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CoworkingBoston

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This page is home to all things related to coworking in and around Boston. It's crowd-sourced, so please help us keep it clean and up to date. There should be sections for everything, from coworking spaces, to organizations without specific locations, to resources and general information. Greater Boston is home to over 30 coworking spaces as of 2014, with many opening and expanding every year.

History

BetaHouse (2007-2010) is reported as the first coworking space in Boston. Workbar opened soon thereafter in the South Station area of Boston.  Geek Offices opened in late 2009 at 1035 Cambridge Street, Cambridge. (Please contribute to the history of coworking in Boston! Create an account to edit.)

Local alliances

An alliance of Boston coworking spaces is organizing as of October 2015. (email) (google group)

Directories

MassEcon
Boston Startup Guide

Current venues



Boston



  • Carr Workplaces — 10 PO Square - With flexible workspace solutions from coworking to executive office space, CW's center at 10 Post Office Square is a trophy location for those looking to rent office space in Downtown Boston. (site
  • Coalition: Boston - We are a premiere coworking space forming an ecosystem of investors, entrepreneurs, and businesses. We provide coworking space and private offices for entrepreneurs and their teams. (site) 
  • Coalition: Downtown - Coalition is in Boston's most central location, with underground elevator access to 3 train lines (red, green, orange) in Park Street and Downtown Crossing, break-taking views, and awesome bars and restaurants downstairs. Our community is top-notch with venture capital and private equity investors, half our membership veteran entrepreneurs (2-4 companies founded), and 100% are revenue generating. We have 9 other locations in NYC and Chicago, all available to our members! (site

  • Black House & Co - Hosts open-space and private suites in the best place do business in the entire city of Boston. The co-working space is a flexible and collaborative area that provides an environment where you can conduct business as part of a community while remaining independent. (site)

  • Idea Space - Idea Space is a boutique office space in Boston’s Back Bay that provides entrepreneurs and small businesses with beautiful, shared workspace.  We like to think of ourselves not just as an office, but as a community of like-minded people that celebrates creative thinking and collaborative growth. In other words: when you’re successful, we’re all happy about it. (site)

  • Industrious - Located in the heart of Seaport, Industrious Boston is an elegant, welcoming office space that makes people proud and excited to come to work. With beautiful private glass offices and professional communal amenities, Industrious provides businesses, from SMBs to enterprise companies with teams of 100+ employees, a more flexible, more affordable and better office experience. Offering weekly wine and cheese happy hours, monthly chair massages, and daily surprise and delights, Industrious delivers the hospitality people deserve, in the place they least expect it. (site
  • Workbar - Workbar is Boston's original coworking space, with "Hub" locations in Boston, Cambridge, Somerville, and Arlington, and network "spoke" locations across the state. The flagship location on Atlantic Avenue near South Station hosts 8,850 square feet of conference rooms, offices and open space, and all the amenities and technology to do your best work on your terms. Our network of shared workplaces and people will enrich your professional life with a diverse community of helping hands.  Workbar caters to small businesses, freelancers, entrepreneurs, startups, small groups, remote teams, and other professionals looking for an affordable, flexible place to work and meet with clients and other like-minded professionals in the Boston Area.  We are a professionally managed space with exceptional office amenities, built with the connections you need to inspire, provoke, & ignite your productivity and passion. (site)

  • WeWork - WeWork is the community for creators. We transform buildings into beautiful, collaborative workspaces and provide infrastructure, services, events and technology so our members can focus on doing what they love. (site)

  • Boston Offices - Business class coworking and amenities designed to make your team more productive.  Private suites with month-to-month flexibility.  You can be as big as your mobile team needs to be tomorrow.  Or as small as your budget demands today. (site
  • Milk & Broad - Located at 52 Broad Street in Boston’s Financial District, Milk & Broad Cooperative offers a modern, affordable coworking space and office alternative. Our space, the second floor of Boston’s historical Architects Building, includes both open workspaces and private offices for small teams. Our tenants are entrepreneurs, service providers and members of the Boston startup ecosystem. More than just a place to set your laptop, Milk & Broad Cooperative offers a collaborative atmosphere and a myriad of benefits beyond working from a home office, renting your own space, or working from an expensive sublet. (site)

  • Make Shift Boston - A cooperative workspace of diverse working artists, activists, and creative people from across disciplines. We are also a gathering, exhibition, and community space. In all these capacities, we strive to support social justice activism, creative collaboration, solidarity, and the sustainability of values-driven businesses. We seek to create a space that is safe and liberating for all people. As artists and creatives committed to social justice, we live in radical, loving opposition and resistance to the forces that dehumanize us all. (site)

  • The Haven - The Haven is a Scottish pub in Jamaica Plain open for coworking Monday thru Friday in the afternoons (12-5pm). (site)

  • 103Terrace - Share space in a stunning, newly renovated brick and beam building.  Ideal for individual artists/designers/architects or groups/firms of 2-6 persons. Up to 365sf of semi-private office suite space along with a dramatic 600+ sf common work area with 16' ceilings, conference room, kitchenette and office storage area.  24/7 access. Private mailbox.  Workshop space for woodworkers or sculptors also avail. (site)

  • Oficio - Entrepreneurs Charlie Weisman and Nima Yadollahpour missed just two things about corporate life: access to office amenities, and the camaraderie of working in a shared space. They dreamed of a comfortable, modern, and continually evolving workspace in which ideas and creativity could flourish. The result is Oficio. With the privacy of a home office, the support of a corporate office, the social aspect of a coffee shop, and a prestigious mailing address, Oficio strives to provide affordable professional support for all types of people. Whether you're an entrepreneur, graphic designer, writer, or accountant...there's no longer a reason to go it alone. (site)

  • Impact Hub Boston - Located in the heart of downtown Boston, at the intersection of the Financial District and Downtown Crossing. Our community members are startups, small businesses, non-profits and others. We offer our members open and fixed-desk coworking, and the use of lots of shared facilities such as conference rooms,  phone booths, kitchens, and event spaces. We are convenient to all MBTA subway lines and both commuter rail stations (we also offer attached covered parking for those who drive). One of the things that makes us different is the way we support Boston’s many organizations with important social missions, through our events, membership and in other ways. Our members come to work, join dynamic events, collaborate, and change the world. Boston’s best startups start at Impact Hub Boston. (site)

  • The Food Loft - A coworking space dedicated to food companies and entrepreneurs. Located in the South End, The Food Loft provides office spaces, virtual memberships, a network of food business mentors, and benefits like discounts at local businesses and on professional services. (site)



Brookline



  • The Village Works - A neighborhood coworking space in Brookline Village. The Village Works offers flexible memberships for shared workspace as well as private offices, meeting rooms, event space and community connection. (site


 Cambridge



Workbar Cambridge

Description: Workbar is Boston's original coworking space, with "Hub" locations in Boston, Cambridge, Somerville, and Arlington, and network "spoke" locations across the state. Our largest location in Cambridge's Central Square has 13,000 square feet of conference rooms, offices, open seating, and a Cafe, along with all the amenities and technology to do your best work on your terms. Our network of shared workplaces and people will enrich your professional life with a diverse community of helping hands.  Workbar caters to small businesses, freelancers, entrepreneurs, startups, small groups, remote teams, and other professionals looking for an affordable, flexible place to work and meet with clients and other like-minded professionals in the Boston Area. We are a professionally managed space built with the connections you need to inspire, provoke, & ignite your productivity and passion. (site)

 

 

GeekOffices


Geek Offices is a coworking space offering all the amenities of a professional office, with none of the overhead. Located in an Inman Square office building, Geek Offices provides the building amenities and a coworking space community.  We currently are hosting 15 startups and ongoing concerns and 40 members, including video game developers, mobile app developers, architects, science writers, not-for-profits, technology companies and more.  We have recently consolidated into one large suite, including two conference rooms, full kitchen, lots of whiteboards, private offices, printers, scanners, and all the equipment to help you function at your peak.  More than the facility, you are in the heart of Cambridge, and will be rubbing elbows with some of the best and brightest entrepreneurs, self-employed professionals and service providers in the business.

 Geek Offices offer:

  • Dedicated workspaces for 1/2 to 1/3 cost of other Cambridge coworking sites
  • Resident Geek on site
  • High speed Wi-Fi 
  • Cambridge mailing address for your business
  • Conference Rooms, including a very nice boardroom
  • Plenty of white boards!
  • Casual lounge areas on multiple floors
  • Air conditioning
  • Printing, scanning, faxing
  • Daily FedEx and UPS shipping right in the hallway
  • Zipcars right in the parking lot
  • Hubway Bike station out our front door 
  • Choice of 25 restaurants and lounges in the neighborhood!
  • Parking available
  • 24 hour access
  • Showers 

Location: Suites 1, 1035 Cambridge Street, Cambridge, MA 02141

Space: 7,000 square feet + 12 private offices, 20 workstations, several work tables, lounge chairs and more.

Rates: "Geek Premium", dedicated workspace for $475/mo, "Geek Company" offers a dedicated cubicle for the boss at $475/Mo, and shared cubicles at $125/mo. for up to 4 employees, or sign on as a "Geek Casual member" for $75 for three days of office use per month.

Not Required:  No notice to leave- just tell us at the end of the month that you're moving out.  No security deposit required.  No insurance certificate required.

Contact:  Use the contact form on our website, http://www.geekoffices.com, or email info.geekoffices.com[email protected]geekoffices.com or give us a call at 617-539-6999.


 

 

Intrepid Labs 

Description:There’s 6 of you now. You’ve grown out of the coffee shop/C3 phase, and need a new home. You need some place you can take clients, vendors, and investors. You’d love to get your own office, but you realized you have no idea if you are going to be 7 strong in a year or 15. A three year lease is out, but that’s all the landlords want to sign. Intrepid Labs was designed with you in mind. It’s a home for as long as you need it and not a moment more. It can scale with you, and allows you to focus on running your business and nothing else. Grow your team as fast or as slow as you need, and never pay for a sq ft you aren’t using. Get your own digs when ready because the lease you’ll sign with us is month to month. Don’t hire an office manager, don’t worry about internet, and don’t lose focus on the only important thing you are doing right now. Building your business. 

Details:  10,500 square feet. Includes 8 conference rooms, a cafe, a lounge and a sky deck. Loose leaf tea, coffee, water, and healthy snacks are all included.

Location: 222 3rd Street, 4th Floor American Twine Building, Cambridge, MA 02141

Cost: Designated desks-$500/person/month

Hot desks- $300/person/month 

Capacity: Geared towards venture backed and revenue generating companies ranging from 5-25 people.

Contact: 315-436-0901

[email protected]


 

Industry Lab

The Industry Lab is an artful co-working space in Inman Square, Cambridge, Massachusetts. Inhabiting the 5,500-square-foot fourth floor of a lovely brick building with wood floors and lots of windows, it’s a place for artists, engineers, scientists, and designers to reside in proximity in the service of creating beautiful things. We are freelancers, groups, startups, and studios. We collaborate, hold events, and have drinks here and there too.

Residency: Each full-time resident at Industry Lab pays a standard, monthly fee for a large chunk of permanent space. There are no additional costs. Access is 24/7/365. There is no specific square-footage allotment, instead we zone each room for a certain number of residents. Currently suite-A is a 1000-square-foot space with 8 residents. What you do with your space is up to you and the people around you, everything is possible and all is socially mediated. Want to play loud music? Ask your neighbors if it's okay. Want to use some extra space to build something big? Just ask. Residency is curated. We are building a community, not just selling office space. 

Shared Facilities: Every Industry Lab resident can partake in the shared services. We have a few parking spaces, fast Internet, good water, and weekly cleaning service. We have a shared conference room that you can book as needed. We have a freight elevator and a machine shop.

To learn about renting space with us, check our about page. Here’s a list of our residents. And, if you want to drop us a line, go ahead and make contact


 

Cambridge Coworking Community ("C3")

Description: C3 is a community workspace located inside CIC Cambridge. C3 uses shared resources to provide a high level of amenities, service, and location for its members. With this foundation, C3 has attracted a strong community of entrepreneurs, which enables collaboration and cross-pollination of ideas. With over 350 members, C3 is the largest coworking center in the Greater Boston area, and one of the largest in the United States.

      C3’s free-flowing environment is designed to meet the needs of a wide range of innovators and inventors. C3 provides a variety of shared working areas including large, shared tables, single desks, huddle rooms, whiteboard walls, personal storage, and lots of natural light. We bundle fast and reliable wireless internet, unmetered copying/printing/and conference room usage, phone lines, mailing address, concierge services, fully stocked kitchens, 24/7 access, basic tech support, access to over 50+ community networking events, and high-end office furniture. Additional membership benefits include free local gym membership from 9:00-3:00, AWS, MS BizSpark, and much more!

     C3 makes a home for its member companies at CIC Cambridge, and together the two comprise over 1000 companies in a wide range of industries. Of CIC’s 150,000 square feet of great office space at One Broadway, Cambridge, MA, much of it is dedicated to coworking, and you can find C3ers throughout the center as they rub shoulders with other entrepreneurs. Visit us for a tour anytime between 9:00AM and 4:00PM, Monday through Friday.

Location: One Broadway, Kendall Square, about 100 feet from the Red Line MBTA T station. 

Cost: $425/person/month plus one month's deposit. Rent is month to month, with 30 days' notice before moving out.

Contact: The C3 team at [email protected] -- Additional information at www.cambridgecoworking.com.

 


NGIN Workplace - Vibrant Boutique Community!

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NGIN is an intelligently designed premium work space, centrally located in Kendall Square for startups and entrepreneurs who know that the key to success starts with a superb work environment.

NGIN Memberships Includes:

 24/7 Access                                                          Unlimited Hours of Meeting Rooms

Color B&W Printing                                                Premium Coffee & Organic Healthy Snacks

International Calling                                              FREE NGIN & Community Events

Prestigious Kendall Square Business Address         FREE Shuttle to KENDALL/MIT Station.

 

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Somerville



     

 

Creative Union

Creative Union is a home for creatives, designers, and entrepreneurs in the heart of Union Square. Our coworking space brings together professionals in technology, design, entrepreneurship, the arts and other creative fields who are eager to interact, exchange, learn and connect with other creative professionals. Whether you’re a freelancer or starting a small business, Creative Union is a work space for individuals and small teams who want a coworking space infused with creative energy. Amenities in our light-filled space include Hi-Speed Wifi, conference and meeting room access, shared resources and a kitchenette. 

 

Pricing

Designated Desks- $350/mo

Flexible Desks- $250/mo*

*Special pricing on multi-month menberships avaiable

 

Interested in joining? Call (617)-763-9102 or email [email protected] to set up a time to visit the space and meet us. www.creativeunionsomerville.com

 

 



Locations Under Construction


 

Jamaica Plain Coworking 

I have started a group to organize people who are interested in coworking in the Jamaica Plain area. At first, it's likely to be informal meetups in cafes, but there is a possibility of a formal space in the future. Please join us! 

http://www.facebook.com/groups/jpcoworking/

 

 

South End Coworking Space

Description: 15 desks in shared office suite and 2 offices suitable for 2-3 people in old brick and beam building with lots of start up and small companies. 

Location:  SOWA (South of Washington Street) between Harrison Avenue and Albany Streets, walking distance from the Silver Line, Broadway (red line) and New England Medical (orange line) T stops.  Parking available for $15/day.

Details:  Still being worked out, but anticipated to include wifi access with potential access to shared printer/copier/scanner, coffee, and kitchenette.  Access to two small (4 person) conference rooms and one large (10-15 person) conference room on a space available basis for extra charge.

Capacity:  15-20 people

Cost:  Space is designed for 'day users' with other options in the building for folks wanting to rent on a monthly basis.  $35/day or $300 for a 10 day pass.  Considering half day passes for $20 if demand warrants.

More Info?  Contact [email protected]  

 

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Bocoup Loft

Description: A coworking facility for technologists and hackers in Boston. We care about free software and the Open Web, and regularly host lectures on various technology related subjects. Located downtown in the Bocoup offices. There are three good coffee shops, seven lunch spots, two bars and two fancy dinner places within two blocks.

Location: 355 Congress Street (Fort Point Channel area), ~5 minutes walking from South Station. 

Details: Rent includes Desk and Chair, Wifi Internet, Conference Room, JavaScript Prototyping Room, Printer/Scanner/Copier, White Boards, Event Space with a 150 person capacity, aPA System, Projector & screen, Podium, Kitchen space with refrigerator, Free Coffee, Shower and a Lounge area with Sega Genesis and Atari 2600. Parking is available in the building's oversized alley, across the street in a garage, or on Summer st metered.

Capacity: 30+ desks 

Cost: Currently, there is one option: $400/month for a full-time desk. Rent is month to month.

Terms: You can download the Membership Agreement from the loft website: http://loft.bocoup.com/coworking

Contact: 617-379-2752 || admin @ bocoup dot com

Interested Parties

 

 

Boston Offices

 

http://www.bostonoffices.com

 

 

 

 

Description: Business class private offices and team rooms in Boston's most recognized addresses: Exchange Place and One Boston Place. Make getting to work easier.  Just steps from Downtown Crossing and Faneuil Hall. MBTA Blue and Orange lines at our door.

Location: One Boston Place, 26th Floor, Boston, MA 0210MAP

Membership: Virtual, Flexible, Business-Class coworking and private team suites

Terms: Monthly, daily or hourly

Cost: Access options from $199 per month

Contact:857.239.8800 or email us at [email protected]

Details:

  • Secure Meraki WiFi delivering Gigabit Cogent Fiber
  • Roof deck and great amenities like a bike room & onsite gym 
  • Full Time Friendly Service Team
  • Free Coffee & Tea & Sparkling Water
  • Use of 10 conference rooms 
  • Paul Bakery, Cosi, Juice Bar & more 
  • Video Conferencing
  • Private cafe overlooking Boston Commons and Public Gardens
  • Located adjacent to Government Center and State Street MBTA stations 
  • Walk to Downtown Crossing, South Station, Fanueil Hall, Seaport & Beacon Hill.

 

Visit today at 857.239.8800 or email us at [email protected]

 

 

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