5B Colab

Ahmedabad's Coolest CoWorking Space!

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A coworking space isn't just a space, it is a chance for you and your work to coexist amidst a set of like-minded people with diverse career backgrounds.
We are an exclusive coworking space, who aim to emphasize on getting together an interesting mix of professionals and entrepreneurs in a thriving, stimulating and socially productive environment.
The next time someone asks where you office is at...you won't have to mumble or give vague answers!
Get out of your homes and let coffee shops be; gather at a place where your work is respected!

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eChai Ventures @eChaiVentures

@Kalgi - How are you planning to scale 5B Colab?

Kalgi Desai @kalgi-patel

Jatin: Like I had mentioned during my first ever Echai presentation - we are not trying to go to Mumbai or Bangalore - but are trying to bring the coworking culture of those cities to Ahmedabad. So we'll grow in different locations around the city and then gradually move to other parts of Gujarat at a later stage.

Neel Shah @neelnshah

How do you ensure there's non-competing startup working together to ensure work privacy...

Do you consciously ensure a mix of freelancers and startups to ensure a cohesive co-working opportunity for them to team up for projects on short/long term basis...

With multiple centres, is there a way for co-workers in separate locations to be remotely connected? Also, is one person allowed to use any of the location or only specified location..?

Kalgi Desai @kalgi-patel

Neel:

A1: We allow competing startups and freelancers to work at our place. There are no restrictions, as long as their background is clean. In order to work at a coworking space you need a certain mindset. You need to be open about your business, not insecure about it. So if a startup has a problem with an existing competitor working here, it is a choice they make and we respect.

A2: Our packages range from frexi desks to team boxes - so the crowd automatically gets divided into the respective categories. Individual entrepreneurs, CA's, Lawyers prefer their one-person private cabin while freelance writers and designers like to sit out with the rest. Startups and established businesses need team boxes - so its all sorted, we don't have to consciously divide them.

A3: We currently have just one space so cannot comment on that. However, that would be in the scheme of things when we have multiple locations - that members from different spaces get to interact by way of icebreaking events.

Hanuj Tilwani @hanuj_t

How are you planning to build the community of startups that do not suppress but help each other to grow ?

Kalgi Desai @kalgi-patel

Hanuj: We are close to completing one year of operations and during this time I have figured out that there are two kinds of people who work out of coworking spaces:

One are those who love to help others, are always ready with an answer and always have time to answer their queries. For instance we have some 18-20 year olds working on their start-up. Some coworkers help them with advice or sponsorship or contacts or networking or at least lend a ear and spare time for them.

Then there is the second kind, who likes to keep to themselves. They barely communicate, hardly talk and almost never interact. The other coworkers respect their decision and don't bother them too much for anything. However, when they go get their coffees, people do chat.

So far I haven't come across anyone who has denied help. There are friendly coworkers and there are aloof coworkers - none rude or conniving or conspiring against each other so far.

Vipul Limaje @vipul-limaje

You guys are really great...All is good and the best one which you have mentioned about housekeeping Ninja is the great appreciation. All the best...☺