How we roll at the new Honeycombers HQ, and an insiders look at the Found8 space.
Heads up: Honeycombers’ newest office space is at coworking spot Found8 Orchard (Cuppage), and we’re lovin’ it! Breezy, homely and welcoming decor aside, the curated community of friendly professionals sure brightens up our day.
Fun fact: One of Found8’s co-founders was the creator of Singapore’s first coworking space, Impact Hub. The place then merged with Collision 8 and the rest is history. Interested to know more? Read on for juicy deets on this coworking corner we call home (or HQ)…
The space for work and play
While the rise of open plan offices has made us more social, trying to get ‘in the zone’ never gets any less challenging. But Found8’s cosy nooks (we especially love the gorgeously decorated lounge) and numerous working areas (you can find us busy bees anywhere from the standing desks to the pantry table) have proven to be immensely conducive spaces for getting stuff done.
To pull us through a creative block or a case of food coma, grabbing our morning or mid-day coffee or tea from the pantry is a must (along with playing upbeat music on our office speakers). This is also where we bring out treats (say hello to cakes and pastries during festive seasons!) to share with the other teams.
It’s likely that you’ll find at least one of us at the lounge (or breakout area, if you prefer) at any point in time. Aside from our dedicated office, this is our next favourite spot to work, chill, host visitors and more. “Wow, you have a pretty nice work space!”, we hear many people quip, from business partners to interviewees. We have to agree: This bright and kitschy space is one of our favourite hangs, in part due to the pastel dreaminess that is the Ripple Root mural on the wall.
Wanna hang around other Found8 offices? Being a member of the community allows for that too – some of our team regularly pop by the High Street location after meetings around town. Psst: Your Singapore membership lets you work from the new KL Sentral location as well, an easy 28 minutes from the KL airport!
Perks: Looking for exceptional team rooms? Get a special deal for $999/pax plus your first month free* when you mention Honeycombers when you enquire! (*T&Cs apply)
Who’s here, you ask?
We’re part of the Found8 community alongside the likes of Tedx Singapore (yes, the highly coveted stage), Trend Watching (shoutout to the good folks from this office neighbour who we routinely bump into at the pantry) and Shiok Farm (big thanks to the team for their fresh organic fruits generously supplied every Wednesday morning).
Many more companies have also moved into Found8, from talent solutions expert ConnectOne, to training courses provider General Assembly, to the inspiring non-profit Our Better World. Not to mention, over 80 mentors in the Found8 network are active founders, investors and industry experts who are always happy to lend their advice.
Networking, the easy way
Now, we all know the importance of forging business connections. Making the whole networking thing a breeze, Found8 hosts community lunches and in-house events; plus, we’ve had countless conversations with other team members during our frequent jaunts to the pantry (BYO treats not strictly necessary, but bonus points if you bring desserts).
It’s one thing to hear claims that a space fosters business collaborations, it’s quite another to actually experience it. Since moving into Found8, we’ve partnered up with fellow community members including Grain and Bellamy’s Organic. And we have to say, working together is so much easier when your business partner is just a few office doors away.
Expect collaborations and spur-of-the-moment opportunities aplenty too. Earlier this year, we walked into the office to see the Ripple Root duo creating the aforementioned mural that we all love. A few gasps over Estella’s vibrant eyeliner (P.S. it was Fenty) and a fun chat later, an interview story with them was born – all shot within a few hours. How’s that for spontaneous?
Go big or go home
Having come from startup origins ourselves (we’ve been around for more than a decade now!), it’s heartening to see the ecosystem that Found8 has built up in support of up-and-coming brands.
In particular, Found8 is a partner of Google for Startups, which grants members access to global startup programs exclusive to Google Partners, mentoring and support resources, over $20k of Google credits and more. This awesome partnership also means that members can find and use Google partner spaces globally in cities including Seoul, Jakarta, Brisbane, Dubai, New York, Warsaw and Tel Aviv.
More good news: Found8’s innovation ecosystem comprising entrepreneurs, incubators and accelerators, VC funds and event partners has led to numerous success stories within its walls – think collaborations, funding rounds, expansions and the like… Are you dreaming big yet?
Found8, multiple locations in Singapore including Amoy, High Street, Orchard (Cuppage) and more.
Visit Found8’s website for more juicy deets, member stories and the latest updates.
This post is in partnership with Found8.