“We have worked hard to foster a healthy business climate in Surrey. As a result, more young entrepreneurs and small businesses are moving to our city. Beta Collective is an innovative and progressive company, and co-working spaces are becoming an integral part of the business community. So, we’re thrilled to welcome them to City Centre.”
~ Councillor Barinder Rasode
City of Surrey
BC’s economy is going through rapid transformation. Many people are shedding traditional jobs in favour of the rewards and gratification of self employment. The City of Surrey, in particular, is rising to the occasion to meet the growing number of micro businesses and individuals who have decided to jump off the corporate ladder and dive head first into the risky waters of entrepreneurship.
Unbeknownst to many who may be living or working north of the Fraser River, Surrey is fast becoming a hotbed for young, eager entrepreneurs — readily offering critical resources and programs that are needed for business success. Not only is Surrey one of Canada’s fastest growing cities, it’s also attracting new businesses and startups in droves…and one company has positioned itself right at the centre of it.
Introducing Beta Collective — Surrey’s very first co-working space.
Jason Wong along with business partners Elvin Cheung and Michael Cheng, all SFU graduates, have launched a unique shared office facility in the heart of Downtown Surrey’s Innovation Boulevard — a cutting-edge business hub that’s set to forge new ground in the areas of health care and technology.
Beta Collective hopes that its space can be a small contribution to this innovative strategy, where self-employed individuals and small teams can collaborate, learn, and take each other’s businesses to the next level — all on a budget.
In a word, Beta Collective is a game-changer. The concept of co-working is completely revolutionizing the way in which entrepreneurs work, as it provides them 24/7 access to a professional work environment away from their lonely basements and out of noisy coffee shops.
Co-working is also far more affordable than renting a traditional office space, where lengthy contracts and additional costs can easily add up every month and stifle growth. For most start-ups, that’s simply not a feasible option.
Beta Collective meanwhile, offers simple monthly desk rental packages for as low as $99, along with private offices starting at just $599 per month — all with no contract and less than a 2-minute walk from the King George Skytrain station.
But Beta Collective is much more than just your average utilitarian office.
“Besides being a convenient and affordable work space for budding entrepreneurs and parentrepreneurs such as myself, it [Beta Collective] doubles as a community hub, where different groups and non-profits alike can come together to hold cool events, build wicked projects together, and create meaningful connections,” says Wong.
“From being the first Surrey business to accept Bitcoin to organizing a youth hack-a-thon event later this year, there’s definitely a real shortage of space in the city that’s suitable for these kinds of social interactions.”
Co-working is a movement that the City of Surrey is embracing in earnest, and thanks to the team at Beta Collective, the rapidly evolving Surrey business landscape can proudly say that they now have a co-working space to call their own.
Beta Collective is currently accepting applicants. For more information or to drop in for a free day of co-working, visit www.betacollective.ca.