Meet Vivi!

Vivi is the COO and cofounder of Wifitakeaway, an innovative company that produces a device which allows its user to access the internet from anywhere. Together, she and her husband, Ricardo, started Wifitakeaway after they began to notice a problematic pattern.

For the past six years, the couple has worked together as Airbnb hosts offering up their space to those interested in traveling to Barcelona. While their guests were in their home, they were able to receive recommendations from Vivi and Ricardo, connect to the mobile world, and plan out their day. However, guests frequently ran into a large problem. As soon as they left the confines of their Airbnb, they were without internet service, and it became practically impossible to make the most of their limited days without a working cell phone, paying for excessive amounts for roaming, or purchasing an additional sim card.

Noticing a need in the market for increased connectivity, Vivi and Ricardo took action, and thus Wifitakeaway was created. The co-founders believe utilizing ​Cloudworks​’s space and community has positively affected their business in many ways. To them, one of the most important aspects of the coworking space is meeting other coworkers from around the world in an informal manner. From there, they’ve both been able to develop friendships and mentors that they can turn towards for guidance. Most recently, they were able to hire Wifitakeaway's CTO through ​Cloudworks​.

Vivi also believes that the space one utilizes for a business is more important than they might initially think. An attractive, inspiring space full of light that encourages ideas. A space that makes anyone feel as though they can thrive rather than just getting through another day at the office.

Originally from Venezuela, she has greatly enjoyed her time here in Barcelona. She has especially enjoyed the startup environment and has attended the Mobile Work Congress and ​4 Years From Now in several opportunities.

Since Wifitakeaway’s first year, sales have increased by 300%. Vivi is excited to continue developing Wifitakeaway with Ricardo and aims to offer their product to the consumer for free in the near future.

ra-dragon-50rvM3_VYOs-unsplash-min.jpg

La importancia del lugar de trabajo para desarrollar un negocio

Wifitakeaway sigue un estilo similar al de sus potenciales clientes

Al darse cuenta de una necesidad en el mercado de una mayor conectividad, Vivi y Ricardo tomaron medidas, y así se creó Wifitakeaway. Los cofundadores creen que la utilización del espacio y la comunidad de Cloudworks ha impactado positivamente su negocio de muchas maneras. Para ellos, uno de los aspectos más importantes del coworking es conocer a otros Cloudworkers de todo el mundo. Además, ambos han podido desarrollar amistades y encontrar mentores a quienes pueden recurrir para obtener orientación. Más recientemente, pudieron contratar al CTO de Wifitakeaway a través de Cloudworks.

Originaria de Venezuela, Vivi disfruta hacer su vida en Barcelona. Especialmente por el entorno de startups en desarrollo y por la posibilidad de asistir a eventos como el Mobile Work Congress y 4 Years From Now.

Vivi también cree que el espacio de trabajo es más importante de lo que inicialmente se podría pensar. Un espacio atractivo, inspirador y lleno de luz fomenta las ideas y mejora tu productividad. Un espacio que hace que cualquiera sienta que puede prosperar en lugar de simplemente ser tu espacio de trabajo.

Desde el primer año Wifitakeaway ha aumentado sus ventas 300%. Vivi está entusiasmada por continuar desarrollando Wifitakeaway con Ricardo y tiene como objetivo ofrecer su producto al consumidor de forma gratuita en un futuro cercano.