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Jakarta launches co-working space to nurture young entrepreneurs

Masajeng Rahmiasri
Masajeng Rahmiasri

The Jakarta Post

Jakarta  /  Wed, March 1, 2017  /  10:53 am
Jakarta launches co-working space to nurture young entrepreneurs

Aside from co-working, Jakarta Creative Hub will also facilitate training, meetings and conferences. (Shutterstock/File)

The city administration is set to officially launched a co-working space on Wednesday afternoon.

Jakarta Creative Hub is located in the Melati reservoir area of Tanah Abang, near the Hotel Indonesia traffic circle (Bundaran HI) in Central Jakarta. The 1,500-square meter space has three main functions, namely serving workshops, as co-offices and as a co-working space. 

The space aims to enable young creative businesses to utilize the provided facilities for a low price.

Jakarta Creative Hub consultant Leonard “Leo” Theosabrata described it as a place to nurture young entrepreneurs, facilitate people wanting to do research and development, as well as to incubate startup communities. Users of the membership-based co-working space and the 12 four-person co-office spaces are expected to create synergy and encourage each other's development.

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Leo added that the hub would be different from existing co-working spaces. “This one focuses on encouraging young businesses to create products first and network later,” he said, referring to technologies like industrial 3D printers, woodworking, metal machinery, photography and video-making equipment.

He explained that the potential users of the space would undergo a selection process as it aimed to facilitate only serious young businesses. He added that following assistance from the administration, the startups were expected to be able to run independently.

Aside from co-working, Jakarta Creative Hub will also facilitate training, meetings and conferences. (kes)

Editor's noteParagraph three in this story has been corrected.

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