In the quest to discover the most happening coworking joint, Kowrk floated the second season of Koolest KoSpace contest. This zero entry fee competition invited applications from shared workspaces around the world in an endeavor to discover the trendiest and the most user-friendly coworking hub.

Kowrk concluded the second Koolest KoSpace contest for coworking spaces around the world.  The coveted title required coworking spaces to compete against each other for their uniqueness, quirkiness, efficiency, networking opportunities, amenities, packages, and infrastructure. The manager and users of the collaborative places could nominate the space if they believe that their space has been making a difference. Participants were asked to recommend the space if they think that it was offering.

Participants

The innovative competition which ran during the months of September and October received an astounding response from the shared workspaces sector across the globe in the form of entries from coworking spaces located in 25+ cities scattered across 15+ countries.

This year, there was a drop in the nomination by the users of the spaces. As compared to 15% last year, only ~10% of entries were submitted by the end users of the spaces. Implying that we witnessed increased participation from the teams managing the coworking joints. These entries were submitted across 3 different categories (not mutually exclusive)

  • 65% entries for great amenities (similar % as last year)
  • 70% entries for useful networking events (13bps increase YoY)
  • 85% for the helpful team (11bps increase YoY)

Winner Selection Process

The winner was selected by a panel of advisors who evaluated the nominated spaces against stringent benchmarks. Each expert selected 10 top spaces. All those spaces were then rated on the prescribed parameters and a winner was selected based on the weighted average score. This neck to neck competition compelled Kowrk’s experts to select 5 coworking places for special commendation.

Koolest KoSpace 2017 Winner

Hubud (Bali) emerged as the proud winner of this prestigious contest in 2017. They offer a relaxed & peaceful working environment in Bali, Indonesia – loved and highly recommended by many users as the perfect spot to escape the hustle & bustle of the city to concentrate. Highly recommended as a place to find your inner voice. As the winner for 2017, Hubud received the rights to the title of Koolest KoSpace along with a memento to flaunt and free publicity on international channels.

Think that your shared workspace can also win the title? Watch out this space. Koolest Kospace contest will be back next year.

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