Co-working Opportunities in California
November 13th, 2013 by Diane Moore
Are you looking for shared workpace and commercial real estate in California? Some of the most diverse and ideal options for co-working are located in California.
Here is a list of 27 flexible work spaces in California including Makeshift Society, Mission*Social, Comfy Chair, The Hatchery, 1769, StartupHouse, YetiZen Innovation Lab, 2431 Mission, Net.Workspace, Second Glass, Co-Spot, Rezerv It, SVT Group Coworking Space, The Reactor, Sandbox Suites, RockIT CoLabs, Opinno, Connections San Francisco, Colearn, Center for New Music, Citizen Space, Shared, Hera Hub, Flip-Work, PariSoma, Coffee and Power and Blank Space.
Located in San Francisco, this co-working space is a mix of creative classes, events and space. A rewarding work experience awaits PariSoma members with permanent desks that look over the main space and a mezzanine that wraps around. Enjoy an open, flexible space with cool factors of Google bikes that co-workers can use, a vintage bell Atlantic phone booth and a hanging 737 airplane jet. Used for sixty companies and over a hundred and twenty members, PariSoma is frequented by many small tech start-ups that think big.
Coffee and Power
Located in Santa Monica and San Francisco, Coffee and Power is a co-working space that you can use for free. As a member, the only requirement is that each member needs to actively exchange online for services, not unlike the way Task Rabbit works. Besides providing a work space, there are missions posted by sellers and buyers that can be used by members of Coffee and Power to help each other. The roster of investors at this location is impressive, as it includes co-founder of LinkedIn Reid Hoffman and CEO of Amazon, Jeff Bezos.
Located in Santa Ana, Los Angeles, Blankspaces were designed by Jerome Chang with the intention of addressing how individuals truly collaborate and work. Blankspaces has become a destination that people are excited to work in. At the moment there are two hundred businesses working from both locations. Full time office access is available with a $99/month membership while part time virtual office access is available for $75/month.
Located between Oak and Fell Streets in San Francisco, Makeshift Society lets you think, teach and learn with other creative freelancers. A clubhouse for co-working entrepreneurs, there are month and daily passes available. Space is also available for weekends and evenings as well as a conference room you can rent. Membership conveniently begins at $30/day or $350/month.
Located in San Francisco’s Mission Street, Mission*Social features hardwood floors a loft layout, a full kitchen, high speed Internet and video conference rooms. There are entrepreneurs such as Inveneo, Meedan and Catapult Design that share tips and ideas. There are also cutting edge social businesses and social enterprises that you can share work-space with. Co-working membership begins at $450/month of flexible space with furniture you can arrange the way you want to as an option.
Located in Montgomery Street, Comfy Chair is a professional setting where you have space to plan and discuss. Whether you need privacy or interaction, the flexible environment of Comfy Chair will meet your needs. With flexible hours, open work space can be shared by digital artists, game designers and animators. There is a coffee machine, kitchenette and great food. Networking, new ideas, communication and creative is encouraged in each of the meeting areas.
Located in 2nd Street in San Francisco, The hatchery is a co-working shared space that is designed for networking and the comfort of members. There are ten conference rooms and two telephone rooms that are private. Startups and solo-entrepreneurs alike will love the spacious ambiance built into the interior design. The Hatchery is a quiet environment that helps generate leads for your business on a daily basis.
Located between Guerrero and Valencia Street, 1769 co-sharing workspace membership starts at $500/month. Relax in the back yard and enjoy ample parking for bikes as you sip cups of coffee by Four Barrel. Enjoy fully furnished working spaces in a creative, inspiring environment.
Located at Howard Street in San Francisco, StartupHouse is a hub for teams of entrepreneurs that is made of three floors. There are fifty available shared office desks where you can opt for full-time desks and hot desks. There is an on site CPA available for financial and accounting consultation. Events can be hosted with large amounts of available space. Aside from many different whiteboards, there are also meeting areas, lockers and bike racks that members can avail of. Membership begins at $100/month.
YetiZen Innovation Lab
Located in San Francisco’s Howard Street, YetiZen Innovation Lab is composed of twenty thousand square feet of creative co-working space. Open up to eight in the evening every day, there are brainstorming opportunities for teams collaborating and whiteboards available. In addition, conference rooms have surround-sound audio and a projector that is State of the Art. Wi-Fi connections as well as amenities for recreation like board games, pool tables and ping pong are available. For co-working space, you can avail of a $20 daily pass.
Located in the heart of Mission in San Francisco, 2431 Mission membership begins at $220 per desk. Tenants at the moment include architects, editors, writers, filmmakers, producers and app designers. Creativity and thinking out of the box is encouraged at 2431 Mission, which is open 24/7 for members.
Enjoy your first day at Net.Workspace free of charge. Located in California Street, San Francisco, this start-up community is for co-working entrepreneurs in the Bay Area. Hot Desks are available for members starting at $295/month and for $45, you can also use Maildrop, a place for picking up mail. For workers who wish to have a private office that includes conference room time of up to 8 hours, you can avail of this service starting at $1,500/month. At net.workspace, there are spaces enough to accommodate a twenty-person classroom or a smaller meeting room for four persons.
Co-working space that is focused on wine/tech companies, Second Glass is located in the Mission, San Francisco. With costs of membership beginning at $450 per month, you will love the 24/7 access and the available conference rooms. Specifically, Second Glass is focused on smaller companies of between two and ten employees.
Located on Townsend Street in San Francisco, Co-Spot assists smaller start-ups and businesses get their business established in California. This is done through available meeting space rentals and virtual memberships that are user-friendly and affordable. Women entrepreneurs are the focus of international sessions and meetings hosted at Co-spot. Virtual Memberships for six months or a month-to-month option are available. Also available at Co-Spot, are organized events in the community, mail sorting and forwarding and on-site customer service assistance.
Located right on Union Street, enjoy co-working seven days a week. Up to eight guests can use the conference room. You can also opt for a visual office starting at $39/month. A permanent desk is available 24/7 at $395/month that includes 4 hours of access to the conference room, a monitor and a dedicated phone number. Included with your membership are fax machines, printing, tea, coffee, telephones, Wi-Fi and Ethernet.
SVT Group Co-working Space
Each tenant enjoys a 24/7 dedicated space at SVT Group Coworking space. Located in Alabama Street in San Francisco, membership begins at $300/month. You can host events such as investor briefings and cocktail parties. At the same time, you can share the same office as the environmental management specialist SVT Group. Just ten minutes from the BART, this co-working space is located in the same building as a yoga studio and has lots of street parking for your convenience.
Located on 179 11th Street in San Francisco, The Reactor features large worktables, tools and spacious workshops. There is Wi-Fi throughout the space and membership includes all utilities including a lot of natural lighting, a comfortable lounge, a full kitchen that includes an oven, dishwasher and a refrigerator. Keyless access codes give members 24/7 access and membership begins at $650/month with a sublease option for one year.
Located in South Park in California, enjoy weekly networking and social events as you share space in Sandbox Suites. Private offices are available for one to seven people. Private desks are available for $495/month and open desk membership starts at $175/month. There are also hourly professional rooms for meeting available. Since 2007, Sandbox Suite has been a sanctuary for diverse groups of indie professionals, investors, designers, developers and start-ups.
Enjoy available virtual assistants as you share co-working space at RockIT CoLabs. Located in Chinatown, membership starts at $100/month for access between 5pm-10pm and for 24/7 access, membership begins at $200/month. Electronic keys are available for members as well as loads of desk spaces, an electronics lab, 3D printer paper shredder, printer, scanner, meeting projector and coffee.
Global entrepreneurs will love the facilities at Opinno. Located on Market Street in San Francisco, Opinno uses the collaboration tool of open innovation to build solutions for entrepreneurship that will change the world. Membership begins at $500/month and you can enjoy mail services, Wi-Fi, dedicated desk space and a kitchen that is stocked with coffee by Peets.
Connections San Francisco
Located in San Francisco, Connections let you share co-working space with entrepreneurs, small businesses and social enterprises. Beginning Membership rates start at $47/month. There are freight elevators, passenger elevators, laundry rooms and a gym aside from 24/7 access to the facility using your very own key. There are also shared kitchen spaces with snacks, gourmet coffee and a refrigerator for your convenience.
Located at 425 2nd Street in San Francisco, Colearn offers over 2,500 newly renovated square feet with a private entrance for private events. Available for weekend, evening or day for your educational and event needs, there are also projectors and A/V equipment for rent. Located near South Park, there are also on-site caterers to assist you. Community membership starts at $150/year to get discounts on event rentals and classes.
Center for New Music
Whether you run a small business or are a freelancer, you can co-work at the Center for Music. Open from nine in the morning to five in the afternoon, you can also rent rehearsal, podcast or recording studios for 430/hour. Located at 55 Taylor Street in Central Market, rates start at $15 for daily drop-ins. By co-working at this location, you support San Francisco’s music community.
Located at 425 2nd Street in San Francisco, Citizen Space lets you experience communities of entrepreneurs, startups and independent professionals that mixing hard work with fun. Membership begins at $200/month for café members and $300/month for co-working lite. For $1000-$1500, you can also avail of Team Tables that sit four to six people in a dedicated desk space.
Located on Bryant Street in the heart of the SoMa, co-working meets Tech Shop at Shared, which has all the amenities of a traditional office with the ambience of everything modern including WiFi and a fully stocked kitchen. Plus, shared offers events, classes and workshops that are fun, such as Ukulele lessons. Weekday access starts at $200/month while weekends and evenings start at $75/month.
Located in San Diego, the difference with this co-working space is that it is like a spa. Also, it is only for women and includes inspiring quotes on the walls, relaxing music, candles, fountains and soft lighting. Every Tuesday afternoon there are chair massages. In just 4 months, there are already over a hundred businesses that are owned by women working from these offices. Created by Felena Hanson, members can rent a space for $368 for eighty hours or $69 for eight hours.
Located in Los Angeles, this is a shared workspace that has just been renovated. Located near Pershing Square Park in the middle of downtown LA, there is a convenient Metro across the road and parking spaces you can use. Work is made fun at Flip-Work which includes a room for decompression’ that has tables for foosball, air hockey and pool. There is also a restaurant and a rooftop bar.
When it comes to renting commercial real estate, you will most likely come across the concept of sharing an office. Office sharing lets companies of any size rent or share a workstation with flexible working spaces and hours. For start-up companies, this is a flexible alternative that lets beginning entrepreneurs work outside of your home in a professional environment with like-minded individuals. For bigger companies sharing an office, a dynamic environment is created that offers opportunities to access brand new markets and expand your own social network with others in related fields of business.
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