Chandigarh is fast becoming the go-to place for start-ups to spread their wings. SpaceJam is a co-working space in Chandigarh, dedicated to helping young entrepreneurs and start-ups in achieving their goals. Located in the heart of the city in Sector 34A, SpaceJam provides you with all the tools you need to work on your projects without a glitch. Facilities include cabins, work desks, high-speed internet, meeting room, a café and hot beverages to keep you charged through the day! It is the only co-working space with a central location in the city, well-connected through all means of transport.
We believe it is important for you to understand how to pick a co-working space that suits your needs. Here are some points you should keep in mind!
This is the most important aspect when looking for a co-working space. You could find a great one, but if it is on the outskirts of a city then you’ll be faced with problems such as transportation, communication and simple errands will eat up half your day. Keep in mind that a centrally located co-working outfit will help you save time as everything you need would be just a stone’s throw away.
Many co-working spaces boast of lots of facilities, but it is important to check them out personally. Interact with people already working there and ask about their experience. Is the Internet good? What problems do they face? Do they have parking facilities? What are the work timings? Keeping a check-list ready will ultimately help you in making the right decision.
We can’t stress how important it is to keep work ergonomics in mind. Ergonomics, simply put, is the space’s comfort level. It saddens us to see co-working spaces springing up that look wonderful on Instagram, but aren’t designed keeping the working individual in mind. Sure, spotlighting looks nice but does it take away from keeping you focused? Are the work desks and chairs comfortable? Could you spend 10 hours in this space without getting a headache? Don’t let fancy lighting distract you from your main purpose – to find a space that will keep you focused! Take a day-pass and spend time in the co-working space before making your decision.
However trivial it may seem, food is ultimately fuel for your brain. If we know one thing about start-ups or freelancers, it is that the word ‘routine’ doesn’t fit the bill. You need to find a place where you can find food options throughout the day, and isn’t just limited to expensive pizza places or cafes. There could be days when you’ll be working through the night, so does the space have any 24/7 shops you could pop in for a quick bite? Better yet, many co-working spaces have runner boys that could bring your food for you, saving you time for your projects.
5. Transportation and parking
It will be a while before you can afford a chauffeur-driven sedan, so the co-working space you choose needs to be well-connected through all means of transport. Chandigarh has a wonderful transport system, so keep in mind that the co-working space harnesses its power. You can’t expect to spend half your budget on cabs when you can easily take a bus. Parking is a major problem that many co-working spaces face in Chandigarh. You should check if there is a safe space where you can park your vehicle throughout the day without getting fined or breaking the law.
You may have a wonderful product, but it means nothing if you don’t know how the start-up culture functions in your location. You could take inspiration from TED Talks, but localized start-up events are your best bet to socialize and gain exposure in front of VCs and Investors. Many co-working spaces in Chandigarh host monthly events that are aimed at equipping you with the necessary skills to better your products through interactive brain-storming sessions and presentations. These events are a gold-mine if you want to stay ahead of the curve in this competitive field. You can find out about all events these co-working spaces conduct through their social media feed and attend some to catch a glimpse of what that space is all about.
Keep these points in mind when you are looking for a co-working space in Chandigarh and you are sure to make the right decision. If you are still confused, come and visit us at SpaceJam Co-working and we’ll help you get started!