Head of the Level One educational project, 31 years old
I started working in coworking when I opened my own business - lecture hall about art and science Level One (levelvan.ru/courses). I was looking for a place where I could meet with lecturers and partners and where I can create my own mini-office without spending a lot of money on rent and staff. Because my usual day is meetings-meetings-meetings, and in the evening I watch new lectures in test mode.
Before that, I worked for a long time in large companies, which, of course, had their own office premises. But compared to coworking spaces, these spaces lose out in terms of the possibility of unexpected and useful meetings, which often take place right in the workplace. For example, at DI Telegraph, we met several media outlets at once and became partners with a fashionable country residence.
I am sure that many of our acquaintances would not have developed so easily and naturally if it were not for the favorable atmosphere of coworking. This is a unique chance when several interesting businesses find themselves inside the same space.
Мы пока не планируем уезжать из коворкинга, даже если продолжим расширяться, – тут хватает места всем. Например, можно бронировать под себя целые столы. DI Telegraph удобен еще и тем, что находится в самом центре Москвы – аренда своего помещения в начале Тверской обошлась бы нам в астрономические суммы. Еще один плюс: мы часто проводим здесь наши лекции, и особенно это приятно делать перед концертами классической музыки – ведь место расположено в десяти минутах ходьбы от Консерватории. За два часа до начала концерта мы рассказываем слушателям о том, на что важно обратить внимание, как расслышать все, о чем говорит музыка. Наш лектор Ляля Кандаурова умеет говорить об этом как никто другой. Такие встречи пользуются бешеной популярностью.
Here, at the DI Telegraph, we became very close friends with the Theory and Practice project. The guys share useful contacts with us, all the time throwing ideas and even on friendship acquaint us with the organizers of various city festivals. In other words, for people who are responsible for new partnerships, PR and other creative work, such an environment can be very helpful.
CEO of Rocketslides Presentation Bureau, 27 years old
Over the years, I have worked in various types of offices - from business centers to apartment buildings. My branchless life began when I started my own business. At first he worked at home, but when his daughter was born, he moved to libraries and cafes, then to Ziferblat, having received investments in an accelerator, and in January of this year he got to DI Telegraph.
Today it is simply impossible to get an office for adequate money with such logistics - location, access to the center and key city arteries. For me, DI Telegraph is a one-of-a-kind offering of a workspace for compact teams. Compared to an ordinary office, there is a more open environment here: you sit next to people from a wide variety of companies and industries - HR, architecture, technology, media, investments, science, education, design. It seems that here you will never meet two people who do the same thing. And this is a great opportunity to quickly test hypotheses and bring together small work groups to bring new ideas to life. It would seem: the same chairs, tables, Wi-Fi and a printer, but space and environment have their own magic. There is a continuous flow of people, ideas and competencies around you. It gives me fuel every day - incentives and opportunities to find new business models and clients.
The coworking space is ideal for small teams of up to 15 people. And this is a very modern format: communication is clearer and closer, work is more productive. It is not suitable for inveterate people leaving employees in themselves and their own offices. Openness and accessibility is the new leader's currency.
Managing Partner of the international service for booking excursions and events VIVAster.com, 30 years old
We were the first business team to choose the walls of the DI Telegraph, and have been happily living here for almost three years. When our service was first created, we rented an office. But we like coworking more - here every day there is a chance to meet an interesting and, possibly, useful person to you. You are not limited to communication only with your colleagues - such a narrow circle greatly reduces opportunities if you are not a very large company, and you have to spend most of your time at work.
At DI Telegraph, we constantly communicate with different teams, meet incredibly interesting people - open-minded, capable of developing and achieving. Even if their projects are from completely different areas, thanks to each other we can learn a lot.
In 2014, we were looking for a convenient office in the center with good transport accessibility, which would allow us to work 24/7. DI Telegraph helped solve all these problems. Here it is convenient for us to hold daily meetings, arrange a conference call, discuss projects - in a word, do everything that is really required in daily work.
As a business owner, organizational flexibility is extremely important to me. The ability to add 3-4 jobs in one month, and, on the contrary, reduce them without additional costs in another. If I had to solve all these problems in my office, I would have a lot of additional questions - from equipment for new employees to a possible move to another premises. So far, I don't see what can push us to return to work on our own territory, except that we will grow so much that it will become cramped for us in DI Telegraph.
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