We are Pickspace - The Global Coworking Space Directory.
Our company began with two entrepreneurs who believed that people should do what they love to do and in a place that inspires them. Along the way we have discovered the amazing world of coworking spaces, a communal place for freelancers, startups, and other entrepreneurs to work collaboratively.
Pickspace has realized that the coworking environment makes you happier and more productive. Research shows that working is more enjoyable in an active and inspiring environment. Therefore, coworking is the future!
Since Pickspace believes in the ideals of coworking, we decided to take action and lead the revolution.
Pickspace gathers the best coworking space and office space from around the world into one place and helps people find the best workspace for them.
The Pickspace marketplace provides a platform that helps entrepreneurs, startups, freelancers and companies find the workspace that best fits their needs - by hour, day, month, year or longer.
How Do We Do It?
- We gather all coworking space and office space into one place.
- Pickspace presents a sophisticated recommendation engine based on user preference, which enables users to discover the perfect space that matches their exact needs.
- We learn which office you want and we personalize your search results.
- Pickspace has also taken a closer look into coworking space needs in order to find out what kind of coworkers will be the best match for the office space.
See you soon with more innovations, sophisticated features and new locations!
Maor Cohen Adv.Co-Founder & CEO
Maor has completed an internship at Hamburger Evron & co. which is one of the most experienced and well recognized law firms in Israel + L.L.M during that time.
In 2013, as a student, Maor founded the International Entrepreneurship Students Community program (IESC) which got funded by the college of management in Israel.
In 2014, Maor led the entrepreneurship student delegation to workshops at MIT, BU, NYU, COLUMBIA, AU, 1996 DC and more international entrepreneurial conferences in the US.
In 2015, the IESC was funded again and the student delegation collaborated with the Berlin start-up scene - Humboldt University, TU entrepreneurship center, Microsoft accelerator, Axel Springer accelerator and more.
In 2013-2014 at the summer semester breaks, Maor led 120 students in three different humanitarian delegations, to Nepal and to the Philippines, in order to help poor children to have a better future.
In 2013, 2014 and 2015 he was awarded 3 Excellence Scholarship from his law school.
Prior to his academic studies, Maor served as the Defense Attaché Assistant at the Israeli Embassy in Berlin.
Shay Friedman Co-Founder & CTO
Shay started developing professionally in the age of 16. Later on, he was drafted to the elite technological unit, as a developer and team leader in the field of enterprise security. Today, Shay is an expert consultant in reserve.
In 2010, Shay took part in Microsoft's IronRuby open source project. Afterwards he authored and published a book named "IronRuby Unleashed".As a result, Shay received the Microsoft MVP award and has been maintaining it ever since.
In late 2010, Shay co-founded a software consulting company, CodeValue, which is one of the leading tech consulting companies in Israel.
At CodeValue, Shay led the Web division - a role that consisted of managing 20 developers, deciding on technologies to focus on, consulting dozens of companies, conducting training courses and doing pre-sale meetings. Today CodeValue employs more than 200 employees.
In the last 6 years, Shay has been invited and spoken at over 50 international conferences such as TechEd, jFocus, NDC, Fluent, DevNexus, DevWeek, Techorama and more.
Last but not least, Shay loves playing basketball, working out at the gym and playing the guitar (even though he definitely needs more practice! :) ).
Our Team Members
Barak Ariel Lead Architect
Barak is enthusiastic about every aspect of technology, and is the “go to” guy for any challenging technological endeavours.
Barak was a lead developer, commander and instructor in an elite technological unit for 4.5 years, he focused on the field of real-time big data processing. As a lead developer, Barak was a part of the team in charge of the system architecture, testing new technologies, defining standards and finding solutions.
Barak enjoys LAN parties, hanging out with friends, playing video games, soccer and volleyball and jamming on his one of a kind guitar.
David Ronen Program Manager
David is a former lone soldier who served in the paratrooper brigade. He has a passion for the Israeli start up nation and experience in American business. He is currently a student at IDC in Herzliya studying business administration and economics with a determination to make an impact in the future of Israeli business development.
Itamar Ben Shushan Graphic Designer
Itamar is a 25 year old student in the department of industrial design at the Bezalel Academy of Art and Design in Jerusalem.
Itamar is a young designer, who lives in Jerusalem. From an early age he was involved in design and visual communication. As a teenager, he attended the high school of the arts in his hometown Modiin, specializing in art and design, which he successfully graduated.
In military service in the IDF, Itamar instructed paramedics and developed training programs and trained the Army Medical Corps, while adapting the technological-educational needs-that have developed in recent years. Itamar took part in a team building a program for making available the material learned in medical courses in the IDF, by creating a Visual Learning-computerized courses, while oversee the training instructors and commanders in the training base.
Itamar studied design for one year at the Tel Aviv Institute "Studio 6 B". From there he continued his studies at the Bezalel Academy of Art and Design in Jerusalem. His work is highly evaluated and displayed in numerous exhibitions. As a first year student, his final project was presented at an exhibition of 4th year graduates of that same year.
Roni NehanevichBusiness Development Manager
Roni is a creative and entrepreneurial individual, who is highly familiar with the Israeli startup community. After graduating Business Administration and Marketing school with honors, Roni has developed business relationships with global companies in the fields of FinTech, Advertisement, and E-commerce.
At age 16, Roni was already CEO of a startup company as part of Unistream NGO project. Now, as part of the alumni group, Roni is constantly contributing to entrepreneurship development amongst young people in both central and peripheral areas of Israel.
Roni is extraordinarily ambitious, accustomed to setting up goals and reaching them while maximizing cost-effectiveness and maintaining relationships at the same time.
In his personal life, Roni enjoys high-end restaurants. He is also an urban photographer, expressing his talent in a blog dedicated to his journeys around the world.
Chen Cohen Friedman Full Stack Developer
Chen is a full stack developer at Pickspace.
She took part in She Codes community as a student and volunteer.
Chen is a CPA with a B.A in Business and Accounting. She has worked at top accounting firms providing account management and assurance services to publicly traded and privately-held hi-tech companies.
In her spare time enjoys swimming, long hiking and her next challenge is climbing Mount Kilimanjaro.
Matan Ben Shushan Full Stack Developer
Matan is a full stack developer at Pickspace.
He's a tech-savvy and enjoys deep diving into cutting edge technologies.
In his free time, Matan enjoys rocking the guitar, watching NBA games, and playing with unicorns.
Hilla Nafusi Full Stack Developer
Hilla is a full stack developer.
She has a B.Sc. in Computer Science from the HiT. During her studies she also worked as a teaching assistant in courses such as 'Network and Internet Security' and 'Computer Networking'.
Hilla loves reading books, listening to music and playing with Leo, her lovely dog.
Alex Mendelevych Full Stack Developer
Alex is a full stack developer.
He has a a B.Sc. in computer science from HiT since 2017.
Alex's favorite hobby is writing code without bugs, but likes to play basketball and read books as well.