Bengaluru houses nearly 30% of the country’s technology startups. In case you’re considering a startup, or planning to expand to Bengaluru, catching up with a couple of local entrepreneurs always helps.
Doesn’t matter if you’re actively looking, or just browsing, soaking in a bit of the co-working culture, and a couple of unofficial places to work in the city will help you take a more informed decision. Here are a few options:
The biggest co-working spaces in the city, BHiVE has three centres across Bangalore – the hedonistic Indiranagar, upcoming HSR layout and picturesque Koramangala.
While prices vary, the one in Indiranagar costs Rs. 365 ($5.4) a day. If you’re a student you get it at 304 bucks ($4.5). Monthly passes have three forms. In case you travel a lot, flex memberships are better.
Regular membership comes at Rs. 6500 ($96.5) a month and Dedicated desks are Rs. 7000 ($103) a month. Prices include coffee and tea. Both HSR and Indiranagar are open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, whereas Koramangala is open 8am-10pm on all 7 days of the week.
In line with Bangalore’s spirit, Church Street Social is a co-working space during the day and a pub at night. Located right in the center of town, you can opt to work out of their other two locations in Delhi and Mumbai.
Open between 9am and 6pm on weekdays, this place has high-speed internet, printers, scanners, and an on-demand conference room. Membership fees is Rs.5,000 ($75) a month, and after you exceed your limit, you get a 10% discount on the bill.
Tlabs is a startup accelerator and early stage seed-fund in India for internet and mobile technology startups. Its intensive four-month mentoring program is extremely well-known, and startups can apply to join on a rolling basis.
Kyron Accelerator is a global accelerator for early-stage startups. Founded in 2012, it deals with Web and App-based startups.
Kyron has introduced a new concept of pre-accelerator, which will admit about 20-25 startups. Such startups will be put through a six-month incubation period after which Kyron handpick the companies for its accelerator batches.
Target Accelerator funds Marketing, Omnichannel, Mobile, Big Data analytics and Merchandising and Supply Chain Technologies based startups.
A recently launched program, this is a 16 week intensive, high touch, immersive and development-oriented program, specially curated for upto five technology startups focused on transforming the global retail industry through innovative and disruptive technologies.
Bengaluru has been home to the Indian offices of many global technology companies for over three decades.
However, as the startup culture has started to pick up, a lot of really big startups now have their headquarters here, thanks to its existing talent pool.
Whether you’re a college dorm startup or a late bloomer, it doesn’t hurt seeking advice and inspiration. Pay a visit, who knows you might catch up with some big shot over lunch or a smoke break. Just saying. Here are a couple of Bangalore’s biggest startups and their offices.
This award winning, contemporary lounge has creative cocktails shaken or stirred by master bartenders. Add to that the live music, modern dance floor and chic cocktails, and the lounge is an attractive option.
Address: Kumara Krupa Road, Highgrounds, Seshadripuram | The Lalit Ashok Bangalore, Bengaluru (Bangalore) 560001, India