To the creative professionals of Austin, the term “office” holds a different meaning. Co-working spaces offer young companies and budding entrepreneurs a flexible and comfortable office environment where they can work and network together. With unique amenities from Wi-Fi to fully-stocked kitchens and weekly happy hours, this trend is now a staple in Austin’s booming creative community.
In this special guide, you’ll learn about the variety of these communal offices, their unique vibes and special offerings.
5323 Lavender Loop
(512) 766 8289
Journey Coworking is a new coworking space located in East Austin. Originally a lighting company warehouse, Founder Vijay Mehra purchased the property and completely transformed it into a community focused coworking haven. The space features world class amenities including a full size bar area with a mural of Willie Nelson and Notorious B.I.G. created by local artists from SprATX, a wellness center hosting yoga classes and outfitted with massage chairs, Japanese style nap pods, outdoor space and balcony, bocce ball court, showers, and lockers.
On top of all the “play” features of Journey Coworking, the space also is outfitted with top notch “work” features including 4 full size conference rooms, call pods, standing and sitting desk stations, private offices, fiber internet, on-site copier & fax, and free onsite parking. Membership levels include floating desk, dedicated desks, private offices, and team rooms.
118 Nueces St.
(512) 717 5244
Galvanize is a dynamic learning community for technology with seven urban campuses across US, including Austin, Denver, San Francisco and Seattle. More than just a co-working space, Galvanize offers a unique combination of education, workspace and networking. The company’s mission is to make opportunities in technology more accessible.
Galvanize brings students, start-ups and large companies together in one community. Campuses also serve as home-base to start-ups and established companies building tech-enabled innovations. Galvanize offers seats, desks and private suites to tech start-ups and entrepreneurs. Members also get access to a curated program of networking events, workshops and mentorship.
2301 W. Anderson Ln.
(737) 529 6828
Link Flex is a new luxury offering with high- end, month-to-month office space available in North Central Austin from the operator of Link Coworking, whose modern, efficient co-working environment has set a high standard for collaborative spaces in Austin. Link Flex offers co-working in flexible terms, flexible sizes and flexible pricing for your busy life.
You can now book fully furnished (with electronic sit/stand desks) premium office space. Meeting rooms, mail services and recurring events are options available for members only. Link Flex is wired with fiber for supercharged productivity and memberships offer flexible, month-to-month rental agreements. They’re officially opening this July, when you can check out more at the grand opening celebration on the 14th.
Impact Hub Austin at Vuka
411 W. Monroe St.
(512) 761 3842 | impacthubaustin.com
Impact Hub Austin is a global co-working community that offers shared workspace, events and programming, connecting Austinites to a movement for good at over 85+ locations worldwide, including three in Austin (at Monroe, North Lamar and St. Elmo). The community is connected by the shared goal of using business and entrepreneurship as a tool to drive positive change. For-profit, social-profit and nonprofit companies, organizations, entrepreneurs, activists and creative professionals are all welcome to join Austin’s next generation of purpose-driven enterprises.
98 San Jacinto Blvd., Ste. 100 & 400
(512) 664 2000 | techspace.com
TechSpace Austin occupies 28,000 square feet of beautifully designed flexible work space on the first and fourth floors of one of Austin’s premier downtown locations, the San Jacinto Center. The first floor houses TechSpace’s co-working and event space, featuring 25-foot ceilings with wall-to-wall windows, conference rooms, community lounge areas, full kitchen, fitness center and a Wi-Fi enabled outdoor deck. The fourth floor delivers 20,000 square feet of modern, collaborative private office suites — bringing Austin supercharged, best-in-class private spaces for entrepreneurs, startups and small to mid-size businesses.
1818 E. 12th St.
(512) 640 9605 | urbanco-lab.com
Urban Co-Lab aspires to build community for people who are looking to create scalable impact. Missioned by the belief that innovation can stem from anywhere and committed to fostering collaboration within our local community, Urban Co-Lab is creating space for diversity in entrepreneurship and beyond.
701 Brazos St., Ste. 1600
(512) LIV WORK | capitalfactory.com
In the heart of Downtown Austin, more than 50,000 entrepreneurs, programmers and designers will gather this year for meetups, classes, co-working and more at Capital Factory. The tech meetups and hackathons hosted at Capital Factory create a talent pipeline that touches almost every programmer and designer in Austin. This allows the entrepreneurs gathering here to surround themselves with both the talent they need to build the perfect team and angel investors who provide the means to pursue their dreams.
3300 N. I-35
(855) 5 WEWORK | wework.com
WeWork provides beautiful workspace, an inspiring community and meaningful business services to tens of thousands of members around the world. WeWork University Park offers views like nowhere else in Austin. With floor-to-ceiling windows, you can enjoy views of the University of Texas stadium and tower, the rolling hills and the beautiful State Capitol Building. WeWork University Park members also have access to free parking and a fitness center.
1700 S. Lamar Blvd., Ste. 338
(512) 596 2683 | fibercove.com
Fibercove is a co-working, meeting and event space located on South Lamar. We provide a full service co-working experience focused on productivity and connectivity for professionals. With fiber internet, a stocked kitchen, free parking, standing desks and private meeting rooms, minimize your workday friction so you can get working.
TechShop Austin-Round Rock
120 Sundance Pkwy., Ste. 350
(512) 900 4664 | techshop.com
TechShop is a vibrant community of creative talent and home to entrepreneurs, makers, artists, fabricators and more. With access to over $1 million worth of professional equipment, software, huge project areas, large worktables and private conference rooms, TechShop provides space to work, and community support. Plus free coffee and popcorn!
201 W. 5th St.
(929) 283 6780 | industriousoffice.com
Industrious is redefining the co-working experience by putting hospitality first. With private glass offices and beautiful common areas, you’ll discover an energy you can’t find in the home office, a professionalism that’s missing at the coffee shop and an attention to detail that makes you proud and excited to come to work every day. In addition to standard amenities, Industrious offers conference rooms, complimentary snacks and beverages, built-in networking events and a national network of offices for its members.
Austin Fashion & Design Co-op
1200 E. 11th St., Ste. 104
(512) 779 3046 | atxfdc.com
AF+DC is a community of independent fashion and home goods designers coming together in a shared Austin studio and retail space. Members have 24-7 access to their dedicated work table in an open studio space. Members may market their brands in AF+DC’s curated retail store and by throwing trunk shows, pop-up shops and sponsored events. If you are a designer looking for the ideal space to start or develop projects, display your brand in a retail setting and be part of a design/merchandising incubator, check it out.
2110 W. Slaughter Ln.
(512) 761 5847 | orangecoworking.com/en
Orange Coworking in South Austin stands out from other collectives, which normally have an urban or tech focus. Orange Coworking stands out because of its mix of entrepreneurs and freelancers from all industries and all walks of life working together every day.
2235 E. 6th St., Ste. 107
(512) 779 3046 | perchcoworkaustin.com
Perch is a laid-back, friendly neighborhood co-working community in East Austin. Monthly memberships and dedicated desks are available. Members enjoy a central, vibrant locale on East Sixth, plenty of natural light, a rotating selection of local art, a conference room, 24-7 access and a mellow, productive work environment.
701 Tillery St.
(512) 761 5847 | createscapework.co
Createscape Coworking is in East Austin and is a place where Austin professionals and creatives can work on their ideas or creative projects. This space is perfect for working on collaborative works and an ideal way to meet local creatives to help inspire.
Read more from the Makers + Industry Issue | July 2016