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Ep. 16

How to build physical remote work communities

What is needed to create physical ecosystems for remote workers? How will cities attract the new remote workforce?

After recognizing the opportunities remote work has to offer, Nacho Rodriguez made it his mission to create physical spaces for remote workers that drive a positive socio-economic impact. He is the founder of RePeople & Nomad City Gran Canaria, two initiatives that provide the necessary infrastructure and resources for a “remote-friendly” environment on the Canary Islands. 
With him, we discussed:
  • How remote work will change urban ecosystems
  • What is needed to foster the forming of a community
  • How cities will attract their citizens in a new remote era
  • How Repeople is aiming to create ecosystems around the world.
You can find the full transcript here!
Stay tuned for the next episode, in which we chat with Darcy Boles from TaxJar on how to create an award-winning culture remotely. 
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About your hosts

Sondre Rasch

Co-founder & CEO
Sondre co-founded SafetyWing together with Sarah Sandnes and Hans Kjellby. Born in Bergen, Norway, he studied economics and computer science, before starting work as a policy advisor for the government of Norway advising on social policies. After getting frustrated with the slow pace of government change, Sondre first founded SuperSide (YC W16), a platform for freelance designers. It was here he discovered the lack of a safety net for online remote workers. SafetyWing was then born with the aim of building a global social safety net.

Nacho Rodriguez

Nacho Rodriguez is one of the biggest remote work advocates and is deeply invested in the concept of a "Global citizen". He founded & Nomad City Gran Canaria that function as a community, information resource and a living lab that can help drive positive change worldwide.
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