As Austin continues topping nearly every list of the best cities to live and work, the demand for creative office space grows. For solo entrepreneurs, small teams and anyone who values flexibility, the advantages of coworking are hard to beat. Much more than just a communal kitchen with a pool table thrown in for fun, today’s coworking spaces have evolved into hubs of collaboration and opportunity. Coworking spaces offer the latest technology, like ultrafast wi-fi and device labs, along with amenities ranging from nap pods and massage chairs to organized social and educational events.
Check out our guide to some of Austin’s best places to grow your business and your network.
Whether you’re a one-woman team, an up-and-coming startup or an established enterprise, you’ll feel right at home in WeWork’s collaborative workspaces. Our three locations around town offer private offices, art-filled common areas, all-inclusive amenities and onsite support staff. Translation: Getting down to business has never been easier—or more enjoyable. Looking for office space downtown? Head to WeWork Congress, where convenience meets community and the rooftop terrace provides the perfect backdrop for networking. Up north is WeWork Domain, which features a fully equipped event space, convenient parking options and a pet-friendly policy. Meanwhile near the East Side, WeWork University Park boasts floor-to-ceiling windows, an around-the-clock fitness center and a rich selection of bars and restaurants within walking distance. No matter which location you choose, enjoy inspired design, bottomless micro-roasted coffee and fresh fruit water, and professional events to keep you connected. Visit wework.com to learn more and schedule a tour today.
5323 Levander Loop
512 766-8289 | atxfactory.com
A 12,000 square-foot warehouse turned coworking haven in East Austin, atx Factory offers multiple conference rooms, call pods, sizable desk space and free on-site parking. For social butterflies, the Factory has a bar area with nap pods & social room with 4K TV, gaming consoles, and massage chairs. The mural in the bar is a must see!
1700 S. Lamar, Suite 338
512 596-2683 | fibercove.com
Austin’s locally owned South Lamar coworking space is a community of small businesses, bootstrappers and thought leaders. Featuring blazing Google Fiber gigabit Internet, all-inclusive stocked kitchen with espresso, cold brew, beer, wine
and more. Meeting rooms and event space are available for rent to the public. Inquire about trial day passes to experience the ‘Cove.
411 W. Monroe St.
5540 N. Lamar Blvd.
512 761-3842 | impacthubaustin.com
Impact Hub is a dynamic coworking community providing shared workspace and private offices for entrepreneurs, non-profits, startups, freelancers and creatives. With two inspiring spaces in Austin and over 80 locations worldwide, Impact Hub is a network of people who seek to positively impact our communities around the world.
701 Brazos St., Ste. 500 and 1600
(512) LIV WORK | capitalfactory.com
Becoming a member at Capital Factory is about more than joining our coworking space – it’s about being a part of Austin’s Center of Gravity for Entrepreneurs. You’ll have access to over 65,000 square feet of space, 850+ tech-focused events, 165 of Austin’s top tech mentors, Device & VR/AR Lab … and all the cold brew you could ever want.
612 Brazos St.
512 662-1568 | therefineryatx.com
Located in the heart of downtown Austin, The Refinery is a shared coworking and event space designed specifically for the creative, maker and freelance community. The private studios, dedicated desks, open community space, photography studio, prop styling closet, catering kitchen, and shared retail space offer a true blank canvas for makers and creatives to grow their businesses. Drop us a cheeky line at email@example.com.
Read more from the Makers Issue | August 2017