Maybe your office is too loud. Perhaps you make your own hours. Better yet, you just want to workshop some ideas around likeminded folk — or you simply like to share. Great news! Rhode Island boasts a bevy of coworking spaces across the state, and we’ve logged them all in handy interactive map and guide (below) for your convenience.
These spaces, however, are far from being mere pins on a grid. They’re run by cool people doing awesome things for those who use their space.
“Every day it is exciting to walk in and see, hear and feel what is going on with all the different businesses, groups and people that are at Sprout, from start ups to major corporations, writers, artists, designers, consultants and community organizations,” John Kevorkian, partner at Sprout, told me.
That feeling extends to other coworking spots, too. David Gomez, founder and COO of Red DWG Library in Pawtucket, says that fostering a space that is “very hospital and comfortable place to work” inspires professionals of all stripes to thrive.
Want a place like this for yourself? We’ve got you covered.
Sorted city-by-city, so you can find a coworking space that’s closest to you.
• Elevate Coworking
Location: 1 Charlestown Beach Road, Suite 4
Cost: Membership levels range from drop-in ($15/day or $50/week) to private office ($375/month), with other options in between.
Amenities: Free parking; Wi-Fi; printing services; conference rooms; free bike/surfboard/paddle board/kayak storage; kitchenette; deli on first floor; beach and salt pond proximity; drop-in access to Sprout in Providence.
Sounding off: “Elevate features professional, contemporary space available at a modest rate through a monthly membership. There is no lease, no long term commitment. Our Members enjoy shared space, private space, conference room access, a kitchenette, and areas for relaxing or collaborating.”
• BioSci Labs
Location: 1372 Main Street
Cost: Membership levels run from business ($149/month) to private offices ($995/month).
Amenities: Free parking; cafeteria; bike trails; 141,00 square foot-space; laboratory and conference room access; manufacturing and warehouse space; access to STEAM/Medtech Incubator; notary services
Sounding off: “BioSci labs is an energetic, enthusiastic and passionate community where science, life and business mix to produce great products and services for economic growth. We aim to provide your on-ramp to the next level of success with our business infrastructure, collaborations and unique space.”
• Spire Space
Location: 82 Valley Rd
Cost: Five-day passes are $75, with monthly memberships starting at $140/month.
Amenities: Access to anchor member and incubator, Towerhill Associates; conference rooms; mailing services; printing services; coffee; free parking; events.
Sounding off: “Spire Space isn’t just a place to go to work, we are a community of professionals who share space and the common belief that we have more to gain by working together.”
• The Hive
–Location: 650 Ten Rod Road, #2
–Cost: $15/day, $100/month
–Amenities: Conference rooms; dedicated single offices (dependent on availability); fax/printing services; kitchen space; mail services; networking events.
–Sounding off: “We strive to be an authentic community centerpiece, a place of action where people come together – much like a beehive – to enhance themselves culturally, professionally and personally.”
• Red DWG Library
–Location: 413 Central Avenue, Suite 300
–Cost: Various packages curated for different needs; $25/day.
–Amenities: 8,500 square-foot space; admin services; print lab; conference space; bicycles (yep!); year-long private access; mail service; fair-trade coffee and tea; networking and events.
–Sounding off: “It’s the perfect place to have breakfast with a client, throw educational seminars or private events, host your board meeting or company retreat. It is a place to focus, recharge or refuel … perfectly and comfortably. Never constant, never traditional, always vital.”
• Founder’s League
–Location: 91 Clemence St.
–Cost: Open seating goes for $150/month, while a designated desk is $250 month. Private office prices vary.
–Amenities: Open spaces; conferences rooms; microlounges; kitchen space (with free drinks); printing/scanning services; shower.
–Sounding off: “We’ve accommodated everyone from small business owners, lawyers, digital media education companies, and artist studio spaces.”
• Hatch Entrepreneurial Center
–Location: 244 Weybosset St.
–Cost: Community memberships run between $100-$150/month. Entrepreneurial suites, while offered for a $200-$300/month, are currently filled (although those interested can join the waitlist).
–Amenities: 3,000 square-foot space; conference rooms; video production room with greenroom; whiteboard walls; kitchenette; printers; handicap accessible facilities.
–Sounding off: “Since our founding in 2013, we’ve become home to numerous small businesses — from marketing, to legal, to small biz consulting and far beyond. We have everything an entrepreneur needs to succeed.”
• SE Greenhouse Hub
–Location: 10 Davol Square Suite# 100
–Cost: Convener memberships run $35/month, with hot desk and office prices ranging from $75-$500/month
–Amenities: Coach/advisor meet-ups; networking events; mentorship hours; business amenities; printer/scanner; kitchen; mail services.
–Sounding off: “As a member of The Social Enterprise Greenhouse Hub, your ideas will go further, reach wider audiences, and achieve greater results. Becoming a member of The Social Enterprise Greenhouse Hub will help you achieve your do well do good goals.”
-Location: 166 Valley Street, Building 6M, Suite #103
-Cost: Membership begins at a $50/month cafe level, and extends through closed office plans (priced dependent on availability).
-Amenities: Access is ultimately determined by membership level. Member directory; kitchen; conference rooms; AV-equipped conference center; mailing services; printer/scanners; lockable doors/storage; free parking; art gallery.
-Sounding off: “Our coworking community is a space that offers office and meeting space to a diverse range of businesses, entrepreneurs, freelancers and remote workers. Our members share adjacent work spaces that provide the benefits of an office — a social environment and a professional location to meet with clients — as well as an independent and casual nature.”
• The Wurks
Location: 45 Acorn Street
Cost: Pricing information available by request.
Amenities: Fully functional printshop, metal shop and wood shop; gallery; lift.
Sounding Off: “The Wurks exists as a place for a diverse group of artists and designers to foster a community of hard work and forward thinking in the Ocean State. … Our aim is to provide the conceptual support and the physical equipment necessary for Rhode Island creatives to realize and share their wild visions.”
• The Lady Project Works
Location: 79 Plain Street
Cost: Both event and conference spaces run for $20/hour for Lady Project members and $40/hour for non-members. Desk, office, and gallery space is currently waitlisted, but LP is still accepting waitlist requests. A schedule for coworking hours for LP members is forthcoming.
Amenities: Conference room and/or event space; kitchenette; water cooler; free parking; Apple TV; after-hours accessibility.
Sounding off: “Lady Project Works is a collaborative workspace and resource center developed by the Lady Project in Providence, Rhode Island. It offers an inspiring, inclusive and welcoming environment to work, meet and host events.”
• Alliance Virtual Office
Location: 3970 Post Road
Cost: Plans begin at $75/month with $100 start-up fee.
Amenities: Central location; desks; conference room; live receptionist (dependent on membership plan).
Sounding Off: “Geographically located in the center of the state, overlooking Greenwich bay, this professional and impressive Warwick, R.I. virtual office location is exactly what you’ve been looking for.”
• The Office Hub
Location: 211 Quaker Lane
Cost: $10/day, $30/week, $99/month.
Amenities: Lounge; kitchen; standing desks; podcasting room; free parking; lockers; printer/scanner; 24-hour access.
Sounding Off: “At The Office Hub your business will be ready to hit the ground running, day one.”
P.S. Are you a coworking spot and don’t see yourself on your list? Drop us a line at firstname.lastname@example.org. We’d love to include you!