Co-working Spaces For Every Entrepreneur

by / ⠀Startup Advice / April 19, 2012

Last summer, you voted on the Top 10 Cities for Young Entrepreneurs. Now, we’re listing all the innovative co-working workspaces in those cities. We have also added a handful of cities to the list that were suggested but didn’t make the top 10 in voting…

Here are a few co-working spaces for every entrepreneur:

New York City

  • The Fueled Collective– A founding member of General Assembly, Rameet Chawla of Fueled, set out to create his own coworking space in NYC in 2010.  Located atop the historic Prince Building in SoHo, the Fueled Collective boasts cool features like free snacks, drinks, kitchen, ping pong table, unlimited conference room access and a cool view of Foursquare’s office from an interior balcony.  The Collective is home to over 30 tech related startups and space is rented by the desk monthly.
  • Green Desk – Locations in Downtown Brooklyn, DUMBO, Greenpoint and soon to be Williamburg, this is one of the original co-working spaces in the 5 boroughs.
  • New Work City – Manhattan’s oldest community coworking space. Full-time, part-time, and drop-in memberships, as well as workshops and events.

Austin:

  • Conjunctured – The first coworking center in Austin. First day is free and from the pictures it looks just like a house.
  • Soma Vida – This yoga studio / co-working space is a concept that we haven’t seen before.
  • GoLab Austin -“Our coffee is like our wifi, free and strong!” This space boasts lunch time events like their “Lunch and Learn” series.
  • Cospace – Whether planning a meeting or looking for an office Cospace can accommodate. Swing by just for a conference center.
  • Link Coworking- Born out of necessity, this space’s founder spent 14 years working for Dell as a virtual employee in need of dedicated work space.

San Francisco:

  • RocketSpace – With a huge focus on tech and media companies, this space is co-working with an incubator-like community.
  • CitizenSpace – Taking the best of the coffee shop and the best of the work place and putting it together. Located on Second St.
  • Sandbox Suites – Three locations in San Francisco and one in Berkley.
  • Parisoma – Located in the SoMa district. Holds events and offers coworking space in their “innovation loft.”
  • ReactorSF – Creative workspace for individuals. Split between large common room and private offices for all.
  • 2431 Mission – 9 desks and 4 offices. Contact Dan Schmeltzer for info.
  • Co-Spot – This space was designed by Bay Area artists and is specifically for women entrepreneurs.

Boston:

  • Oficio – Work on historic Newbury Street in this unique co-working space.
  • Geek Offices – Cambridge and Newtown coworking spaces with 25 cubicles ready to go and a full set of amenities.
  • Boucoup– This web-hacker space is specifically designed for engineers and only a 5 minute walk from South Station.
  • Cambridge Coworking Center – With over 400 entrepreneurs, this is Boston’s biggest co-working center.

Washington DC:

  • Affinity Lab – This space has been around since 2001, has 55 member organizations, and has a selective process to work there.
  • Carr Workplaces – Located in historic Georgetown, this space is a turn-key office space solution with character.

Seattle:

  • Office Nomads – Located in Capitol Hill. Dedicated to creating a creative and dynamic workspace for nomadic workers.
  • Thinkspace – One of the most well known centers in the area. Located in downtown Redmond.

Portland:

  • NedSpace – Two locations in downtown and old town Portland, committing citizens to change the world.
  • Activspace – Their mission is to provide a safe, functional, private space where your creativity can flow. Four locations in Portland.
  • The Hive – Part of the Leftbank Project. The Hive cots $350/month with 24/7 access to your space.
  • Collective Agency – A friendly workspace “where 80% of people want to say hi.”

Denver:

  • CreativeFarm.net – This collaborative environment for creative individuals and small businesses claims 6 spaces around Colorado.

Phoenix:

  • Gangplank – Free coworking space along with events. Focuses on collaboration and development in the Phoenix area.
  • Co+hoots – This space in Central Phoenix is home to a range of independent artists, photographers, designers, web designers, writers, etc.

Atlanta:

  • Stongbox West – Casual environment with flexible plans built to connect and interact.
  • 151 Locust – Not just a place to work but a place to grow your business to the next level. Day passes start at only $7.
  • Ignition Alley – Bringing together Atlanta’s growing community of entrepreneurs and freelancers.

Philadelphia:

  • IndyHall – For designers, developers, writers, artists, entrepreneurs, scientists, educators, small business owners, telecommuters, marketers, videographers, game developers, and more.

Los Angeles:

  • NextSpace – This California based space wants to be the (r)evolution of work. Locations in Santa Cruz, San Francisco, LA, and San Jose.
  • BlankSpaces – This LA space allows you to “work for yourself, not by yourself.”

About The Author

Matt Wilson is Co-Founder of Under30Experiences, a travel company for young people ages 21-35. He is the original Co-founder of Under30CEO (Acquired 2016). Matt is the Host of the Live Different Podcast and has 50+ Five Star iTunes Ratings on Health, Fitness, Business and Travel. He brings a unique, uncensored approach to his interviews and writing. His work is published on Under30CEO.com, Forbes, Inc. Magazine, Huffington Post, Reuters, and many others. Matt hosts yoga and fitness retreats in his free time and buys all his food from an organic farm in the jungle of Costa Rica where he lives. He is a shareholder of the Green Bay Packers.

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