91Springboard’s Delhi family grows to 56 Startups, soon to launch a new facility in Gurgaon

91springboard91Springboard, a startup co-working space and incubator, has recently announced that its Delhi family has grown to 56 start-ups, with this announcement the incubator is also going to soon set up a hub in Gurgaon to provide startups with resources, knowledge  and  connections, necessary to launch and grow into great companies.

The new facility can house 220 entrepreneurs, service providers and mentors under one roof.

91Springboard was the first in India which coined the phrase “coworking hub” when it established its first center in Delhi ten months back. “Launching it was a huge risk for us as it was a totally new experiment never tried in India.. We are glad that this has been well received by the startup community,” says Pranay Gupta, partner, 91Springboard.

Coworking spaces have started picking up all over the world as it provides instant community for entrepreneurs in a protected environment. In such a setting, instead of there being separate  closed  rooms  for  each  startup, a coworking incubator allows  members  to collaborate  either formally  or  informally. There is also a directory  of  members  where  each member  can  list  their  services, and see who is  providing services that might synergize with theirs.

Varun Chawla, partner, 91Springboard said, “There are several  ingredients that make  it a  startup hub rather than just a shared office space. Events + community  +  service  providers  +  mentorship  +  free  credits  (Amazon,  Sendgrid,  etc)  + networking opportunities + exposure = a solid startup foundation.”

For a startutp, these kind of co-working spaces provide them with a inexpensive way to fulfill needed infrastructure  and  the  right  qualities of  professionalism  and  discipline, without breaking  their   budget  or giving out equity.

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91Springboard also organizes several events under 91university (skill based) and 91circle (network based) to further strengthen this community.

It tries to make the startup journey easier through:

1) Coworking: 2 lively spaces that can support 350+ entrepreneurs on a full­time basis.

2)  Community: They organize and host 70+ workshops, parties and pitch days every year, as well as acts as a venue for external startup­related events at their facilities.

3)  Capital: They work with some  game changing startups every year and provide  them with access to funds.

It is also going to organize a Lean Startup Bootcamp in Delhi and Goa this month.

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