According to research, people who work in co-working spaces are 74% more productive than they were before they joined the space. If you are creating a startup, want more work culture, or simply just want a more inspiring workspace, then joining a co-working space is a perfect match for you.
Co-working spaces are a perfect way for an entrepreneur to work on their projects solo, without all the loneliness that usually comes with it.
Under the same roof, you have other passionate, like-minded individuals all working on their own projects which are the perfect ingredient to keep focused and boost productivity.
If you have ever been to one before, you know the entrepreneurial spirit that flows around the room, so it is no surprise that there are many incredible success stories that have manifested from people sharing co-working spaces.
Keep on reading to learn some inspiring stories to keep inspired and make your entrepreneurial dreams come true.
In the bustling city of San Francisco lays a co-working space called Dogpatch Labs, which is where two men named Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger came up with the idea of Instagram.
They wanted to come up with a different social media concept than what already existed, then they were bought out by Facebook for one billion dollars.
Once again in San Francisco, in a co-working tech space called Rocketspace, two men named Travis Kalanick and Garrett Camp, along with a team of eight people came up with the foundations for Uber. The idea originated in New York, then they moved to San Francisco to carry out the idea.
This worldwide transport service is now in over 80 countries, including over 800 metropolitan areas. They provide jobs to millions of people around the globe and raised the level of safety and security for travelers everywhere.
Spotify was also born in Rocketspace co-working space in San Francisco by two men Daniel Ek and Martin Lorentzon. They came up with the idea back home in Sweden, then successfully launched the company in Rocketspace.
They now have over 159 million active users and have annual revenue of over five billion dollars.
If you haven’t heard of Ofo, they are a green-friendly and sustainable startup that originated in a co-working space in London, England. When you become a member, you have access to ride a shared bicycle in 250 cities in 21 countries around the globe.
The best part about Ofo is that you do not have to worry about where you park or lock the bike. A perfect transportation source for travelers around the globe.
This major entrepreneur-focused crowdfunding platform Indiegogo was created in (once again) a co-working space in San Francisco.
They wanted to find a way to support new startups who have incredible ideas, but no funding to support their visions. This is a great example of the benefits of co-working spaces providing the community and support for each other’s big ideas.
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If you have a big vision and want a supportive environment to put it into fruition, look no further than co-working spaces. With inspiring stories like this, you just never know what million-dollar ideas you will bring to life as well.
If you would like to learn more benefits, check out our article on how working remotely can benefit both you and your employer.