Wednesday, May 18th, 2011
Introducing the next post in our series on the best co-working spaces for growing companies: San Francisco!
With so many new innovations and changes in the traditional work environment, San Francisco startups now have to be more creative than ever. In order to make the most of their independent business endeavors, many businesses who hire interns are now turning to co-working; a new concept that allows people to “plug in” at an office facility when working from home or from your local coffee shop just doesn’t cut it. Co-working is a way to create a more productive environment for your San Francisco startup business. Here are a few great places for co-working in San Francisco.
Parisoma is the ultimate envy of San Francisco interns looking for a cool place to work with killer atmosphere. Members of Parisoma are sure to be motivated in their inviting workspaces. Their Innovation Loft is expanding to over 10,000 square feet of space, and includes a large open work space, 7 private offices, 2 meeting rooms, and a large wood floor mezzanine.
What makes Parisoma so unique is its International network of professionals. It has strong connections to France and Europe, and offers interns in San Francisco a way to maximize their networking experience and wow their employers. The Parisoma co-working workspace is not only a gorgeous building, but it’s also in a perfect location. It is located just a few blocks from the Civic Center, BART, and Van Ness Muni stops.
Their online resources allow you to reserve space, arrange for a free tour of their facilities, and book a free trial. Sandbox Suites has three locations for San Francisco startups to take advantage of: SOMA, Union Square, and Berkeley. The price for co-working membership includes access to all locations at no extra cost. An added bonus to the pricing is that membership is on a month to month basis; perfect for a temporary setup during a summer internship. They offer a variety of membership options ranging from the most basic to the top tier of membership with all the bells and whistles.
While some businesses may only need a place to receive their mail, others may choose the Skybox for One option, which includes 24/7/365 access to their facilities, discounts on extra meeting time, and access to all of the company’s community events. Sandbox Suites also has team space availability for up to 6 people, and daily individual or conference meeting space options, so it’s perfect for businesses who hire interns.
In the true spirit of co-working spaces, Next Space affirms that its main goal is to create a collaborative working community in an increasingly disconnected professional world. Next Space is an excellent choice for San Francisco startup companies looking to maximize their networking experience. While some co-working spaces are geared towards creating the perfect work environment for specific industry professionals, Next Space has a variety of members from tons of different industries. It’s the perfect place for interns full of drive, ambition, and the ability to collaborate on different projects with members of their co-working community.
The creators of Next Space encourage the use of white boards for brainstorming, and participation in community networking events to maximize your co-working experience. Members have 24-7 access to the Café working area regardless of their membership package. However, access to conference facilities does vary. Each of the Next Space locations are in the downtown areas close to public transportation, and package prices even include a Zip Car membership!
For more options to kick-start your co-working experience, check out our list of co-working spaces in San Francisco.