Date
15 October 2018
Garage Society founder and chief executive Elaine Tsung (inset) believes "co-work" means a mode of work, besides a space for work. Photo: Garage Society
Garage Society founder and chief executive Elaine Tsung (inset) believes "co-work" means a mode of work, besides a space for work. Photo: Garage Society

Garage Society opens campus to train innovation & tech leaders

Garage Society, a Hong Kong-based co-working space operator, announced on Monday it has opened a new facility that will help nourish entrepreneurial talent in new industries.

Located at Lockhart Road in Wan Chai, Garage Academy will host seminars and workshops on topics concerning industries of innovation and technology, as well as creative industries, the Hong Kong Economic Journal reports.

The new ‘campus’ is spread over an area of 6,000 square feet.

Founded in 2014, Garage Society offers services including internships, recruitment and investment support, apart from workspace offerings. The shared office operator has four distinctive locations on Hong Kong Island, in addition to three centers in Southeast Asia.

Its users include international startups, creatives, freelancers, and “digital nomads”. The company aims to facilitate partnerships and growth within and outside the communities where it operates.

“‘Co-work’ represents not only a space for work but a mode of work,” said Elaine Tsung, Garage Society founder and chief executive.

To fuel business development in its communities, the company will hold different events to step up initiatives regarding shared knowledge.

Among other things, efforts will be made to ensure that the new generation can strike a balance between life and work.

The Garage Academy will organize activities including small group discussions, symposiums and outdoor exchanges. Activities such as yoga classes and meditation are also free for members’ enrollment.

The campus will team up with Rooftop Republic, a social enterprise that promotes urban farming and sustainable living in Hong Kong, to offer urban farming facilities for its members to help them relax, which can in turn help boost personal work productivity.

This article appeared in the Hong Kong Economic Journal on April 17

Translation by Jonathan Chong with additional reporting

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