JK gets its first co-working space The Think Pod at Srinagar

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Srinagar: Coming as a breather to budding start-ups and aspiring entrepreneurs, Tabish Habib, owner Think Pod launched a 2000 sq feet co-working facility at GogjiBagh, near Amar Singh College.

“Co-working concept is widely being used globally and in many metropolitan cities of India. In such a facility people with business ideas get a ready to check in office facility with luxurious seating and storage facility along with facilities like 24X7 electricity, high speed internet, meeting room facility and basic pantry services,” Habib said.

“The aspiring minds with disruptive life changing ideas need a comfortable and encouraging environment which is a challenge in conflict ridden Kashmir. We at Thinkpod therefore endeavor to create a platform where ideas are encouraged and every possible assistance is provided for converting feasible business ideas into reality ,” she added.

Besides providing hard aspects of the business in terms of infrastructure and supporting technology, we have also on boarded a team of experts from finance, marketing, product development, business strategy, legal aspects etc for providing mentorship support to the businesses incubating at Think Pod.

Besides Tax attorneys, Chartered accountants and domain experts, ThinkPod has roped in The Silk Route Consulting Group for business advisory services.

The inaugural event witnessed a very encouraging response and more than 80 businesses claimed their work corners at the Think Pod by registering online.Think Pod

Co-founder, The Silk Route Consulting Group, Ejaz Ayoub said, “It is not just the facilities and mentoring that matter, it’s more importantly the culture within which small businesses and disruptive ideas incubate. This leads to synergies and this is how people working under a single roof on diverse ideas leverage each others strengths to create an impact ”

The event was attended by R&B Minister of the state Naeem Akhtar, PDP’s youth President and Secretary sports council, Waheed U Rehamn Para and National Conference’s Spokesperson, Juanid Azim Mattoo. In addition to them, Director education, Rajiv Ranjan, Prinicipal Secretary Education Shalin Kabra, Senior Officials from J&K Bank, President Consortium of Young Industrialists Saqib Mir and many entrepreneurs from different industries participated in the event.