This post is about BizDojo, a chain of coworking spaces having a presence in all major cities of New Zealand. We have covered the following topics in this article. If you are in a hurry, you may click on any topic to directly jump to that particular section. However, we would recommend you to scroll through all the locations.
- Story & Stats
- BizDojo Auckland Ponsonby
- BizDojo Takapuna AKL
- BizDojo Parnell, Auckland
- BizDojo Tory Street, Wellington
- BizDojo Wellington Market Lane
- BizDojo Christchurch
- Membership Plans & Pricing
- Did BizDojo Fail?
- IWG Acquires BizDojo
The 21st-century business is not only about sitting behind a desk with a laptop and constantly searching for ideas and then working on it to build it into an empire. The modern age is run with smartness, connectivity, and technology and in this scenario, coworking spaces have become the go-to destination for germinating the first seed of their startup. BizDojo is a similar coworking space that has given an opportunity to all those who want to work on their business and make an impact in the industry.
BizDojo is the largest and the most widespread coworking space in New Zealand, a place which has cultivated a lot of successful entrepreneurs and helped them fulfil their dreams. It is about desks and laptops but a business is more than that and it requires extra care and furnishing. At BizDojo New Zealand, it is easy for you to go the extra mile and realize your destiny.
The community where you are working has to be inclusive and it should foster growth and not inhibit it, BizDojo has set some rules and regulations for all its members. We are not going to discuss the nuanced rules but the bottom line is that you should not act like a self-consumed entrepreneur who reeks of envy. Rather BizDojo is a social family where everyone lives and works together and build on the strength provided by all the members.
BizDojo Story & Stats
The founders of BizDojo Nick Shewring and Jonah Merchant were greatly influenced by the work culture at IDEO and they decided to build upon that culture and foster it in the country. From a small idea, today BizDojo is the pride of New Zealand in coworking spaces enabling numerous freelancers, startups, and entrepreneurs to build upon their business and prosper with it. From that small moment of enlightenment till today almost 10 years have passed and the trend of coworking spaces in New Zealand is ever increasing.
Desk Prices at BizDojo NZ
Desk Prices at BizDojo Auckland:
Wanna get out of your home office? Just pay $89 and enjoy 24-hour access to all the three Auckland coworking locations.
The active membership comes at $499 for the whole year and the permanent membership will cost you $699 for 12 months.
Desk Prices at BizDojo Wellington:
The per day rate is $80, and the active membership will cost you $399. Want to be a permanent member of the BizDojo company, you need to shed $629 for permanent membership.
The per day cost for being a member is $35 and that for becoming an active member it is $399. The permanent membership cost is similar for all the three locations, $699.
Did BizDojo Fail?
It is often seen that people relate one aspect of an entity or a person to define their character and authenticity. But the reality is just the mirrored truth of what is being circulated in the market. Yes, BizDojo was in a bit of a flux regarding unpaid lease rent to ATEED and Robert Walters for recruitment costs. But this was limited to a single location in Pakenham Street, Auckland. Despite various efforts to save this coworking space, the BizDojo Pakenham Street was forced to go for liquidation and pay the debt.
This lease and liquidation issues were only limited to the BizDojo Auckland, Pakenham street coworking space and there is no connection with other successful running spaces still managed by the BDG group, they changed the name of the whole managing group after liquidation. So, it is evident that as a group BizDojo has not failed, moreover, they are planning to open another coworking space in Queenstown coming January.
BizDojo Acquired by IWG
Only after two days of one of its locations going into liquidation, the whole BizDojo group was acquired by the International Workplace Group (IWG) after paying an undisclosed amount. This move will benefit all the existing members of the BDG group (renamed prior to the liquidation) as the IWG group is world renowned in the coworking spaces industry. Under its wings there are Regus, Spaces, No. 18 and Basepoint coworking spaces, this means that all the members of BizDojo will now enjoy the benefits given to the members of Regus, which has 14 locations in New Zealand.
This acquisition has come as a good news for the members as well as the management of both the organizations. IWG is spread across the world and has over 3100 coworking spaces located in 100 countries. In Toto, this is a good move by the BDG management as they are now a part of an international organization that has been working in the coworking industry for many years. They are free to leverage all of their expertise and experience in order to build even stronger and better coworking spaces in New Zealand.