13 St. Louis Co-working Spaces To Check Out Now

    Just off the heels of National Coworking Week, we bring you a baker's dozen of St. Louis spots for dropping by and docking in or renting space to be amongst kindred spirits.

    Estimated reading time: 3 minute(s)

    In the friendly Midwest, collaboration is not only practiced but encouraged among the city’s growing small business network. Here’s a baker’s dozen of St. Louis coworking spaces for dropping by and docking in or renting space to be amongst kindred spirits.

    This list was originally published in the August 2015 issue of ALIVE Magazine. We spotlighted four spaces in depth and featured a sidebar list, which is featured below. Look for a more comprehensive guide to St. Louis Coworking here on EQ. If we missed your coworking space, let us know in the comments below! We’d love to come tour. 

    TECHARTISTA
    Central West End

    TechArtista Central West End

    TechArtista’s name gives you a bit of an idea of what role they play in the community. With a focus on growing businesses, but also creative people and processes, the venue is a breathtaking place to work—from its intriguing architecture and murals to the caliber of companies it attracts. Sharing an address in the Central West End workspace are Solea Water, a company looking to address the global water crisis by sourcing funding through shoe drives, fundraising campaigns and volunteerism; Linkship, a company innovating a new way to save, share and organize links; and Hearing Our Way, a magazine designed for kids and teens with hearing loss, among others. 4818 Washington Blvd., Central West End, techartista.org

    NEBULA
    Cherokee

    ALIVE_August_p068-2

    Nebula has been available to the small businesses of St. Louis since 2010, making it one of the first co-working spaces in the city. With 87 businesses currently using the space—and an even longer member list—Nebula houses more than its fair share of innovation. Take, for example, Griffin 3D, which aims to be the first company from St. Louis to produce and sell 3-D printers, with the goal of making them affordable to everyone; Uke Go Girl!, a weeklong workshop that empowers girls to explore creative expression and build self-esteem through playing ukulele; and Context Industrial Security, which specializes in the cybersecurity of industrial control systems, such as those that control the electricity that powers our businesses and homes. 3407 S. Jefferson Ave., Cherokee Street, nebulastl.com.

    INDUSTRIOUS
    Downtown

    ALIVE_August_p070-1

    Industrious brought its nationwide concept to St. Louis this summer. Though each elegant space—in Chicago, Nashville, Denver and other cities—takes shape differently, they all offer the luxurious option for small business. Private offices, cleanly organized and separated by glass walls house, among others, The Head Case Company, a company developing technology to help monitor and prevent unnecessary damage caused by concussions; Garbshare, which is developing virtual closets; and Town Coopers Baseball, a baseball league. 555 Washington Ave., Downtown, industriousoffice.com

    OPO STARTUPS
    St. Charles

    ALIVE_August_p070-2

    Founded by local entrepreneur Randy Schilling, OPO Startups joined the co-working scene in May of this year, turning the old St. Charles post office (Old Post Office, i.e., OPO) into a beautiful, bright space for digital businesses looking to grow. Now housing lingerie designer Liviara; Chow Checker, designers of an app to give increased awareness for allergens in foods; BoardPaq, a company designing a cloud service and apps to help boards of directors go paperless; several independent contractors and more, OPO has already earned a solid foothold in the startup community. 119 S. Main St., St. Charles, opostartups.com.

    KEEP ON COWORKING
    St. Louis’ co-working scene is expansive. Check out these other spaces giving St. Louisans the space and resources they need to grow and succeed.

    ARCH REACTOR
    Benton Park
    archreactor.org

    B HIVE
    Central West End
    bhive.space

    CIC @4240
    Central West End
    stl.cic.us

    CIC @CET
    Central West End
    stl.cic.us

    CLAIM
    Downtown
    workatclaim.com

    HIVE 44
    Fenton
    thehive44.com

    INNOVATIVE TECHNOLOGY ENTERPRISES
    UMSL
    ite-stl.org

    LAB 1500
    Downtown
    lab1500.com

    And last but in no way least…

    T-REX
    Downtown
    downtowntrex.com

    Entrepreneurs can gain access to five co-working spaces (Claim, Techartista, Lab 1500, Nebula and Hive 44) across the city by joining the St. Louis League of Independent Workspaces, stlworkspaces.com.