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Petridish

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Joined August 2019
8 Stafford Street, Dunedin, New Zealand
Starting at 199.00 NZD/month
1 month min. Term Prices & Fees

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Petridish has Dunedin's largest community of creative media, tech and small businesses in a collaborative space where sharing is caring. Believing that productivity is greater when people are working together, Petridish is where you can connect, collaborate and share knowledge and experiences with likeminded souls in a growing community.

Offering flexible desk options and cushy meeting rooms for private client chats or brainstorming sessions with team players. Everyone is welcome from wandering nomads with laptops in tow to professional freelancers, startups, entrepreneurs as well as small businesses.

Coworking members have everything to get their stuff done at the tip of their fingertips from high-speed Internet to printing facilities. You can choose the workspace that inspires you from a coworking desk in the 'quiet' or 'not so quiet' spaces, a private office, lounging areas and meeting rooms.

If you want to check the space out you can just drop in, take a tour and stay for a coffee and a chat.
We look forward to seeing you at 8 Stafford Street!

24/7 member access

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Mon-Fri
8:30 am - 5:30 pm
Sat
Closed
Sun
Closed
membership_icon_img Membership Fees
# People Duration Price Access Hours Availability
11 MonthNZD 799.00 24 hoursEnquire
21 MonthNZD 1099.00 24 hoursEnquire
41 MonthNZD 1600.00 24 hoursEnquire
41 MonthNZD 2500.00 24 hoursEnquire
# People Duration Price Access Hours Availability
11 MonthNZD 399.00 24 HoursEnquire
# People Duration Price Access Hours Availability
11 DayNZD 25.00 Reception HoursEnquire
11 MonthNZD 199.00 Reception HoursEnquire

Membership: Private Office

Duration
# People
Access Hours 24 hours
NZD 799.00

Membership: Dedicated Desk

Duration
# People
Access Hours 24 Hours
NZD 399.00

Membership: Hot Desk / Open Plan

Duration
# People
Access Hours Reception Hours
NZD 25.00
Amenities
Classic Basics
  • High-Speed WiFi
  • Heating
  • Air Conditioning
Seating
  • Standing Desks
  • Beanbags
  • Ergonomic Chairs
  • Hammocks
Community
  • Events
  • Workshops
  • Community Lunches
  • Community Drinks
  • Slack Channel For Members
  • Mentorship Programs
  • Pitching events
  • Incubator programs
  • Accelerator programs
  • Toastmasters
Equipment
  • Printer
  • Scanner
  • Photocopier
  • Projector
  • Apple TV
  • Chromecast
  • Microphone
Relax Zones
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Lounge / Chill-out Area
Facilities
  • Kitchen
  • Skype Room
  • Personal Lockers
  • Showers
  • Phone Booth
  • Event Space For Rent
Cool Stuff
  • Table Football / Foosball
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Dog-friendly
  • Massages
Transportation
  • Bike Parking
  • 5 Minute Walk From Public Transit
Accessibility
  • 24hr member access
Catering
  • Free Drinking Water
  • Alcohol available for purchase
  • Catering Kitchen
  • Snacks Available for Purchase
  • Onsite Restaurant
  • Vegan Menu
  • Vegetarian Menu
  • Gluten Free Menu
Caffeine Fix
  • Free Tea
  • Free Coffee
  • Onsite Cafe
  • Onsite Barista
  • Coffee For Purchase
Location
8 Stafford Street, Dunedin, New Zealand

40 Reviews By the coworking community

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100%  of coworkers recommended

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Andrew Humphries

"My review of Petridish"

    November 2019

    Amazing managers - great atmosphere!

    Angela Howell

    "My review of Petridish"

      November 2019

      Everything is top notch. The building, the fitout, the coffee, the music but the magic is in the camaraderie of the community

      Asher Ingram

      "My review of Petridish"

        November 2019

        Fanatic owners and positive environment.

        Barbara

        "My review of Petridish"

          November 2019

          Very inviting space, great colour, amazing atmosphere, friendly people, supportive, open minded, looking always for new challenges. ...big heart!

          Carmen Taylor

          "My review of Petridish"

            November 2019

            The space is awesome, my 'co-workers' are a great bunch of people and the owners make sure that the space works and meets people's needs.

            Charlotte

            "My review of Petridish"

              November 2019

              Awesome, fun, productive, supportive community. Beautiful modern co-working space in an old restored building. Kate and Jason are constantly helping start ups and strive to help any one they can to get ahead.

              Chris Petrov

              "My review of Petridish"

                November 2019

                Cruisy kiwi vibe and style

                Chris Pitcher

                "My review of Petridish"

                  November 2019

                  An awesome and friendly workplace – modern, ergonomic, and practical in an historic and scenic environment. No wonder it's full of innovators and entrepreneurs!

                  Dallas Synnott

                  "My review of Petridish"

                    November 2019

                    Petridish has a warm, inclusive and familial atmosphere and is filled with passionate and supportive people. The space has both homely comforts and a professional environment, paying great attention to the small details that support professional development.

                    Dee

                    "My review of Petridish"

                      November 2019

                      Amazing atmosphere. Great facilities. Awesome community.

                      Donna Agnew

                      "My review of Petridish"

                        November 2019

                        The community here is fantastic. The collaborative atmosphere is second to none.

                        Felicity Gibson

                        "My review of Petridish"

                          November 2019

                          The environment is so positive and is supremely comfortable.

                          Fiona Cole

                          "My review of Petridish"

                            November 2019

                            Great atmosphere, lots of different options to fit businesses with varied needs for space, supportive of innovation and collaborative opportunities. Has attracted some amazing people who have really embraced the community aspect of this coworking space. Owners Kate and Jason are a big part of the positivity and inclusiveness of Petridish, and provide great support and additional events - for business, social and workplace wellness. I encourage anyone considering a coworking option to visit and ask some of the people here how it works for them too.

                            George Dawes

                            "My review of Petridish"

                              November 2019

                              Petridish is awesome!

                              Greer Swinard

                              "My review of Petridish"

                                November 2019

                                Friendly, welcoming and flexible with lots of great events, supporting co-workers and the wider community.

                                Jemima Pedro

                                "My review of Petridish"

                                  November 2019

                                  Petridish offers world class facilities in a thoughtful custom designed refurbished Heritage Building in the heart of the city of Dunedin. Its loosely collaborative nature allows every single business to be more than a sum of it's parts. Unobtrusive, genuinely helpful management does exactly what it should : enhancing networking opportunities and facilitating productivity.

                                  Jim Cheetham

                                  "My review of Petridish"

                                    November 2019

                                    Excellent facilities all over - proper Aeron chairs and height-adjusting desks for all; office dogs (very well behaved, and often cute); great kitchen facilities; meeting rooms with conferencing/presentation AV; an open & friendly set of inhabitants; and warm!

                                    Jo Tiszavari

                                    "My review of Petridish"

                                      November 2019

                                      AMAZING owners who care about the people that work there. Excellent group of people to work alongside and fun times. Spaces available suit every different need.

                                      Julia Anne

                                      "My review of Petridish"

                                        November 2019

                                        Kate and Jason have built a community that encourages creative Entrepreneurship. It's more than just a place and a space - it's a whole community. I love it!

                                        Liesel

                                        "My review of Petridish"

                                          November 2019

                                          Petridish co-working space is pretty special for a number of reasons, in fact there are so many reasons I probably can't cover them all here, but I will try! Petridish is located in one of the most amazing triple brick & steel heritage buildings in Dunedin. There is something a bit magical about knowing you are part of a new era of co-working in a building over a hundred years old with a rich history of production and business. The owners of Petridish, Kate & Jason Lindsey have transformed a run-down, forgotten building into a co-working treasure, which is literally a delight to work in. Kate and Jason are integral to the Petridish vibe, as they are the generous heart and soul of the space that touches everyone who works in the building and makes Petridish not just a workplace but a community. This means Petridish is more than just a place to work as people help each other, share ideas, give advice, listen when you have a problem, and this creates an environment that is truly collaborative. Petridish offers a huge range of opportunities - from workshops, hosting events, organising business networks and mentoring, creating funding and pitching opportunities, social occasions, to te reo Maori classes, on-site massage therapy, yoga classes and regular weekly afternoon teas (and this is to name just a few of the events going on) - that creates a vibrant, informed and inclusive workplace where everyone, quite literally, knows your name. The sense of community also means you feel like Petridish is YOUR work place, not just a desk you rent in some unknown landlord's building. Petridish is comprised of multiple gorgeous work spaces - encompassing both the stylish and the practical in loads of ways-to-work-options. Each thoughtfully designed floor has comfortable couches, tables and chairs, top of the line standing/sitting desks, kitchen facilities with tea/coffee on tap, meeting rooms equipped with state of the art technology, and amazing views with lots of natural light. There is the noisy floor and the quiet zone allowing for different noise needs and ways of working. Pick your floor and work space - cafe style, desk, high-table, private office - Petridish is all about choices and something for everyone. In addition to awesome office and work floors, Petridish, as I said is a bit magical, so it's not surprising it also has bonus spaces that mean once you arrive, you really never have to leave the building. This is genius for those Dunedin days when weather keeps you from venturing outside too far, so why not pop down to the ground floor cafe for delicious food and coffees during the day and your craft beers in the evening. Alternatively, if you wish you could be outside but work commitments are keeping you in the building...wander up to the private, huge enclosed outdoor patio on the top floor for a Friday BBQ, outdoor lunch, laptop work in the fresh air, or that sunny-day meeting - the Petridish really is a co-working world with all your needs taken care of. And as if that wasn't enough, all of this exists within the heart of Dunedin city's vibrant warehouse precinct - a few minutes from the Octagon and home of fantastic cafes, views and business innovation. Why would you NOT want to work at Petridish?

                                          Mark Goldfinch

                                          "My review of Petridish"

                                            November 2019

                                            Friendly environment, great atmosphere, excellent relationships fostered by the founders!

                                            Matt Jenkins

                                            "My review of Petridish"

                                              November 2019

                                              The most generous community I've ever come across, both in time and expertise. Kate and Jason at the dish have cultivated an amazing workspace and really care about giving new startups every opportunity to succeed, as well as supporting established businesses.

                                              Meg Townend

                                              "My review of Petridish"

                                                November 2019

                                                It is a friendly, vibrant and relaxed environment to work in. Great coffee, cute pups and treats galore. Run by dedicated professionals who cannot do enough for you. Highly recommended!

                                                Michael Foley

                                                "My review of Petridish"

                                                  November 2019

                                                  Good location, great atmosphere, awesome people! It is like you are working in an office but with a lot more interesting people around.

                                                  Nessa Ryan-andersen

                                                  "My review of Petridish"

                                                    November 2019

                                                    Super friendly, fun environment, full of innovation.

                                                    Nicola Monteith

                                                    "My review of Petridish"

                                                      November 2019

                                                      Kate and Jason have created an amazing coworking space. Not only is it in an old heritage building they've been lovingly restoring, but the supportive and fun environment they've created is out of this world. Both Kate and Jason love to see the businesses that work out of Petridish succeed and are continuously connecting people, holding events and supporting the community. Such a fabulous team !!!

                                                      Patrick Mathewson

                                                      "My review of Petridish"

                                                        November 2019

                                                        The modern facilities and lively inspiring culture are exactly what I was looking for in a coworking space. It's a great pleasure to be part of such a vibrant community of startups, freelancers, and remote workers whom I can also call as my friends. The team of Jason and Kate Lindsey have created an environment and experience that is world-class in our humble city of Dunedin, Zealand. Due to the high contagiousness of intelligent conversations, cross-contamination of great business ideas at the Petridish can't be contained! :)

                                                        Paul McCormick

                                                        "My review of Petridish"

                                                          November 2019

                                                          I've worked in many shared spaces before where you are just a face in a room. Petridish changes by actively promoting collaboration amongst it's members on both a business and personal level. It's a joy to go into the office.

                                                          Paul

                                                          "My review of Petridish"

                                                            November 2019

                                                            Very well planned space with cool funky decor. Great management and friendly coworkers.

                                                            Philippa Crick

                                                            "My review of Petridish"

                                                              November 2019

                                                              lovely space and amazing owners

                                                              Rachel Elder

                                                              "My review of Petridish"

                                                                November 2019

                                                                Petridish allow new people to start rent free. They provide wraparound support by offering services for free in the start up phase. They provide mentoring and support and are like a mum and dad to start-ups. They also organise many seminars for free to the community and offer Moari language learning as well. they have a growing vision and provide a cafe and bar and are looking to have a makers space as well.

                                                                Robyn Wilson

                                                                "My review of Petridish"

                                                                  November 2019

                                                                  Where to start! Great networks both people and internet. Lovely old building beautifully restored. Fabulous views of Dunedin and its harbour. Support people are always friendly and helpful. Well appointed Meeting rooms, Kitchens and Bathrooms. Variety of desk options.

                                                                  Sam Clark

                                                                  "My review of Petridish"

                                                                    November 2019

                                                                    Great people, great location, great facilities. Just generally amazing place!

                                                                    Sandy Price

                                                                    "My review of Petridish"

                                                                      November 2019

                                                                      Gorgeous refurbished building, excellent facilities, reasonable pricing. Tiny businesses get to hang out with like-minded people, numerous get togethers with fund raising and business networking events. Jason and Kate have created a wonderful comfortable and friendly space

                                                                      Sue

                                                                      "My review of Petridish"

                                                                        November 2019

                                                                        Physically, it is a brilliant space - beautifully created in a wonderful old building. The social architecture is very craftily designed and the community there exists there is magic. That's thanks to Kate and Jason who work really hard and have created a thriving and supportive community. They are very unobtrusive, generous and humble as community creators and, as if by magic, other people catch that way of operating.

                                                                        Tess

                                                                        "My review of Petridish"

                                                                          November 2019

                                                                          The building is beautiful, spacious, modern and in an excellent location. There is an amazing atmosphere and community.

                                                                          Toby

                                                                          "My review of Petridish"

                                                                            November 2019

                                                                            Petridish has a great energy to it. Kate and Jason are doing a great service to not only its members but to the community it works within too. I've worked at other co-working spaces before but this really takes it to the next level. Further to that, the participation is really up to you - it's not mandatory so you can be as solo as you like and just enjoy being in a buzzy place, but if you do choose to participate the opportunities are there.

                                                                            Vanessa Leota

                                                                            "My review of Petridish"

                                                                              November 2019

                                                                              It is more than a working space. You become part of a community. The facilities are amazing and it's a fun and stimulating environment to be a part of.

                                                                              Angela Howell
                                                                              • 1 Review
                                                                              • 2 Helpful Votes

                                                                              "Best workplace ever"

                                                                                June 2019

                                                                                The best place I’ve ever had the privilege to work in my 30 year so far career. Amazing vibe which fosters creativity, collaboration and getting s**t done

                                                                                2 Thank Angela

                                                                                Vanessa Leota
                                                                                • 1 Review
                                                                                • 1 Helpful Vote

                                                                                "THE best coworking space! Hands down!"

                                                                                  June 2019

                                                                                  You become part of a community that becomes more like family. A 10/10 rating!

                                                                                  1 Thank Vanessa

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