The COVID-19 pandemic has transformed the way the world works. For over a year most companies and businesses are making their employees work from home (WFH). However, the WFH scenario can’t work for those in diverse fields like arts, cinema, music, etc. Even for startups and small businesses, who need to meet investors, potential partners, put up a demo of their product or service, it is important to get to the offline mode of work soon.
There are tons of shared workspaces and co-working spaces in South Korea where businesses can rent out meeting rooms per hour basis. But there are Korean startups that are offering a wide variety of space renting options and all can be booked through online apps or websites. They can be useful for startups, small businesses, art creators, and even big companies who want to follow the ‘flexible workspace’ trend.
This space reservation app is quite popular among young people in their 20s in Korea. Space Cloud offers space for parties, events, gatherings, study rooms, practice rooms, café space, coworking space, meeting room, leisure room, multipurpose hall, etc. It is quite easy to reserve space using the Space Cloud app available for both android and iOs users.
The startup established in 2014 has over 25,000 spaces available for reservations with them and has over 800,000 registered members for its service. The user can check spaces uploaded by the space hosts online and reserve the one they like. The payment for a space reservation happens only if the host accepts it. Space Cloud charges a fee to the host for uploading their venue.
It is a film location sharing platform launched in 2018. HourPlace connects a “space host” that shares a space with a filming location and a “guest” who needs a filming space for content creation. The app makes it easier for people to book locations for footage, photos, and personal creations while allowing hosts to easily share space. The app offers apartments, houses, villas, studios, offices, rooftops, cafes, restaurants, studios, and everything else.
Those who want to film can easily search and book various spaces across the country, and space rentals are conducted on an hourly basis for efficient use. The host can display the photos of the space, hourly rental, availability date, and rules. The host’s real name, street address, contact information can be kept private. The guest can book a space from the available photos, rent, availability basis. It is a win-win situation for hosts and guests!
This app is reserves space for dancers, musicians, and creators. Using Billyo one can reserve dance practice rooms, music practice room, recording studio, and creator space. Billyo has more than 1900 practice spaces available for users and they are expanding to more.
The CEO of the startup was once running an offline practice space and that’s where an idea to make an online space happened. Billyo offers space on monthly basis as well. It also has a point-based system that allows users to collect points on bookings and redeem those for discounts.
Roovook is combination of Room+Venue + Booking. It is a convenient banquet hall reservation platform. The app allows you to check the date, time, place of the space and the number of people it can accommodate.
It is a good platform for event managers who have to go through multiple locations to find about the number of people it can accommodate. Established in 2019 the event venue marketplace provider operates in Gangnam, Gwanghwamun, Yeouido, and Busan.
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