B’Hub: A Unique Space in Kerala’s Capital to Realise Big Dreams

Thiruvananthapuram: “Are you a struggling entrepreneur, wanting to set up your own startup? Good. Drive Uber or Ola for a week and come to B’Hub. I will give you office space, internet and a platform to meet your mentor. Just the right combination of things to get the ball rolling in the correct direction,” says R Abhilash Pillai, CEO of B’Hub – a startup acceleration platform and service provider for startup ecosystem.

Located at Mar Ivanios Vidya Nagar in Thiruvananthapuram, B’Hub is surrounded by educational institutions where young minds learn to dream and strive to achieve a single goal…Success. B’Hub sits in the heart of that aura, thus ensuring a definite ‘go-to’ place for young inventors and businessmen.

“We have branches of academia from fundamental schooling to specialisations like engineering, legal studies, arts, science and physiotherapy. So the question was, is there something that coordinates and gives wings to the dreams of all? And in that context we found Abhilash’s innovative idea of B’Hub pertinent,” says Baselios Cardinal Cleemis, Major Archbishop, Syro-Malankara Catholic Church, under which Mar Ivanios Vidya Nagar functions.

WHAT IS UNIQUE ABOUT IT

The two important requisites that would draw the attention of an entrepreneur are skill and mentors. Rightly so, Abhilash has curated the operations at B’Hub in such a way it is not just a place that rents out workspace. Instead, it is a marketplace of skills, mentors and learning space, with all give and take being part of the system.

“Just like how a budding entrepreneur would be on the lookout for opportunities, investors too will have an eye on the platform that is teeming with sheer innovation and excellence,” suggests Abhilash, stressing on how B’Hub could be viewed as a “database” of talents for Angels and corporate firms.

ONBOARDING ALL

B’Hub is equipped with state-of-the-art learning devices, boardrooms and other facilities. The underlying philosophy of B’Hub, according to Abhilash, is to redefine the work culture and introduce next-generation workspaces. It offers plug and play private office rooms which can accommodate two to 30 people at a time, dedicated desks, consulting rooms, shell spaces and flexi desks which are offered on hourly and monthly basis. “On weekdays, our boardrooms are rented out as flexi desks. For student startups, we pegged the rent at Rs. 2500 per month while for startups at Rs. 4000. We want everyone to be onboarded,” Abhilash explains.

ANOTHER SCENARIO

Imagine corporate bigwigs from abroad and within the country visiting the city for varied reasons. When they are in need of a ‘on-the-go’ workspace, B’Hub could be the right place that addresses all their requirements. Besides, it would make an excellent opportunity for B’Hub’s patrons to meet and interact with them. “How many of us knew that Travis Kalanick developed the code for Uber sitting at Varkala beach? People of similar importance, who can contribute to our ecosystem, seem to frequent the city and nearby places. If we can give them a professional space to sit, that may become a game changer,” says Abhilash.

For details, log on to www.bhubglobal.com