BümoWork is a coworking space that aims to accommodate working parents who are struggling to balance parental and work-related responsibilities.
Located in Los Angeles, BümoWork offers both coworking capabilities and a childcare center that caters to children ages 6 months to 7-years-old.
“The whole idea is a space that is elevated, that is adult, that is sophisticated to work in that’s conjoined with a space that is child-focused, that’s creative, that’s clean, and that’s inspirational for children, too,” said Joan Nguyen, cofounder of the space and education entrepreneur.
Both Nguyen and cofounder Chriselle Lim are aiming to accommodate the new challenges that come with the work-from-anywhere era that has emerged over the past year.
BümoWork operates on a monthly subscription model, allowing members access to hot desks, with childcare options coming at an additional cost. The 4,000 square foot space can accommodate up to 40 adults and 26 children and features three specific areas: coworking, childcare and a central reception area.
“Before we were so used to this archaic idea of you had to work 9 to 5 and be this absentee parent if you didn’t have a super flexible job,” said Nguyen. “Now we’ve been exposed to this idea that, hey, I can actually go pick up my kids from school, do a little activity with them, play with them, and then plug back into work.”