Working as a freelancer in Sweden? Feeling lonely? Boy, have we got the list for you! YLC’s Danny Chapman gives us the lowdown on the top five places to find likeminded professionals and join their network!
Co-working spaces offer self-employed expats in Stockholm a way to make essential contacts, and perhaps more importantly, friends. Tenants or members get exposure to new networks and people working in all manner of sectors that they can learn and share from, as well as find new contacts and potential customers.
This is especially useful for start up businesses, and of course even more so for expats. Apart from sitting together and meeting in the kitchen areas, tenants at co-working spaces are introduced to each other by the organisers, who also often run formal and informal events such as business seminars, visits from outside inspirational talkers and social events such as rock climbing or lunchtime walks. These spaces can be anything from specific spots in a coffee shop to a more formal office where rooms or individual desks are rented out.
Stop feeling lonely and disconnected – check out these spaces in Stockholm:
The hub houses some 120 different tenants in its converted warehouse space in Östermalm. Part of an international network of “hubs” with 40 offices worldwide.
The Entrepreneurs Church (Entreprenörskyrkan)
Housed, as its name suggests, in a converted church in Vasastan.
Located centrally at Sveavägen The Park offers a hotel, business network and conference center all in one. Here you can rent temporary or permanent office seats.
The Colony (Kolonien)
An office space near Telefonplan for freelancers and companies with both temporary and permanent needs.
A combined café and workspace in Södermalm, with two meeting rooms that can be rented by the hour.
Although our list is Stockholm specific, co-working spaces can be found across Sweden. To find out where there is one near you click here.
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