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WitWork – Go beyond traditional workspaces with Dubai-based Startup

Founded in March 2018 by Najee Syriani and Cynthia Helena RifWitWork is a coworking platform that enables its members to work ‘outside the box’ by unlocking dormant facilities across the towns and turning those into coworking and meeting spaces. Partner office spaces and auditoriums are available for meetings, community events and exclusive discounts and deals are also provided by WitWork.

Inception of WitWork

With the rise of digital nomads, work from home and office has become uninspiring and restrictive for people, especially for the new age freelancers and entrepreneurs. Moreover, the noisy cafes and expensive coworking spaces aren’t viable to satisfy the needs of an ever-changing workforce.

On the other side of the coin, most of the cafes and coffee houses are unable to utilise their spaces fully during regular office hours, and that’s where the founders of WitWork came to their core cognition of starting WitWork. The idea was to help these cafes idle spaces by partnering with them to ultimately create a sustainable alternative to building more real estate whilst supporting the F&B owners who are struggling to make ends meet.

Unique propositions

WitWork is an innovative and sustainable solution that addresses the need of professionals by partnering with struggling workspaces, cafes and venues. The biggest advantage of WitWork is its affordability and multiple options for customers and small businesses to choose from in accordance to their budget.

The firm first offered the service for free as a testbed to gauge user interest; finally, they determined the user needs and vast potential of the service. The WitWork made the decision to charge for the service at that point.

Moreover, the availability across UAE and seamless user experience that lets one book a seat or venue with a few taps or clicks – makes WitWork an ideal solution.

Market Map

WitWork primarily targets 21 to 45 years of age-group that includes millennials, freelancers, startups and business travellers. The startup currently serves a user base of over 2,000 members across the UAE.  

Growth Plans

WitWork aims to embrace the ever-changing present and the future of work and spearhead the transformation of life habits in the region, starting with the office first, then the larger equation of living, work and play. Which is why the startup has planned to launch a mobile application to make it even easier for professionals to utilise the synergy and to raise funds in order to boost expansion in the region.

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