• See you at CU India 2016!




    SEPTEMBER 28 - OCTOBER 1, 2016


    Great News! The team behind the CU Asia events are bringing the original Asian coworking conference to India! CUIndia will bring together coworking space operators and enthusiasts, tech companies, investors, real estate partners and others interested in the evolving workplace.


    The Startup Nation theme honours the emerging startup scene in India and the roles that the coworking movement has in supporting the growing ranks of freelancers, creatives and entrepreneurs that are driving India's growth into the new economy.


    And hosted in partnership with Mingle.

    The Coworking Association of Asia Pacific (CAAP)
    unifies, supports and promotes
    collaborative coworking across Asia.

    Mingle enables entrepreneurs, freelancers, investors, mentors, and creative souls to meet, work, learn and grow - together.

  • Mid Price tickets are on sale now!

    Getting tickets early will put you top of the list for activities surrounding the conference.


    We can promise you one thing. You've never been to a conference like this before.


    Sept 28, 2016 (Wed)

    Coworking Academy is a fun and focused workshop to help new or prospective spaces accelerate their learning on the Big 4 of Coworking Space: Community Engagement, Coworking Finances, Coworking Operations, and Programming & Events.


    Join us to get unstuck; ask questions to experienced operators; and take away tangible tools and templates. You can also join forces with other newbies in the field and see what magic unfolds!


    Location: 248Collective, Sangolda, North Goa

    CU India DAY 1

    Sept 29, 2016 (Thu)

    CUIndia will provide you with the opportunity to share experiences and explore the ways in which we can live, work and learn differently in the new collaborative economy.


    Now it's your time to be part of The Future Of Work!


    Location: 248Collective, Sangolda, North Goa

    CU India Keynote Speakers

    We have a lot of names in the CU India 2016 line-ups. Here are some of the speakers who will be headlining our keynotes' batch this year:

    Parmesh Shahani

    Parmesh is the head of Godrej India Culture Lab, and the Editor in Large at Verve Magazine. Godrej is one of the most innovative institutions in corporate India, and Parmesh is passionate in exploring the collision of design, culture and space and how it could drive innovation.

    Naresh Naramsihan

    Naresh is an architect from bangalore, who started Bangalore's first Coworking space called Cobalt, which was later rebranded as Numa. He is also a TEDx speaker, where he talks about how to spur innovation in urban cities.

    Varun Chawla

    Varun is the co-founder of 91springboard, with over five years of investment banking experience and four years of fundraising experience for startups. 91springboard is one of the greatest successes in the Coworking and Incubation space. Their main vision is "Scaling Innovation" and they're passionate to spread the ideas around.

    Indu Antony

    Indu is a filmmaker and visual artist from Kerala who got roped into building a community at Cobalt, and is now in charge in shaping the artistic vision of Numa Bengaluru. Her visual aesthetics include tinges of activism, feminism and performace.

    Pranay Gupta

    Other than being the co-founder of 91springboard, Pranay was also the CEO of CIIE (Centre for Innovation Incubation and Entrepreneurship) at Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad. He is a prolific speaker on incubation and startup ecosystem.

    CU India Day 2 - the "Unconference"

    Sept 30, 2016 (Fri)

    They say decisions are made by the people who show up, and an unconference is no exception. It is the ultimate participatory adventure!


    Bring your insights, concerns, queries and burning topics for discussion to these 6 unconference sessions, and help us design the day with what matters most to you.


    Location: Museum of Goa

    Excursion Day

    Oct 1, 2016 (Sat)

    You're in Goa, India after all, so don't forget your healthy dose of culture, beaches, great food and nature! Sign up for our post-conferences excursions, and you'll figure out why the world calls Goa 'Rome of East'.





    Work and Play

    Having a conference in paradise, it would be a shame to have all work and no play. That's why we'll bring CU India participants on unforgettable excursions on Sunday, October 1st. The costs? On us!



    The Fort Circuit

    Visit secret and quaint destinations of Goa along with the sentinels of the past which are historic specimen of immense military, political and economic importance in a land crisscrossed by rivers and canals and bordered by sea on the west.

    Heritage & Arts Circuit

    Goa is a picturesque destination and a visit isn't complete without a walk down the gorgeous lanes of Goa and the architectural beauty of the churches including Bishops Palace, Se Cathedral and Bom of Jesus.

    Natural Taste of Goa

    Have you ever wondered where your powdered Cinnamon came from, and what is mace? Are spices for you small plastic bags with colourful powder? If 'yes' is your answer, you should visit the Spice Plantations scattered around the interior of Goa's beautiful rural landscape during CU India.

  • Venues

    Bursting with architectural gems, stunning coastlines, delicious cuisine and a unique blend of Indian and Portuguese heritage, Goa has been listed in the Top 5 India's favourite leisure destination by Conde Nast Traveller.


    We picked these two unique venues that we think showcase Goa's unique soul and its rich history:


    Sangolda, North Goa

    The Coworking Academy (September 28) and the first day of CU India (September 29) will be held at Goa's newest collaborative creative space. Located in Sangolda, North Goa, 248collective is founded Bhagyashree Patwardan, Jack Leenaars and Noreen van Holstein. It will be the coolest collaborative community space in Goa, and CU India participants will be the first to experience it!

    Museum of Goa (MOG)

    Pilerne Industrial Estate, Bardez

    The Unconference (30 Sept) will happen at MOG, the recent addition to Goa’s cultural landscape. Housed in a 1038 square meters space, designed by architect Dean D’Cruz, MOG is situated on the Pilerne Plateau in Northern Goa. Attempting to explore rich varied Goan histories through the medium of art, and diverse experiences of creativity, within the last eight months, this space has developed into a hub for people from all walks of life - art enthusiasts, educationists, artists, musicians, curators, activists, collectors and innovators from all walks of life. This September, MOG will open its door to coworking enthusiasts at CU India.




    You don't need to trust us. See what others have to say about CAAP's events.

    Alex Hillman

    Founder of IndyHall, Philadelphia

    “CU Asia is, hands down, the best coworking conference I've attended on the planet. I'm pleased and proud to have shared the experience with all of you!
    Clearly, lots of intent and thoughtful planning made this event enjoyable and meaningful for all of us.”

    Michaela Anchan

    Founder of Woolf Works, Singapore

    “Loved the vibe and loved coming away with a list of awesome Ideas to work on in my coworking space. ”

    Cynthia Satrya-Hasan

    Co-founder of Coworkinc, Indonesia

    “You guys are the reason why we believe that coworking and its spirit needs to be heard and introduced to more people.”

    Jeff LaFlamme

    Founder of Angkor Hub, Cambodia

    “It was an amazing event! I met people with similar experience, people with the same mission, people with the same dreams. I felt a part of an awesome family.”

    Rebecca Collins

    Digital Nomad

    “It was really refreshing to be reminded of what this movement is all about. It's awesome to see how connected coworking communities are here in Bali, and I'm excited to visit the rest of you while I nomad around to see what's going on in other parts of the world."

    Jay Kim

    Rehoboth Global Project Manager

    "It was my first time to attend the CU Asia gathering this year. For me, it was a life changing experience. I really enjoyed meeting like-minded people from all over the world with similar DNA to me. Technology is allowing us to so many amazing things that we never thought could be possible in the past. By spending 3 days at the conference, it has led to friendships and partnerships that can be continued on-line from far away. This is awesome! I’m so proud of this community!"


    Ashish Goenka

    Founder of Mingle

    Mumbai, India

    Smeet Gala

    CEO, WorkAmp Spaces

    Abhishekh Purohit

    Co-founder, The Daftar

    Pune, India

    Robin Chhabra

    Founder of Prospective Co-Working Space

    Amit Bhatta

    Co-founder, The Daftar

    Pune, India

    Varun Chawla

    Co-founder of 91springboard

    Sunanda Verma

    Co-founder, The Daftar

    Pune, India

    Vandita Kedia Purohit

    Co-founder, The Daftar

    Pune, India


    James Abbott

    Founder of KoHub

    Koh Lanta, Thailand

    Steve Munroe

    Co-founder of Hubud [Hub-in-Ubud]

    Bali, Indonesia

    Juliette Morgan

    Partner-Cushman & Wakefield


    Abhijeet Kumar

    Co-Founder ah! Ventures, Co-Founder Pronto Infotech, Angel Investor, Serial Entrepreneur, India

    Danny Carroll

    Venture Partner at Orios Venture Partners

    Janak Malkani

    Director Tenant Advisory Group - Cushman & Wakefield

    Rachit Mohan

    India Corporate Real Estate Executive, Investment Advisor, Shared Services Strategist, Portfolio Manager, India

    Devendra Agrawal

    Co-Founder InstaOffice

    Arnaud Bonzom

    Director of Corporate Innovation at 500 Startups


    Asha Chaudhry

    Co-founder & editor, therodinhoods.com

    Grace Sai

    Co-founder of The Hub Singapore


    Sanjay Nath

    Co founder & Managing Partner, Blume Venture Advisors

    Shradha Sharma 

    Founder and Chief Editor of YourStory

    Mike LaRosa

    Founder of Coworkaholic.com
    Washington D.C., USA

    Dr. Apoorv Ranjan Sharma

    President & Co founder at Venture Catalysts

    Amarit Charoenphan

    Co-founder and Co-CEO of Hubba

    Bangkok, Thailand

    Supranee Jaroenlersjanya (Poy)

    Community Curator, HUBBA



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