurship ecosystem: Co-Working Spaces and Incubation Centers

Tell the story about what this nominated management team achieved (up to 650 words). Focus on specific accomplishments, and relate these accomplishments to past performance or industry norms. Be sure to mention obstacles overcome, innovations or discoveries made, and outcomes:

The fastest growing entrepreneur of coworking sector, Workinton provides services for 20.000 members and over 2000 corporate companies with the Coworking, Virtual Office, Ready Office and Meeting Room services it offers on a 15.000 m2 space at 15 different business centers in the 5th year of its establishment.

Workinton members come together in an efficient networking environment with free and rich treats in savor of meticulously prepared coffee while working at spaces with high concentration and fast connection at the most central locations.

Those who work in Workinton work efficient and motivated without experiencing any loss of concentration while joining a circle of productive collaboration. The entrepreneurs and companies in their ready offices own practical and economic workplaces and easily focus on their work while creating new opportunities by cooperation. Locating their offices at prestigious addresses with virtual office service, entrepreneurs produce much more efficient businesses with the office services they purchase.

In 2017…

Entrepreneurial ecosystem is changing and developing every day in the world. Workinton, seeking to capture this change, has worked to conduct research on incubators in the USA, Germany and Spain with the management team Ayse Pinar MASSENA, Deniz NABA, Inci USTA, Melih GÜREL.

Knowhow that obtained as a result of the research was used for the opening two incubators in Turkey that name of Workincubation and Lonca Incubation Center.

Workinton, who wanted to open up to the global markets, opened branches in USA, Germany and Qatar and designated these branches as accelerators for entrepreneurs in incubators.

The Workinton incubation center was established in 2017 with the name Workincubation, which is a boutique ecosystem that is already in existence with 22 active startups and Workincubation, which is the startup of 20 graduates in the beginning. 11 of the 20 graduates have received investments from startup and are continuing their commercial life.

Start-ups that can receive office and mentorship support in 15 different branches are in 4 different city in America and Qatar. They are facing with investors at the end of program.

Turkey co-working space industry in serving Workinton first company to have joined the organization and management of the two incubation center is done by Ayse Pinar Massena, Deniz Naba, Inci Usta, Melih Gurel.

Startups complete online application for Workincubation which includes 3 different program. The jury makes election between 30 different startups and chooses the top 10 scored startups. The program is initially segmented according to the startups stages and included in one of the pre-incubation, incubation or acceleration programs, each of which lasts 6 months.

As a result of a traffic accident on December 16, 2017, Workinton Initiative Center Director Deniz NABA lost his life. Workinton wants to keep the name of Deniz Naba because of team continues his project with the same dedication and success as the entrepreneur incubation center project

Management Team Contribution…

* 2 international incubation centers
* Branch in Qatar
*Branch in Germany(established)
*Branch in USA
*42 start-up in incubator
*160+ mentor
* 12 angel investment network
*3000 SME

Provide a brief (up to 125 words) biography about the leader of the nominated management team:

Deniz NABA has experience in Co-Working Spaces and incubation centers that have become world trends in entrepreneurship ecosystem. Deniz NABA has established the career center, continuous training center and project development Office of Haliç University. During his time at the Stock Exchange Private Market in Istanbul, he met with Workinton and he was appointed as business development manager of workincubation.

There were many entrepreneurs in Workinton because of Workinton is a co-working space,seen it as an opportunity, Deniz NABA presented the idea of establishing the Workinton Incubation Center to the company management board and accepted the idea. Workincubation and Lonca Incubation Centers opened and began their activities. Deniz NABA lost his life in a traffic accident on December 16, 2017.