Coworking space could be a collection of start-ups and venture capital firms in one building or multiple companies in a single office space, where each could rent a desk or room. The hope is that being closer together would inspire more collaboration.
Pictured: Allyson Palmer and Leonid Tunik of Empow Learning worked in the Exponential coworking space.
Cambridge Innovation Center
Cambridge Coworking Center, or C3, offers space to more than 450 entrepreneurs in the Cambridge Innovation Center. Whether you’re one person or a team, CIC has spots for start-ups, freelancers, small businesses, and entrepreneurs in a great place to meet other people looking to collaborate.
This shared space focuses on helping female entrepreneurs and businesses owned by women. Collaboratory 4.0 is located in the South End.
Founded in 2010, Encandle is a casual coworking spot. They also hold workshops and classes.
Exponential is a new communal office aimed toward entrepreneurs working on education technology ventures. Boston and the surrounding areas are known for their top-notch universities, so it only makes sense to come right to the source to test anything new.
New companies have been moving in to the Geek Offices shared space lately, and you can join them. Space is available for daily or monthly rentals for individuals or companies.
Harvard Innovation Lab
Students from various parts of the Harvard network can connect with each other and the greater Boston community in the university’s i-Lab. You might have noticed the building reaching out to say “Hi’’ while you have been in the area.
Perks at Intrepid Labs include coffee and food, wireless, furniture, and an office manager to help you grow your business. Lately, a gaming community has concentrated in Intrepid Labs.
The Harvard Square shared workspace was founded last year, and Koa Lab expanded into a second location in April.
Get a fancy Newbury Street address to put on your business cards through Oficio. The shared space costs $30 for a day pass, and there are varying options up to $329 for a monthly pass.
Space with a Soul
Space with a Soul aims to help out nonprofit organizations, small companies, and start-up entrepreneurs learn the best way to run a business — without dealing with office management. They have work, meeting, and event spaces available.
Now with two locations in Central Square and near South Station, Workbar offers shared kitchens, copiers, and printers for members. It costs as low as $30 for a day pass, and up to $2400 per month for a private office.
The New York City-based hub for entrepreneurs and remote teams opened two Boston locations in early 2014, both within walking distance of South Station. WeWork has locations in New York, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Seattle, and other cities.