Co working spaces is a growing trend which provides working spaces to startups and a well defined working environment as well. Some startups not only provide with the working spaces but also help young entrepreneurs to accelerate their business. One such co working space is The Startup Centre (TSC) in Chennai. The Startup Centre Chennai was founded in May 2011 by Vijay Anand. The co working space not only provides basic amenities but also some acceleration and incubation programs for startups to encourage them. A TSC model is created to help the young entrepreneurs.
The Startup Centre Chennai Model :
Idea to prototype: Weekend meetings are organized to build the very first version of prototype for ideas in 50 hours.
Prototype to Product: Every month they go on an on-campus six month program with the selected teams to build their first version of the product and also to test them in market.
Product to Startup: After the product is developed, they train the young minds on how to market their product and how to arrive at a production model that can scale. In these six months acceleration program, they also provide them with funding by interacting them with investors and VCs.
Amenties offered by The Startup Centre Chennai
Some of the amenities provided by The Startup Centre include a spacious workplace, high speed internet, air conditioned rooms, housekeeping staff, meeting rooms, chill out area and also an access to TSC library. Their pricing depends on three different plans which are Flexi, Monthly plan and other monthly plan which is for weekends. Under the Flexi plan, the working hours are 9 am to 6:30 pm for Monday to Saturday and the rent is INR 400 per day.
For Monthly plan, the rent is INR 5000 per month plus service tax of 14%. If you want to work on weekends and post 6 pm to 9 am, then the rent is INR 10,000 per month with 14% service tax extra. Also, they do take the co working fee for a month in advance and also a deposit of INR 5000 with duration of more than a month which is refundable at exit. If you are a team of minimum 4 people and wish to have an exclusive room then you have to pay an extra INR 5000 per month.
Get in touch
If you wish to get in touch with someone from The Startup Centre, you can reach them at +91 (44) 39922601. You can also drop an email at email@example.com . Some more details about the co working space can be read at http://www.thestartupcentre.com/
Also, the physical address of the place is 8, First Seaward Road Valmiki Nagar, Thiruvanmiyur, Chennai – 41, Chennai, India