Startup Slovenia: Opti.Space – share your office

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Do you need a space for work occassionally? Would you like to reserve it quickly and simply? Opti.Space developed the first platform in Slovenia and worldwide, which enables short-term rental and leasing of professional and equipped space of all kinds. It works on a similar principle as Airbnb and thus enables young entrepreneurs to significantly reduce the initial costs associated with renting business premises.
 
“Even when I was employed, I realized how difficult it is to find spaces that would be suitable for activities such as“ teambuilding ”or“ brainstorming ”. We said to ourselves that it would be great to have all offers in one place; that everyone can see existing options, the prices and that it is possible to make a reservation immediately. Similar to Airbnb in the tourism industry, we want it for business, “ said Sabina Veronika Golob, CEO at Opti.Space, who works in startup together with Apolonija Kurent Lebar.

Opti.space: Sabina Veronika Golob, CEO (left) and Apolonija Kurent Lebar (right)

SHARING OFFICES FOR THERAPISTS

With 50% therapy sessions moving online, healthcare professionals such as psychotherapists, psychologists or even masseuses are finding the cost of full time office rents or location ownership less sustainable.

With unallocated time, these properties are ideal for use by other professionals who require a setup with a couch or room for massage table, instead of typical co-working space and conference combo most prevalent in the market.

Opti.Space developed software which enables sharing a therapy space among 10+ professionals, including a marketplace and scheduling feature.

Reservation of the space is automated, data / calendars about space availability are always synced. Cancellations are synced too, reporting and billing is automatic.

Leveraging their proprietary technology, they are building a unique closed ecosystem of reservations and users, so once a therapy room is fully booked by an existing circle of customers, it can go into “invisible mode” for others but current users continue to use it in our system. This helps keep number of total space users low and trust within that circle high.

One of the initial test customers, reached rent break even in the first month of using the Opti.space marketplace platform.

TARGETING A 4,2 BILLION BOOKINGS PER YEAR MARKET

The service is currently being introduced in Germany, in the Frankfurt area. With plans to expand to the USA taking shape. Opti.Space projects that going forward customers in those markets will create 4,2 Billion bookings annually, and they are focusing on getting a piece of that new market.

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