By creators, for creators

Gathering individuals with an entrepreneurial mindset

By using technology, real estate and community we build next generation work spaces. We gather individuals with an entrepreneurial mindset: Challengers, thinkers, artists and pioneers who want to make a positive impact on the future.

  • The Creators Community consists of Matrikel1, Founders House, Startup Village, in Copenhagen, and MESH in Oslo.
  • It is the largest creators’ community in the Nordics, with 1,300 members and 300 companies.
  • Notable companies include: Kahoot!, Spotify, Vivino, Snap, Douchebags, Realm, Northzone, Creandum.
  • Both MESH (2015) and Founders House (2017) have been awarded “Best Coworking Space in the Nordics”.
  • The Creators Community run all their hubs without any governmental funding.

Our Story

A short recap of our story

2011

First tech coworking space in the Nordics

Founders House was launched by Tine Thygesen, and four other founders, as the first tech coworking space in Denmark. Founders House is an early-stage tech hub for international, scalable and ambitious startups.

2012

Norway’s first independent initiative for entrepreneurs

MESH was the first coworking space in Oslo and has become the leading independent initiative for Norwegian entrepreneurs. Co-founder Anders Mjåset launched the site in 2012 and it has since become the largest coworking space in Norway.

2014

Startup Village established

Startup Village was launched as a collaboration between Founders House, local startups and venture capital funds. Startup Village spans four adjacent former warehouses, two buildings and encompasses over 14,000 sqm. Founders House is located in Startup Village today, along with 40 startups and growth companies.

2016

Joint forces to take over the Nordics

MESH and Founders House merged in November 2016, where Tine Thygesen became CEO. She manages the company together with Anders Mjåset CPO and COO Karl Kristian Wickstrøm.

2018

All our sites under one roof

We launched The Creators Community – the overall brand and holding company for all our sites.

2018

Matrikel1 opens

In May 2018, we opened our innovation hub, Matrikel1, in central Copenhagen and received backing from leading investors and entrepreneurships in Denmark, including Mette Lykke, Morten Strunge, Jimmy Fussing, Gregers Kronborg and Martin Hauge, among others. Covering 3,600 sqm over four floors, the building is an epicentre of innovation and entrepreneurship.

2019

DIGS – the new innovation hub for The Creators Community

DIGS was the first coworking space in Trondheim and has played a key role in supporting startups and creatives since 2013, with a mission to create a thriving and evolving community.

In November 2018, DIGS becomes the new innovation hub for The Creators Community, moving their location in April 2019 to a new bigger central building, with over 5000 square meters for our entrepreneurs and leading innovators.

Meet the Team

The engine of our operations! We are a team of about seventy employees working with everything from community, hospitality and operations to office management, partnerships and communication.

Tine Thygesen

Co-Founder and Chairman

Tine Thygesen is passionate about building flexible work space and networks for entrepreneurs. She has started and led five companies, and sits of the board of several startups and investment funds. She is internationally recognised as a digital pioneer; named among top 100 women in tech in Europe, top 10 Speakers on Tech in Europe and is a regular contributor to several newspapers, including Forbes.com, on the topics of entrepreneurship, digitalisation and leadership.

Anders Mjåset

Co-Founder and Chief Product Officer

Anders sold his second startup, PramPack, in 2011 and felt there was an urgent need to modernise and challenge the bureaucratic entrepreneurial ecosystem in the Nordics. He is passionate about creating the next generation of physical and digital infrastructure for creators and works on the expansion of our sites, services and network. He sits on the board of several startups, advises the government and top business leaders on the startup scene, and is an active member of the World Economic Forum.

Karl Kristian Wickstrøm

Co-Founder and Chief Operations Officer

Karl Kristian is responsible for making our spaces run smoothly and frictionless by keeping control over internal systems, routines and company finances. Previous work experience ranges from running an accounting firm to starting up, and failing with, a media company. His educational background is a bachelor in finance and administration from the Norwegian school of management.

Carolina Cabezas

Head of Operations

Carolina looks after the back office processes, her main focus is to create a comfortable and functional work environment. She has a background in hospitality and project management, with comprehensive experience in the commercial real estate industry. Carolina is also a Co-founder of a NGO and very engaged in the defense of human rights.

Christine Nilsson

Head of Finance

Christine is the main number cruncher and problem solver when 2 + 3 = 4. She has ten years of experience from the public, private and humanitarian sector, and has been some places most people wouldn't like to go on their holidays. She's a passionate equestrian and book nerd on her spare time.

Lage Li Hauger

Head of Facilities and Construction

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