The insider’s guide to Colorado coworking

They’re social, collaborative and fiercely independent — meet Colorado’s most interesting workspaces for freelancers, remote employees and startups.

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Shared workspace is so much more than simply its physical environment. Some emphasize their collaborative community culture. While others serve as vibrant mixed-use spaces with hot desks and networking events. And, this being Colorado, some are dog-friendly.

The coworking movement now boasts over 1,100 spaces worldwide, per DeskMag, with some of the most innovative spots hailing from Colorado.

The Upstart conducted its own second annual cultural snapshot of coworking spaces with a fun but very unscientific poll designed to help prospective cubical refugees find a new home.

In just one year, there’s been significant changes in the coworking sector.

In our first survey, This American Life’s Ira Glass was deemed the patron saint of local coworkers. Now, Steve Jobs (as both cultural icon and Christmas tree topper) rules the roost.

We also found a close synergy developing between coworking spaces and other entrepreneurs with in-house cafes and free craft beer, coworking alliance discounts and open office hours with experienced startup founders and investors.

Last, collaborative learning is at a high point in the local coworking sector. Spaces have stepped up their participation in Meetups, Skillshare, Dabble and have even launched their own technical training programs via gSchool and Davinci Coders.

Check out the survey results to get the coworking lowdown in your town.

Boulder Digital Arts

Boulder Digital Arts

Co-Motion Boulder

Co-Motion Boulder

Colab

Colab

HUB Boulder

HUB Boulder

Epicentral

Epicentral

The Enclave

The Enclave

Creative Density

Creative Density

Greenspaces Colorado

Greenspaces

Innovation Pavilion

Innovation Pavilion

Shift Workspaces

Shift Workspaces

The Desk

The Desk

DurangoSpace

DurangoSpace

Cohere Community

Cohere Community

DaVinci Vault

DaVinci Vault

The Armory

The Armory

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Rachel Axtman contributed mightily to this report.