DeskSpaceGenie lets you rent out that spare office desk

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R2-D2 translated (semi-NSFW)

DeskspaceGenie launches today as a marketplace for people who want to rent desks and others to rent out. It sounds like a God-send for people with spare desks and who need the revenue in these tough times – and could be great for small startups who could well get deskspace for a fraction of the normal market prices. The site will be aimed at freelancers, journalists, entrepreneurs, designers, and anyone.

They are starting out with a two month beta trial where it’s free to advertise the deskspace, but look out for some kind of charging after that. The initial focus is on Bristol, Manchester, London, Brighton and Birmingham.

The venture is a new business from the “vertical search network” company genie ventures owned by Philip Wilkinson and Ciaron Dunne.

Future plans include Twitter / Facebook integration, the launch of sister site “meetingspacegenie”, and the rollout of more cities.

Who will be hit by this? Perhaps Gumtree, but not by much. Regis offices tend to be for larger companies who need dedicated space, but who knows, it may have some effect on their business.

  • Anthony Eskinazi

    Another way to utilise existing resources and create a new marketplace.

    Good luck Phil!

  • antje wilsch

    You know where else this might do really well? India. There, you are forced to rely on property brokers. Almost no one sublets, and the brokers totally control the market (with their high mark-ups). There are MANY buildings that have made cut backs and have lots of office space being unused, but they’re unable to do anything with it.

  • ImageCo

    I hope their logo is also in beta.

  • Joyplay

    This is a great way to save some money for start ups + if there’s only 2 or 3 of you in an office it can be a bit claustrophopic. It’s definitely more fun going into an office where there’s a few other people.

  • Philip Wilkinson

    @ImageCo – ha ha :-)

    @Anthony – thanks!

    @Joyplay Completely agree. I’ve written an article about the pro’s and con’s of renting desks which should appear on the ThinkVitamin site in the next week or so.

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  • Eric Young

    It seems only good for UK residents.

    New York Office Space

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