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Cool workspaces and meet-ups in Belfast where you can get creative

18/06/2018

Staff writer

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Belfast is home to a burgeoning community of start-ups, freelancers and innovators. Here is just a snapshot of the dynamic hot-desking and networking spaces where they operate.

Innovation Factory

A purpose-built hub for innovators just outside the city centre, the space at Innovation Hub was designed by fashion designer and entrepreneur Wayne Hemingway MBE, so it looks as cool as the concepts dreamt up here. Filled with energy and imagination, the hub is a hotbed of entrepreneurial talent and home to a thriving tech culture.

Tour Ticket Ireland on Twitter

Getting ready for @innovatebelfast supplier and networking event today, opportunity to meet some of the SME's driving new ideas, concepts and technology in N.I

Farset Labs

The community at Farset Labs comprises students, professionals, academics, freelancers, artists and hackers and the ethos is on DIY, experimental learning. If you’re looking for a place to engage in creative thinking and technological tinkering, then the workshops and 24/7 space at Farset Labs could be for you.

Farset Labs on Twitter

Not able to use the space that much? Continue to support us by becoming a Friend of Farset! https://t.co/pRj2RfOLVA

The Foundry

Newly-formed start-ups, remote workers and long-established businesses unite in the co-working community at The Foundry. With break-out areas, meeting rooms, private kitchens and reception services, you’ve got plenty of space for innovation and creativity.

CityEast|TheFoundry on Twitter

Whether you like a regular 9-5 working day, are a #freelance night owl, or a #startup who is working around the clock, we have a package to suit you! Our memberships start at £75 or you can call in for as little as £5 an hour.

Entrepreneurial Spark Hub

Supported by Ulster Bank, the Entrepreneurial Spark Hub helped create 230 jobs and secured £5.3m investment for businesses in its first year. One of 12 Entrepreneurial Spark locations across the UK, the hub provides mentoring, office space and business networking programmes for local entrepreneurs.

Entrepreneurial Spark on Twitter

ESRevolution | BELFAST | Over in Northern Ireland, our entrepreneurs are accelerating fast with big numbers secured on investment and funding More impact over at https://t.co/CNAoH8KmDy

Digital Circle

A networking site for the digital industry in Northern Ireland, Digitalcircle.org offers a community platform for digital sparks to showcase projects, contribute content and join group discussions.

Hectic day today at @digitaldnahq representing both @digitalcircle and @belfastraise - great to reconnect with so many great people.

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Eagle Labs

Backed by Barclays bank, Eagle Labs aims to energise the city’s start-up scene from their base in the historic Ormeau Baths building. The networking site offers expert mentoring, event space, and workshops for Northern Ireland’s community.

Eagle Lab Belfast on Twitter

If you are looking for #coworking space in the heart of #Belfast then look no further!! Come and visit the Eagle Lab Belfast @ormeaubaths or Pm us for more details on our 3mth free offer. #innovative #collaborative #networking #Belfasthour

Silicon Drink About Belfast

This informal networking groups meets in pubs and are part of a global community of startups powered by local events. Run by volunteers with a passion for creating meaningful relationships, you can share business ideas, challenges and successes over a tipple.

Silicon Drinkabout Belfast on Twitter

See you tonight! First Belfast Startups Hub Meetup of 2018 - Upstairs in the Spaniard 6pm with guest speaker @kylegawley https://t.co/bZSa86W5A4 #Meetup #Belfast #networking #startups #happyhumpday

Read more: the Queen’s students slaying the Belfast start-up scene

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