Coworking has been the buzz word among startup community and the Coworking spaces aim to build a quintessential ecosystem of resources for startups. There are many young entrepreneurs in India and new startups are getting launched every month. Even the government of India and NASSCOM has taken some initiatives to boost the growth of start-ups in India. Coworking spaces are work places where people from diverse backgrounds, companies and experiences work under a single roof and they are considered the best places for startups to turn their dream into reality.
One of the biggest Coworking spaces chain in Chennai, @Works is situated in five major locations like Nungambakkam, Kilpauk, Alwarpet, KRDS and OMR. All their facilities are very spacious and provide basic infrastructure with all amenities needed for a fully functional office space. They also provide all kinds of financial and moral support needed for the growth of Startups. Their Coworking initiative is focused on Chennai’s startup and freelance community to building a thriving ecosystem for young entrepreneurs in the city. They provide a good ecosystem with mentoring from experts to nurture a positive startup community. The facilities include dedicated work desks, high speed internet, printing and scanning facility, conference rooms with projectors and webcams, speaker phones, training rooms etc.
The Startup Centre
The Startup Centre (TSC) not just offers a Coworking space with decent facilities but also provides acceleration and incubation programs for technology startups. They conducat various special events like hackathons, seminars and conferences to select startups with best ideas for incubation and acceleration. They are known by a pet name “Madras Made” and are doing a great job to inspire and support the flourishing startup ecosystem in Chennai. They are located in Thiruvanmayur and their day passes start from Rs. 400/- with full time plan costing up to Rs. 5000/- per month. Their TSC model helps you develop a unique idea to prototype and finally to a deliverable product and operates using the below procedure,
- Idea to Prototype – They conduct weekend meetups to build the first version prototypes of your ideas in 50 Hours.
- Prototype to Product – They intake teams with the selection – every month for an on-campus six month program to work with teams in building the first version of the product and in market validating them.
- Product to Startup – Once your product is develop, they train on how to market the product and how to arrive at a production model that can scale. They also help in funding your startup by providing an interface with angel investors and VCs in the 6 month accelerator program.
A popular chain of business centers, iKeva is equipped with productive work spaces that can be customized to match different business needs of startups and Multinationals alike. iKeva caters to a wide range of clients across the country and has played an instrumental role in establishing the concept of serviced offices and co-working spaces in India. iKeva offers Virtual offices for your startups with different pricing plans and services offices with all facilities like meeting rooms and board rooms, conference halls, reception, cafe, plug and play work stations, private cabins, high speed WiFi Internet etc.They bring forth work space solution catering to the needs of your business whether it is a startup or a MNC. Their co-working spaces are designed to offer hassle free, collaborative and friendly community to nurture startups.
Regus is an age old leader in providing premium office spaces at affordable rates. They provides a flexible work space for large corporate and small businesses alike. They have flexible pricing plans from a full time office, to a meeting room for an hour. They have offices in more than 35 locations in India and they are placed in prime locations with good transport links and access to central business districts. They offer various support services including legal, HR and accounting services. They have virtual offices, video conferencing facility, premium business lounges, meeting rooms and all other essential facilities for smoothly carrying out your day-to-day work.
A flexible Coworking space located in Mylapore, Chennai, Karya Space provides a melting pot of diverse people with various skills, goals and professional background. “Karya” means work and their name translates to Work Space literally. Their Coworking space provides a different style of working to community of startup founders, freelancers, independent professionals and part-time employees. They help you to connect with other coworkers, startup founders and to share your ideas. With exciting synergy and a vibrant ecosystem, you can help other coworkers, host various events, learn and collaborate and grow your startup venture. All their pricing plans are flexible and you can customize the seating/furnishing as per your requirements.