5 Coworking Spaces In Fort Lauderdale And Beyond Where Collaborative Work Environments Are Sparking Creativity
Not only are new companies surfacing in South Florida, but so are new takes on work environments. Claim a desk nearby other creatives, entrepreneurs and freelancers at one of these coworking spots.
This FAT Village coworking space is divided into themed rooms, such as The Hideaway, an alcove with a staircase for those who work best in a lofted setting, and The War Room, a presentation room lined with armor that features a Smart TV and video wall, and has a coffee bar with bicycle stools. It’s also the new home of Wyncode FAT Village, a computer programming academy that takes participants through an accelerated coding boot camp.
525 NW First Ave., Fort Lauderdale
CoLab’s open-plan workspace offers eclectic decor (think early 20th century-style telephone booth and a desk made from an old airplane wing) in a laid-back environment, as well as conference rooms and tons of freshly ground coffee from the Grind Coffee Project. Visitors are also welcome to book the conference rooms on a first-come, first-serve basis.
599 SW Second Ave., Fort Lauderdale
The KTCHN in Delray Beach offers coworking space for the creative community right on Atlantic Avenue. The open workspace features a meeting room, galley kitchen and lounge area. Perks of membership include free food delivery from Delivery Dudes, fresh roasted coffee from Subculture and more.
135 E. Atlantic Ave., Delray Beach
Quest runs state-of-the-art shared office spaces in cities such as Fort Lauderdale, Boca Raton and, most recently, Plantation. The offices feature a blend of open, communal areas and closed meetings rooms for privacy, with unique elements such as a treadmill desk, communal dining tables, an open kitchen, TV lounge and dedicated meditation space.
101 NE Third Ave., Ste. 1500, Fort Lauderdale / 150 S. Pine Island Road, Ste. 300, Plantation / 1200 N. Federal Highway, Ste. 200, Boca Raton
Innovation Hub at Broward College
This business incubator at Broward College’s Cypress Creek Center features 5,400 square feet of private offices, shared working space for up to 16 people, small conference and mentoring rooms, and a large seminar room with audiovisual equipment for video trainings and more. In addition to working space, Innovation Hub provides mentoring and access to industry experts and investors. It also hosts six-month “Shark Tank-meets-Survivor”-style accelerator programs for Broward County residents in which entrepreneurs fine-tune their startup concepts and learn how to seek funding.
6400 NW Sixth Way, Fort Lauderdale