For a city which is the second largest in Maharashtra and the ninth most populous in India, it is quite obvious to have a large market place for budding entrepreneurs and freelancers. The city we are talking about is Pune. Keeping in mind the demands of various startup enthusiasts and freelancers, a number of coworking spaces has come up across Pune to provide entrepreneurs with the required conditions for promoting their business ideas and skills and that too at an affordable rate. Here’s a list of coworking spaces in Pune, paving the way for the growth of budding entrepreneurs:
1. The Mesh
The first coworking space in Pune which has gained huge popularity and has launched two new office spaces in Pune and Kolaba is The Mesh. This space has a wide variety of clients – from freelancers to consultants to entrepreneurs. The Mesh is an ideal place for budding entrepreneurs as it provides most of the facilities required at an affordable cost. A large number of entrepreneurs are hosted by The Mesh.
Location: B-29, 8th Floor, Nilgiri Heights, Next to Bitwise, Behind ICC Towers, Shivaji Housing Society, Senapati Bapat Rd, Bhageerath, Gokhalenagar, Pune, Maharashtra 411016
Features: A designated seat, Internet connectivity, access to a conference room, lunch, special membership rates for women entrepreneurs and social startups, and a Moonlighters Package for those who want to work after 7 pm.
Rental: Rs 6,500 for an individual entrepreneur (with lunch), Rs 4.500 for women entrepreneurs, Rs 5,000 for social startups, Rs 4000 for the Moonlighters.
2. Entrepreneur Facilitation Centre and Development
A commercial office space provider Entrepreneur Facilitation Centre offers a launch pad for entrepreneurship aspirants, helps in evolving ideas, and also serves as an incubator for startups. The unique feature of Entrepreneur Facilitation Centre is the collection of experts from different fields of expertise for enhancing the productivity of every single client.
Location: EFC INCUBATION CENTER, 4 Floor, Marisoft 3 Marigold,Kalyani Nagar, Pune, Maharashtra 411014
Features: High-speed connectivity, telephone, maintenance, housekeeping and other administrative services. If you are part of a start-up, you can also get your own Wi-Fi network.
Timing: 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Rental: Rs 5,500 for a single seat, Special packages are available for groups of 10 and 15.
Not only does it offer coworking spaces to a number of budding entrepreneurs, Regus also provides workspace solutions. It is also a multi-national coworking space, situated at a number of places in Pune – Baner, Magarpatta, Viman Nagar, Bund Garden Road, Kharadi and Naylor Road.
Location: Prabhavee Tech Park 4th Floor, Pune, Maharashtra 411045
Features: Fully furnished offices, meeting rooms, business lounges, Wi-Fi connectivity, virtual offices etc.
Timing: 8:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. (Monday to Friday)
Rental: Rs 1,300 for using the lounge area (Wi-Fi, tea/coffee included, Between Rs 7,000 and Rs 15,000 for a designated seat and other facilities.
E-Loft offers a lavish startup lounge at one of the finest areas of Pune, with several amenities, and that too, at an affordable range. The clients are provided with several hotel amenities as well. E-Loft specializes in providing exclusive office spaces, especially for freelancers and entrepreneurs.
Location: 6th Floor, A3, E Space IT Park, Near Inorbit Mall, Nagar Road, Pune, Maharashtra 411014
Features: Shared office cabins, free Wi-Fi access, shared printers, lounge access, gym access, discount on hotel menu, discount on hotel spa.
Timing: 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. (Monday to Friday)
Rental: Rs 2,000, Extra charges for facilities like conference and board rooms.
Founded in 2015, Trios provides coworking spaces in Pune along with a platform for improvements in the plans made by it’s clients. Moreover, the best of class and updated amenities are used in Trio.
Location: Office no. 1 and 2, 3rd floor, The Pavilion, S.no. 105/1, Baner, Opposite Hotel Sadanand, Near Hotel Radha
Features: High Speed Wifi, Free parking, Office Assistance, Power Backup
Rental: Rs. 4499 Non A/C seat, Rs. 5999 A/C seat, Hot seat work desk Rs. 100/hr, Conference room Rs. 500/hr, Meeting room Rs. 250/hr
6. The Daftar
The Daftar is a coworking space chiefly focusing on exposure to a growth-ready environment and mutual collaboration. A big step towards the startup ecosystem, The Daftar is a fusion of elaborate workspace, community of co-workers, mentors and lots more.
Location: The Daftar 1.0,B 401, The Capital, Baner Pashan Link Road, Pune – 411021
Features: Air conditioned workspace, Wi-Fi facilities, conference room, training room, printing facilities, concierge services, recreation zone
Timing: 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.
6. The Worklab
Already earned enough reputation for achievements such as 86 Banyan Tree, The Worklab is the new face of coworking space in Pune, whose main target is providing workspaces for purely business needs along with dynamic amenities.
Location: 318/19 Chaturshiringi Road, Next to Killol Apts., Opp Deccan Education Society, Shivajinagar, Pune – 411 016.
Features: Fully air conditioned, reception, 24×7 security services, housekeeping services, electricity backup.
Timing: 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Rental: Flexi desk: Rs 500 per day; Rs 6000 per month, Fixed desk: Rs 7500 per month, Cabin: Rs 16000 per month.
7. Cowork Studio
If you can imagine an open workspace with a fusion of a coffee shop and an office park, you’ll get the idea of Cowork Studio. Be it a desk job, or an office with strangers, Cowork Studios always provides its best for change-makers of all types.
Location: 402, Sakore Nagar Rd, Marigold complex, Pune, Maharashtra.
Features: Air conditioned workspace, Wi-Fi facilities, training room, printing facilities, office boy, phone booth, business address, relaxing zone.
Rental: Daily plan: Rs 450, Weekly plan: Rs 1750, Monthly plan: Rs 6000.
8. Breathing Room
Although this coworking space doesn’t have a well-organized office setup, thanks to the partnership of Breathing Room with a number of reputed galleries and organizations. One can select a lot of options for the type of office spaces he/she desires.
Location: B29, Nilgiri Heights, Shivaji Housing Society, Senapati Bapat Rd, Pune, Maharashtra 411016.
Features: Wi-Fi facilities, air-conditioned workspace, projectors, whiteboards etc.
Timing: 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Rental: Meeting rooms: Rs 399 per hour, Boardrooms: Rs 599 per hour, Training rooms: Rs 599 per hour.
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