We all know how expensive rent can be in Hong Kong, and finding an ideal place to set up your business or event might only be the first of your problems. Head on over to one of these convenient co-working spaces for the perfect answer to your space issues. Here's our roundup of some of the most handy, tech-savvy, and well-connected spots in town to launch your business, network, host events and much more.
Whether you are in need of a space for short term or long term use, Campfire is flexible to what you need, offering plans to suit each and every individual or company. Memberships also include access to useful networking with other members as well as 24 hour access so you can come and go as you please.
CoCoon is the ideal place to incubate your business ideas and see them come to life with the support and encouragement of your community. Encouraging networking through a community filled with entrepreneurs, engineers, designers to corporate partners, this space helps you connect with the right people. The CoCoon Foundation also delivers entrepreneurship education and work experience to students where guests can learn the skills they need to take their business to the next level. Lastly, CoCoon Ignite Ventures aids investment for early stage entrepreneurs who have unique ideas and vision for the future of the economy.
If you’re looking for a coworking space that’s arty, airy and comes fully equipped with its own community ethos, TheDesk in Sai Ying Pun is the place to go. This 8,000sq ft coworking hub and event space has gone from strength to strength over the past year, becoming home to startups, teams from big brands, networking groups and members of the SYP and Kennedy Town communities. There are single desks on offer, as well as full offices, and it all comes with use of the cosy courtyard outside and the catering facilities. Look out for upcoming events and workshops too. TheDesk is more than just a desk...
With three locations spotted around Hong Kong (two in Central and one in Sai Ying Pun), Garage Society is the ultimate spot for events and community growth within the rising workforce. Their mission is simple – to build a platform for the new generation of entrepreneurs and the ever-growing workforce. The team at Garage also host regular talks to build motivation and increase productivity, amongst many different topics.
8-9/F, 33 Des Voeux Rd C, Central, 3952 7200.
Shop 4-7, 158A Connaught Rd W, Sai Ying Pun, 3952 7400.
With a few locations right here in Hong Kong as well as Bangkok and Singapore, this unique co-working community thrives with young companies, entrepreneurs and freelancers in a creative community perfect for those looking to meet like-minded people. Each space is ideal for events, informal meetings and other community events – so keep checking their schedule to see if anything peaks your interest. With a diverse option of locations, choose the spot that best suits your interests, from the mingling atmosphere of The Hive in Kennedy Town, The Hive Studios perfect for photographers, to MakerHive, ideal for young designers or people who like to make things – there’s something for everyone.
The Hive Sai Kung 5 Tai Mong Tsai Rd, Sai Kung, 2780 5844; thehivesaikung.com.hk.
MakerHive 10/F, Cheung Hing Industrial Bldg, 12P Smithfield, Kennedy Town, 2448 9830; makerhive.com.hk.
The Hive Studios 8/F, Cheung Hing Industrial Bldg, 12P Smithfield, Kennedy Town, 2817 8199; thehivestudios.com.hk.
Operating on the philosophy that work should be fun, Playground.work is an Activity-Based Workplace (ABW) that offers a slew of recreational activities and networking events. Other features include a for-members café as well as a bouldering wall. Aside from the headquarters in Sheung Wan, Playground.work also have a co-working space in San Po Kong.
Located a few minutes from Diamond Hill Station, this co-working space offers a plethora of resources to help you get your business rolling. From a business concierge service, 24-hour access, networked printer and scanner to private office units, you’re work is in good hands here.
This co-working spot in Kwun Tong is a great place to start your professional network while sharing resources and knowledge with different industries and specialties. If you’re strapped for cash, co-working is great for your budget while offering conference rooms, dedicated workstations and events to meet new people.
Join Paperclip for an inspiring space to start your career. Not only for startups, but Paperclip helps connect professionals through exciting events and empowering the community through programs and other activities. Learn valuable information through workshops like how to draft a business plan, to mentor clinics for those who need some professional guidance.