Sun, Sand, and CoWorking – a new culture that was a new definition of Goa. The culture has evolved over the years. Coworking spaces in Goa are growing with numbers. No more Cafe places are just seen as a place to scroll through the menu but have gone beyond the traditional framework. Coffee Shops have been undergoing a transition from eat-and-drink space to lively space to accept humans staring into screens while still enjoying their sips and bites.
While we are almost into 2020, the cafes have evolved to provide a good spacious location for dwelling the culture of co-working. People have found several ways to connect with the community by giving them a space they might just find right for plugging their laptops and work. The openness to building the community around the co-working cafe has been one of the interesting concepts. More often, such cafes are seen as networking places for people to connect with others. Meetups and Events have been a form of community engagement regularly helping people to learn and network.
The ambiance holds the key at every coworking space. A lot of people want to disconnect from their routine lives and plug into the framework of ‘Growing together’. A lot of digital nomads consider the coworking space as a space for positive transformations. Meeting new people, growing with the community, fully equipped cafe, healthy yet a lean menu to support your appetite, relaxation space, outdoor balconies, member lounge, meet up areas, unlimited chatters, and other breakout areas are showering at your disposal.
Here are some of the leading co-working cafes and spaces that you might want to check out when in Goa:
The Hostel Crowd: One of the popular coworking spaces in Goa
One of the earliest enablers of the co-living and co-working cultures in Goa, this place is situated in the historic location of Panaji- The Fontainhas. The campus has an Organic Cafe serving healthy food with a wide range of options to choose from. Over the years, The Hostel Crowd has been one of the premier choices for creative and professional people across the globe to come together in this diverse space that breeds ‘stay-meet-network’ and the collaboration culture. In a short span of time, this brand has gained a lot of popularity amongst the backpackers who find it affordable to experience this inspiring culture.
91Springboard: redefines synergy of coworking spaces in Goa
This renowned co-working brand in India, anchored in Goa just a few years back, has been instrumental in building coworking interests in Goa. Besides being in Goa, they have been operational fortresses in locations such as Bangalore, Mumbai & Navi Mumbai, Delhi, Pune, Hyderabad, Gurugram, and Noida. One of those co-working spaces that never makes you feel cramped while you work. The ‘on-the toes’ and ever assisting support team, 24X7 open space with guarded security ensures you have complete peace at work.
Not to mention a great sense of community that builds their core ensuring the space is well utilized for several activities such as meetups, events, shows, and much more. 91Cafe at the location ensures you never miss your home food.
The Cafe Rasa: Overlooking Mandovi river
A newly opened cafe that brings a trendy culture of co-working cafe in Goa. A perfect space for digital nomads who want to escape from the city for finding a few hours or even a day to get the word done. A space located at probably one of the finest locations in the city, on looking towards the Mandovi river while you sip your coffee. You can stay and work as long as you want, while you pay for any picking from the menu. Modern space blended with much-needed infrastructure allows you to make a productive space with laptops. Not to miss the Free WiFi that compliments your work.
MeWo: Cafe, Coworking and more
A project that indicates ‘meeting and co-working is a new space in Town. this space has a refreshing work ambiance backed by a secure and backed up environment making your work life simpler. Themed areas allow you to conduct meetings and cafe to support your discussion. They also provide cabin spaces if you have a team working with you.
FiiRe (Forum for Innovation Incubation Research & Entrepreneurship) – A formal co-working space
One of the popular spaces in South Goa is established with the support of the Department of Science & Technology, Government of India under the National Initiative for Developing and Harnessing Innovations. This space is not just CoWoking but also supports the Incubation and Virtual Incubation program just like Ignite. One of the highlights of FiiRe has been the events that the center has been organizing to support and boost the entrepreneurship culture in Goa.
CIBA: One of the oldest co-working spaces in Goa
With over 100 startups and 500+ employees, the Center for incubation and Business acceleration has been one of the earliest coworking and incubators in Goa. They have three locations in India of which two are in Goa.