A virtual tour of Mongolia's premier coworking space
Located high in a skyscraper in the heart of Ulaanbaatar, CLUB Coworking is Mongolia's first coworking space. It is, we were told, the very first place you should go if you're looking for startups in the area. So of course, we went.
The space looks and feels like a coworking space you'd find anywhere in the world. There are hot desks, dedicated office spaces, call rooms, meeting rooms and lightning-fast wifi. Other than the insane views of Ulaanbaatar, the only noticeable difference between CLUB Coworking and a WeWork is the price — hot desks start around $40 a month.
Without further ado, here is what coworking looks like in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia:
This place is beautiful! How long have you been in the space? CLUB is quite young. We celebrated our first anniversary a few months ago. Officially, we opened our doors on May 16th of 2016, as the first coworking space in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia. It has been a little over a year since. Our members have already become a tight community and feel at home at CLUB. The name CLUB stands for 'coworking lifestyle in UB'.
It seems like you have a quite a diverse crowd. What sort of companies operate out of here? It's very diverse! We have remote IT specialists, graphic designers, concept creators, web developers, professional translators, photographers, real estate people, franchising people, international business consultants, filmmakers and even a few musicians!
We've heard from multiple people that you make the best coffee in town — do you really do pour overs for members? Haha! We're glad to hear people like our coffee! Honestly, the pour-overs started with our member Ido, a giant coffee enthusiast and an extremely talented visual artist. Watching him make pour-overs was inspiring. The reason I make them all the time now is because I wanted to get closer and learn from my coffee Jedi master. Coffee brings people together!
This view is amazing. What's your favorite part of working with startups in Ulaanbaatar? Their energy. It's inspiring to interact with so many high-spirited people in one place and to watch as people share knowledge, ideas and learn from one another.
If you could change the space so that it had anything, what would it be? We could certainly use a Michelin star chef to cook breakfast for everyone!
Responses have been edited for clarity and brevity.