For many entrepreneurs, there comes a time when you outgrow your kitchen table and need an office or a space to conduct your business. Rather than hire an office, co-working spaces are the next big thing. You work in an eco-system of start-ups and can feed off of each other, it’s lots of space for lots of ideas; we’ve found the best ones in London:
The Institute of Directors (IoD) has always been an organisation that has a whiff of gentleman’s club about it, however have now introduced IoD99 Membership targeting young entrepreneurs founding start-ups, a radical move!
IoD99 Membership is cut price membership for entrepreneurs between 18-40. You have full use of the IoD’s headquarters allowing you to hold meetings in plush surrounding as well as make excellent use of the wine bar! And at only £99, it’s a win win.
The Clubhouse was founded in 2012 by Adam Blaskey who was frustrated with meeting important clients in uninspiring, unproductive places around London. This ignited the idea to create a better way to do business and to fill the gap between a serviced office and meeting in hotel lobbies or coffee shops.
Adam had hit the nail on the head with the Clubhouse as London is packed with bars, hotel lobbies and coffee shops, but none of those ooze executive business; that’s where Clubhouse comes in.
TechHub, with over 750 start-ups, 60 events a year and their members collectively raising over one £1 billion is a global community of technology entrepreneurs and start-ups.
One of the perks of working with the TechHub is that you have access to their ‘Start-up Support Programme’ which enables entrepreneurs to learn, meet investors, test their ideas and collaborate with others.
The Cube is home to those who have a passion and interest in science, technology and design. With a host of workspaces to lead the new generation which believes in mobility, a space for creativity and enriching culture; The Cube makes for a great co-working space.
Additionally, The Cube has a strong regular cultural programme that is co-curated with their members, both internally and to the public. Furthermore, it is partnered with universities and organisations both locally and globally, such as the Royal College of Art, London College of Communications as well as Virgin Media.