Press release, 23rd of 2022 – Nooka Space, the startup that designed the world’s first network of proximity offices, ranked first at the regional Startup World Cup 2022, which took place in Cluj Napoca, Romania, from 18th to 20th of May. The Start-up World Cup competition, now at its first edition in Romania, took place during the Innowave Summit 2022 event, where 10 selected start-ups competed for the first place.
Winning the regional Start-up World Cup competition qualifies Nooka Space for the grand finale in San Francisco on September 30, 2022, and gives it a chance to win the grand prize of $1 million. Start-up World Cup is a global competition that brings together top start-ups, investors, and entrepreneurs from around the world. In the San Francisco finals, winning start-ups from regional competitions organized in Europe, North America, Asia, South America, Africa, and Australia will compete.
The innovation brought in the flex working segment, by designing and developing the world’s first hi-tech proximity office network and convinced the jury to award Nooka Space, the start-up which is less than a year and a half since its inception has managed to enter several European countries.
Sandu Băbășan, Co-Founder Nooka Space “Winning the Start-up World Cup competition reaffirms the growth potential we have in the flex working segment at the international level and places us alongside the best start-ups in the world. Our development plans are very ambitious. We are entering new markets, we are launching new products, and by the end of this year, we are aiming to attract major investment. We are proud of this award, and we hope that our business model will conquer as many international markets as possible.”
Just recently, Nooka Space was also selected by Vienna Business Agency to be part of Vienna Start-up Package, a global competition aimed to help start-ups to explore and expand the Austrian and other European markets. especially those from the DACH region.
Launched at the end of 2020, Nooka Space start-up has the mission to create a global network of smart proximity offices and to grow a community of users, thus contributing to the sustainable development of smart cities.
Nooka Space redefines the hybrid working style with an innovative business model that invites people to enjoy individual workspaces and more flexibility, productivity, and urban mobility. Nooka Space proximity offices innovatively integrate the functionality and logistical resources needed for a state-of-the-art office. Through the Nooka Space mobile app, any Nooka office can be intelligently controlled by its users, from booking the desired time slot to customizing the working environment.
Nooka offices are currently available in Romania, Ireland, Switzerland, Italy, and France, and by the end of the year will be launched in other European countries such as the Netherlands, Spain, Portugal, Austria, and Belgium.
Nooka Space is the start-up that developed the first concept of smart and flexible proximity offices in the world. The story of Nooka began in 2020, from the desire to rewrite the definition of the workspace and help build the offices of the future: smarter, more accessible, more flexible, more intimate, and more environmentally friendly. Nooka Space’s business model offers the options for renting, booking based on hourly rates, buying, and sharing revenue, thus contributing to the concept of flexible spaces and urban mobility. Nooka Space is aiming to build a worldwide hybrid work community based on creativity and collaboration. For further information on Nooka Space, please visit www.nookaspace.com.
Startup World Cup is a series of global start-up conferences and competitions that brings together the top start-ups, VCs, entrepreneurs, and world-class tech CEOs. It consists of 70+ regional start-up competitions in more than 20 different countries around the world, leading up to the Grand Finale in Silicon Valley. The top start-ups from each regional event will fly out to the USA to compete for a $1,000,000 prize. The Grand Finale for Start-up World Cup 2022 will be held on September 30 in San Francisco, California
Innowave Summit is one of the largest innovation events in Central and Eastern Europe, organized by the Bulgarian Business Forum (Varna), C-EDU Cluster of Education (Cluj-Napoca), and the Municipality of Cluj-Napoca in partnership with the Municipality of Varna.