App-powered startup turns restaurants that are only open at night into beautiful workspaces during the day.
TORONTO, Dec. 6, 2017 /CNW/ - Open-concept offices have become the norm, touted for helping to promote a tight-knit company culture and a collaborative atmosphere. But for many employees, the office is just about the last place you want to be when you need to hunker down and do some distraction-free thinking.
Justin Raymond, Founder and CEO of Flexday, is on a mission to solve that problem. "We believe that where you work impacts how you work," said Raymond in a statement, whose company officially launched in Toronto in late September. "In most offices, it's really difficult for individuals or teams to solve a complex problem, put together a great presentation, or do anything else that requires focus. Cramped, uninspiring coffee shops with dodgy WiFi and tiny tables aren't any better. We're creating spaces for people to escape the distractions and unlock their best work."
Flexday's model is different from other co-working options in the city. The company partners with restaurants that are only open for dinner, turning the otherwise vacant spaces into beautiful daytime work sites. Current partners include Marben on Wellington St. West and SpiritHouse on Adelaide St. West, with additional sites set to come on board in the coming weeks. Flexday equips each site with fast WiFi, premium coffee and tea, and a charging station at every table.
This is Raymond's second entry into the sharing economy — in 2012 he launched Hailo, the global Uber-style taxi hailing app in Canada. "Whenever there's an opportunity to utilize space, vehicles or homes — anything that is sitting idle — it's very intriguing to me," he says. "I think that the real estate industry is a great example of new opportunities that exist from idle space."
Flexday has already caught the attention of business and agency leaders in the city, with several signing up for memberships. At a time when most companies are looking for practical ways to engage talent and ease the frustration of space constraints, Flexday continues to gain momentum as a smart, contemporary workspace option. Flexday has also become a home to many startups and solopreneurs, no doubt attracted to the price point being a fraction of what other workspace options in the city charge.
Alongside its planned expansion of Flexday sites, Raymond said that the company is also ramping up its marketing to drive awareness and increase adoption. Visit the website and download the app at: www.flexday.com
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