The roots of the coworking movement can be traced back to Silicon Valley and the high-tech revolution that gave the region its name. Digital entrepreneurs have not only changed the way that technology is used in the workplace, but have also changed how people work. We’ve been looking at some of the best coworking hubs in the country, and these recommendations would not be complete without reviewing collaborative workspaces in the heart of the digital revolution.
More and more coworking options open in this part of the Bay Area all the time, both independent and as part of national or international shared work space providers such as NextSpace, WeWork, Premier Business Centers, and Regus. Locating one that is right for you can be overwhelming, so here are a few picks to get you started:
Check out our full list of 22 Silicon Valley coworking spaces in the table below:
580 Executive Center in Dublin incorporates coworking space, along with executive suites, conference rooms, and virtual office services. Take your seat in the 5000-square-foot coworking area and enjoy membership benefits like 24/7 access, up to 10 hours of team room use, and your own dedicated desk. Perks include free parking, high-speed internet, full Service Espresso Bar with free specialty coffee drinks, breakout areas with couches, dining tables, cafe tables, and more. Find 580 Executive Center at 11501 Dublin Blvd.
If you’re looking to get set up in the Capital of Silicon Valley, ActionSpot is a great option. Access this community of entrepreneurs and experts in Downtown San Jose, and you will have the opportunity to collaborate, learn, and thrive in fields such as data science, artificial intelligence, deep learning, virtual reality and data security, and much more. ActionSpot nurtures coworking within a startup studio, connecting entrepreneurs with the resources and advisors they need to succeed. Membership benefits include access to fully equipped meeting rooms, on-site receptionist and IT support, an administrative team ready to assist you, as well as free parking and internet access.
Blossom 2.0 is a women-led community initiative that operates in support of parents who are looking for ways to work while raising a family. Coworking space with on-site childcare is offered at the Blossom headquarters in Palo Alto, and at The Highway Community in Mountain View. Check out their website for details and sign up in advance so that you can get the most benefit out of your assisted coworking session, while your children get to play and make friends.
One of the top startup communities in Silicon Valley, BootUP is a coworking/accelerator/event space in Menlo Park. Offering an impressive 25,000 square feet of workspace, this community of startups offers access to investors, mentors, and service providers. The space is complete with a fully equipped auditorium that can accommodate up to 100 people, several conference rooms, two board rooms, high-speed internet access, kitchen with complementary coffee and tea, printers, showers, and a spacious garden that doubles as meeting space and outdoor work space. So boot up and visit 68 Willow Rd., to learn more about membership options.
If Fremont is your playground, head over to Critosphere at 7100 Stevenson Blvd. With membership options including virtual office services, dedicated desks, private offices, and conference rooms, the collaboration within the Critosphere will help motivate and inspire you to work better and grow. You can book a drop-in desk or a meeting space by the hour, or opt for the part-time (drop-in desk plus conference time), or full time (dedicated desk) coworking memberships.
At 2225 East Bayshore Rd. in Palo Alto, you’ll find the West Coast location of Enerspace Coworking, where everything is designed to keep you energized and help you WorkWell™. Complete with an inspiration room, a variety of work space arrangements, and a bright, airy atmosphere, Enerspace membership benefits and perks include flexible month-to-month agreements, access to professional conference rooms, event space, and resources. The coworking community is located right off the 101 Embarcadero exit, offering ample free parking, and secure bike storage, and is steps away from the Palo Alto municipal golf course and the Baylands Trail. Moreover, Enerspace is part of the League of Extraordinary Coworking Spaces, which gives members free access to the network of partner spaces around the world.
The Satellite operates several centers throughout the state, including two Silicon Valley locations—at 20 South Santa Cruz Ave., in Los Gatos, and 100 South Murphy Ave., in Sunnyvale. Both facilities offer a variety of work environments, from open coworking space, to dedicated workstations and private offices. Conference rooms are fully equipped and can comfortably fit up to 12 people. Break areas are fully stocked and open to all members. Sign up for a free day pass and check it out, or use the convenient online reservation system to book your Satellite space.
Santa Clara is home to the ZGC Innovation Center @ Silicon Valley, a technology innovation platform that bridges Chinese and U.S. resources to offer service and support to Silicon Valley startups. Located at 4500 Great America Parkway, the hub spreads across three floors and includes ample shared working space, numerous private offices, meeting and conference rooms, and even nap rooms, which are accessible through most membership options. Most notably, ZGC offers abundant programming in the form of lectures, pitch panels, and more, giving members access to a diverse network of leaders, experts, and prestigious academic thinkers from top-tier institutions such as Stanford, Berkeley, and M.I.T. in fields like investment, entrepreneurship, marketing, and specific technologies.