Business news from Ukraine


Alfa-Bank (Kyiv) on December 18 opened the AHUB co-working space with a conference room for educational and business events, meeting rooms and multimedia spaces in the center of Lviv, according to the website of the financial institution.
“AHUB is a space for work and meetings of Alfa-Bank clients. This is a place that can replace an office or a meeting room for someone … We immediately announce the opening of AHUB in Kyiv next year,” the executive director of Alfa-Bank, Olha Fylypenko, said.
According to the press service of the bank, AHUB covers an area of 326 square meters and is located in a building rented by Alfa-Bank on Rynok Square, which also houses a bank branch.
It is indicated that in addition to access to the business space, AHUB offers an educational program, in particular thematic offline and online events with the possibility of remote access to them.
In addition, the AHUB has a relax room, a stress room and a bar, the report says.

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The founders of Nova Poshta, Viacheslav Klimov and Volodymyr Popereshniuk, have become investors in the Kooperativ co-working space, which was opened at the end of 2019 in Kyiv’s Paladis business center at 23 Sichovykh Striltsiv Street (in the building of the former book factory Zhovten).
The creators of the project are Andriy Fedoriv, the founder of Fedoriv Group and Fedoriv Agency, Vasyl Grogol, the founder of Bursa hotel, and an entrepreneur from France.
“Somehow at the beginning of summer, the guys came to a meeting at Fedoriv Agency and saw how cool the completed Kooperativ had turned out. We started a long conversation, the result of which was the decision – Slava and Volodia will acquire part of the project’s shares and join Vasyl Grogol and me as partners,” Fedoriv wrote on his Facebook page.
According to him, in the future, the partners will work on the development of the Kooperativ co-working space together.
“The first step will be the integration into Kooperativ of our legendary space in the Arena [Arena City business center] with an area of about 1,000 square meters. Fedorivhub will become Kooperativ Hub from September 1, and the former Fedoriv office will become a co-working space for about 100 residents … Despite a difficult year, it shows good results and as an operating company we are already expanding,” Fedoriv said.

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The Hungarian company New Work Serviced Offices on November 16 opened the first co-working space in Ukraine, an object of 960 square meters located on the third floor of the Globus 2 shopping center on the Independence Square in Kyiv.
According to the press service of the trade center, the New Work Labs Globus smart space includes meeting rooms, a conference room for up to 60 people, an event area, skype rooms, a kitchen, recreational islands, and its own coffee bar.
“Residents receive individual access to the space through a mobile application, thanks to the use of the KISI system,” the report says.
In addition, co-working residents in the Globus shopping center will be able to work not only in the Kyiv location, but also in Budapest, Warsaw, and Prague. The company currently manages 12 locations in Eastern Europe.
According to the press service, the co-working service offers tariff plans from four hours a day to monthly tariffs with a fixed individual workplace or a private office for the whole team. At the same time, it is possible to work in co-working 24/7.
New Work Labs (Hungary) was established in 2012 and is engaged in the provision of co-working space for the needs of growing companies and individuals.

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