Posted on 28th November, 2016 in Travel
The freedom of working from home can be both a blessing and a curse. Sure, you get to hang out with your cat all day and aren't legally required to wear pants, but after a couple weeks of this seemingly awesome freedom, the novelty will begin to wear off and you're likely to find yourself either bored, distracted or craving some human interaction.
According to Wikipedia, coworking offers a solution to the problem of isolation that many freelancers experience while working at home, while at the same time letting them escape the distractions.
So if you're a freelancer, part-timer or small startup team in the Austin area, check out this list of our favorite coworking spaces in Austin, TX.
Calling all urban innovators! Urban Co-Lab, located in the historic East 12th Street community, has cultivated an eco-system for people who are looking to create social impact. With a strong belief that innovation can stem from anywhere, Urban Co-Lab is creating a space for diversity in entrepreneurship and beyond. Their coworking space, which was converted from a former brothel into the hip, boutique-style offices you see today, is a true testament to their commitment to the cultivation and inclusion of the local community.
Urban Co-Lab offers a variety of memberships, including a unique student membership, which provides young people with a comfortable, affordable transition into the "grown up" world of entrepreneurship. In celebration of their 1-year anniversary, Urban Co-Lab is offering free drop-in coworking from Sept. 6-9th, followed by a celebratory Happy Hour event on Friday afternoon. RSVP here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/urban-co-lab-one-year-anniversary-free-co-working-more-tickets-27034471833
Where to Find Them: 1818 East 12th Street http://www.urbanco-lab.com/
$$$: $15/day drop in, $100/month student, $225 full time, $400-$750/month dedicated desk.
There's a reason they're known as Austins' "Center of Gravity for Entrepreneurs". Capital Factory has been connecting entrepreneurs with investors, talent and customers since 2009 and is known for more than just their inspiring co-working space. In addition to hosting a plethora of tech events, happy hours, and info sessions, Capital Factory boasts a one-of-a-kind accelerator program that has helped launched many of Austin's most successful tech start-ups. Stop by for a tour any Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday at 4pm - no appointment necessary!
Where to Find Them: 7th & Brazos. www.capitalfactory.com
$$$: 24/7 - $250/month, dedicated desk $600/month, private office $2100/month.
fibercove is a professional co-working, meeting, and event space in the trendy South Lamar district of Austin, TX. By combining extreme bandwidth, a full service cafe/bar, and acoustically appropriate work areas, fibercove promises a full service coworking experience that minimizes workday friction. In addition to a sleek, modern communal space, fibercove offers several hard wired meeting rooms with blazing redundant gigabit Internet, Sony flat panel displays, and glass white boards. If professionalism is what you're searching for, look no further than fibercove.
Where to Find Them: 1700 South Lamar Blvd. www.fibercove.com
$$$: $500/month flat membership
Chicon Collective is not your typical straight-laced, clean-cut coworking space. In fact, it's quite the opposite. Chicon Collective prides itself on its open, experimental community vibes and embraces the beautiful and interesting things in life. In addition to hosting local events, CC offers a full range of perks to members, including gigabit fiber, conference rooms, an espresso/tea bar, dedicated desks, and a MakerBot 3D printer. If you're looking to get far away from the corporate vibe, stop by Chicon Collective Monday-Friday from 9am-6pm to see what this one-of-a-kind space is all about.
Where to Find Them: 301 Chicon Street. www.chicon.co
$$$: $50/month social membership (40hrs), $200/month full-time (unlimited)
Create. Work. Collaborate. Focusing on design aesthetics and an open workplace environment for freelancers, startups, remote teams, non-profits, and small businesses, Createscape is the perfect place for creative professionals. Whether you're a filmmaker, writer, designer, programmer, developer, editor, or just someone with creative, innovative ideas, Createscape has something for everyone. Members also receive invites to parties, workshops, and social events, as well as discounts on studio and equipment rentals for photo and video shoots.
Where to Find Them: 701 Tillery Street. www.createscapework.co
$$$: $25/day drop in, $160/month open desk, $320/month dedicated desk.
Tech Ranch lives and breathes according to the 4 C's: Connection, Curriculum, Community, and Co-working. In addition to their contemporary co-working space and large private offices, Tech Ranch offers an incubator community for those looking to house their startup, as well as several entrepreneur development programs. If you're passionate about the tech world and are looking for some helpful networking opportunities, stop by one their free Campfire Networking events, held on the 2nd and 4th Friday of the month at 4pm.
BONUS ROUND: Use offer code SHOFUR to get 50% off "Venture Prep" 2-hour bootcamp at Tech Ranch on October 8th!
$$$: $150/month basic co-working from 9am-5pm, $200/month unlimited co-working, $375/month dedicated desk.
With two beautiful co-working spaces in Austin (and one slated for the Domain) WeWork has taken coworking to a whole new level. Their downtown office space has all of the individuality of ATX bundled up in three floors-where else could you find interior design inspired by Wes Anderson films and rap lyrics on the walls and windows that pay homage to the city's lively music scene? If you'd rather enjoy floor to ceiling views of Texas Hill country mixed with vibrant, modern decor, plus the use of a complementary fitness center, the University Park office might be more your style. Both locations include onsite parking, endless coffee, networking events, happy hours, classes & workshops, plus all of the standard bells and whistles you've come to expect in a top-notch coworking space.
Where to Find Them: Downtown: 600 Congress Ave; University Park: 3300 N Interstate 35 www.wework.com
$$$: $300/month hot desk, $400/month dedicated desk, $600/month private office.
Located in north-central Austin, Vessel is a one-of-a-kind co-working space that fosters positive and creative energy for its diverse array of members. From photographers to CPA's to bloggers to engineers, Vessel has something for everyone. The space is bright and modern, the internet is lightning fast, and the Cuvee Cold Brew is never ending - it's an Austinite's dream come true! Want to take a break from the daily grind to watch the Olympics? Or try out a new VR headset? Or attend a social media photography workshop? Then Vessel is the place for you.
Where to Find Them: 500 East St. Johns Ave. www.vesselcoworking.com
$$$: $20/day drop in, $200/month hot desk, $300/month dedicated desk.
If you're a grown-up person looking for a grown-up co-working space, you've come to the right place. Link Coworking and Link Too were built from the ground up, with coworking as the sole focus. This modern, efficient coworking environment was the brainchild of former Dell employee Liz Elam, who was tired of working from home and dreamed of a space that was professional, welcoming, and provided positive human interaction. In addition to hosting some of the most entertaining, enlightening, fabulous events in Austin, Link will soon be launching their newest concept, Link Flex, a luxury coworking space that offers flexible, month-to-month rental agreements.
Where to Find Them: 2700 West Anderson Lane, www.linkcoworking.com
$$$: $300-$500/month for individual memberships, $900/month for private office, $3000/month for corner office.
Located in the heart of downtown, TechSpace Austin totals 28,000 square feet of eco-friendly space on the first & fourth floors in one of Austin's premiere locations, the San Jacinto Center. As if the gorgeous high ceilings, stunning modern aesthetics, and unbeatable downtown location weren't enough, this space offers coworking memberships along with fully scalable and interconnecting private office suites, paired with TechSpace's premier enterprise technology platform. Members also get to enjoy the use of several amenities such as indoor bike storage, complementary yoga, a Wi-Fi enabled outdoor deck, and an onside fitness center and restaurant.
With multiple coworking spaces on the east and west coast, TechSpace boasts one of the largest tech coworking networks in the US and is looking forward to expanding in other leading markets across the country.
Where to Find Them: 98 San Jacinto Blvd., Suite 100 www.techspace.com
$$$: $375/month for "Flexspace" desk, $425/month for dedicated desk.
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Posted on 28th November, 2016 in Travel
Posted on 28th November, 2016 in Travel