The city of angels is currently ranked third in the world for startup cities, just behind San Francisco and NYC. In almost any industry you can think of early stage companies are thriving in LA.
Hollywood is the entertainment capital of the world, Santa Monica is becoming one of the top startup hubs anywhere, and surprisingly Los Angeles has more jobs in the fashion industry than New York.
Coworking spaces around Los Angeles are creating workplaces that are much better than the traditional office space for entrepreneurs, freelancers, and startup teams. Here is a quick and easy guide to finding the best possible place for your business in LA.
#16 NeueHouse Hollywood
Occupying the CBS Radio Building on Sunset Boulevard, NeueHouse Hollywood is both a product of its environment and a fresh voice in the Los Angeles cultural landscape.
With seven stories of working environments, including repurposed sound stages and recording studios favored by generations of creative leaders, the house caters both to the film industry that exists at the heart of Los Angeles’ identity and such budding fields as design, fashion, publishing and architecture that will define the city’s future.
The design takes full advantage of the Southern Californian climate, with two outdoor decks and plenty of natural light. NeueHouse Hollywood is a hub of public engagement and conversation, a center of culture that marries old L.A. with the new.
#15 Paper Dolls
In January 2015, Paper Dolls opened their first coworking studio, a beautiful, inspiring place worthy of the professionals who work there.
They offer access to a premium workspace surrounded by boutiques, culinary treasures and cutting edge fitness.
From full-time private offices to monthly member drop-in desks to virtual office options, the studio flexes to meet the needs of your business.
Established in 2013, founders Lawrence Kao and Matt Davis set out to create inspiring and professional work environments that could withstand the increasing pace of modern business.
Predicated on the idea that beautiful design is only the beginning, IgnitedSpaces now provides world-class service designed to enhance the comfort and productivity of its residents.
This hospitality driven approach, combined with exclusive, on-demand resources, transforms office space from an impediment into an accelerant of business growth.
#13 The Unique Space
Housed in a historic old factory, The Unique Space offers a fresh, inspiring coworking space, private offices, and is LA's hottest new event rental space.
They've got a fleet of bikes for coworkers and tenants to borrow, a fully-equipped kitchen, art and design and entrepreneurship resource library and lounge, a beautiful boardroom that can be booked for meetings and presentations, a rooftop terrace and so much more.
With gorgeous exposed brick, high ceilings, wood floors, locally made decor, furniture, wallpaper and other one-of-a-kind details, the environment can't be beaten.
It inspires passionate, innovative, creative work and collaboration within a design-savvy community of makers, doers, and dreamers.
#12 WeWork Hollywood
Step inside their stylish Los Angeles office space and your backdrop will be the Hollywood Hills. WeWork occupies three floors of a modern six-story building in the heart of Hollywood. You can take in the sunshine while hanging out on the palm-fringed balcony overlooking the city skyline.
Not only is this Hollywood coworking space dog-friendly, it also has two fully functional screening rooms, great for the businesses in the entertainment industry that make this their home. There’s a variety of other types of companies, from lawyers to fashion designers to tech startups.
A 6,000 square foot coworking community and event space in Costa Mesa seated between the John Wayne Airport and the thriving SOBECA district, outfitted with all the coffee necessary for you to fix the broken world.
The coworking space boasts over 3,000 square feet of highly ergonomic, productivity-inducing task seating, lounge areas ideal for a conversation and a break from the grind, semi-private alcoves, and two private meeting rooms for client meetings, strategy sessions, and staff meetings.
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Kleverdog Coworking is not just about the membership options, or the hours, or the comfort of your chair.
It is about being in an environment where entrepreneurship is fostered, where other like-minded people come together to make something real, where working in solitude is replaced with a community, and where accidental serendipity is bound to happen.
#9 Indie Desk
A spin-off of Indie Printing, Indie Desk set out to provide freelancers in any industry, a space to work from.
They have created a vibrant community and creative hub for tech, creative and freelance entrepreneurs, with the hope that they would someday graduate from their space to one they can call their own while providing an infusion of quality job opportunities and expendable income that will fuel the local economy.
They recently moved to Bunker Hill, where the Financial District is poised to become a tech, creative, and innovative business hub for years to come.
#8 TechSpace Costa Mesa
Whether you’re a startup or an established business, TechSpace delivers the flexibility to grow and shrink on demand. Expand or downsize, move walls or move offices, all without the hassle and within your current space so precisely created. This keeps your productivity, technology, and your image ahead of every curve.
Available with comprehensive office services and world-class technology, TechSpace helps manage the day-to-day details so you can better manage your business.
#7 Pro Desk Space
Pro Desk Space provides a central location where entrepreneurs, content creators, engineers, designers and freelancers of all kinds can work in a creatively charged atmosphere while taking advantage of all the conveniences you might find in a corporate office.
Private workstations are also available, as are open-table and lounge-style seating arrangements, tailor made for collaborative meetings, table reads, think tanks and project management.
CrashLabs is an accessible and vibrant coworking and events community that enhances work-life balance for the new economy of untethered workers.
Offering creative and flexible spaces that serve diverse industries and support members by inspiring innovation, collaboration, and productivity.
Opodz combines an exclusive mix of functional architecture with cutting edge technology and contemporary art to inspire creative minds to build their vision and pursue innovative ideas in a collaborative environment.
They're dedicated to serving local entrepreneurs, startups, engineers, artists, designers, creatives, writers and other professionals with an active community and solid infrastructure.
A community center located in Irvine where people with common interests in computers, technology, science, art, entrepreneurship and startup businesses can meet up, socialize, collaborate, teach and learn.
#3 Eureka Building
The Eureka Building is a 3-acre campus style creative space in Irvine. It was created to help foster innovation and creativity by giving technology and media companies in Orange County a home that is centrally located and easily accessed.
Through partnerships they are more than just a home, they are a support network hosting startup events and fostering mentorship relationships with their partners all within one of the most creative spaces in the region.
Their goal is to support local entrepreneurship by giving innovative companies and entrepreneurs in Orange County a home that is centrally located and easy to access.
Memberships start at $199, learn more here.
#2 Impact Hub LA
Impact Hub LA is an in-person membership community of impact professionals dedicated to making a positive change in the world.
Anchored by a physical space in the Arts District in Downtown LA, members come to collaborate, access market opportunities and capital, build community, and scale ideas.
They borrowed from the best of a member's club, a business incubator, idea lab, and the comforts of home to create a new kind of gathering place. A habitat for innovators.
#1 Cross Campus Santa Monica
Cross Campus is Southern California’s leading network of collaborative, on-demand work space and business event venues.
With a focus on design & user experience, best-in-class event programming, and a diverse community of innovative members, Cross Campus has become known as “the nerve center of Silicon Beach.”
Founded in 2012 by Ronen Olshansky and Dan Dato, Cross Campus has locations in Santa Monica and Pasadena, Downtown LA, and is expanding to South Bay in 2017.