91springboard, the market leaders in the coworking space in India, is launching their second coworking space in Noida on April 21st. This hub is located in Sector 1 and is now officially the largest coworking space in Delhi NCR region with a capacity to seat over 800 members. 91springboard will be marking the occasion with a day packed with interesting events such as ‘Innovation Alley’ and ‘Reverse Pitch’, both a fantastic opportunity for startups and entrepreneurs to mingle with the top investors from the country.

91springboard, a coworking space and community driven incubator, supported by NITI Aayog under the Atal Innovation Mission to expand incubation services in India, first started their operations back in 2013. Since then they have grown to 12 hubs across the country with the most recent one opening up in Noida, Sector 1. Contrary to popular belief, the entrepreneurial ecosystem in Noida is indeed booming and this second hub in Noida is just another telltale sign of the demand for a collaborative workspace for Noida’s entrepreneurs. 91springboard brings a unique blend of a community culture in a fun workspace which provides members access to a platter or resources to help them grow their business. “I’ve been in contact with Vaibhav (Noida C2 hub manager) for the last few weeks and have witnessed the entire process of the hub being set up. When I first visited, I was completely convinced that they wouldn’t be ready in time but I have been pleasantly surprised to see the way the team has progressed to get the space ready. Vaibhav and his team could not have been more helpful and it’s thanks to them we now have a workspace for our team in an environment that thrives on collaboration” - Pallavi, cofounder of Instalocate, a startup that has shifted base from Silicon valley to India.

This new hub in Noida has been carefully selected by 91springboard expansion team to deliver to the members a place which is not just a great environment to work out of, but is also very conveniently located. “We really spend a lot of time on due diligence and actually listening to what our customers want. Location, as you can imagine is one of the most important aspects of an office space so we wanted to give our members a place they can get with no hassles. This hub is super accessible from even Greater Noida, Delhi as it’s connected nicely to Dadri Main road along with being connected well by the metros through Noida sector 15 station. This hub is just 10 minutes walk away from metro station.” Pranay Gupta, cofounder, 91springboard.

While it is already functional, they will be officially inaugurating the space on April 21st with 2 exciting events followed by a launch party. First up in the agenda is Innovation Alley. A space in the new hub has been blocked to create an alley full of early stage startups. These startups will be showcasing their technology and innovation products to the attendees that will comprise of investors and other industry evangelists. The exhibitors will be from nice segments such as Virtual Reality / VR Devices,Deeptech / Artificial intelligence, IoT / Hardware / Robotics to name a few. This event will be followed up with a Reverse Pitch where they flip the script and have investors pitch to startups and entrepreneurs. At this event, the investors will spill the beans on their background, what they look for in startups and what drives them to go ahead and fund a startup. Some of the big names gracing this event are Matrix partners, Yournest Angel fund, Blume Ventures, Unicorn India Ventures, Seedfund, Redcliffe Capital to name a few. It promises to be an exciting day of learning and interaction for both attendees and speakers alike.

Aside from the coworking space itself, which will be able to seat over 800 radical entrepreneurs and businesses, Noida itself has a lot of commercial activity in and around the area. This makes it yet another reason for businesses especially in the B2B space to move their operations here and have access to a larger potential client base. 91springboard claims to have had over 150 pre-bookings for the hub, even before they opened up their doors for business. Now that’s an encouraging sign as any for the non-believers to contend with that Noida, just like Delhi & Gurgaon is indeed a serious market for entrepreneurship and coworking spaces in particular. This new hub promises to be a great step in the direction of making Noida an entrepreneurship hub and destination for startups and businesses in UP.

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