Aurora Coworking Network.
We are a Slovenian Cooperative for Coworking spaces running in
rural, suburban, and small cities under 50k inhabitants.
Coworking is more than desks and wifi, it is a diverse global movement that is defining the new ways of work and community building.
Inaugural ACN Coworking Event
27 October 2022, Computer History Museum in Ljubljana.
Nives Justin is the manager of Kovačnica, a successful coworking in Kranj. She is the head of the Technological Development, Entrepreneurship and Innovation program.
Listen to her presentation (Slo)
Christian is the founder of the German Coworking Association and has extensive experience in connecting the needs of coworking spaces and public institutions in Germany.
Watch his presentation (Eng)
Petra is the head of the Center for Alternative and Autonomous Production, which, among other things, won the award for the best place for entrepreneurial cooperation in 2015.
Listen to her presentation (Slo)
Coworking is a "...new way of approaching work, placing humans at the center of it. It is an experience but also an activity that happens within four walls or even virtually."
-- Around the World in 250 Coworking Spaces.
Coworking & ACN
ACN recognizes that Coworking spaces operating in small cities face different conditions and challenges than the ones in big cities.
Despite their business models, funding strategy, and the diversity of their stakeholders, their success depends on their capacity to adapt to their unique local culture.
ACN offers existing Coworking spaces, and new Coworking initiatives in Slovenia a path for cooperation, scaling, collective impact, and international networking.
ACN offers consulting, co-creation, and custom training programs to Municipalities, Local Governments, and other organizations that support entrepreneurship and regional development.
This is what we do
Existing Coworking Spaces
Join the ACN cooperative to contribute to a mature Coworking ecosystem in Slovenia.
Coworking spaces in rural and suburban areas face multiple challenges. Let's build the right conditions to thrive!
Are you a Slovenian Coworking operator looking for partnership and support?
We want to assist representatives from Municipalities, Regional Development Agencies, Business Incubators, and any other agencies that support entrepreneurship, rural development, or community-building in understanding the benefits of Coworking for rural and suburban areas in Slovenia.
Would you like to learn more about Coworking?
New Coworking spaces
In the post-pandemic era, many freelancers, independent professionals, startup entrepreneurs, and even corporate team members are returning to the rural and suburban areas. The New Ways of Work enables individuals to work from anywhere and increasingly from Coworking spaces.
Would you like to start up a new Coworking space?
This is ACN's Team
Manca is an independent, empowered, and inspirational entrepreneur. Her skills are connected with Event Management, PR, Marketing, and Tourism.
She represents Good Vibes Only Coworking.
Jose Antonio Morales
ACN Board Member
Jose is an entrepreneur with diverse experience in tech, SMB, corporate, and consulting businesses. Today he identifies as a Social Entrepreneur. He is the founder of Lincoln Island and Aurora Coworking in Murska Sobota.
ACN Board Member
Patricia is a global entrepreneur with diverse experience in leadership, business performance, business consulting. Part of her drive goes to women's empowerment. She represents W2W Co-creation.
Teja is a financial consultant for NGOs and social enterprises. She has extended experience with Slovenian and European public funding. Teja represents Aurora Coworking
ACN's Support Network
European Coworking Assembly
Independent coworking, taken as a whole, has the largest and most powerful network in Europe, and we are a part of a growing and changing entrepreneurial ecosystem. We want to leverage this network for good.
To do that effectively we must speak with one voice and make decisions as a body about our part in the future of work.
The European Coworking Assembly is committed to this network of peers which is improving Europe in an open, collaborative, and horizontal way.
The Assembly has a European identity in the broadest sense of the word based on the five values of coworking: community, openness, sustainability, collaboration & accessibility.
Social Entrepreneurship Centre - University of Ljubljana
The Social Entrepreneurship Centre at the University of Ljubljana brings together the University and 6 members of the University with the aim to develop research, education, consulting and other support activities in social entrepreneurship. The Centre was established by the University of Ljubljana, Biotechnical Faculty, Faculty of Economics, Faculty of Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Work, Faculty of Administration and Faculty of Education to set up an applied framework for research and development that connects researchers, educators and students from different areas with the economy and non-governmental sector, while offering potentials for cooperation to all those interested in the topic.
We Stand With Ukraine
Information for Ukrainian citizens moving to Slovenia: This is a list of Coworking spaces and organizations currently offering local information and workspaces. In the document, you will find other relevant links.
Information for anyone looking to support Ukrainian citizens: This web page collects multiple support alternatives curated by the international Coworking movement.