Join a Start-Up Hub/Co-Working Space
Are you freelancing or starting your own business – Ever heard of a ‘Co-Working Space’ or ‘Start-Up Hub’?
These spaces/hubs offers you the opportunity to expand your skills and grow your network: finding potential clients, meeting future colleagues or even creating your own circle of entrepreneurial friends.
You’ll have to pay a membership fee for some services but you get more than just a desk, high-speed internet connection and a coffee machine.
Many of these places run networking and social events, offer talks from industry experts and workshops. Also, don’t pass up the chance to keep up to date with any happenings around the hubs via their newsletters and social media accounts..
We’ve made a list of three hottest co-working space in the capital and all you need to do is plug in to your perfect spot.
Close to both the bustle of Shoreditch and the bright lights of the City, Google’s Campus attracts some of London’s best entrepreneurial brains. It has seven floors of work spaces, a Campus Cafe and a roster of start-up events. There is even a ‘device lab’ for developers to test their apps on a range of different devices. You can sign up for free Campus membership and then you’ll be able to book office space and register for events.
Also based near Old Street roundabout, TechHub welcomes tech company founders and freelance developers to join its ranks. If your application to join is accepted, you’ll get access to flexible workspaces and become part of a buzzing community of tech geeks. One of the best respected start-up spaces in town, TechHub can be a great place to find inspiration and even investors.
This won’t come as a surprise that cool co-working space THE CUBE can also be found in tech city. It’s right by Spitalfields, and it’s a fresh, open-plan workspace with plenty of natural light. They’re selective about who can join in an effort to make the group as diverse and dynamic as possible, but they do take a wide range of founders from scientists to artists.