A co-working space that came to life when a corporate innovator and a serial tech entrepreneur collided, Collision8 holds true to its roots by believing in the power of collisions to trigger new ideas and opportunities.
As we scrolled through their Instagram profile, we could not help but notice a good mix of work, yoga and food! We had a chat with the Marketing Executive, Jen Lee, to find out more about the features of the space and the community.
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Collision8 is a spacious yet cosy workspace situated on the eighth floor of High Street Centre, right next to the iconic Singapore River. When we asked Jen what her favourite feature of the space was, she proudly said “The stellar view” and we certainly have to agree.
At Collision8, you can work and have meetings in style with a stunning 180 degree view of Marina Bay Sands right in front of you. “It transforms the space from day to night [and] provides a break for people from their intense work,” says Jen.
Being in charge of both Members Liaisons and Marketing, Jen’s workday revolves around connecting with different people in the community while concurrently strategizing and executing marketing campaigns for the space.
She shares with us that at Collision8, they “curate a community of innovators from diverse backgrounds to drive different perspectives and holistic conversations within the space.” Their members come from all various backgrounds, from startups to NGOs, investors to corporates.
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With such an extensive and diversified community, events are key to bringing people together and these are where collisions occur. “We hold a variety of events – ranging from members’ exclusive luncheons to workshops and panel talks… Our members are our friends and we treat them with respect, courtesy, and of course, we love having fun together! Such closeness allow us to feel the pulse of our community, such that we know what they need for their business to grow and scale, and we aim to always do right by them.”
Collision8 has held multiple events such as “Post-it to Prototype workshop with Market Gravity, Mindfulness talk with MindFi, Crowdfunding with Indiegogo and more.” It is no wonder their community is so tight-knitted and lively!
Aside from networking and business-related events, the team at Collision8 takes their parties very seriously. “At our Chinese New Year party, we had a lo hei, dragon dance and a live band. Our band, Saturdate, really jazzed up the crowd and one elderly guest was dancing to one of the classical numbers, really enjoying himself and he started to dance with me”, Jen recounts.
Also, if you are looking to wind down after a hectic day at work, weekly hatha yoga sessions are available for both members and non-members.
To end off the interview and being typical Singaporean foodies, we asked Jen to share with us her favourite hangouts in the area. “The go-to places are Santouka Ramen, Song Fa Bak-Kut Teh, Mee Sua at BK Eating house and of course, our new cafe, Dot & Dash, serves a mean cup of coffee and some great sandwiches!
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Header image credit: Original image by Collision 8, edited by Coworking Singapore