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Ultimate guide for HK Startups: Office Space

There are a variety of co-working spaces in the Hong Kong area. Perfect for start ups and those seeking to be in an environment that fosters entrepreneurship, co-working spaces are an excellent way to get affordable office space. In addition, co-working spaces provide excellent networking opportunities with other business owners.

X. Coffee Shops & Libraries

Lets get the most obvious option out of the way first, coffee shops and libraries. What better place to be creative then a caffeine filled atmosphere?
Starbucks – No introduction required!
Pacific Coffee – A popular chain of coffee shops in HK
Hong Kong Libraries – free wifi and air conditioning but can be rather crowded

Co-working space

I personally would highly recommend co-working spaces, you can meet a lot of interesting people and separate your home/work life.

1. BootHK

BootHK was Hong Kong’s very first co-working space. There are currently two locations in Sheung Wan and Lai Chi Kok. BootHK caters offers varied environments like hackerspaces, workshops and social meetups geared toward artists, technologists and entrepreneurs. Daily and monthly memberships are available and provide access to Wifi, workspace and various shared facilities.
19/F, 231-233 Queen’s Rd E,
Wan Chai,

2. The Hive

the hive
The Hive is located in the Wan Chai area of Hong Kong and offers four floors of creative work space. Some floors are dedicated to private offices and others have various workstations and hotdesks, kitchen areas, conference rooms, libraries and more. Various membership levels are available to suit individual needs.
21st Floor, The Phoenix Building
No.23 Luard Road, Wan Chai

3. CoCoon

Cocoon, located near Victoria Park, offers 14,000 square feet of eco-friendly co-working space, free Wifi, cafe, conference rooms and more. Cocoon hosts monthly events for sharing ideas and networking. Various membership levels are available with varying fees.
3/F, Citicorp Centre
3 Whitfield Road

4. Fill in the Blank

Fill in the Blank is located in the Wan Chai district of Hong Kong and has a 1,000 square foot facility consisting of work tables and a lounge area. The space has a variety of uses and in addition to being an area for work, it can also be utilized as an event venue. There is a drop in rate as well as hourly rates for event rentals.
13/F, Hang Wai Commercial Bldg
231-233 Queen’s Rd E, Wan Chai

5. The Good Lab

The Good Lab provides 18,000 square feet of co-working and social space for its members. They offer flexible membership including fixed desk packages for startups. Perfect for those inspired to do good via social innovation. Located in Cheung Sha Wan designed to foster collaboration amongst thinkers, makers and doers. The space is an open floor plan to promote a collaborative environment.
500 Tung Chau St,
Cheung Sa Wan
Hong Kong ‎

6. The Crafties

The Crafties offers a creative co-working space for makers and crafters to work on their product and meet with other like-minded fellow entrepreneurs. They offer a varity of machinery and tools to create different physical products. You can showcase your products at The Crafties Campus & The Crafties Souk. Desk space can be rent hourly, daily and monthly
1/F Sing Kui Commercial Building
No. 27 Des Voeux Road West
Sheung Wan, Hong Kong

7. Startup Commune

Startup Commune is a collaborative workspace that offers its members accounting services, reception and other business services.
4E, Century Industrial Centre
33 – 35 An Pui Wan Street,
Fo Tan, N.T

8. Dim Sum Labs

Dim Sum Labs is a hackerspace that hosts public meetings (HackJam) on Tuesday evenings where they welcome the public to bring their hacks, ideas, questions and expertise. The space provides general tools, electronic parts, networking gear and PCs.
14/F, 100 Jervois Street
Sheung Wan,

9. Innovation Lab [Added 3rd October 2013]

Innovation Lab is an 8,000 sq ft co-work community & private office space. With 7 private offices and over 1000 sq ft communal reception + meeting + showroom space. We’ve worked with numerous clients to create the best environment, and keep pushing for the highest standards. Check out the Innovation Lab pictures below. If you’d like to know more about what we do and think we could help improve your business, don’t hesitate to get in touch and find out how we can help you.
8/F Cheung Hing Industrial Building,
12P Smithfield Road, Western

10. Wynd, the Co-working Space in LKF

Added on: 30th October 2013
The Wynd co-working space has the advantage of being located at the bustling Lan Kwai Fong area in Central, offering its members easy access to one of the most vibrant social environment for both local and travelling businessmen. Wynd also bride itself in building a strong community of like minded entrepreneurs, innovators, and pioneers alike. Membership starts from $280 hkd a day.
43-55, Wyndham Street
Central District, Hong Kong

11. LAB + Dimension+

Added on: 14th November 2013
A new maker lab based in the industrial area of Kwun Tong, creating physical art and design using a mixture of Digital-Physical
業運工業大廈3樓C座  |

12. Office 8

Added on: 19th November 2013
office8 located in Wyndham Street, Central provides a creative, convenient and affordable work space for small companies, startups, entrepreneurs and freelancers.  Additional services includes company setup, Chinese-English translation, Language lessons, Logo design, website design and email account set-ups
8A Winning Centre, 46-48 Wyndham Street, Central, Hong Kong

13. The Loft

Added on: 19th November 2013
Located just 5 minutes from Diamond Hill MTR station,  The Loft offers 8,000 sq ft of co-working space for creative industry professionals to gather and collaborate. The modern space offers a range inspiring work surroundings for new startups and covers basic need such as High speed Wifi, Indoor cafe, event space and an outfoor sun terrance for BBQ. Membership starting from $180 hkd per day or $1,500 per month.
Block A, 4th Floor,
Lee King Industrial Building,
12 Ng Fong Street, San Po Kong, Kowloon, Hong Kong

Co-working space in San Po Kong | The Loft

14. Partner

Added on: 28th January 2014
PARTNER is a new concept of a shared workplace, it is both a cafe and a fully equipped co-working space. Located in Wanchai. The space is found by interior designer Mr. Freddie Ng who enjoyed working under the atmosphere of cafes, yet found it difficult to complete his work without printing and scanning facilities found in traditional offices.  The beautifully lit space is available for hire from as little as $38 HKD per hour per person and comes with free Nespresso Coffee and WIFI.
29/F Cheuk Nang Plaza
250 Hennessy Road
Wanchai, Hong Kong

15. 80/80 Space

Added on: 1st February 2014

A much needed co-working space situated at Kowloon side. The multi-purpose 1,400 sq ft studio is designed for the needs of creatives, business professionals, investors, and technical experts to unite in exploring new opportunities. Conveniently located just a minute’s walk to Ngau Tau Kok MTR station.

Unit 2913, 29/F,
1 Hung To Road,
Ngau Tau Kok, Hong Kong

16. Paperclip HK

Added on: 4th February 2014

The entrepreneur focus workspace located in Sheung Wan is fully equipped for all your startup business’ needs. With 5,000 sq ft of newly decorated workspace, it has an assortment of services that can help you along in your journey to entrepreneurship from business administration, infrastructure and marketing support to a lot of coffee.

3/F, Nam Wo Hong Building
148 Wing Lok Street
Sheung Wan, Hong Kong

17. GoodLab (Prince Edward)

Added 22nd March 2014
The second branch to the very popular GoodLab, co-working space for the social-entrepreneurs. Although this space is not nearly as big as the original branch, it carries the same warmth and comfort.
5/F, Le Prabelle Hotel,
372 Portland Street,
Mong Kok, Kowloon,

18. Platform

Added 22nd March 2014
1-3/F 120 Connaught Road West,
Sai Ying Pun, Hong Kong

19. Garage Society

Added 29th March 2014
The cleverly named co-working workspace Garage Society give nods to the root of startups such as Google and Apple, who were both found in Garages. It is one of the biggest workspace we have seen, at over 8,000 square foot is located at heart of HK – Central. Package ranges from $2,000 HKD for hot desking to $10,000 dedicated offices. Headed by The Hive’s former director Elaine Tsung it is bound to be one of the attract some interesting startups.
9F, 33 Des Voeux Road Central,
Hong Kong, Hong Kong 

Government backed incubation programmes

In addition to co-working spaces, HK government also offering variety of incubator programmes, often with their own free or low cost working spaces.

A. HK Science Park

science park
Hong Kong Science and Technology Parks Corporation (HKSTPC) provides incubation services for technology startups in the web, mobile and biotechnology industries. Their services include office space, general business support, marketing assistance and financial aid packages.

B. Cyperport

Cyberport is an incubation program geared toward ICT startups. Their services include facilities and resources, business development, entrepreneurship training and financial assistance.

C. Innocenter

The Hong Kong Design Centre (HKDC) offers startup companies in creative and design fields, HKDC offers an incubation program to assist design entrepreneurs. The incubation program receives funding support from the Hong Kong SAR Government and is a two year program that provides office space, business development and networking opportunities.

Just get started

Whether you’re a startup entrepreneur or a fast-growing business, co-working spaces can provide a monetized approach to running your business so you can reduce operating costs and stay focused on building your business.