Simply called The Space, Platform E’s new co-working space is designed for aspiring entrepreneurs and startups
There’s a new trend in workplaces the last few years, and looks like it’s here to stay. An innovative alternative to traditional office spaces, co-working spaces are cropping up worldwide. In Southeast Asia alone, over 10,000 co-working spaces are forecasted to be opened.
And with the many advantages that co-working spaces bring – access to a network of people working in various industries, lower costs than traditional offices, and less time spent on dealing with pesky office-keeping activities, just to name a few – it’s not a surprise that freelancers, entrepreneurs, startups, and even some traditional SMEs are getting in on it.
Different co-working spaces have different features, of course. Individuals and companies weigh these features to align with their workspace requirements as they choose their co-working spaces. Start-ups, for example, may find more value in co-working spaces with other startups in complementary industries or diverse industries so they can cross-pollinate ideas. Entrepreneurs may find it more productive in co-working spaces where their potential clients are. Choosing a co-working space can be one of the most strategic decisions an individual or startup can make.
The Space at Platform E
In early August 2017, Singapore-based Platform E is opening The Space – a co-working space designed specifically to inspire and promote innovation, sharing, and collaboration among entrepreneurs.
With the aim of providing the environment entrepreneurs need to focus on getting their business up and running, The Space is more than just a place to work. It offers a vibrant network connecting entrepreneurs to expertise, resources, and learning opportunities, including incubation/acceleration programmes. They are tailored packages for individuals and groups looking for a home, as well as industry events, and partner opportunities – with the benefit of providing entrepreneurs with a space to share ideas and experiences with the community of both new and seasoned entrepreneurs.
Access to amenities and professional business support
The Space offers the usual co-working space features such as hot desks and private meeting rooms, all with secure Wi-Fi and IT support. Their community also has access to printing services and even office supplies, as well as chillout spaces refreshment stations, lounge, and snooze room.
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Apart from these amenities, The Space also makes available to its community valuable professional business services to better support them such as legal, accounting, human resource, intellectual property, and marketing services.
An environment that fosters success
Platform E is the entrepreneurship centre of the Singapore Institute of Management (SIM). It is a comprehensive entrepreneurship ecosystem that grows both the idea and the entrepreneur. With early co-working occupants including cutQ, Jireh Group (GetDoc and Hippo), and Kiddet, Platform E is a diverse, vibrant community of new and seasoned entrepreneurs, industry leaders, professionals, and experts across various industries.
The creation of The Space is hinged on the idea of creating an environment where aspiring entrepreneurs can focus on beginning a successful entrepreneurial journey backed by a strong network of industry leaders, insights from seasoned entrepreneurs, and a diverse community.
Platform E also offers two applied entrepreneurship programmes: the 12 month IntensE track for aspiring entrepreneurs and a module-based IncubatE track for experienced or mid-journey entrepreneurs.
Disclosure: This articles was produced by the e27 content marketing team, sponsored by Platform E
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