Coworking spaces have been a recent trend with people flocking to them all over the World. For those of you who don’t know, coworking spaces are community spaces for like-minded independent workers and developers to work. To put it simply, it’s an alternative to coffee shops as a place to work out of. Coworking spaces exist in countries throughout Europe, North and South America, Asia and elsewhere but one has yet to be established in Korea. That is, until now.
The first coworking space called CO-UP launched its beta phase last week. The beta phase lasts until the end of February and during this time, visitors will be able to use the coworking space for free. The official launch starts on March 1 but it is still unclear as to what type of pricing will be in place then. Ejang, the founder of CO-UP, says the beta phase is a chance to gather feedback from the community on many issues such as pricing and what the house rules should be.
CO-UP is located near Hakdong Station in Gangnam-gu, Seoul on line #7 and is around 5 minutes from exit #8. The facilities include a coffee bar and a conference room with a projector.
While Korea has gone without a single coworking space until now, those looking for a place to work are in luck as a second place, called Seoul Space is being developed. Seoul Space is also located in Gangnam-Gu on the Southern side of Seoul. To commemorate the launch of Seoul Space, a launch party is being held at 8 PM on Wednesday, February 10 at I Am So in Apgujeong-dong and is open to everyone.
Seoul Space is located near Sinsa and Apgujeong station on subway line #3 and Hakdong station on line #7.