Co-working is a comfortable alternative to a typical office life, which involves sharing a common space with a group of independent specialists. Since 1990 they became more and more popular among young entrepreneurs and now widely spread over the world. SUISSEPIC explored some in Geneva.
There are more than 20 co-workings in Geneva. They are all over the city and can be found at both sides of Lake Geneva: beside the airport in Grand-Sacconex as well as in Carouge and Eaux-Vives. Most of them are located very close to Cornavin train station to make the entrepreneurs be more flexible. Genevan common workplaces are run by private owners and international companies like Regus, which has several co-workings: close to the airport, at Balexert trade center, at luxurious Rue du Rhone and etc.
Due to coworker.com price of room in a common workplace in Geneva starts from CHF 30 per day. However if you decide to rent it for a month you can find some options for CHF 480, or even for CHF 200. What is normally included into this price? They provide access to Internet, printing facilities, lounge area and a kitchen to prepare a coffee or have a snack. Some additional options can also be available such as SmartTVs and Skype facilities.
Most of the co-workings are open from 9h00 to 18h00. Some of them work till 19h00. SUISSEPIC chose top 5 due to public reviews in Google.
Opened in 2015 Coburo became quite popular among young entrepreneurs. It is a fully equipped workplace. For a price you will get speedy Wi-Fi, a lockable storage, a coffee corner and even a shower.
Price: CHF 40 per day, CHF 8 per hour; for CHF 460 you will get 24/7 access to your independent workplace
Address: Vermont 60, 1202 Geneva, Switzerland
Soft-Space, run by Softweb, is one of the oldest co-workings in Geneva. Founded in 2009 Sofweb became a resource center for social innovation, which provides co-working places for entrepreneurs and NGOs, who seek support of their projects. The price of CHF 40 per day and CHF 200 per month makes Soft-Space be among the cheapest ones as well. It includes access to the space (mobile desk), tea, fruits, wifi, and printers. You can also get some professional advice or mentoring for extra payment.
Price: CHF 40 per day
Address: 2, Rue des Cordiers, Geneva, Switzerland
La Muse Bouge Genève
Existing since 2009 La Muse Bouge is also a popular co-working area. You will get a working lace in an open-space equipped with wi-fi, printer/ scanner options, meeting room and relaxation area, a kitchen with a coffee-machine.
Prices: CHF 150 per day or CHF 29.7/ hour. Month price is fixed as of CHF 370 for 24/7 access
Address: 2, rue de la Muse, 1205 Geneva, Switzerland
Regus Genève Aéroport
Run by international corporation this comfortable co-working provides business atmosphere to frequent world travelers. This workspace is equipped by all the things necessary for your business purposes such as shared desks, light meeting rooms with Skype options, a kitchen, wi-fi, printers and even a personal phone. Here you will get a professional business environment with a reception desk at the entrance. Co-working is available per hour, per day, per month.
Address: World Trade Center II, Route de Pré-Bois 29, 1215 Geneva
Seedspace Geneva La Praille
Cosy place in Carouge for tech entrepreneurs & startups. La Praille, Seedspace La Praille has co-working facilities and 4 private offices that can comfortably accommodate teams up to 6 people. La Praille offers fully equipped workplaces, a kitchen, a laundry area, a living room, a dining room and cosy bedrooms in case you need to stay in Geneva for a short or long period of time.
Prices: CHF 350 per month
Address: Route des Jeunes 47B, 1227, Carouge, Switzerland
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Illustrations are taken from websites and facebook pages of Regus Group, Coburo, Soft-Space, La Muse Bouge and Seedspace Geneva.