For years in Jerusalem, Israel, small business owners and entrepreneurs met in cafes to work on their laptop computers and meet with clients. With the high cost of Jerusalem rentals, businesses just starting up could not manage the expense of office rentals..
The Jerusalem co-sharing work space PICO opened in the Talpiot neighborhood in 2012.
It was a novelty, a new concept in Jerusalem at the time, and acted as a center of the blossoming business start-up, entrepreneurial, and technology culture.
In the meantime, other business hubs have been established, including this one also in Talpiot.
Since 2013, the Temech Hub on Jaffa Road, is a center for business and entrepreneurial women.
WeWork Jerusalem King George 20 moved into the renovated building of the old Mashbir Department Store in the center of Jerusalem in October 2018.
Now Urban Place Jerusalem has launched its new co-working space, located on Jaffa Road, on the fourth floor of the Central Bus Station building.
After entering the building, a special set of elevators goes to the floor which has been renovated and decorated with inspirational posters and signs.
There are 91 offices of various sizes, and styles,
plus multiple lounge spaces, event spaces, meeting rooms,
and this exercise room.
Jerusalem Mayor Moshe Lion joined Urban Place initiators for the opening last week.
But you had to come early to get the good food, in only a few minutes all that was left were radishes and some fruit.
Hanan Brand, one of the founders of Made in Jerusalem, also spoke at the festive evening event, which attracted many curious people from outside Jerusalem.
Features of the Urban Place office space include 24/7 access, secured WiFi, socials, coffee, beer and happy hours, and personal AC. An office in the Central Bus Station has convenience to transportation as a business advantage. Also the new Navon fast train station is across the street.
“Adventure begins at the end of the road you know.”
With these and other new sharing work spaces, stay tuned for new adventures happening on the Jerusalem