Pakistan's largest collaborative workspace, COLABS opened its doors for business here on Friday with a first-of-its-kind experiential event in Lahore. COLABS has been thoughtfully designed to provide entrepreneurs, organizations, startups and companies, with a modern and forward-thinking space to work, learn, grow, interact and collaborate.
COLABS is a commercial project of SABCON, one of Pakistan's most innovative development firms, and is the brain-child of co-founders and twin brothers, Omar & Ali Shah. The venture is supported by their partners Magnus Wahlstrom, founder of Swedish E-commerce giant www.bangerhead.se, finance executive Ahmed Shah and the creative talents of Omer Jilani of Happa Studios and the design expertise of Nida Mian.
Speaking of the philosophy behind the concept, Omar Shah, co-founder and CEO of COLABS said, "It was very important for us to make room for a new purpose and to channel the 1950s industrial spirit. We felt the original space fit right into what COLABS is aiming to be; a tailored experience true to the needs of modern work. Our flagship location will provide a platform that drives the new era of business innovation, successful growth and workspace productivity through the spirit of collaboration in Pakistan."
Speaking about the uniqueness of the project, Ali Shah, CEO of SABCON said, "Lahore is known for its communities, culture and heritage. It's something which is part of who we are and with COLABS, we wanted to bring the different communities together into something which is more contemporary - the future of office working."