Madison is the fastest growing city in Wisconsin, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. This population boom means coworking is on the rise as the city attracts more entrepreneurs, startups and remote workers.
Fortunately, Madison has a wide range of coworking spaces to choose from, each with its own size, amenities and vibe. Check out this guide to the coworking spaces in the city to determine which one is the right fit for you.
100state states it is the largest coworking space in Madison with nearly 300 members. The full-service workspace rivals those of corporate offices and is described by one of its members of the month as “an entrepreneurial community where we can work, collaborate and gel.” It offers three membership levels: pro, dedicated desk and private office. Every member has access to amenities like free beer and coffee, a fitness gym and shower rooms, free printing and copying and social events.
If you’re someone looking for space outside of normal business hours, Horizon Coworking might be a perfect fit for you! The Five to Nine membership offers shared desks and conference rooms at half the price of a regular membership when you use them outside of normal business hours. Horizon also offers two regular memberships—one for a dedicated desk and one for shared. All members have access to reservable conference rooms, a kitchenette and printers.
Matrix Coworking states it is the only coworking space in Madison that “caters specifically to cross industry entrepreneurs,” creating a welcoming environment for healers, musicians, or artists, in addition to members of the tech industry. There are three membership levels, one of which includes a Horizon visa, which allows access to drop-in workspace at Horizon Coworking. The space includes free coffee and parking, and all members have access to the use of shared office supplies and amenities including copy machine, kitchenette, and exercise equipment, in addition to discounts from other companies.
Creatives who have less of a need for formal meeting spaces should take a look at Threshold, a multi-tenant building consisting of several small businesses, a coworking space, and event space. There is a dedicated desk option, but those looking for a shared workspace only a few times a week have the option of purchasing monthly, five day and single day passes. Amenities include tea and coffee, a printer and access to a back patio.
Small businesses may want to consider Novel Coworking, which offers private offices, shared space, and custom office suites for teams of up to 50 people. Five membership levels are offered, with one consisting of just being able to list Novel’s prestigious address for mail. The other four memberships come with an espresso bar, a mother’s room and a community app.
Those looking for a place that will provide full service should check out Lodgic Workplace, which is hospitality-focused and includes a concierge to greet your guests, book your meetings and provide tech support. Additionally, each membership plan includes bottomless artisan coffee, grab-and-go nutrition and direct-to-desk food and beverage service. Lodgic Workplace offers three membership levels: open coworking, dedicated desk and private office. You can also try before you buy with their daily and weekly plans.
Serendipity Labs offers six membership plans, with virtual, dedicated and drop-in options. Amenities include unlimited access to the Lab café with complimentary coffee and tea, wellness rooms and premiere meeting spaces (for an additional fee).
Synergy Coworking is a diverse workspace that is “committed to delivering development and accelerated growth opportunities to women and professionals and entrepreneurs of color.” There are four membership levels in addition to daily and hourly rates. Amenities include bicycle parking, free coffee and tea, and lounge space. You also do not have to have a membership to utilize Synergy’s spaces. The workspace features several meeting and office space options starting at $15/hour.
Spaces’ Madison location shares tenancy with a brewery and a live music venue, making it a great location for those who are looking for a professional space with the energy of a neighborhood’s music, theatre and nightlife scene. Spaces offers coworking space, dedicated desks and office spaces, with memberships for the full month or 5 or 10 days. Amenities include networking events, breakout rooms and a private rooftop terrace.
Location + Website
811 East Washington Avenue 3rd and 4th Floor Madison, WI 53703
Community CoWorks was created to provide workspace, collaboration, camaraderie and community among a diverse group of entrepreneurs, non-profits, start-ups, Etsy businesses, free-lancers, remote workers, writers, artists, salespeople and anyone else that needs to work with creative and successful people to spark their own productivity.
Located in University Research Park, Madworks Coworking is described as being a “vibrant environment” by one of its tenants. Memberships include shared space and dedicated desks which are available on a month-to-month basis. The space features a relaxation area, free coffee and social, networking and educational events. Additionally, Madworks Coworking collaborates with other organizations throughout Madison, giving its members access to a wider network of professionals.
Startup companies should look closer at StartingBlock, which states it is “Wisconsin’s largest community of entrepreneurs, startups, investors, accelerators, and entrepreneur support organizations.” This coworking space offers six memberships for individuals and teams, and amenities include a video studio with on-site videographer, access to a third floor café and terrace community space and a hospitality suite with coffee and snacks. Most importantly, StartingBlock offers a unique recruiting service designed specifically for helping founders and startups grow. In addition to this service, StartingBlock has multiple programs that cater to startups, whether in the early or middle stages.
Location + Website
821 E Washington Ave Second Floor Madison, WI 53703
If you know of or own a coworking space in the Madison area that we overlooked, please contact us right away so we can get your space added to our list. We want to make sure we include all spaces here.
If you want to learn more about coworking or check out a space yourself, contact Brix Coworking, a company with two coworking locations in Madison, Wisconsin. Brix provides affordable coworking and workspace solutions for small businesses, remote workers, entrepreneurs, freelancers and musicians.