It’s been while since the last edition of the Urban Roamer’s little miniseries, so it’s time once again to visit another coworking spaces in the metropolis. Today, this roamer checks out another rising star in the coworking circuit a coworking space known as Acceler8 located within the busy Makati Central Business District.
Our Coworking In The City series is back! And this time, we are going up to the northern part of the metropolis. This coworking space we will be checking out for this entry in the series is a unique one I have to say. Unlike many coworking spaces, (in the metropolis at least) this one is not located within or even near a business district but rather an educational district that is the one in the Loyola Heights-Diliman area in the eastern part of Quezon City. So today, let’s check out 47 East.
Sometime last year, I have made the transition from being an office employee to a freelancer. It was a crazy ride, to say the least. And I actually wrote about it, so check it out here to find out how it was for me. The timing of this transition is an interesting one I should say. As more and more people are embracing becoming freelancers, there has been a growth in demand in recent years for what are called coworking spaces, where freelancers like myself and startups can have a place where they can work while not having to worry about the huge rental rates, among others, that regular office spaces demand. At the same time, these spaces have become hubs for collaboration, growth, and even networking among startups and freelancers who form communities in these spaces.
As a salute of sorts to the freelancers and startups who are the driving force of this new economy and the places where they thrive, the Urban Roamer is proud to present this series “Coworking in the City.” This will be a feature you will see here on the site from time to time about the various coworking spaces around Metro Manila and what they offer, plus my admittedly impressions which you don’t have to take my word for. So if you are a budding freelancer, just set up a startup company, or maybe even considering doing either, may this series serve as an inspiration of sorts as you begin your journey.
Okay, I’ve said too much so we shall begin the first edition of this series with a visit to one of the more popular coworking spaces in the city: A Space Greenbelt. Continue reading