Vibrancy and life has many sources. The easiest is a combination of natural light and pastel colors. But it is one thing to pick a palette of colors and another to combine them to create a specific mood. And that’s what we have dabbled in at The Nest i/o – a fusion of colors and hues to create something extraordinary!
As entrepreneurs and former cubicle farm prisoners the one thing we always hated was closed spaces. As you walk into The Nest i/o, you’ll get a sense of openness – there are no boundaries and limits to your imagination as long as you are here!
We looked for a location that sat in the center of the city, central to our primary audiences within the technology community, startups and universities. A space that came with ample parking, to nearby sources of sustenance, 360 views of the city, natural light and sufficient isolation from neighbors so that their fuses don’t blow due to the energy generated by the space.
A device library that can also double up as a test environment. You shouldn’t have to buy ten thousand dollars worth of equipment to see if your dream is real. We just did.
It isn’t enough to think big. A common trigger for taking the first step is hearing others speak of their challenges and their muse. The mind gym is a space created to record and present lives, big enough to accommodate an audience of 120+ and small enough to huddle and brainstorm.
Whether it’s traffic, buzz or viral content, access to a recording studio with basic recording equipment can make a lot of difference to a startup looking to create audio and video content for their marketing needs. Podcasts and YouTube videos that show off their tech wizardry become much more achievable.
We tried a couple of combinations for conference spaces. Remember The Nest i/o is still very much an experiment. A version one point oh, an initial exploration that will set the theme for the co-working space. The Cube is part conference room, part an open experiment. If it is too wild for your taste buds, you could borrow the Media Lab to meet up and have a private discourse.
Sustenance is easy. Getting it themed is difficult. More importantly keeping an open collaborative space free from the potent odor of desi food is a real challenge. The fresh sunny furniture comprises round tables and chairs, a counter and stools with large windows looking over the city of Karachi.