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The first conference on Coworking Spaces in Moldova was held in Iasi

Press release by Fab Lab Iasi

On January 26th 2018, the first conference on ‘Coworking Spaces of Moldova’ took place in Iasi. The conference was held by Fab Lab and 50 representatives from coworking spaces and business incubators in the region of Moldova gathered together to discuss and share ideas. 

In the North-East Romania there are 8 coworking spaces, while 6 such spaces are active in Chisinau (Republic of Moldova). With regards to business incubators, there are 6 spaces active in the Republic of Moldova at the moment, aiming to boost entrepreneurship in the cities where they operate.

The numbers that were compiled at the conference show that over the entire Moldavian region there are over 10,000 square meters of coworking spaces with over 1,200 individual work stations.

In North Romania there are 4,275 sqm in 7 working spaces where entrepreneurs, startups and freelancersc can operate. Over 205 places are ready to accommodate individuals and businesses from different fields,  such as: technology, IT, design, marketing, HR, art, etc.

Here’s a split:

  • IASI – Fab Lab Iasi (725 sqm), The Grape (450 sqm), Hubrica (800 sqm), Hackerspace (200 sqm) and Hub Resilience (100 sqm)
  • PIATRA – NEAMT – Rubik Hub (1,600 sqm)
  • ROMAN – Kult Hub (120 sqm)
  • BACAU – Nest Hub (280 sqm)

In the Republic of Moldova, active coworking spaces cover 6,000 sqm, hosting 1,000 seats for local entrepreneurs and freelancers.

  • CHIŞINĂU – Tekwill (4,000 sqm), Digital Park (1,000 sqm), Generator Hub (400 sqm), iHUB (400 sqm), Armeneasca 13A (200 sqm) and Classter (3,000 sqm).

In addition, incubators in the Republic of Moldova amount to 7,830 sqm and around 132 places for businesses of any kind in Nisporeni, Soroca, Singerei, Calarasi, Leova and Cahul.

Besides hosting entrepreneurs and freelancers in common workspaces, the hubs also aim to stimulate entrepreneurship through sessions, events and workshops on different themes, in order to increase the transfer of knowledge to those who have an idea business and are developing or those who already have a developed initiative but need support.

These spaces now host communities that have been formed by people who are open to offer what they have, what they know and what they are, to help develop the entire entrepreneurial ecosystem without waiting for a direct reward. This is a new philosophy on which we want to build the new model of entrepreneurship.

For more details, contact Dan Zaharia, founder of Fab Lab Iasi (contact@fablabiasi.ro)

 

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