8 LA coworking spaces you need to check out

Garrett Reim

The core of any entrepreneurial tech ecosystem is filled with co-working spaces. This is where tech events are hosted, where entrepreneurs meet and where young companies spend their early days grinding away. These spaces represent the communal life of startup culture. Knowing where the best coworking spaces are is key to anyone looking for information, resources and colleagues to grow their business. Here are some of Los Angeles' must know co-working spaces.

Cross Campus - Santa Monica

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Newly moved into their 13,000 square foot space, Cross Campus is one of Los Angeles’ most prominent co-working spaces. The co-working space frequently hosts events, including Silicon Beach Fest. In addition, to their new space in Santa Monica, the company has plans to expand to Pasadena and other locations in Southern California.
 
Perks include: A never-ending stream of events, well-stocked bar, office hours with serial entrepreneurs, experts & investors, personalized introductions to mentors, AWS and RackSpace discounts/ credits, Virgin Airlines discounts, local discounts
 
Notable Members and Alumni: Sensay, Newzcard, Indiegogo, The Appreciation Engine, Gadget Review, 
Knowre, Raft, Activyst
 
Mentors Include: Randy Churchill (Cooley) and public speaking coach John Bates (TEDx, executive speaking success), Ravi Sawhney (RKS Design) 
 
Prices: anywhere from $150 per month to $600 per month
 

Coloft - Santa Monica

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Founded by Avesta Rasouli and Cameron Kashani, Coloft is a small space with a big presence. Coloft is always hosting events, including frequently hosting StartupWeekend. If you are an active part of the LA tech community you will eventually find yourself here. 
 
Known for it’s “always be co-lofting” and “coffee is for closers” mottos, Coloft certainly has a deep love for Glengarry Glen Ross and the hard work that movie inspires.
 
Perks: free attorney, accountant, SEO, UX/UI, programming and other expert office hours, frequent tech events
 
Notable Members and Alumni: Fullscreen, Chill, Pocket Change, Look.io, Pogoseat, 12twenty
 
Prices: anywhere from $35 for a day to $495 a month for a permanent desk
 

Working Village - Santa Monica

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The Working Village (soon be renamed Village Workspaces) is on Main Street in Santa Monica a few steps from Venice and the ocean. The office space is run by husband and wife team Oliver Barry and Sophie Keller. 
 
Notable Companies and Alumni: Pinterest, Lyfe Mobile, Rebel Industries, Hired, Unruly
 
Perks: Refreshments, breakfast, networking events, happy hours, complimentary conference room time, beach Wifi
 
Prices:
Workstation Membership: $299 per month
Drop-in Rate: $35 per day
 

 

NextSpace - Venice & Culver City

 
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In downtown Culver City and the heart of Venice, NextSpace certainly has picked two of Los Angeles’ most up-and-coming neighborhoods. Part of a larger of network of co-working spaces up and down California (and with one location in Chicago), NextSpace is an expanding company.
 
Notable Companies and Alumni: Nissan, TedX producer, Emmy-nominated producers
 
Perks: breakfast and lunch treats, happy hour every Thursday, nearby beach

Venice Location

Café Membership: $350 per month
Workstation Membership: $545 per month
Office Membership: $1400 per month 
 
Culver City Location
 
Café Membership: $325 per month
Workstation Membership: $515 per month
Office Membership: $2500 per month (depending on number of people)
 
 

Wework - Hollywood

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A huge space right in the heart of Hollywood, WeWork is as fashionable as its location and part of a larger network of co-working spaces across the nation. True to its Hollywood location, WeWork has mix of filmmakers, production companies and tech startups.
 
Perks: outdoor balcony that overlooks the downtown neighborhood, frequent tech events, free beer, game lounge, organic coffee, private phone booths, productions suites, screening rooms
 
Prices:
Network Membership: $45 per month

Labs Desk: $350 per month

Private Offices: $600-$3300 per month (depending on number of people)
 

 

The Hub LA - Downtown Los Angeles

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As its name says, this co-working space is a hub for downtown LA tech activity. More than just a co-working space, The Hub LA calls itself a “cafe, innovation lab, business accelerator, serviced office, and community center.” It also will be hosting General Assembly classes while that company builds a downtown campus.
 
Perks: Expert members who offer free consultations during office hours, members get discounts on General Assembly courses, access to free peer-to-peer workshops, Metro TAP card discount, weekly catered lunch from Whole Foods
 
Notable Members and Alumni: Imagination Foundation, Swipes for the Homeless, Verynice designs, remote employees from Tesla, The Economist, Crowdrise
 
Prices:
Hub Productive Unlimited: $450 per month
Hub PM: $100 per month (evening membership)
 
 

Real Office Centers - Santa Monica

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A frequent champion of LA tech events, Real Office Centers often hosts hackathons and expert panels. The space is located in the heart of Santa Monica, right off Arizona.
 
Perks: Guest reception & concierge services, café bar featuring Starbucks coffee, member rates for events, and seminars
 
Prices: anywhere from $35 a day to  $499 per month


 

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How did you guys miss Kleverdog? http://kleverdogcoworking.com

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