Coworking has really taken off in Dublin, establishing a new kind of workspace for start-ups. You’re not just a tenant in a coworking space. Instead, you’re a member of a collective, an active component of a community comprising like-minded creators, innovators and entrepreneurs.
Coworking spaces tend to be in cool, contemporary, aesthetically pleasing buildings. But it’s their relative affordability that makes them so attractive – with a desk space in a fully serviced, centrally located building from only two or three hundred euro a month, and some offering pay-as-you-go and hourly pricing plans.
Digital Hub and Dogpatch Labs are two great examples, offering flexible, affordable office space and more importantly, the spaces, connections and events to encourage networking and collaboration among their communities. DCU Alpha is another example which offers different types and combinations of spaces including office space, lab space and prototype/maker space.