Coworking is an obvious choice for startups and small businesses. The biggest immediate expense you’re saving on is the cost of leasing an office, which is usually an unconscionable amount for a startup. You’re also saving on furniture, decoration, appliances, coffee, electricity and coffee.
The average coworking space gives you a lot more than complimentary coffee and appliances. Firstly, you’re gaining access to “working rooms” such as private office suites, multi-seat offices, meeting rooms, open workstations, hot desks and event rooms, as well as plenty of other amenities such as printing rooms, cafeterias, recreation rooms, medical rooms, gyms, daycares, printing and storage rooms.
Coworking spaces give startups a lot more functionality than they could ever afford or would even have access to in a traditional office space, and the money they save can be reinvested into what’s most important: the business.
The less tangible benefit that makes coworking spaces so popular is the sense of community and networking opportunities members receive. Coworking spaces are a place where you can meet other like-minded individuals and businesses, giving the invaluable opportunity to partner with, recruit or find solutions in those sharing the space.
Here is a list of the top 5 coworking spaces in Kolkata:
Tidy, clean and cost-effective. Nwook is found in Bhawanipore and is in a great location to access major parts of the city. Nwook also welcomes students and tutors at a reduced cost of Rs 40 per hour, although this membership does not offer internet access. The option to pay by the hour gives temporary members a lot of flexibility, rather than other coworking spaces where it may be more cost-effective to sign up for a month at least.
Address: First Floor, 123, Ashutosh Mukherjee Road, Paddapukur, Bhowanipore, Kolkata, West Bengal 700025.
This coworking space is suitable for startups, freelancers and entrepreneurs. EasyDaftar comes with many additional services: spacious working stations, high speed internet, photocopying machines, lockers, meals (extra cost) and complimentary drinking water. Uniquely EasyDaftar will also rent you laptops if needed.
EasyDaftar has three locations in Kolkata:
- 132A S.P. Mukherjee Road, 1st Floor Kalighat, Kolkata
- 75C, Park Street, 3rd Floor, Kolkata
- CK-233, 2nd Floor, Sector-2 Salt Lake
Zioks is a new coworking space in Kolkata that looks to impress. Zioks has a large variety of facilities and amenities, giving businesses a lot more flexibility. Zioks has the following services and amenities: cafeteria and lounge, gym, recreation room, printing, daycare, medical room, printing and storage.
This coworking space looks to be a great place for startups, small businesses and even larger corporate businesses wanting to fill a lot of space. For coworking members, the space is accessible 24/7, while complimentary services are available between 8am and 8pm.
Address: Godrej Genesis, Block EP & GP Opp to Syndicate Bank, Sector V, Salt Lake City, Kolkata, West Bengal 700091.
Regus is known as a premium coworking space that is suitable for any individual or business. These spaces feature a variety of offices, including an office suite, interior office or window office if you’d prefer a view. They also have hot desks which have a “first come first served” policy. Regus is a global coworking space and if you have a membership in one branch, you gain access to all of them. Regus may be the most cost-effective option for coworking members who find themselves travelling a lot or for local users who find themselves in multiple parts of Kolkata throughout the week.
Regus has five locations in Kolkata:
- 25, Shakespeare Sarani Rd, Mullick Bazar, Elgin, Kolkata, West Bengal 700017
- RDB Boulevard, 8th Floor, Plot K-1, Sector V, Block EP & GP, Salt Lake City, Kolkata
- 3rd & 4th Floor, Arcadia Centre, Premise, No. 31, Dr Ambedkar Sarani, Topsia, Kolkata
- 4A, 9th Floor, PS Arcadia, Camac Street, Abanindranath Thakur Sarani, Kolkata, West Bengal
- Dr Ambedkar Sarani, Topsia, Kolkata, West Bengal 700046
This space set out to disrupt what India thinks of as a traditional office space. Smartworks is known for its beautiful view of the Victoria Memorial. It aims to offer not just a contemporary working space, but a way of life. Providing a productive environment through excellent customer service, stylish and configurable space layout and state of the art technology. With 23 different coworking spaces in India, SmartWorks has a large coworking community with over 50,000 members.
Address: 9 Victoria Park, GN Block, GN 37/2, Sector V, Salt Lake City, Kolkata, West Bengal 700091
That’s it for our top coworking spaces in Kolkata. There are a lot to choose from, all with their own strengths, so take your time and do your research.