Innovators and friends of ololo answered the question: "Who benefits from working in ololo spaces and why?"
It's a tough question. There's no short answer. Question: Why do I always come back to ololo? Because there is soul and love there. I've worked in many co-working spaces around the world, but I have never found love... Like I did at ololo.
It is beneficial to work in ololo for small companies or freelancers for whom the environment and attitude to tenants is important. In addition to a pleasant atmosphere and the right environment, we realized that by working at ololo we save on an office manager. The ololo team solves problems with the internet, cleaning, kitchen, etc. independently and very quickly. So we can concentrate on work and not waste time and nerves on administrative issues. Plus we do not need to think about how to organize a corporate party for 3-4 people - there is a large community here and the ololo team constantly organizes very interesting events for all of us.
For teams that grow quickly. The office grows with the team. For teams that don't want to be centralized, but plan to open offices in different parts of the city, for example, a back office in the neighborhoods, and a front office in the center. Alina Makenova founder/manager of Make Nova
For digital nomads. Not a long contract, convenient locations, Internet, community. One is not a warrior in the field. Everyone needs help both in the community and in conditions. You don't just get an office, you get a network.
Beneficial for everyone who rents or looks for an office: large, medium and small organizations. As well as freelancers and individual entrepreneurs. Because at a bargain price, the tenant receives not only space, but virtually the entire range of related services: 24-hour access, Internet, security, legal address, reception services, cleaning + utilities, discounts on additional services, including discounts on holidays and other activities in Issyk-Kul and other beautiful places in Kyrgyzstan, and much, much more. Plus at ololo there's always a friendly and creative atmosphere that makes you more productive and in a better mood.
For freelancers and those who work remotely. You can rent a place for a short term. More profitable than renting an office. There is the Internet and the conditions. (And people around are normal)) No need to give a deposit, etc. You can easily rent a place and then, if you have to move out.
For us the choice of office is a long way, which began with a rental apartment in the center of Bishkek. After there were both private houses and offices in large business centers. And here we are now in ololo Erkindik @ololocity. And we realized that we had found our corner in this "anthill". This is a special atmosphere that cannot be said in words. I can only give a few examples of what we have changed:. - There are many people, parallel courses, seminars and exhibitions. It is always interesting to get out and unwind, and this is especially important for programmers as creative people. A lot of people are passing by our office, considering it's near the entrance. But some of them stop by and in less than a year we've been here, we've made dozens of deals and partnerships, just because we were recognized by the logos of our products. My staff and I joke that we don't pay for office rentals, we pay for banner ads on our office doors. - Here you can meet a lot of interesting people (for example, meet with @amanaliev and get advice on many issues). - Here is our accounting office "Cherikov and partners" @cherikovpartners (best in KG) and our legal advice person
Our sociologist, Aiganysh Isayeva, spoke with ololo innovators and learned about the benefits, that you get by working in a creative hub.
What is the value of creative hub?
2 years ago,our sociologist, Aiganysh Isayeva, spoke with ololo innovators and learned about the benefits, that you get by working in a creative hub.
The flexibility of creative hubs does not end with the easy replacement of a small office with a large one. The main thing is the love of experiments. Spaces, like a living organism, are constantly changing. And this inspires innovators to change their business.
Focus at the main
We take care of all administrative chores. We are not magicians yet and we do not promise that everything will be perfect. But what is for sure, in case of problems, we solve all issues with suppliers.
Yes, these are useful contacts. But what is even cooler is the working atmosphere that every innovator creates. Every day you work with interesting and creative people who love what they do. Such a neighborhood supports, inspires and is simply pleasant to live and work nearby.
In the beginning, we tried so hard to get all the innovators to the events and got upset when they didn't show up. They already thought they didn't need it. But the result of the study showed that it is NEEDED! And even if innovators don't visit them, the realization that an event is a stone's throw from their office helps to get rid of FOMO.
ololo is not just a creative hub. This is a platform where everyone can bring something of their own. We appreciate feedback, we love to experiment. Looking for ways to improve your stay at ololo. So in 2020, we already had 2 boarding houses in Issyk-Kul, co-living and a studio in Bishkek.