13 Successful Startups That Cowork in the Pacific Northwest

The connections and ease of doing business in a coworking space compared to a traditional office space make them the ideal place for the best startups of today and the unicorns of tomorrow. If you want to know who's creating the next Microsoft look no further than the hot desk next to you.

These startups are creating outstanding companies and most of them are still in the coworking spaces where they began. Here are the hottest startups in the Pacific Northwest. 

#13 Rezella

Sell and buy without ever having to meet or haggle with anyone. Keep your identity safe and your money protected. Rezella is simplifying person to person commerce.  No more revealing personal information to strangers or meeting them in Starbucks parking lots. 

Coworking Space - Centrl Office

#12 Spork Bytes

Spork is a catering connectivity service that gives companies the opportunity to provide their employees with meals that deliver an experience with Portland’s unique food culture. Spork connects Portland’s top dining establishments and eateries with local businesses to offer distinctive office dining experiences enriched with local variety. Awesome meals, remarkably easy.

Coworking Space -  Forge

#11 LanguageConvo

The mission at LanguageConvo has been to provide a great language learning experience for you, and great jobs for our tutors around the world.

Learning with LanguageConvo is a unique experience. Their tutors live all around the world — so while you're learning the names of different foods, your Latin American Spanish instructor might describe the ingredients in delicious Gallo pinto, and you might describe the ingredients in your favorite salad. Kids especially love getting to "play" online with their tutor who lives in a faraway country, and the cultural exchange experience is not only fun but instructional. This direct, personal interaction means you, your children or your students will learn much faster than what is possible in a traditional classroom setting or through a monotonous software program. On top of all of the benefits, their lessons are more affordable than any other language learning method, and they require everyone to try a free lesson before ever purchasing any.

Coworking Space - CodeChops

Blue Bus Creatives

#10 Blue Bus Creatives

A wedding filming, photo booth, web and graphic designing, video producing, 1973 Volkswagen Bus driving company.

They started making videos because, well, they just really loved doing it. There is something wonderful about the technology that exists to capture moments with a little more life than a photograph. They love photography too- but they are obsessed with laughter and movement and sounds that, when captured at exactly the right time, can tell a story with so much authenticity that you can’t help but feel like you were standing right there.

Coworking Space - CodeChops

#9 Allumia

They fund, design, install and maintain a complete lighting upgrade for commercial and industrial customers. 

Then they meter the new LED lighting system, track the energy savings and bill for a portion of those savings on a monthly basis, for a fixed contract term (typically 3-7 years). Their customers get new lights with zero upfront costs and immediate savings.

Coworking Space - Impact Hub Seattle


#8 Evrnu

Evrnu is a revolutionary, new technology and business model that recycles cotton garment waste to create premium, renewable textiles.

Their company and technology emerged from a new way of thinking about the apparel and textile industry, by textile specialists who love fashion. 

With more than 12 million tons of garment waste being disposed of every year in the US, they are committed to changing how resources and waste are handled in the apparel industry's supply chain and designing solutions that are better for the business, for the environment, and for consumers.

Coworking Space - Impact Hub Seattle

#7 MovingWorlds

They help people find the best place to volunteer their skills around the world; on their own, or as part of corporate volunteering programs.

Their online platform and community connect people who want to travel and volunteer their expertise directly with nonprofits, schools, and social enterprises around the world. They maintain quality by selectively sourcing professionals and organizations who then interact through their website to find each other and plan high-impact "Experteering" engagements. 

In addition, innovative corporations can leverage the same platform to create and manage worldwide skills-based volunteering programs for employees.

Coworking Space - Impact Hub Seattle

#6 Actively Learn

Actively Learn is the only digital reading solution that targets the real barriers to deep reading. Their platform enables teachers to implement best practices for teaching and learning while helping to make reading meaningful for students.

Coworking Space - Impact Hub Seattle

#5 Coolest

The Coolest Cooler is an all-in-one solution to all your outdoor entertainment needs. Blend cocktails and smoothies, play music all day long, light up your party after dark and carry all your gear from point A to B. All in one cordless, adventure-ready package. Coolest Coolers are built for the long-haul with strict attention to design and quality. From tailgating to camping, family picnics to sunset boat rides.

Coworking Space - Centrl Office

Tony's Chocolonely

#4 Tony's Chocolonely

Making chocolate slave-free. Tony's Chocolonely is crazy about chocolate and serious about people. Slave-free chocolate is chocolate without the nasty taste of slavery and child labor.

Since 2005 they have been involved in improving the cocoa chain. They also want to encourage other brands with their mission to step up to fair chocolate .

The best part is by eating chocolate from Tony's Chocolonely you are providing greater demand for fair chocolate practices that we can all influence. 

Coworking Space - Centrl Office

#3 DOPE Magazine

DOPE Magazine is a lifestyle publication dedicated to bringing an intelligent and creative conversation to the cannabis movement. From breaking news to celebrity features and strain reviews to daily blogs, their content is designed to live up to their mission: Defending Our Plant Everywhere.

Coworking Space - Centrl Office

#2 GuideSpark

GuideSpark, the leader in employee communications, offers a robust employee communications platform, which includes short, engaging, and cost-effective videos on HR-related content.

The platform is accessible from any device, including mobile, and provides an interactive user experience and deep analytics on user engagement. Serving hundreds of enterprise customers and more than 1 million employees, GuideSpark is transforming the old way of employee communications and as a result, significantly increasing employee engagement while reducing overall HR costs.

Coworking Space - Centrl Office


#1 ZOOM+ 

ZOOM+ Performance Health Insurance is the nation’s first health insurance system designed from the ground up to enhance human performance. They created it to remove the friction between insurer and provider so they can deliver on their promise of providing twice the health, at half the price, and ten times the delight. ZOOM+ members have access to complete urgent, primary, and specialist care including hospital partners OHSU, Providence, and Legacy.

Coworking Space - Centrl Office

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If you have a startup in the Pacific Northwest these are the best possible places for you to be working from. 

Portland - Forge offers their community members comfortable office space, office equipment, business and organizational tools, and strong connections with other members. Whether you are a young entrepreneur or a seasoned freelancer, they have various office options that could suit you. Hot Desk $225, Dedicated Desk $325, Private Office $500-$800

Eugene - CodeChops in beautiful downtown Eugene in the heart of the “innovation district” in they cater to creative and technical freelancers, micro-business and remote workers. Hot Desk $100, Dedicated Desk $300

Seattle - Impact Hub Seattle is a remarkable space for productive work, with a driven community that resides at the intersection of technology and social good, and a diverse selection of programming and mentorship to guide their members with the tools they need to establish their idea. Hot Desk $345, Dedicated Desk $425

Centrl Office

Portland - Centrl Office is the top coworking space in the PNW for cultivating successful startups. They have an outstanding record, dominating our list with 6 out of the top 13 startups and the top 5 overall. They provide a collaborative, coworking space in Portland's creative district – The Pearl. They provide a flexible full-service coworking space for some of Portland's leading entrepreneurs, free agents, startups, and work groups in the historic GE Supply Co. building, featuring bow trusses, steel windows, and concrete floors. Hot Desk $295, Dedicated Desk $395, Private Office $995+


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