If you are an established digital nomad looking to expand your venture in Europe or an aspiring entrepreneur, this is the perfect time to be doing your thing! Coworking spaces in Europe are as good as anywhere in the world. European coworking space startups have been pioneers in this niche market, showing the rest of the world how to deliver the best of facilities to traveling entrepreneurs and startup founders, at affordable prices.
Let’s look at some of the factors that make Europe the hottest coworking destination at the moment:
- Currently, there are more than 2000 coworking offices across Europe to accommodate the growing number of digital nomads who have been working in and out of the continent.
- Widely available and inexpensive Internet keeps your business up and running.
- No matter the commodity or service you are trying to sell, the multifarious nature of European markets ensures that you find a suitable demographic to sell to.
- The startup boom in Europe is well and truly on, which makes coworking spaces the perfect hotspots for entrepreneurs to connect and build synergetic relations.
Are coworking spaces ideal for your business?
Coworking offices are established with the sole purpose of catering to entrepreneurs who need a temporary space to work. The reason why coworking spaces have grown in popularity is that they provide affordable working spaces to budding entrepreneurs for as long as they require. They are cut out for accommodating several small businessowners and their teams. These offices can either be cafes, libraries or simply studios with desks, chairs and the essentials. You can either reserve a single space for yourself or an entire web studio if you need to house a team.
Here are the 5 best coworking studios in Europe that you can check out:
The favorable climate and professional work ethic in Milan have fueled the development of a number of coworking spaces to develop in the city over the years. The first addition to our list is a cafeteria and bookstore called Open that has been accommodating entrepreneurs since its inception. The bookstore and cafeteria are separate from the working space, although you can work anywhere you wish to. The work-studio can be rented out completely as well. The studio is well-lit, aesthetically decorated and furnished, comfortable, and is well-equipped with all provisions you and your team can ask for, for work and for relaxation.
Count on the French to revamp coworking spaces! Volumes is a coworking studio in central Paris that is unlike any you would have ever seen. The entire studio is divided into 3 parts – a workspace, a Maker’s den complete with state-of-the-art equipment such as milling machines and 3D printers, and a food lab for culinary startups. It is, thus, more of an ecosystem and less of an ordinary workspace. What we love most is that in spite of the innovative branch-out, the Volumes team has not compromised on the quality and spaciousness of desk spaces for clients. The architecture of Volumes makes it a favorite among modern entrepreneurs and businessmen, as the workspaces are blessed with proper ventilation and natural lighting.
Agora Collective, Berlin
No other city on Earth can stimulate your inner creative as well as Berlin. Situated in the posh locality of Neukölln, Agora Collective was designed to provide a suitable, innovative work environment for freelancers, entrepreneurs,and employees. This Berlin coworking space lets creative individuals and self-driven entrepreneurs from different sectors to work, host client meets, and share ideas. The studio spans five floors; the workspaces are designed so as to deliver the best of comfort and spaciousness. Its reservation policies allow you to reserve desk spaces, workroom or even floors on a daily, monthly or permanent basis. The prices are surprisingly quite affordable for such a well-provisioned work studio.
One of the most popular tourist destinations in Europe also houses an all-time favorite coworking space for entrepreneurs in the city, as well as traveling businessmen. Amsterdam offers a plethora of coworking office spaces but what makes them truly unique are the liberal policies and relaxed environments that allow you to conduct your creative experiments without limitation. Spaces, apart from providing all the provisions of a world-class coworking studio, also hosts special networking events to help newcomers obtain valuable connections and insights within a wide range of markets. Special services like massages and bike-renting add another dimension to this coworking studio and makes working here all the more interesting. Spaces offers include a free day pass for those looking to check the place out before committing to it.
We can’t complete this list without the capital of jolly, old England contributing to it! One of the busiest financial and economic hubs of the world, it is no surprise that London attracts starry-eyed entrepreneurs from around the world as Europe’s land of opportunities. WeWork, a beautiful and innovative community workspace, is one that is committed to delivering these opportunities to young professional by virtue of its incredibly strong network of members (more than 5000 globally). WeWork also hosts events to help you attract clients.
How to choose the right one?
Spoilt for choice? Not to worry. Check out the following steps to find a coworking office that is just right for you:
- Budget: Plan a budget and check the prices of the studios and find one that is affordable.
- Business-specific facilities: The facilities provided by the studio should be adequate for your enterprise. For instance, if you are a clothing startup, the studio needs to have provisions for stitching equipment and sufficient room for your staff.
- Community-focused: The studio should have colleagues who belong to the same line of business as you. This will enable you to socialize and gain clients faster.
Irrespective of your budget or business focus, you will always find a suitable coworking space in Europe to take your business to and to build strong connections at.