Carlos Gonçalves

CEO, Avila Business Center/Avila Coworking

Lisboa, Portugal


With a professional background in the project management and consultancy area, I´m the founder and CEO of the Avila Business Centers and Avila Coworking, an "Hybrid Business Center" based in Lisbon, Portugal, since 2004. In 2006 we´ve created the "myOffice" - an innovative virtual office service based on the online contact with his clients through a web platform - being one of the main pioneers of these new models in Europe.

In 2010 we developed the 1st worldwide virtual office app for mobile devices – the "myOffice app" – initially for the Apple App Store (iPhone and iPad) and in 2011 launched the myOffice app for Android devices in partnership with two other portuguese companies: Swipe Twice and Waterdog Mobile.

In 2011, I´ve presented the myOffice app project in the Tech Media Europe Contest, being selected among other 30 European innovative projects. In the same year, we won the Call Center Trophy for the answering quality in the virtual offices area. In 2012 we won a CIO Award, given by the International Data Corporation (IDC), the premier global provider of mkt intelligence

In 2012 we´ve created the myOffice International Network, a Business Centers Network which has as an objective to promote clients references among office and coworking spaces worldwide. In 2012 I´d the honor to present the myOffice app solution in the Global Workspace Association annual meeting in Baltimore (USA).

In 2013 I was nominated International Director of the Global Workspace Association, the largest association of business centers and coworking spaces worldwide, based in USA, being resposible for associations´ initiatives in Europe.

In Apr 2013 I launched my first book with Jose Gabriel Quaresma, called "Out of the Office": the first book worldwide about the future of the workspace.


Rua das Portas de Santo Antão, 89 - 1169-022 Lisboa

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