Kuinji and Partners, a London-based accelerator that has helped over 10 start-ups find funding, scale-up, and improve their corporate governance, has signed a deal with IWG that allows start-ups under their umbrella to make use of flexible, hybrid working environments during the pandemic.
What is IWG and how does it offer solutions?
IWG, or the International Workplace Group, is an international telecommunications and technology company with a global reach. Thanks to the group’s ability to create bespoke communication systems, the company was able to assist many industries before and throughout the pandemic. IWG’s experience in providing secure communication and powerful connectivity using a hub-and-spoke strategy has allowed many organizations to keep their employees informed, productive, and collaborative when working remotely.
Hybrid solutions are the perfect solution for a diverse workforce.
Whether due to spatial constraints, interruptions, or lack of access to internet connections, some employees cannot create functional home offices. Others might be pleased to work from home as it will lessen their commuting costs and increase their quality time with loved ones. However, some workers never fully adapt to online-only interactions and find that working from an office is the optimal solution.
IWG saw the workforce’s diverse needs and began offering hybrid working spaces throughout various countries and regions. IWG now offers 3,400 hybrid working locations worldwide.
Startups require access to talent and resources.
Startups can thrive in almost any region, but if start-ups intend to scale up then they have to consider how to access resources. First, start-ups tend to bloom in regions with universities and other schools. Take Silicon Valley, for instance. Without Stanford and UC Berkeley, the region would not have found so many skilled workers willing to take risks. However, once a start-up expands nationally and internationally they need to cater to the needs of talented individuals and other resources far beyond the home region.
The cost of multiple locations can seem daunting to startups.
Startups that have partnered with Kuinji can take advantage of Kuinji’s new partnership with IWG. Under the agreement, startups can access IWG workspaces. This will help startups during this time of the pandemic, but will also help them after. Kuinji’s vision to deliver an ecosystem with the best deals for startups translates to startups not only receiving access to flex workspaces and hybrid working environments but also consulting, venture capital, and corporate governance.