[01.07] Remi Background and Salon Coworking Idea
I'm Remi, coworking mate of Meriem Belazouz, founder of Salon Coworking. I joined her in this project because I found the idea was wonderful. Speaking about the background, I was coworker here. I was working in different coworking space. The idea began when Miriam and I found a lot of difficulties that young entrepreneurs to hardly find the office that not expensive. She decided to find some solution. The inexpensive offices and didn't take the contract for several years.
She was working in different business species with a business center. These business centers are not always adapt to young entrepreneurs because there is a fabrication as I said to have a contract for one, two, or three years. Besides the difficulties she also found there were communities who were sharing spaces to organize their offices and find a coworking ecosystem. She found it was genius idea because it could bring a solution for young entrepreneurs to have inexpensive offices.
[Lee] Is it already coworking space like having workspace somewhere?
The Salon Coworking is from the idea. It's not confirm coworking spaces. It was a way to share the spirit of people collaborate together. It's idea from Meriem who wanted to share the coworking spirit because it was a new way of thinking. A new way of working and a new way to collaborate between different people.
[04.28] The Majority Demographic industry in Salon Coworking
The salon coworking is like a big think tank event. It gives a connection between different people and different industry. For instance, a freelance who comes to this exhibition, there is big companies, small companies, a small business and coworking space who collaborate their spirit. It's more internationally event.
[Lee] Are you helping a young entrepreneur get funding and connect to the investor?
Different people come to the event who speak blockchain, holocracy, sharing energies and to improve the connection between them. There are exhibitors of a different domain, a coworking space, financial adviser, business coaches, lawyers or different people who can help young entrepreneurs and project leader to develop their own companies. We have a conference program with difference industry, coworking space, finance, blockchain and business development. After the event, people can find this speaker in the different industry to do a big networking between speakers and people who come to see and to discuss with them.
[07.30] The Unique Selling Point of Salon Coworking
I will say it's more an idea isn't selling because we want to share with everybody and the world because it's a new way of thinking economy. It can be a new solution for a small business. For instance, in different countries, you have the microfinance. It is born to two big possibilities for people to do a great project with microfinance. In this way with the coworking spirit, people can get a new connection, sharing ideas and collaborate so they could get the solution.
Sometimes in many cases, a lot of people are working alone and they don't have the good connection. If they find some people who have some ideas that are similar, people want to share project and find some associates who can give them the solution.
So, this small coworking space, some small incubators, and people are doing connection together, develop and grows together. It's stronger rather than they're working alone.
[10.00] The Future Plan of Salon Coworking
For the first edition, Miriam has organized in a large boat. It was an idea that emerges when she proposed to show the good connection in the event. There are local people also people who come from out of France and some from different countries. It's funny to see enthusiasm people even though the location is outside the large boat.
Meriem decides to organize the second edition in Stade de France to share a connection and do coworking. The mission is we want to develop this concept push the boundaries and do different salon coworking in other countries. Now we have some ambassadors who want to represent salon coworking in Africa, Canada, United Emirates Arab, and Malaysia. It's a good idea answer so I will get some people to want to share the spirit and some ambassadors. We are open to other people who want to represent as salon coworking ambassadors. You can contact us and do some kind of partnership and develop this concept globally.
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