Conserving resources aside, co-working spaces provide a sense of community and networking opportunities. Some co-working spaces are run by incubators where you can meet mentors, while some houses interesting, diverse sets of people where you may just find the best minds in their own fields.
Most of these spaces provide business facilities, phones, general secretarial services, food and drinks, lockers and so on. Also majority of them are situated near public transportation, making it less stressful to get to. Here are some note-worthy co-working spaces any business can consider:
You are forgiven for mistaking it for a too-cool-for-school café due to its quirky and minimalistic décor. Get single areas, small meeting rooms that are great for brainstorming sessions or join in workshops and talks that are often organised in its open area. This spot is also conveniently located near Kelana Jaya LRT station. Email them for rates.
Address: A-10-03, Plaza Taragon Kelana, No 3, Jalan SS 6/6, Kelana Jaya, Petaling Jaya.
Contact: +603 7887 6620 / +6011 2058 2939 / +6012 281 1150
Apart from providing flexi-desk services, The Co is popular for having seminars and member sessions helmed by captains of their industries, successful entrepreneurs, mentors and more. Its members often get discounts for these sessions and even from surrounding food outlets. Both its spaces are about 5 minutes’ walk from a train station and go at affordable rates too – day passes start from RM50. Plus, this place has a really stellar interior to boot.
Address: The Row, 42-48 Jalan Doraisamy, Kuala Lumpur or
8 Jalan Lengkok Abdullah, Bangsar, Kuala Lumpur
Contact: +603 2202 0336,
Smack in the heart of old KL, Makespace is a little different from the rest. Instead of housing startups, it is open to those who love working with their hands. It plays host to popular maker workshops, skill-based classes and a performance stage. If you need a little peace and quiet, you can head upstairs to a huge modular space. Rates are available upon request.
Address: LG16, Quill City Mall, Exit Jalan Sultan Ismail, Kuala Lumpur
Contact: +603 2602 0501
First day as an entrepreneur? Head to this zero fuss office space run by Malaysia’s largest private incubator under its MAD Incubator programme. Located in Bandar Sunway, it’s in the centre of a busy university area. Regular renters enjoy perks like free access to talks, experts and coaches.
Address: 6-2, Jalan PJS 8/12A, Bandar Sunway, Petaling Jaya
Contact: +603 5611 5886
Owned by the same people behind Makespace, Sebelas 11 is homely and enough to fit 15 people. It has a shared space and rooms which you can rent for a few days. Imagine getting to hold your meeting or brainstorming sessions by the pool or rooftop deck – many will fully enjoy the idea. Location and rates are available upon request.
Contact: +6017 363 8202 / +6011-1618 8878
Like its name, this space has pockets of small private offices and meeting rooms. Situated at Malaysia’s most picturesque business areas, this venue guarantees an astounding view that can inspire many great ideas. You can also impress clients with such a beautiful space.
Address: 26th and 36th floors, Menara Maxis, Jalan Ampang, Kuala Lumpur
Contact: +603 2615 0000