Best co-working places in Mumbai from which to set up your first office

Mumbai, India’s financial capital. And in the last few years, with Mumbai becoming the bastion of the finance, entertainment and media, this crown sits even more firmly. Every day, thousands come to Mumbai to chase their ambitions. From the golden era of cotton mills to the next reality star, Mumbai serves all who thirst for fame and success.

India has always been a land of entrepreneurs. The only difference between then and now is that instead of setting up factories or shops our young capitalists are setting up companies that specialise in knowledge work.

Kicking off a startup or any business can be an overwhelming task. Business owners need to juggle a number of things to keep everything running smoothly every day. Office space is one of them. Finding the right place within the right budget and with the right vibe is just as critical as hiring the right team.

When you’re starting out your team size is small and you need to keep costs down. Until recently the only option was to lease out an office space, however small to accommodate your new company. If you have the budget for it, even a small 500 square foot office makes for a great starter office. Spaces like these are available all over Mumbai and for a range of budgets. However, before you do decide on your perfect location make sure you have evaluated the property carefully on the following parameters:

1. Proximity to transport services and restaurants?

2. Quality and choice of internet service providers in the area?

3. Amenities in the building?

4. Does the office come furnished?

5. Where are your clients located?

You also have several other options available to you including business centres, shared or co-working space. With the economy being what it is and layoffs at an all-time high you can even look at renting out some desks in someone else’s office.

So where do you go looking for these spaces? Where do you even start? Right here. The team at Manage Spaces has put together a handy list of all the best co-working and shared spaces across Mumbai.

Awfis

India’s largest co-working company offers affordable seat prices for start-ups. This space is very popular among start-ups, lawyers, CA firms, journalist etc.

Location: Lower Parel

Bombay Connect

Flexible and affordable collaborative workspaces as an alternative to current work environments for freelancers, entrepreneurs, small businesses and creative souls to work, grow, learn and mingle.

Location: Bandra West

Garage

Top-of-the-line infrastructure to house teams or start-ups, and a highly skilled network of people/teams to help your company grow.

Location: Lower Parel

IShareSpace

Contemporary, open plan, vibrant shared workspaces for people who thrive in collaborative environments

Location: Lower Parel

Lumos

Lumos Cowork is a community of startup enthusiasts who have affordable co-working spaces in Mumbai. Suitable for startups with 2-6 members team, individuals who work from home or for holding team meetings.

Location: Andheri West

Ministry Of New

This co-working space calls itself a design-inspired collaborative workspace for independent professionals looking to be part of an international creative community. With decor that is right out of the pages of a high fashion spread, you don’t have to be a designer to enjoy the cool aesthetic.

Location: Fort

Mumbai Coworking

Mumbai’s quirkiest and most affordable co-working space for freelancers and entrepreneurs offers funky interiors and a hassle-free process

Location: Andheri West

Our First Office

With two locations in Mumbai, Our First Office says it’s an inspiring co-working space, accelerator and community in Mumbai for high-quality entrepreneurs, startups and freelancers.

Locations: Churchgate, Lower Parel

RedBrick

RedBrick, India’s leader in co-working spaces caters to freelancers, small business, large organisations and corporates.

Locations: Andheri, Kalina, Powai/Chandivali, Thane and BKC

Rent A Desk

Rent a Desk offers vanilla workspace solutions and networking opportunities in a suitable environment.

Location: Bandra West

Rise

Rise a co-working company with a national presence provides opportunities and scope for business expansion to hundreds of entrepreneurs.

Location: Lower Parel

Social

A collaborative workspace, combining work and play, it’s an urban hangout designed to take you offline while still keeping you connected. Social is a collaborative workspace, a hub for artists and innovators.

Location: Colaba, Andheri West, Lower Parel

Startup Warehouse

Technology entrepreneurs with innovative ideas are nurtured, mentored, as well as funded by venture capitalists and investors. Entrepreneurs also get a chance to improve their marketing abilities by way of connecting sessions, early stage mentoring, and access to resources from Google, Amazon, Microsoft, IBM Cloud, Kotak, etc.

Location: Navi Mumbai

The Hive

The Hive is a space for the creatively and artistically inclined. Colab is their co-working facility for discussions and meeting.

Location: Khar West

The Playce

One of the most spacious co-working places in Mumbai, The Playce says it is more affordable than an office, more productive than a coffee shop and more social than a home-office.

Location: Mulund

The Space

The Space can accommodate multiple teams of 3-6 individuals. Teams are vetted through a rigorous application process. Periodic functional sessions with industry experts (e.g., user acquisition, back-end architecture, design) are put together by ecosystem partners and the Matrix team.

Location: Powai

Unigrowth Centre

The co-working space for next unicorn of the startup world. Unigrowth hosts companies with each company having a separate space ranging from 4 to 8 people teams. There are limited spaces for single entrepreneurs also.

Location: Santacruz West

Workamp

Smart co-working offices that put ‘i’ in intelligent workplaces and provides you with a welcoming place to work, play and collaborate. Here you can work with people and share your ideas to develop your business.

Locations: Thane, Andheri East, Thane, Lower Parel, Powai

WorkLoft

Workloft caters to start-ups and freelancers. Easy on the wallet, WorkLoft also offers mentoring, weekly speakers, workshops and seminars, networking mixers, webinars, social and cultural events.

Location:

Bhandup West

Workly

Workly provides early-stage startups, freelancers, and budding entrepreneurs an opportunity to co-work with like-minded people.

Location: Nariman Point

91Springboard

A chain of co-working offices all over the India, 91Springboard is designed to encourage entrepreneurs and their start-ups. Some of largest co-working offices can fit more than 1000 entrepreneurs with enough room to host workshops, hackathons, global challenges and seminars, etc.

Locations:

Lower Parel, Andheri East and Navi Mumbai

So there you have it, our (detailed) list of coworking spaces across Mumbai that can accommodate individuals and small teams. When you do decide to move into your own office, do give Manage Spaces a call. We would be delighted to help you make informed decisions about the right kind of office for your needs.

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