Talent Garden Bucharest (TAG Bucharest), a project initiated by the Romanian Freelancers’ Association, created in partnership with the international network of hubs Talent Garden and with support from Telekom Romania and Banca Transilvania, represents the first co-working space dedicated exclusively to the Romanian creative industries. TAG Bucharest opened officially its doors towards the freelancers, startups and companies that will be in permanent contact between themselves.
The Talent Garden story in Romania started in December 2014 when, in the Freelancers’ Association, we’ve started from zero this adventure. We didn’t have the name, the space, the necessary money, but we wanted a places for us and other people like us, that would inspire us, bring us positive energy, a place where one would want to come. In fact, at that moment, we didn’t even realize the breadth of the project, but we had identified this need on the market and we compensated for all the misses with a lot of enthusiasm. From then and now it was a continuous dance between the construction works and looking for investors. Now, after more than two years, with the help of many friends and business people that had faith in us and to whom we are thanking once again, with a lot of effort and an investment of over EUR 140.000 euro, the idea became reality
President of the Freelancers’ Association & Managing Partner, Talent Garden Bucharest.
We decided to open in Romania because we believe that in Eastern Europe there is strong growth towards innovation. In Romania, for example, there are over 1.6 million freelancers and 230,000 IT specialists, of which almost half under 35 years. Talent Garden Bucharest is a place of contamination where digital professionals can find their best ways to work through the latest smart working techniques. With this new space we expand further our presence in Europe, aggregating more than 1,500 digital entrepreneurs in 18 campuses
CEO & co-founder of Talent Garden.
In a strongly digitalized world, the innovation is the key element in order to evolve. We are active supporters of the start-ups community, we believe in people with ideas that will play an important role in growing the society of tomorrow
Communication Director Telekom Romania
We joined this initiative especially because the BT team believes very much in it. It represents another way through which we are supporting the creative industries in Romania. Through what Banca Transilvania offers, as well as through BT Mic – the company that helps the small businesses grow, recently launched – we want to contribute to the developing of a community that combines the artistic qualities with the entrepreneurial ones
Marketing & Communication Director Banca Transilvania
TAG Bucharest is located at 23-25 Ion Brezoianu Stree, B-building, in one of the most vibrant and attractive buildings in the center of Bucharest – The Universe Palace (Palatul Universul). Covering a 700 sq.m. area, and laying alongside the Beans & Dots coffee shop and the fashion designer’s Adelina Ivan concept store, the hub has, for the start, a capacity of 65 places and includes a meeting room and an area dedicated to events. Talent Garden Bucharest is open non-stop for its members, with the access in the hub being made with a card. The hub’s reception is open during the working days (Monday to Friday), except the legal holidays, during 09:00 – 18:00.
The Talent Garden Bucharest makes available for its members and those interested 4 main subscription types:
- Office Membership – for the ones that are already formed in working teams of 4-6 people and want to benefit of the advantages of working from a hub, but also want the intimacy;
- Full Membership – for those who want a fix working place and to always meet new people, find working partners or clients in TAG,
- Flex Membership – for those who need an office, on average, only 3 days a week and in a fix period of time
- Day Membership – for those who are not members of the Talent Garden international community, but who need a space to work from for some days.
All the subscription packages include the secretary, reception and printing services and, depending on the chosen subscription, are also included services such as: access to the meeting room, access to the online TAG people platform, in order to get in touch with any member of the TAG community, in any country, the possibility of working for free 5 days in any other Talent Garden worldwide, networking and networking events.
Talent Garden provides a physical platform for digital, tech and creative professionals to work, learn and connect. It includes a network of 18 co-working campuses across Europe. These spaces are open 24/7, and are designed to celebrate and accelerate digital innovation, connecting talented individuals, startups, investors and corporates. Over 1,500 digital and technology professionals use Talent Garden’s campuses.
The launching event of the space reunited over 250 partners, friends and good people that supported this type of adventure, members and potential TAG members, journalists, bloggers, opinion leaders, as well as people from the business environment, freelancers and entrepreneurs, investors and business angels, beautiful people of the creative industries. The party was supported by the sponsors: Carrefour, Aqua Carpatica, the winery Corcova Roy & Damboviceanu, Sirop and F R O G.