Have a question about the Innovation District? Chances are someone else has the same one. For our FAQ series, we’ve compiled some of our most common questions about events, housing, and business development information. Have a more specific question? Contact us or sign up for office hours to speak with our Innovation District Manager.
This week, we’re covering co-working and shared spaces.
Q: I’m developing a start-up and need space to work. What kind of spaces are available?
You’ve come to the right place! Collaboration is key to the success of the Innovation District, which is home to many work space options. In fact, 40% of our new companies share space in co-working spaces and incubators. Space with Soul, Bocoup Loft, HQ, and WorkBar are options for those looking to temporarily lease co-working space, and have access to a shared pool of amenities, like conference rooms, office supplies, and internet and tech connections. OuterSpaces provides listings for companies looking to lease a portion of their space for those looking for a dedicated desk in an office environment. Our Resources page has a full list of workspaces in the Innovation District.
Just in the area for a meeting? Need a casual place to sit and answer emails? We’ve got space for that, too! Stop by Factory 63, Barrington’s Coffee, Marriott Residence Inn on Congress, the Seaport Hotel, or District Hall.
Located at 75 Northern Avenue, District Hall is the world’s first free-standing public innovation center, and opens in Fall 2013. District Hall will provide a great space for networking, events, working alone or with others, pop-up shops, and workshops.
If you’re looking for more permanent space for your company, there are lots of office buildings in the area with longer term leases available. The City of Boston can provide support in your search for space, so reach out to us.