COLABS is Pakistan’s fastest growing flexible workspace, thoughtfully designed to enable people and businesses to grow. We aim to inspire collaboration, productivity and innovation through our community and network. Our vision is to redefine the future of work in Pakistan.
COLABS today has a network of 100+ ecosystem partners across universities, VC funds, corporates, government and industry leaders (i.e. Lums, PITB, Startup grind, NICs, Uber, Microsoft for Startups and AWS). Through this diverse and interconnected ecosystem, along with our entrepreneurial initiative (CoGrow), COLABS enables local and international companies to enter, startup and accelerate growth in the Pakistani market.
COLABS is constantly innovating, creating new work experiences, and redefining the future of work in Pakistan. Our mission is to knit together a community of 100,000 entrepreneurs, starting with 5000 seats within the next 24 months across Pakistan.
The COLABS community today has 1000 seats and over 100 companies across multiple facilities in Pakistan. Our community is a mix of freelancers, startups, SMEs and MNCs (Including Rocket Internet, Patari, SadaPay, 10pearls, USAID, OMD and Coca Cola).
COLABS is a hub for young and aspiring entrepreneurs and houses a 1:2 gender ratio within its spaces and a 1:1 ratio with the COLABS team itself. The average age of the in-house member is 27 years.
The initial home to Pakistan’s first towel factory, WATEX c.1958; an industrial relic that had outlived its duty and was threatened by decay. The factory was gutted, repurposed and is now filled with new life as a contemporary co-working space with an industrial chic edge, creating COLABS’ first flagship site.