Coworking spaces are not a hype for nothing, they have made it affordable for startups who do not have a fortune to spend to get a working space. The benifits are not limited to great ambience, coffee and even beer at times, foosball tables, pool table as one would imagine when the word Coworking space is heard. The less tangible benifits include but are not limited to:
1. It is affordable:
It is surely costly than free wifi at coffee shops but less than owning a complete personal office space with similar facilities that are available in todaays co-working spaces. Moreover, many coworking spaces don’t put you into the trouble of long term contracts, you contract can run into just weeks and months.
2. Get more space as you grow:
A lot of coworking spaces are flexible enough to give you more space as your team size grows.
3. Build your network on the go:
When you work from a coworking space you will meet not just other entrepreneurs who have started fresh and may be able to collaborate with you. You will also see more seasoned entrepreneurs, who you might just bump into over a cup of coffee or a game of snooker.
4. You are in a pool of Talent and Positivity:
Entrepreneural journey is a difficult one, and when you are all by yourself it will add to the difficulties. A coworking space brings about a positive tone to your work day and with people who are experts in different domains are at your disposal, only if you know how to barter!
Having said that, here is a list of few Co-working spaces in India:
1. 91 Springboard
91 Springboard is one of the oldest coworking spaces for entrepreneurs and freelancers in Delhi NCR. It has all basic amenities like wifi-internet, photo scanning and conference rooms with projectors, tea, coffee, water. The membership cost starts Rs 7499 per person per month which gives access to all facilities 24/7. One can also choose a part time membership that starts from Rs 4999. It also gives an option of daily pass where one can work for a day by paying Rs 549. Its spaces are located in Okhla in Delhi, and Maruti Industrial area in Gurgaon.
The Investopad Program for Technology Entrepreneurship provides training and access to state of the art facilities for learning, research and development in the field of technology enterprise. It presents itself both as an incubator and a co-working space, thriving at two locations in Delhi NCR. It has monthly plans starting at Rs 8000 per seat.
Innov8 is a coworking space in Delhi. It has a very innovative designs with a rooftop zone as well. For stress busting, the in-house entrepreneurs can make use of the recreational zone which comprises of foosball, skateboards and TV. The individual membership fee starts from Rs 7500 for standard features. They also have membership plans for Rs 10,000 and Rs 12,000 which are Premium and Ultimate plans with better amenities.
4. BHIVE Workspace
BHIVE is the largest coworking space in Bengaluru with a gamut of office infrastructure as well as business building requirements. It currently has facilities at HSR layout sector 4 and 6, Koramangala and Indiranagar and is planning to expand to Mumbai , Navi Mumbai and Delhi NCR regions. Facilities include High Speed Internet, Wi-Fi, Electricity with UPS backup., Water, Tea & Coffee, Free usage of common areas (common balcony, discussion rooms & lounge), Meeting rooms, Discussion rooms and Conference rooms at minimal charges, Full fledged kitchen with microwave, fridge & essential crockeries. BHIVE offers Daily , weekly and Monthly passes.
Unboxed is located in Noida and promises more facilities in less cost. Full individual membership costs Rs 5999 per month whereaspart time 12 day working membership can be availed at Rs 3999. The package comprises of a dedicated workstation, conference rooms, meeting rooms and event spaces, internet and power backup. They also provide legal advisors, HR and marketing teams to the startups.
6. AltF Coworking
AltF provides coworking space with facilities like Internet connectivity, power back-up, free tea/coffee, startup services. They have various plans, designed as per requirements. The prices are structured as- Shared Space: Monthly Desk – Rs. 5000 per month and Day Office costs Rs.200 per day. They have started out with Gurgaon and currently present at 3 prime locations in i.e Near GuruDrona Charya Metro Station, Near Cybercity, Near Galleria Market.
7. The Playce
The Playce is a spacious 5,000 sq ft coworking space with plug-n-play workdesks, private cabins, conference rooms, seminar hall and an awesome game room. The Playce can host more than 60 startups, and there are already 25+ teams working out as you read this.It is a community for enterprising folks to find the right people and the right atmosphere for executing their amazing ideas. The Playce also hosts awesome events. The Playce has hosted India’s first official Quora meetup, Robotics workshop, Founders Meet, Weekend Ventures, Global Service Jam. It is situated at Moti Nagar, Mulund West in Mumbai.
CoworkIn is the largest chain of coworking spaces in India with spaces across Delhi, Gurgaon, Chandigarh and shortly coming up in Jaipur and Bangalore. CoworkIn connects freelancers, entrepreneurs, startups, professionals, artists and SME’s together. CoworkIn has designed plans that suit everyones needs and fits into their budget. From daily drop in, to part-time and full-time plans and if you have a small startup, they provide tailored plans as per your need. A single pass can give you access to all Coworkin spaces through the country. It is headquartered in Kalyani Nagar, Pune, Maharashtra.