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Elena Drakos, founder and president of Prosper Gowork

Founded by a Brooklyn Businesswoman and mother in need of an affordable workspace, Prosper Gowork offers 24-hour, seven-day access to a functional space for on-the-go professionals

Elena Drakos, founder and president of Prosper Gowork, at the new space in Bed-Stuy. Photo credit: PR Newswire

New Yorkers pay too much for large, inflexible office and coworking space – and Prosper Gowork wants to change that by providing small, affordable, conveniently located workspaces ideal for quick meetings and short work sessions. Catering to professionals ‘on the go,’ the company opened its first location today in Bedford Stuyvesant.

“We offer everything you need, and nothing you don’t, which helps keep the price very affordable,” said Prosper Gowork founder Elena Drakos.

For just $99 per month, the company offers 24-hour, seven-day access to a beautifully designed, functional space. The idea behind Prosper Gowork was born out of Drakos’ own frustrations with traditional offices, noisy coffee shops and big coworking spaces. Drakos, who worked in sales for over ten years, often struggled to find space professional enough for meetings. After her experiences with a home office – which was too distracting and unprofessional, – an expensive coworking space and too busy coffee shops, she found the market needed an affordable, reliable, flexible workspace solution.

“I’m a business owner and a mom. I have short windows of time to get things done,” said Drakos. “I don’t want to sign a long-term lease for a traditional office, but working from home is distracting and I certainly don’t need themed yoga classes and margarita parties. Neither do the mobile professionals I work with.“

Prosper Gowork designs its spaces to specifically address these challenges with soundproof phone booths, meeting rooms and quiet reading nooks, as well as collaborative workspaces. And while the company just opened its first location today, Drakos is already planning to expand throughout Brooklyn. By transforming street-level retail sites into workspaces, the company aims to support the city’s huge community of freelancers and mobile professionals.

“Our mission is to help mobile professionals be more successful,” said Drakos. “We want to keep it simple so our members can focus on closing that extra deal, landing that big client or getting more funding.”

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Andrea Leonhardt

“Made in Germany,” Andrea Leonhardt is the managing editor for BK Reader. Andrea holds a bachelor’s degree in political science, with minors in American studies and education, and a master’s...

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