Top 5 Free Coworking Spaces in Seoul For Startups

Coworking Spaces in Seoul

Why rent a whole office for your business when you can work from a co-working space? Free Coworking spaces in Seoul have sprung up recently, with services ranging from; absolutely free to use, moderately priced offices to premium-priced coworking spaces. In addition to bootstrapping startup teams, there are free coworking spaces in Seoul for you to crush and get your stuff done.

With Seoul edging to be the most preferred global startup destination in Asia, these coworking spaces have become a necessity as it happens in the startup ecosystems in Israel, USA, London, Germany and the rest.

What is more?

Working at coworking spaces allows you to meet other like-minded entrepreneurs and the environment alone can foster your creativity.

No need to stress about office rent. Here are the top 5 free coworking spaces you can use for your startup business.

SEOUL GLOBAL STARTUP CENTER

Launched in 2016, the Seoul Global Startup Center has grown rapidly to become a center of attraction for foreign-owned startups in Seoul. Furthermore, the Seoul GSC is a startup incubation center established to support foreign entrepreneurs to start their business journeys in Korea. It was founded by the Seoul Metropolitan City Government but operated by Rehoboth, a private business and incubator services provider.

The center provides support for early-stage startups in their 1-year incubator program, including Free office space, Seed Fund, Mentorship and skills training. In addition, apart from that, they offer a separate public coworking space for prospective foreigners who are interested in starting up in Seoul. You need to register to gain Access membership of the space. It is open to anyone and you can participate in the periodic startup lectures and monthly networking opportunities.

Oh, there is high-speed Free WiFi available, Free coffee and meeting rooms you can book for your team’s activities.

Become a member of the Seoul Global Startup Center by registering here SeoulGSC coworking space. Locate the center on this address: 3F, Electronic World Building, Hangangro 3-ga, 1-1 Yongsan-gu, Seoul, South Korea 04370

GOOGLE CAMPUS SEOUL

‘Campus Seoul’ is one of the Google Spaces in the Google Campus family worldwide.  Therefore with Seoul having an established center, it means Google recognizes the potential of entrepreneurship growth in Seoul. Furthermore, Campus Seoul is a community coworking space where like-minded entrepreneurs and innovators can collaborate, share ideas, support each other, and create valuable impact. In addition, the Campus has a cafe (with low-priced coffee), Free-wifi, comfortable desks and event spaces for you to get things done. Meet other founders and entrepreneurs to boost your business opportunities. Campus Seoul also offers a startup residency program for Googlers and early-stage startups, Campus Meetup programs, and mentoring programs.

Other global campuses are located in Warsaw, London, Sao Paulo, Madrid, Tel Aviv and Berlin, and they offer same services.

Register to become a member of the Google Campus Seoul here. Easily locate the campus on this address: B2 Autoway Tower, 417 Yeongdong-daero, Gangnam-gu, Seoul

SEOUL GLOBAL CENTER

Seoul Global Center is a full-government run support center that assists foreign residents in Seoul with various services including visa, immigration issues, employment, language training, business consultancy, counseling, among others.  Furthermore, they offer incubation service for early stage and most promising foreign startups by providing free office space in the business centers at Jongno and Gangnam. In addition, selected startup teams usually spend 6-months in the program and are treated to business goodies such as coaching, 1:1 mentoring, and special lectures.

The Seoul Global Center is a place to make your startup dreams a reality.

Check this page for the announcements of the incubation programs.

HONHAP VALLEY

If you are an aspiring startup or early-stage start team looking to hang out in the most hippy and vibrant neighborhood in Seoul, look no further than HonHap Valley. HonHap is a combination of ‘Hongdae’ and ‘Hapjeong’, which are some of the most lively districts in Seoul where young people hang out.  Therefore, Honhap valley was established purposely for that; to be a creative hub for young innovators and entrepreneurs to connect and breathe life into their business ideas.

The Center also cater to other services like startup consultancy, event space, cafe, Fast wifi, startup matching, networking, and workshops.

It is open from 9am-9pm on weekdays for anyone to use, regardless of your nationality or status. Furthermore, it is Free to use but all you need to do is complete an online registration form and you are good to go.

Follow this page to become a member of Honhap Valley.

Locate Honhap Valley on this address: 1F. ANT Bldg, 197-10, Donggyo-dong, Mapo-gu, Seoul, Korea and it is easily accessible by the Seoul Subway Line 2.

SEOUL STARTUP HUB

The Seoul Startup Hub is a spacious, ultramodern facility located in the heart of Seoul. The 10-floor edifice can boast of a 234 seat coworking space.  There are incubating floors for over 300 startups, audiovisual equipment, large seminar and auditoriums and a roof-top garden. It is by far the largest coworking space for startups in Korea.

Seoul Startup Hub exists to be the place for entrepreneurs, startups, investors, and innovators to connect and create global businesses. Therefore, take advantage and access this hub to grow your startup.

Locate the hub at 21 Baekbeom-ro 31-gil, Mapo-gu or by Subway Line 5/6 Gongdeok Station Exit 2.

Find out more information about the Hub here: Seoul Startup Hub.

Williams Kyei
Williams Kyei

Editor

Williams is a Startupper, Digital Content Creator, Tech enthusiast, and a Travel Influencer living in Seoul. He is an Editor at Startup Radar covering the latest news regarding the Korean Startup Ecosystem and Korean culture. He roves around the city taking photos and eating street food unashamedly. You can reach him at nana@williamskyei.com

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