Episode 13: Launching a Coworking Family
Iris chats with Rebecca Brian Pan, serial entrepreneur, new mother and CEO of Covo, a lifestyle workspace just opened in downtown San Francisco. Covo has a full Cafe, taproom, large classroom space, public coworking and will provide resources to Architecture, Engineering and Construction workers through a partnership with Good Design.
Rebecca is an internationally recognized boss in the world of coworking. As co-founder and COO of NextSpace, she helped grow a one-unit startup into a nationwide, nine-unit industry leader ranked #1 in the country in 2014. She is a tireless 7X serial entrepreneur, with a bicoastal graphic design firm, children’s literacy non-profit, design association, and coworking on her list of successful ventures.
She credits her entrepreneurial spirit to the belief that if it doesn’t exist and should, we should make it happen. Together. Now. Rebecca graduated magna cum laude from the University of Pennsylvania, and thanks Penn for instilling in her an early love of business, entrepreneurship and adult beverages.
About Coworking With IrisCoworking With Iris was created to help drive the coworking movement as a whole towards sustainable success through sharing the stories and insights of workspace creators, community catalysts, and coworking thought leaders.
Iris Kavanagh works with shared workspace organizations to streamline operations and develop dynamic communities. She fell in love with coworking when, as a member in 2009, she realized how powerful the experience of a real, in-person community was and quickly started thinking of ways to change the world through the coworking model. Iris led the NextSpace team during initial expansion from 1 location to 9 and co-founded the League of Extraordinary Coworking Spaces and COSHARE, produced Freelance Camps and has spoken at various conferences including the Global WorkSpace Association Conference and the Global Coworking Unconference Conference.
Iris currently consults, leads Coworking Mastermind groups, heads the board of directors of COSHARE and showcases industry and movement leaders through her media series, Coworking with Iris. She lives in Santa Cruz, California with her two kids, two cats and two chickens.
Visit CoworkingConsultant.co to learn about working with Iris.
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