It starts with a great idea

CoworkParadise is a Business Mastermind retreat for successful entrepreneurs. Our mission is to bring the most ambitious people 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 and Brigitte van der Pluijm took over CoworkParadise in 2019. Since 2015 we’ve put multiple groups of successful entrepreneurs from all over the world together in Bali, Indonesia. 

Here are a few ways to hear more from us:

Office Location: Waalwijk, The Netherlands (headquarters)

Retreat location: Canggu, Bali, Indonesia.

Minimum revenue to apply: $250.000

Different nationalities: 16


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Our Owner

Brigitte van der Pluijm

Brigitte grew up in Waalwijk/Den Bosch in Holland, where she started a family while working fulltime at the newspaper in different roles as marketing, sales, managing the callcenter and a salesteam, but also in sponsoring and events. With this wide experience, she wanted to break free and explore other parts of the world. At the age of 51 she took over CoworkParadise. Her goal is to create an invironment where people can explore and learn. Not only in the part of the world they are living in now, but to see en experience the beauty of the world and people in other cultures. She wants everyone to have a chance to change the world. 



Our Former Founders

Michael Tesselaar (left)

Michael grew up in Heerhugowaard, where he spent a lot of time collecting coins. He studied Small business & Retail management and followed 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. He recently did a $400.000 product launch. He knows everything about online marketing and loves to help people grow.