Gargi Shah, The Place (Mumbai)

Gargi Shah is the co-founder of one of Mumbai’s first co-working spaces. When she opened The Playce in November 2012, the co-working concept was practically unheard of in India.

Gargi spent many days dreaming up ways to explain what she did to her grandmother, who still believes that her granddaughter rents out offices for a living. The Playce has completed five eventful years – a proud home to creative, entrepreneurial and even outlandish co-workers.

In the past, Gargi has been a Computer Programmer, Lecturer and Co-founded a startup that taught Programming in interesting ways.

A hobbyist in the fields of dance, chess, hiking and Scuba Diving, Gargi is forever a student of the human condition.