StartupsHK Poll: Which Hong Kong Co-Working Space is Delivering the Most Value?

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In the past year, there’s been a lot of growth in the Hong Kong co-work space arena. While 80/80 Space and The Loft opened in Kowloon; Platform, Paperclip and Garage Society launched on the Hong Kong side – and that’s not including government-backed spaces such as Smart-Space at Cyberport or The Hive’s Kennedy Town and Sai Kung expansions.

In a recent interview that we did with The Hive’s founder Constant Tedder, we learned that a number of changes in new tech (such as mobile computing) and career choices (telecommuting and freelancing) are supporting the co-work space model. “As the corporate world changes itself, startups are having an impact on bigger companies and on people’s ambitions for their personal careers,” he said. “People are working independently because it suits the way they want to live – and co-working spaces support a big part of that.”

While there is certainly a supply of them, and trends are indicating that there is and will be a demand – are the spaces getting used?

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9 Founders Share their Favorite Moments of 2013 and What They Look Forward to in the Year of the Horse

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As we enter the Year of the Horse, we hope you’ve been keeping busy being your creative, motivated and brilliant selves and are getting a head start on those New Year’s resolutions.

We’ve had quite the year here at StartupsHK, having launched our directory Startbase.HK, and we’re looking forward to sharing more inspiring, in depth and relevant news and stories from within our startup community.

To start the Lunar New Year off, we had a chat with some founders to reflect on the past year. The Year of the Snake seemed to be quite the pivotal year for most, whether in personal or startup life, and they wanted to share some of their favorite moments in 2013, and as a bonus: what they’re most looking forward to in the Year of the Horse.

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Startup Spaces: The Newest Co-Working Spaces in Hong Kong

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In the past 18 months, co-working spaces have been cropping up faster than we can count them, addressing the issue of high rents and lack of space in Hong Kong.

This is great news for the local ecosystem and with this additional support feeding into the entrepreneurial community – more startups will get to cross the early-stage threshold.

As a new co-working space seems to launch every few months, this will serve as a working list for early stage companies and solopreneurs either looking for a space to collaborate on projects or seeking a community to nurture your small business.

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