Best Coworking Spaces to Work at During Denver Startup Week

Coworking spaces are meant to provide flexible, creative places for individuals and small startup companies to work. Because fixed costs are shared amongst members, many sites are able to keep membership rates relatively low. They also allow for a sense of community and creativity, which can be vital to a new entrepreneur. Thanks to Denver's growing population and economy, the need for diverse new work environments is growing, and flexible, casual coworking spaces are more and more popular. In honor of Denver's upcoming Startup Week (September 12-16), here are some of the top coworking spaces in Denver. Check them out and see what they help you create.

Shift Workspaces
Shift offers a variety of spaces, from individual desks, to group offices, to event spaces for large groups. Shift offers three locations in Denver, all central to the city center. Membership gets you all-hours access to your building, as well as perks like free coffee and beer, gym classes, standing desks, and a fully-stocked kitchen. Day passes for Shift are $25.

With over 25,000 square feet of space, Modworks has plenty of room for all your coworking needs. It offers flexible fees based on needs, including day passes as well as the standard option of private offices. Modworks also offers free snacks along with complimentary printing. With its fast fiber optic internet connection, you'll be sure to have all the resources to make your work the best it can be. Modworks day passes are $35.

Green Spaces
Located in the trendy RiNo district north of downtown Denver, Green Spaces is a workspace with a focus on sustainable and socially conscious entrepreneurship. The 12,500 square foot building is run on solar power, and offers offices, team spaces, shared lounge areas, and conference rooms. A full membership gets you 24/7 access, mailing services, invites to members-only events, and a car-sharing hub from Zipcar. Green Spaces offers a complimentary day pass, which is a great way to check out the space before putting your money down.

Hive on 16th
This coworking space is located in the heart of downtown Denver, at Tremont and 16th streets. Hive offers some truly unique amenities, including a weekly pancake breakfast, community events, and high-end coffee and snacks in their kitchen. The Hive routinely gets great reviews for its spaces and networking opportunities. Day passes are $35, and a 5-seat punch pass works out to $30 per day. They also occasionally have free days for their space, so be sure to check out their Facebook page for updates.

Sunnyside Station
This unique space is located inside a two-story brick building, originally built in 1923 as a barbershop. Members get 24/7 access, high-speed wifi, unlimited coffee and tea, and access to a thriving community of entrepreneurs in North Denver. Sunnyside Station also hosts regular community events, including lunches, happy hours, and even a music festival. Daily rates for Sunnyside start at $25 a day.

Sarah Crocker is an educator and freelance writer with a passion for history, the arts, and local culture. She lives near Denver, Colorado.