Need some green in your workspace? Head over to Ministry Of New. Designed with greenery and nature in mind, this office space is a calm and peaceful haven for creative minds. Housed within a heritage building in Mumbai’s Fort area, the 8,000-square-foot space was co-founded by Dutch art director turned entrepreneur Marlies Bloemendaal and Natascha Chadha. Reason why the first thing that you notice at Ministry Of New is its modern, light and fresh design aesthetic. The co-working space features a gallery with communal tables that can accommodate 40 people; four team rooms, three meeting spaces, and a cafeteria.
Opening hours: Monday to Friday, 9 am to 9 pm
Address: Kitab Mahal, Fort, Mumbai
Contact: 022-6635 6505
If you’re a young innovator with an exciting start-up idea and need a space to flesh it out into a working business model, turn to Innov8. In Connaught Place, New Delhi’s oldest business area, is this new shared workspace started by entrepreneurs Dr Ritesh Malik, Sumit Ranka and Shailesh Gupta. Pinewood meeting cubicles, low hanging lights and graffiti on walls gives Innov8 a modern industrial look. The breakout area with its mismatched chairs, a burst of colours, low sofa beds and a foosball table is a welcome breather from the otherwise intellectual environment created in the rest of the office. For those looking for some fresh air there’s the green terrace.
Innov8 not only provides its members with the usual Wi-Fi and coffee machines, but also has on-board start-up founders as mentors for upcoming entrepreneurs.
Opening hours: 24 X 7
Address: Regal Building, Connaught Place, New Delhi
Contact: 097116 31856
Uber, NDTV, Yatra.com and Springboard are some of the members that Bengaluru’s largest co-working company boasts of. With a network of four different spaces across the city, Bhive offers 47,000 square feet of plug-and-play offices that can accommodate up to 700 seats. Ninety start-ups have already signed-up a membership plan within a span of just a year. Bhive features corporate-style team bays, a colourful reception area with jam-jar lights, and even a full-fledged kitchen for the midnight-oil burning types. In India’s Silicon Valley, this is just what you need if you’re looking at making a big entry into the country’s growing start-up industry.
Opening hours: 7 days, 8 am to 10 pm & 24 X 7, depending on the location
Addresses: HSR Layouts 4 & 6, Koramangala and Indiranagar, Bengaluru
Contact: 080-8882 2364
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