After successfully baking pizza in the wood fire oven, it’s now time for baking ideas in the creative mind oven at the IdeaPad launch event.
Before I talk about IdeaPad, let me first tell you about CIIE’s uber cool idea to utilize its space. We’re now converting our free space into a co-working space. The idea of co-working has begun to catch on now. Think: entrepreneur meets digital web worker; and together they collaborate to create something new.
The thought of independent workers from distinct backgrounds coming together to work under one roof is still new for Ahmedabad. People may have the dedication and commitment to convert their ideas into a venture but not everyone can afford an individual office space and accommodate it with all resources. Offering potential co-workers the option to brainstorm, participate in group projects and networking sessions, always seems to get the creative juices flowing.
That’s how the idea of IdeaPad – an inexpensive shared workspace and co-working community for startups, entrepreneurs, and other independent workers was hatched. As soon as CIIE spilled the beans about IdeaPad, the space started filling up with ingenious minds, only through word-of-mouth but the place was never officially launched.
Finally, today, IdeaPad is hosting its launch party, along with its cool cafe, Cafe Turquoise for Amdavadi geniuses to acquire the chair and put their creative minds at work. The event will witness startups, entrepreneurs, independent workers and students from around the city.
The event will open with the official launch of IdeaPad by Prof Ashish Nanda (Director, IIMA) and a short discussion on what it sets out to achieve in the coming year.
But just because the brains are involved, doesn’t make it a serious event. It is going to be a fun filled cultural evening at Cafe Turquoise, where you can connect with each other over baking your own pizza in our very own Wood Fired Oven, jamming on the stage with a bunch of musicians, cracking jokes or clicking entrepreneurial-themed funny pictures at the photo booth.
The happy hours begin at 4.30PM on 22 February(Today), 2014 at Cafe Turquoise, CIIE building, IIM New Campus, Ahmedabad.