Cyberport Launches Smart-Space 3F: A 27,000 Square Foot Co-Working Space with Room for 134 Startups

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For digital and tech startups looking for a home, Cyberport has just opened the doors to its new co-working space.

The 27,000 square feet Smart-Space 3F is a stunning government facility that has the capability of housing 134 startups. Smart-Space 3F has 46 offices ranging from 2-12 person occupancy, 32 flexi-spaces (hot desks) and 24 work stations (dedicated desks).

Besides boasting a panoramic sea view, 3F’s affordable prices are another attractive feature. Two-seater offices go for HK $5,000/month, larger offices average $2,500/month per room seat (depending on size), dedicated desks are at $1,500/month while hot desks will only set tenants back $800/month.

“It’s ideal for a very, very early stage startup. Local startups and overseas entry companies are our target markets,” said Cyberport’s COO Mark Clift. “Overseas companies want to expand to Asia and they’re attracted by the China market. For a lot of companies, it’s difficult because they don’t understand China and they’re weary of long term commitments – so the flexi-space gives them a good entry point.”

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An Overview of Hong Kong’s Very First Startup Grind Event Featuring StartupsHK Founders and Hosted By PaperclipHK

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Last night was Hong Kong’s very first Startup Grind event at newly opened co-work space and academy Paperclip. We had a blast rubbing shoulders 100+ new and old friends within the startup scene at this sold out event.

Our founders Casey Lau, Gene Soo and Jon Buford were the guest speakers du jour of this new chapter event. As pioneers of Hong Kong’s startup scene (they were around for the dot-com boom action in Hong Kong), they were asked to share memories and thoughts of our city’s past, present and future ecosystem via a Q&A. For those that couldn’t make it, this overview post will give you an idea of the energy and ideas that transpired last night.

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