91Springboard to launch coworking hub in Panaji
Delhi-based co-working space provider, 91Springboard is moving its headquarters to Goa while also opening a hub in Goa which will offer over 300 coworking spaces in the heart of Panaji. The company, which has operations in five metros in the country, chose to make Goa their new home because of the quality of life and opportunity that the state offers.
The co-working hub will open by October 15 on 18th June Road. “The idea is to create a community. We feel there is a lot of scope for more co-working spaces in Goa,” co-founder Pranay Gupta said.
Over 4,000 people, including 650 startups and freelancers, currently function out of the 14 co-working hubs that 91springboard runs across India.
Aside from shared working spaces, 91springboard also offers conference facil- ities, a recreation zone, Wi-Fi, knowledge sessions and round-the-clock access to startups, multinational companies and freelancers who sign up for the coworking spaces.
Initially, the company will move 30 of its employees to Goa with an eye on expansion in the near future. “From here we will grow and we look to continue our hiring in Goa,” Gupta said.
“Policies do take time but the important thing is the attitude and we find that in terms of attitude, Goa is positive. No other metro in India has the direct connectivity to other metros the way Goa has,” Gupta goes on to explain.
With the buzz around Goa’s startup ecosystem, the focus on co-working spaces has begun to increase. Software and Technology Parks of India is also on the verge of opening a co-working space in Panaji near the Goa police headquarters.
91Springboard co-working hub