Dhaka is a city booming with ambitious people who dream high and achieve big, and the surge of entrepreneurs are proof of that. But every entrepreneur knows that a new business comes with costs, rent taking up one of the biggest portions of it. And although a lot of business can be done online, some specific tasks, like meetings and presentations can require a professional space, as well as the right equipment, like projectors, electronics, and white boards.
As renting out a whole office floor is not the most convenient or cost effective option for beginners, office sharing facilities, some of which are listed below, have become favourites of entrepreneurs, big and small, for the convenience and ease they provide.
Born out of the need for a proper co-working space, Hub Dhaka encourages working within a community to boost productivity and to connect with other like-minded workers. It is located in Building #7, Road #3, Section #7, Mirpur 11, Dhaka 1216 close to the Dhaka Zoo.
Hub Dhaka provides its renters with facilities that any professional office space would require. This includes the very basic Wi-Fi and air-conditioning, along with facilities like an emergency backup power so you never lose your working files in the event of a power outage, an in-house multimedia system, printing, scanning, and copying, and kitchen facilities too. It also includes a lounge for unofficial discussions, or simply relaxing in between work.
All information about rent and prices can be found on their official website at www.hubdhaka.com
Labelled as a place for risk takers and change makers, The Wave is located on the 19th floor of FR Tower, 32 Kemal Ataturk Avenue, Banani, Dhaka. They have a lively ambience with interesting lighting and eye-catching murals that provide a fun environment to get your creative juices flowing. Meeting rooms, event spaces, and kitchen facilities are available besides the basics. It is also home to four successful start-ups, meaning you can gain some shared knowledge from predecessors in your time working here.
Find out more about The Wave here www.thewavebd.com
Situated in Ventura Iconia, Level 3, House 37, Road 11, Block H, Banani, Dhaka, Moar is a co-working space with a lot of attractive features that will make you want to get up and working. Amenities include the basics of air conditioning and fast Wi-Fi, along with computers, printers, scanners, photocopiers, and a kitchen.
It also has a library, which is a unique feature for a co-working space, as well as wheelchair accessibility, and an onsite café, which makes this truly different from your average co-working space.
Find more about Moar and its spaces at www.moarbd.com
OFFICE SUITES — HOUSE OF ENTREPRENEURS
A premium work space situated in Banani at affordable prices is what describes Office Suites. Holding up the symbol of a deer to showcase the message of happiness, peace and longevity, Office Suites is on a journey to connect workers to help reach their goals.
Benefits include basic amenities, as well as a business lounge for informal meetings, or simply a place to let go and relax, a fully stocked pantry, complete with organic tea options, and to allow your brain to have some fun, it also accommodates darts and foosball as entertainment. Another plus point for this place is the 3D printer, which is rare in most cases, and a mail box, so your little business can have its official mail address.
It is situated on the 9th floor of Concord Colosseum, Plot # 156, Road # 12, Block # E Kemal Ataturk Ave, Dhaka, Bangladesh.
Find them at www.officesuitesbd.com
YY Goshti started with a vision to end poverty by encouraging innovation and social business. Here, they provide services such as training, mentorship, community, resources and more for social entrepreneurs and innovators. But alongside these, they also provide co-working spaces for when you need that little quiet time for brainstorming.
The space itself is very vibrant, lively and enthusiastic, perfect for picking the brain. Amenities include meeting rooms, private and co-working spaces, beverage facilities and the basics like high speed Internet and technological facilities.
They also have blogs and other features as well as co-working packages which you can find at https://cowork.yygoshti.com
A co-working space dedicated to technopreneurs to help them grow without spending too much, Hive is located at Rupayan Prime, Flat A6, House #2, Road #7, Dhanmondi, Dhaka. It has spaces to cater to many different sizes of groups and individuals, as well as an open space for free discussion and interaction.
It has all the basic necessities a co-working space would require, from the computers to printers, to proper air conditioning and Wi-Fi, and most importantly, a great environment to relax and get your work done. Other perks include help with global transactions that are free of charge for members, and help with website and app development, digital marketing and other fields.
To know more about this brilliant space check out their website at http://hive.com.bd
Locus is dedicated to providing the best space there is with its numerous features that will appeal to any freelancer or start-up company. Starting from the basics, they are equipped with some of the best computers, microphones, projectors, and more. Other attractive features include an onsite barista, a library, wheelchair accessibility, a lounge, and an open balcony to relax and let go when the stress starts to take over.
They also provide mentorship, incubator, and accelerator programs, to name a few.
One particular feature that is super thoughtful is the colour temperature controlled lighting which helps to reduce eye strain, a common issue while working too much on computers. They also get brownie points for the amazing interior.
Locus is located at Tower 52, Level-6, Road 11, Block-C, Dhaka 1213, Bangladesh.
To get a full list of their many more amazing features, check out their website at http://www.locusbd.com
Dhaka city is fast emerging in the shared work spaces scene, and out of the many that are available across the city, these few have stood out to users. So check out your preferred location and find a work space that best suits your work and personality, and maybe even make new friends in the process of working together!