It starts with a great idea

Coworkparadise is a Business Mastermind retreat for successful entrepreneurs. Our mission is to bring the most ambitious people in the world together and inspire them to pursue the most out of themselves and the people around them. Michael Tesselaar and Lars Blokdijk co-founded Coworkparadise back in June 2015. Since then, we’ve put multiple groups of successful entrepreneurs from all over the world together in Bali, Indonesia. Michael and Lars both run a different company besides Coworkparadise. Michael is the CEO of MijnCadeau and Lars is the Co-Founder of Vertellis.

Here are a few ways to hear more from us:

Office Location: Amsterdam, The Netherlands (headquarters)

Retreat location: Canggu, Bali, Indonesia.

Minimum revenue to apply: $250.000

Different nationalities: 16


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Our Founders

Michael Tesselaar (left)
Michael grew up in Heerhugowaard, where he spent a lot of time collecting coins. Today, he helps entrepreneurs excel as co-founder of Coworkparadise. He studied Small business & Retail management and follow a minor entrepreneurship in Bali. Michael speaks Bahasa Indonesia and founded multiple businesses before he became the founder and CEO of MijnCadeau. A Dutch company for customizable gifts. He travels the world, but he lives in Amsterdam.


Lars Blokdijk (right)
Lars grew up in the same town as Michael. After moving to Amsterdam, he started to flourish, he went from freelancer to founding three companies at the same time. He recently did a $400.000 product launch. He knows everything about online marketing and loves to help people grow. He currently travels the world as a digital nomad, with Bali as a kind of home base.

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