Penbrothers: More Than Just Space

In the ideal universe of start-ups, the optimization of resources demands a work environment conducive to productivity. For the coders and the hustlers, the dreamers and the doers; entrapment within a dull grey cubicle in a dull grey office for hours on end causes only stagnation. These days, there’s been a whole myriad of self-help productivity books asserting the importance of one’s job satisfaction and morale on his/her productivity. A heed to this call, Penbrothers offers solutions to these startups through co-working space, manning, payroll, legal services, and their ever free-flowing nitrogen coffee.

Penbrothers, in addition to being so conveniently located in Makati’s core, is an office that’s simply fun and well-lit. They have private offices called “pods”, as well as open areas with wide desks and whiteboards. There are lounge areas with snug bean bags and sofas. Their kitchen is complete with refrigerators, sinks, and heaven-sent, unlimited coffee. They even have a room called “The Playground” that’s customizable to most event needs. To top it off, the entire place is secured with a biometrics supported security system.

“In Penbrothers, we handle the legwork so startups can focus on making themselves grow.” -Bryan Hosingco

Services they offer come with the complete package of manning, payroll, and legal services. They handle the job postings, conduct initial interviews, manage taxes, and have an in-house lawyer to answer every startup’s legal questions. Some of the startups that stay here are Carousel, Pana, Asiasoft, and Edukasyon.

It’s not just about the work, it’s also about enjoying ourselves.”-Bryan Hosingco

In an office like Penbrothers where weekly game nights are the norm, motivation never runs dry. According to Bryan Hosingco, Penbrothers’ Head of Marketing and Community, one of the best things about working here, apart from the people, is that they hold different events regularly. Every first and third Fridays of the month, they host First Friday Fun and Game Night where they play beer pong, jenga, poker, boardgames, tekken, streetfighter, videoke, and the like. Aside from these, they also regularly hold a variety of events from talks to workshops and even movie screenings. While fun-loving startups might not necessarily flourish as well in a strictly corporate atmosphere, they believe that the atmosphere of the work environment is crucial to and should fit a startup’s own culture and needs.

YouthHack members and Ventures participants in Penbrothers’ Playground

Tl;dr? Here’s a table of some of the things they have:

Want to see the place for yourself? Reach out to them through here and drop by for a quick visit!


Manning & Payroll Solutions, Co-working Space, Makati

100 C Palanca Street, Legazpi Village, Makati, 1229 Metro Manila

Phone: 0917 830 3606, Website:


Instagram & Twitter: @thepenbrothers

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