Press

What is Cobot

Cobot is a web-based management application made specifically for coworking that has been successfully helping spaces and communities of all sizes across five continents for over five years. We started Cobot in 2010 out of the necessity to manage our own coworking space co.up. Driven by the interest of other spaces it quickly grew into a major product for our company. Since then spaces and coworkers from around 30 countries signed up to Cobot. Today almost 30,000 coworkers enjoy the benefits of our software.

Who makes Cobot?

Cobot is made by Upstream-Agile GmbH, a software agency based in Berlin. We started in 2006 as a software consultancy. In 2008 we opened our coworking space, co.up, as one of the first in Berlin. co.up quickly became a central hub for user groups and other initiatives, hosting free and open events for the local community. By now these take place almost every day. With the success of our space, the management became more and more time-consuming. This motivated us to create Cobot in the beginning of 2010. More and more spaces started using it over the next years. Today, hundreds of spaces of all sizes are using Cobot.

The Team

Alex

Alexander Lang

Director
Programming, Product Management, Support
Entrepreneur and Developer since his teenage years

Thilo

Thilo Utke

Director
Programming, Support, Finance, Networker

Aleks

Aleks Peksena

Support, Community Manager
Runs our coworking space, co.up.

Conny

Conny Stephan

Public Relations / Marketing / Sales

Katharina Mehner

Graphic and Web Design

Sarina

Sarina Ruiter-Bouwhuis

Copywriting

Do you have any questions?

For further information and all press inquiries, send and email to conny@cobot.me

Cobot Manifest

Cobot is a cloud-based management tool made specifically for coworking. Behind the scenes we are a small and stable team who cares about supporting the global coworking community and creating personal networks. That's why Cobot is based on these five main pillars, inspired by the international coworking manifesto:

  • community over business

    People and their connections are the foundation of our industry.

  • engagement over management

    We prefer letting coworkers organize themselves over micro-managing every aspect of a space.

  • excellence over versatility

    We prefer doing a few things very well over doing everything in a mediocre way.

  • dialogue over reach

    A conversation between real people mostly does more than reaching a thousand followers.

  • trust over control

    Trust people, and they will do the right thing.

Coworking Manifest

  • collaboration over competition

  • participation over observation

  • doing over saying

  • friendship over formality

  • boldness over assurance

  • learning over expertise

  • people over personalities