ERC launches multi-city co-working space in Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam

  • Under the University Mentorship programme, lecturers will serve as mentors to provide guidance to the BIG Work community
  • Users can benefit from ERC‘s core competencies in their business domains, as well as consultations with incubator programme managers and resource management advisors
  • Guests of the BIG Hotel, which hosts international and startup business travellers, will be the first to be exposed to new products and services that are hospitality-related for research purposes

Entrepreneur Resource Centre Holdings (ERC) has launched BIG Work, the first co-working space that spans Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam. Screens at the top left show live celebrations in the other two locations.

Entrepreneur Resource Centre Holdings (ERC) has launched BIG Work, the first co-working space that spans Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam. BIG Work is conceptualised to springboard the ideas of students and aspiring entrepreneurs into the regional economies with guidance from established mentors, available resources and infrastructures under the purview of ERC.

BIG Work is a co-working space concept that is supported by ERC’s domain experts in the hospitality, education, entrepreneurship, and real estate sectors. The concept allows users to maximise their access to experts and resources in each domain in a timely and efficient manner in developing their products and services.

In addition to the hot desks that BIG Work offers, users are also able to gain access to the private offices, lockers, mailer services, rental of meeting and seminar rooms, free Wi-Fi, printing and photocopying services, and free flow of tea and coffee.

As part of the ERC ecosystem, members of BIG Work can take part in a University Mentorship programme. Lecturers from ERC’s partner universities, which include the University of Greenwich, University of Wolverhampton and Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, will serve as mentors to BIG Work’s community. Regular sharing sessions between academics, students, and BIG Work users will be scheduled for information and expertise exchanges to heighten the startup experience.

Users of BIG Work can also benefit from ERC’s core competencies in their business domains, including expertise in the local and regional business landscape.

Consultations with incubator programme managers and resource management advisors can be arranged to determine the feasibility and functionality of ideas.

Seven random facts about BIG Work.

The affiliated BIG Hotel can also act as a test bed. Hotel guests can be exposed to new hospitality-related products and services for beta research.

BIG Work is a unique concept of a co-working space that offers immediate access and resources to students, aspiring entrepreneurs, freelancers, designers, business travellers or anyone in between who are keen to kickstart their entrepreneurial journey. Our regional approach would allow users and the community to have immediate support in furthering their offerings within Southeast Asia,” said Yen Ong, Group Chief Marketing Officer of ERC Holdings.

“We understand the importance of nurturing the startup ecosystem in Asia, and believe that entrepreneurs should be equipped with the necessary resources that help bring their ideas to life. As such, in the upcoming months, we are channelling our efforts into building BIG Work Resource Hub where users can leverage the available resources from all platforms that we own.”

All three co-working spaces are strategically located in the business districts of Singapore, Ho Chi Minh City, and Bangkok, boasting office spaces of 3,200 sq ft, 1,860 sq ft, and 3,500 sq ft respectively. BIG Work expects to expand to a total of 10 cities in Asia within the next three years.

Inspirational quotes at BIG Work Singapore.

Inspirational quotes at BIG Work Singapore.

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Prices range from S$9 for the day in Ho Chi Minh to S$500 a month in Singapore.

Article by: Joy Tang

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13 May 2016


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