The coworking spaces in Tel Aviv you should definitely know about
ith the highest number of startups per capita in the world, Tel Aviv is setting an example on the global stage. And the Israeli city’s coworking spaces are reflecting its healthy business ecosystem.
Home to over 400,000 people, the second most populous city in Israel has quickly developed into an international business hub with one of the highest startup-per-capita densities in the world. With its dressed-down, non-hierarchical attitude to business, Tel Aviv is attracting creative, international tech talent.
Accordingly, foreign and local workers alike have been making use of the city’s growing number of coworking spots. Here are the spaces in Tel Aviv you really should keep on your radar; they are all featured in our Startup Guide Tel Aviv book, should you want to find out more about them.
1 – AYEKA
📍26 Ellifelet St., Tel Aviv-Yafo
AYEKA has quickly made a name for itself as a premium coworking space. Companies that pass the application process gain privileged access to many luxury amenities, including a health bar, swimming pool, broadcasting studio and rooftop patio.
📍Electra Tower – 34th Floor, 98 Yigal Alon Street, Tel Aviv
Founded five years ago, the goal of Google Campus was to create a space that would become an integral part of the Tel Aviv startup community. With collaboration and diversity at its heart, Google Campus has sought to create a place for those who are underrepresented in the Israeli tech world, namely women, orthodox Jews and Arabs.
3 – Merkspace
📍121 Dvora HaNevi’a St., Tel Aviv-Yafo
Merkspace is part of an international chain of coworking spaces that originated in Tel Aviv. Founded in 2015, Sapir Shpigel and her father Jacob Carl Shpigel have since created an ultramodern and relaxed setting with ample space for working. Merkspace is also like no other in that it has an entire floor devoted to sports-tech innovations.
4 – Mindspace
📍54 Ahad Ha’Am St., Tel Aviv-Yafo
Founded in 2014, Mindspace has grown from just a single floor to thirteen locations across the globe. The coworking hub has since become renowned for arranging a variety of workshops and events, including up to twenty meetups each month. The diversity of people and industries that Mindpace attracts makes it a truly magical place to work.
5 – SOSA
📍13 Shocken St., Tel Aviv-Yafo
SOSA (South of Salame) was founded in 2014 by prominent Israeli investors and executives. They have since created a space that houses tech startups, investors, VCs and MNCs together under the same roof in order to curate a variety of business interactions. In keeping with its location in a former industrial district, SOSA has been given a beautiful, industrial-chic upgrade.
6 – Spaces Oxygen
📍62 Medinat Ha-yehudim St., Herzliyadam
Just north of Tel Aviv is a buzzing and creative high-tech district called Herzliya, which is home to Spaces Oxygen. Founded in 2008, Spaces Oxygen forms part of a worldwide network of coworking spaces that originated in Amsterdam. Members become part of a warm community where weekly seminars and regular meetups and pizza nights take place.
7 – WeWork
📍7 HaPelech St., Tel Aviv-Yafo
WeWork, the juggernaut of future-of-work-style coworking, hosts 4,000 members in three buildings, with a few new buildings on the way to house thousands more. Residents can expect everything from micro-roasted coffee to common areas, rooftop gardens, bike storage, craft beer, and access to WeWork’s events and expansive global network.
8 – WMN
📍121 Dvora HaNevi’a St., Tel Aviv-Yafo
Founded by serial entrepreneur Merav Oren in 2015, coworking space WMN was created with females in mind. This collaborative space tackles the underrepresentation of women in entrepreneurship by emphasizing the needs of women-run businesses. Currently, 100 percent of the startups at WMN have at least one female cofounder.
Just so you’re aware of how we selected these spaces in Tel Aviv, we sorted through hundreds of nominations from the community before a local advisory board helped us curate the final list.
All photos: Startup Guide
*This article was originally published on October 17th, 2018 and updated on December 4th, 2018