Co-working Spaces and the Future of Work – In Conversation with Grace Sai

Grace Sai is the CEO and Co-founder of The Hub Singapore – the country’s pioneering coworking entrepreneurial community that has in the past four years established itself as the go-to place for entrepreneurs and their collaborators. The Hub goes beyond providing traditional coworking space, and grows entrepreneurs by providing seed funding, capacity building, community, business growth support and an international network to it’s community of 220+ startups. HQ Asia had the opportunity to speak to Grace about the future of work, and the potential influences of co-working on workplace design.

HQ Asia: How does social entrepreneurship help to address social issues in Asia?

Although 650 million people live in ASEAN, a big part is sitting in poverty and has not joined the middle income class. Asia needs businesses designed to address societal needs and organisations that serve to solve problems for marginalised social causes like the environment.

Therefore, entrepreneurs have a responsibility to solve for these social problems and not just create the next iPhone app. Not to discount those technological business ventures, but aspiring entrepreneurs in...

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