Asia is an exciting place for business. While most entrepreneurs are trying to get through the first few lean years, Asia is an enticing option with so many beautiful places that have a much lower cost of living than the U.S. or Europe. Once your business is successful and you have a little more cash flow you can begin exploring more expensive cities like Singapore or Dubai. Not to mention many businesses, especially in eCommerce, start working with companies in Asia from day one. With this in mind, we wanted to create an easy guide to help you on your travels. Here are the 8 best coworking spaces in Asia.
Home to a community of powerhouse professionals in tech, media, and creative industries, The Co. is an internationally award-winning ecosystem of workspaces located in the heart of Singapore’s central business district. The Co. offers coworking desks, fully-equipped office suites, as well as event and meeting spaces in an entire 8-story building dedicated to helping people work better through collaborative workspaces.
The Playce is a 5,500 square foot spacious co-working space in Mumbai. Individual work desks, conference rooms, a seminar hall and an awesome game room to chill. But more than the infrastructure, The Playce is designed to be a hub for enthusiastic coworkers to connect and collaborate. While working and networking founders can discover a coder, designers, a co-founder or even an investor for their idea. The Playce is also a venue for training, seminars, meetups, hackathons, and startup boot camps.
A creative coworking space for inspiring people and boutique companies. Kolektif House believes that "we are stronger together", and through this belief provides creative, social, and efficient work spaces for all entrepreneurs, freelancers and companies of all sizes. They provide all the services and infrastructure you need to be more motivated and productive on the job.
A coworking space for creative entrepreneurs, freelancers and startups in Hong Kong. They have three locations: Wanchai, Kennedy Town & Sai Kung. Set over five floors, the Hive is Hong Kong's most stylish coworking space. As a friendly business center for their members, the Wan Chai location boasts two floors of dedicated desks and hot desks, and three floors of private offices. The Hive gives you a great place to work surrounded by like-minded freelancers and access to their startup events.
HUBBA is Thailand's startup ecosystem leader in terms of coworking spaces, technology events, technology media and startup education in Thailand. Their mission is to turn the Thai tech startup ecosystem into a regional startup hub to drive their members and Thai tech startups to global success. HUBBA is best known as the first coworking space for startups, creatives and freelancers in Thailand and the go-to place to learn and get plugged into the Thai startup community.
HUBBA is currently Thailand's largest coworking space network, with over 6 coworking spaces in 3 cities. HUBBA is also the main host and organizer for some of the world-renowned and international tech startup events such as Startup Weekend Bangkok, Startup Next, Founders Institute as well as Thailand Co-Country Host for Geeks on a Plane Southeast Asia. With their joint venture Techsauce, they are also creating Thailand's leading technology media company.
BHIVE Workspace in Bangalore is a start-up ecosystem that provides affordable office spaces to all. From entrepreneurs to startups to businesses to freelancers, it offers a range of facilities that enable individuals and businesses to cowork, connect, collaborate, communicate and commercialize their ideas.
BHIVE fosters a community of entrepreneurship and is intent on transcending Bangalore’s startup ecosystem. BHIVE Workspace currently operates in 4 locations covering 47,000 square feet with over 800 coworkers. They provide an incredible workspace with around the clock security, high speed internet, UPS & generator backup, an open office environment, a laser printer & scanner, free flowing premium coffee & tea, a game room, media room, video conferencing, conference rooms, discussion rooms, phone booths, cafeteria and flexible lounge areas with fast Wifi.
BHIVE provides startups the opportunity to network and seek advice from in-house mentors, as well as with fellow coworkers. Moreover, frequent startup events that take place at BHIVE provide individuals the opportunity to learn, grow and give. Simply put, BHIVE Workspaces are a startup melting pot from where great ideas grow to become greater businesses.
Tel Aviv, Israel
SOSA (South of Salame), located in a vintage building in South Tel Aviv is a coworking space and a community. SOSA brings together early stage tech startups and Influential industry participants such as veteran entrepreneurs, investment professionals, core service providers and prominent local leaders of global technology companies.
SOSA offers its community a crafted work environment to think, meet and socialize. SOSA was founded by an enthusiastic group of industry insiders who share the same vision: To generate innovation in the startup ecosystem through unique personal interactions within one community. SOSA occupies four stories of a vintage industrial building in South Tel Aviv. It offers its members a uniquely crafted space, designed to promote interaction, creativity and collaboration, constituting a vibrant environment to meet, work, and socialize.
91springboard is a vibrant coworking community of freelancers, startups and established small to large businesses. Dedicated to making your work-life easy and fun while playing an integral role in helping your organization grow. Members of 91springboard get access to a coworking space with 24/7 office-infrastructure support, key service providers, knowledge sharing & collaboration, networking and of course, a free-spirited culture that breeds innovation.
91springboard is a large and lively space that works on a simple ‘plug-and-play’ format. Their plans are tailored to members’ individual needs, be it a freelancer who comes in part time or a 20 person startup team that needs privacy. Members can simply focus on their work instead of dealing with the hassles of real estate leasing, security management, internet problems, facilities management, power backups etc. Infrastructure aside, members gain access to the 91springboard network and enjoy a sense of community stemming from an environment of like-minded individuals.
More than just a coworking space, they want to be an access point where people can gain the knowledge, network, and support to grow their business. They organize many meetups and events aimed at the larger entrepreneurial community across India. These events and meetups range from networking opportunities to workshops and talks to investor pitch sessions. Startup events are open to the public and usually free of cost, working on a first come first serve basis; however, 91springboard members get free access.