One-third of your life is spent at work, so where you work and who you work with is important. The 9-5 culture is losing popularity as more and more individuals are opting to use coworking spaces, which are shared office spaces used by groups and individuals. Statista predicted that by 2027, 50.9% of the total U.S workforce will be freelancing. Coworking allows people to find flexible, affordable office spaces that they can grow into. Individuals have reported that coworking has expanded their professional networks and made them more motivated, engaged, happy, and successful.
If you are a telecommuter, entrepreneur, freelancer, small business, a budding startup, or a remote worker looking for a shared office, here are the top five coworking spaces in Connecticut.
Serendipity Labs Stamford values convenience. They make commuting to work less stressful with their complementary private shuttle service to and from the Stamford train station. They have private offices, customizable team rooms and suites, meeting and event spaces, a work lounge, work bar, wellness and quiet rooms. Coworking membership ranges from $49 per month for one visit per month to $299 per month for ten visits per month. They also offer dedicated spaces including, a dedicated desk starting at $540 per month, a dedicated office starting at $720 per month, and a team room starting at $1,580 per month.
Overlooking the Long Island sound, Workpoint is Stamford’s premier waterfront coworking space. They offer extensive amenities for creatives, media professionals, financial professionals, and solopreneurs in all professions. Members can choose from several membership options including, open seating for $300 per month, assigned work stations for $600 per month, and private offices for $1,800-$3,150 per month. You can also get a day pass for $25 per day.
Renovated from an old bank, B: Hive Bridgeport is a unique coworking space. Just bring yourself and your computer, and they have everything else you need to work successfully. One member wrote, “There is an undercurrent of entrepreneurship and a collaborative spirit amongst all the members. We’re like a family. I can’t say enough about how B: Hive has allowed me a remarkable work and life balance for myself and my growing family.” They have flexible desks starting at $250 per month that require a three-month commitment and dedicated desks starting at $450 per month, that require a six-month commitment.
HAYVYN is a modern and women-focused space. “HAYVN is a woman on her own journey. She’s independent by nature and entrepreneurial at her core. She’s curious and determined.” HAYVN boasts an impressive list of amenities including, networking events, a community manager, podcast room, HR benefits, a professional mail address, a fitness center, experts in house coffee, tea, snacks, and more. Membership ranges from $75-$99 per month for social members to $1050 per month for private offices. They also offer floating desks for $360 per month and dedicated desks for $650 per month.
Upward Hartford is where ambitious change-makers and entrepreneurs come to connect, collaborate, and create with fellow innovators. One member (GRE) wrote, “Upward has been a critical component to GRE’s growth. The quality of the workspace speaks for itself and the community helped foster GRE’s ability to recruit the very best talent in the greater Hartford market. Our business would not be where it is today without the influence of Upward.” They have a unique “Nights & Weekends” membership starting at $150 per month for those who want after-hours and weekend access. They also have open desk 24/7 access starting at $299 per month, reserved desk 24/7 access starting at $399 per month, and office space starting at $999 per month.