A co-working space is an excellent environment for entrepreneurs, freelancers, and contractors to get together to collaborate, get things done, and share valuable business ideas.
Recently, the Catalyst Belfast Fintech Hub opened up in the city. This, along with initiatives like a QuickStart Programme for young entrepreneurs will create massive opportunities especially mobile tech-oriented startups that want to start their business journey in one of Belfast’s coworking spots.
With mobile devices overtaking desktops and the advent of 5G technology, the number of new business initiatives in the city snowballing. In fact, in 2018, fDi Intelligence named Belfast “the world’s most business-friendly small-medium sized city.” With easy access to collaborative working spaces, this positive trend should continue well into the future.
What are the top coworking spaces in Belfast?
This spot is located in the heart of Belfast. It offers open space offices, stress-free environment, along with all the amenities you would expect to see in a professional office. It’s 2050sqft in total, and along with blazing-fast internet speed, it gives its members a sense of community and belonging. To get access, you can choose from three different pricing packages (£70 – £130 – £150 per month, depending on your needs).
Catalyst Belfast Fintech Hub
Created in partnership with Danske Bank, this spot is located in Donegall Square West, right in the city centre. It’s a perfect environment for early-stage technology startups that want to make a splash in the financial industry. What’s great about it is that it offers 24/7 access to its members and a cozy coffee area. You can choose from monthly service packages ranging from £39 to £329.
Founded by the Kelly family in 2001, Glandore now provides flexible workspaces in Dublin, Belfast, and Cork. The Belfast branch is located in the landmark Arthur House, right in the heart of the business district. Recently renovated, it provides space for up to 600 people. All in all, it makes up for a stylish spot where you can grab a coffee and get serious work done.
Based in a historic former bathhouse in the city centre, Ormeau fosters a tech community for the best and brightest. It’s a place for serious startups looking for funding and establishing strong business relationships. It offers flexible workspace plans, conference rooms as well as regular networking events where you can promote your services. You can book a free tour to check it out.
There are a few more co-working spots available in the city, but the ones described above are your top pick in terms of both affordability and the opportunity to network with the city’s brightest minds.