This co-working space aims to create a community of growth
In a burgeoning city like Bengaluru where people are sharing their homestays and taxi rides through Air BnB and Uber, there’s been a steady increase in the number of shared offices too. With the city being unofficially named the startup capital of the country, there is a great demand for affordable workspaces. CoWork247 is one such space, that was launched in June this year. The idea came to Suresh Rangarajan, the founder of CoWork247 and CoLive (providing shared homestays), when he was ruminating on the young and vibrant population of Bengaluru. In a city where innovation is as commonplace as street lights, there is also competition and friction. With the motto, “Competition makes us faster, Collaboration makes us better”, Rangarajan conceptualised CoWork and CoLive to create friendly communities and break the cocoons of confined workstations. “I realised there was a huge gap that needed to be addressed. On one hand, there were developers struggling with excess inventory and on the other, millennials were suffering due to a lack of quality homes and office spaces. This presented a huge opportunity for us to make a difference,” states Rangarajan.
The team believes: when like minded people come together, stories evolve, partnerships are forged, and change-makers and ideators collaborate for the better. Users benefit by getting productive right from day one without wasting time for primary office requirements. They are working towards adding more facilities like meeting rooms, storage areas and more. What’s new CoWork247 is an enclosed co-working space and the interiors constitute private spaces with common infrastructure. “Some want to work late, some want to leave early and others prefer listening to music to keep the mood upbeat. Our venture is unique as it caters to the needs of all employees. You have your own private space with common facilities like a cafe, reception desk, WiFi etcetra,” explains the founder. With their ventures operating at Whitefield, KR Puram and Indira Nagar, the team plans to build coworking spaces at 7 to 10-km intervals to cater to the high demand.
– Priyanka Shankar