Coworking At The Network Hub Vancouver

The Network Hub in downtown Vancouver is a place where entrepreneurs go to when they outgrow their home office but can’t afford a full blown downtown office. The Hub provides various options to meet different working styles, from coworking space, private offices to a shared work space, meeting rooms, as well as a lounge area for networking. The goal is to provide a calm inspiring work space where entrepreneurs can connect, create and collaborate on new and exciting opportunities.

In addition to share office space and meeting room rentals, the Hub can answer your phone, forward you mail, give you an 800 number, greet your clients or customers, etc. Pretty much anything that you can do at a full blown downtown office can be done at The Network Hub for a fraction of the price. Renting a desk starts at $250 a month. If you just want to test them out, you can get a desk for $5 an hour or $35 for a full day.

The real value of the Network Hub is networking. Instead of working at home by yourself, you’re sharing space with a bunch of other entrepreneurs. This creates many opportunities for partnerships and joint ventures. Shared space also provides good motivation to keep building your business since you’re surrounded by people going through the same trials and tribulations. Your victories are their victories and visa versa.

Located on the first and third floor at 422 Richards Street in an old heritage building, The Network Hub is conveniently located across from the Harbour Centre, a block from Waterfront Skytrain Station and the West Coast Express.

The Network Hub

The Network Hub

The Network Hub


61 thoughts on “Coworking At The Network Hub Vancouver”

  1. Dino Vedo says:

    Looks awesome, wish you best of luck at the network hub!

    1. Abhik says:

      lol!! He never said that he is using that.. 🙂

      1. Hey John,

        This type of office and additional services included sharing has been around for a long time in different forms. Did they use to call it packaged offices or something like that?

        What you are describing and showing in your post is on much higher level and perhaps with more added services. I think it’s a good solution for those who need to have an office without a need for a full blown office.

    2. PPC Ian says:

      I agree! I really enjoyed the video. The place looks really cool with the old brick walls. Definitely a great place to go and get some serious work done!

      1. Abhik says:

        IMO, that old brick interior better suite for restaurants..
        Not any executive office.

        1. Who said it was an executive office? Walls like that are in fashion for any type of an office anyway.

          1. Abhik says:

            Well, I never saw corporate offices with that kind of walls (or decoration should I say).

      2. yes and in process you can meet some interesting people and maybe some future business partners

    3. Seriously, it really looks awesome

      If i was living in Vancouver i would really have got an office at the network hub

      1. maybe in your place have something similar but under different name?

    4. boy this one is sounding really great.

      Good for those people who do not want to get distract from the family atmosphere.

      1. Abhik says:

        100% true.. 🙂
        Also, this will add more seriousness to a business.

      2. so true, how many times i heard shut that computer and come to sleep 🙂

  2. Share Bui says:

    Network Hub is suitable for entrepreneur. Actually it’s interesting when you connect with partnerships and joint ventures by Networking of the Network Hub. Please visit Network Hub if you want to start your own business with low cost.

    1. certainly this is great place.

      With the normal price you will also get office environment.

      1. Abhik says:

        You will get a lot of people with you. That’s a plus.

    2. But Network Hub is not available in many places. The Pictures look cool and understandable.

    1. John Chow says:

      Thanks for pointing it out. I’ve corrected it. I’m so use to dot com.

      1. dot com and dot com life style as well. Lollllzzz

        1. If we called it dot ca lifestyle it would have very little meaning for most people but dot net lifestyle would probably give a similar meaning.

      2. Collabo says:

        Start getting used to paying attention to domain extensions. Dot Com is a thing of the past!! Dot CO is the wave of the future, just ask GoDaddy 😛

        I’m from Vancouver as well and haven’t been to the network hub yet, but have heard of it for awhile now. I even have a couple ethical deal or social shopper coupons for it I still need to use up.

  3. PPC Ian says:

    John,
    This is so cool! What a great place. Combining the networking with the productivity of being in a “real” office is a win-win! 🙂
    Best,
    Ian

    1. Networking opportunity is great as long as you don’t overdo it which might be a temptation in a place like that.

      But who says that you’d have to be there all the time? So I think using a place like that will have more advantages than not.

      1. Michael Yurechko says:

        Most people are heads down and working throughout the day, but when you’re working you always need to take a break. At home you may do it by lounging in front of the couch for 10-15 minutes or going outside, at the office we hang out in the front which is a lounge area and talk.

        We work, hang out and talk, go grab lunch/dinner together, have beer o’clock on Fridays, go to/host events and so much more. It’s really a family atmosphere. There are a couple other internet marketers/SEOs in the office and today at about 2-3pm we had a 20 minute chat about link building and a few other topics. We also had a 15 minute session where pretty much the whole office tried to convince one person to switch to a Mac instead of buying a Dell.

        You get so much more than a desk, you basically inherit friends and new colleagues. (on top of other bonuses of being a tenant, like a receptionist to greet clients, mail service [signing for packages], unlimited meeting room usage, etc).

        1. Hey Michael,

          Thanks for the comment. That totally puts a new perspective on this for me. If what you describe takes place and things are that way then I have to say that it’s a super deal.

          Sometimes what we imagine is not exactly the way things really are.

  4. PPC Ian says:

    Wow, I just saw the paragraph about pricing. Starting at only $250/month, I’d definitely do this if I were an entrepreneur in Vancouver! There’s just something about that team atmosphere that inspires creativity and progress.

    1. Abhik says:

      Yes, it’s really compared to the service they are providing.

      1. Abhik I think you are from Kolkata, in such price you will be able to get own rented big office.

        But yes networking factor will be missing.

        1. Abhik says:

          You are right..
          $250 is more or less 11,300 INR. We can easily get an one room office in suburbs of Kolkata including a high speed internet.
          But again, will miss those networking factor. 🙂

          1. connection with people is priceless 🙂

    2. At that price tag

      Its simply awesome

    3. yes $250 for one table is quite reasonable, I must say.

  5. Abhik says:

    That’s an awesome opportunity for a company who has low manpower.

    It could have saved me a ton of cash if we had something like this in Kolkata too.

    1. Neon SRT4 says:

      Yes, Abhik. I am also from kolkatta. It would save us a lot of money in our city.

    2. $250 is for one single table so if you have 4 employees than cost will be $1000 that means around INR 50000.

      So what do you say now ?

      1. Abhik says:

        look at the sizes of those tables.. They could easily fit 6 people with laptops 🙂

        1. 6 people may be pushing it but as long as they allow as many people as you can squeeze in I guess you could do it.

        2. John Chow says:

          That’s the meeting room table, not the $250 table. 🙂

          1. Hey John,

            Thanks for clarifying it. People usually work ast a desk and not a table. I guess the meeting room has to be shared and booked in advance.

          2. Abhik says:

            ouch!! It’s pretty expensive then.
            Not my cuppa tea.. :p

    3. Its only good for individuals only

      Not that great for small companies

      1. Michael Yurechko says:

        It’s actually great for small companies. There are plenty in there. Most have a private office with a couple employees, but there are a couple clusters of companies in the coworking area. 4 desks for $1k is a really great deal for a small company when you consider that includes all of the bills (heat, electricity, internet), there’s a small kitchenette area, a receptionist, lounge area, a large meeting room you can use as much as you want, and you don’t need to pay for a cleaner to come in.

      2. agree on that , with a bit of extra cash some small office can be rent and be enough for small company

  6. Neon SRT4 says:

    The Video is Awesome. There should be something like this in our country too.

  7. Hotdogman says:

    This is great- a new spin on the old concept of the “executive office suite.” I had an office in an executive suite years ago when I was an independent sales rep. This is a concept that could really catch on- are you a partner John? Is the company public or considering going public?

    1. John Chow says:

      I have no financial interest in The Network Hub but I am friends with the founders. The company is private.

  8. fas says:

    John are you working there, it is a cool idea to.

    1. Abhik says:

      He isn’t.. I guess.

      1. I’m positively sure that he doesn’t work there. He lives too far away now for that.

  9. Pretty good idea for people who needs extra help and ideas but can’t afford their own office. Even if you can’t really go to places like this you should always look to connect with other similar minded people and exhange ideas and experience.

    Also, the walls in that building does not look safe at all, but I suppose you will have to trust them. And if they collapse RUN! 😛

    //Alexander.

  10. billg says:

    My personal experience with small offices similar to “The Network Center”:
    – business mailing address = good
    – working away from your home = good
    – human receptionist = good
    – meeting rooms = good
    – network opportunities = lots and lots of losers
    – partnerships = losers who expect you to do all their work
    – joint ventures = losers trying to scam your money
    The faster you can outgrow offices like these the better off you will be.

    1. Abhik says:

      Ghoss!! You must have some bad experiences with this king of network center.

      1. ibnujusup says:

        is that horiible? maybe i should focus on virtual office

    2. what experience did you have there? could you be a bit more specific?

  11. ibnujusup says:

    if only there is such thing in malaysia… 🙁 i cant afford an office

  12. Justin says:

    I love the idea, there is an old Victorian B&B that was recently foreclosed on. That would make an awesome network hub.

  13. I love the idea, If there is such thing, in india. I would prefer network hub.

  14. There office looks pretty nice me, better than someone of the cubicle looking ones

  15. anitha says:

    I love the office atmosphere its look very nice look to join this kind of company

  16. christina says:

    If an office has less member its also fine will give us an good atmosphere

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