Tony Bacigalupo is a director at Open Coworking, a nonprofit that advocates for coworking worldwide. An avid organizer, Tony has been working on the development of coworking communities and support ecosystems for the new workforce since 2007.
He was cofounder and Mayor of NYC’s first dedicated coworking space, New Work City, from 2008 to 2015. He’s also the organizer of the Coworking Community NYC Meetup and co-organizer of the Dynamic Coworking Meetup.
Tony has experience consulting urban-level community development projects, including the Tony Hsieh’s Downtown Project in Las Vegas, Bell Works in Holmdel, NJ, the 312 Main project in Vancouver, and the Hive at 55 (now LMHQ) in Lower Manhattan (the first coworking space run by a Business Improvement District).
Tony also has authored one book and co-authored another (No More Sink Full of Mugs: Lighten your workload, increase participation, and build better culture in your coworking space and I’m Outta Here: How coworking is making the office obsolete), and has spoken at various events around the world including SXSW, GCUC, and Maker Faire.