Why do we need (the) money?
Because we are not businessman and we don't want to make business. We have saved money and paid 3 months rent of the venue. Now we need some office furniture and equipment for a successful launch.
We need to slightly renovate the main hall, we need buy office chairs (15x), bookcases (2x), beanbugs (5x), projector and printer. We will inform all our contributors how the money was spent.
What, a coworking space?
Yes, we want to build a shared workplace for independent professionals like freelance programmers, designers, translators, writers, etc.. By doing so we want to support a constantly growing community of freelancers in Yerevan.
We believe that assisting freelancers we support the struggling economy of Armenia. We believe that freelancers will help to shape a better future for Armenia.
Who are we?
We are a team of three guys.
Vachagan Gratian has freelanced for almost a decade, he also worked as Project Manager for an IT company and is currently Board Member of an Armenian NGO.
- Armine Bekarian is a psychologist. Maybe you know her as organizer of "Psycamp" unconference.
- Lilit Petrosian is studying linguistics and pedagogy, she is currently designing a new model for teaching Armenian to foreigners.
So where is it?We rented a house on Tskhakhotagortsneri Street, only 2 km from Republic square. We have worked hard and saved money to be able to do this, but we also need additional funds for some basic furniture and equipment.
We don't want to get this money from the bank or involve investors, because then membership prices would become much higher than we would like them to be. We believe that a coworking membership should cost as low as possible to be even accessible for a starting freelancer.
Did we do anything until now?
One of the first thing we have done, was staring an online survey which showed that there is a great call for a coworking space in Yerevan. We have now a network of freelancers and independent professionals who are interested to build a coworking community with us.
Then we have worked hard for some months and searched for the ideal coworking space. Finally, just recently we found and rented a chic house very close to the downtown of Yerevan.
Why should you support?
Please support us if you believe in what we believe. We believe that individuals and communities should help each other.
Today we are the community with a vision and you are the one who can help us make it happen.
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