What is Coworking?

Coworking is a style of work that involves a shared working environment, often an office, and independent activity. Unlike in a typical office environment, coworking space members are usually not employed by the same organization. Typically it is attractive to work-at-home professionals, independent contractors, or people who travel frequently who end up working in relative isolation. Coworking is also the social gathering of a group of people who are still working independently, but who share values, and who are interested in the synergy that can happen from working with like-minded talented people in the same space. Coworking offers a solution to the problem of isolation that many freelancers experience while working at home, while at the same time letting them escape the distractions of home. (Wikipedia)

Coworking Statistics

70% feel healthier since they started coworking.
64% felt they were better able to complete tasks on time.
68% thought they could focus better.
90% felt more confident.
71% get a boost in creativity.
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What we do

SURGE Coworking empowers startups, freelancers, entrepreneurs, students, and non-profits by providing state of the art offices, coworking space, resources and networking opportunities, freeing up members time and energy to focus on their goals.

SURGE Coworking helps individuals and small companies reach their full potential by providing them with an inspiring, high tech environment minus the mundane distractions and isolation of a home office or small secluded office space. We offer a large presentation space, a fully stocked giant kitchen, rooftop view garden (with wireless reception) high-speed internet, wireless, networked solutions for your printing and copying  needs, mail services and conference rooms, along with free coffee and tea, inspiring co-workers and meetups that make working so pleasant, it’s hard to leave!

We offer all the benefits of working in an energizing high tech startup type office, with no long-term commitment, a low monthly cost, and a minimal setup fee.  You take care of your business; we take care of the rest.

Our Mission

To support and promote local business and entrepreneurs by providing resources and a community where members can do what they love and love where they do it.

In support of our mission and in conjunction with the core values of coworking, we are proud to be an active member of our local community.  Our efforts go beyond philanthropic objectives, we strive to help build our community stronger through combined efforts of our team members and local and national foundations and organizations.

We take a proactive approach to creating a more sustainable tomorrow by continuously searching for cleaner and greener materials and volunteering, donating resources and sponsorship of local organizations including The Grand Cinema, Lettuce 253, South Sound 100 women, Creative Alliance of Tacoma, University of Puget Sound, SpaceWorks Tacoma, Artist Trust, and many more.

Additionally, we are co-founders of Startup253 which supports the Tacoma and South Sound startup ecosystem with events, resources and data about the local startup landscape.  The Startup253 Mind to Market initiative is a focused effort in Tacoma and the South Sound to commercialize viable and scalable ideas.  Startup253 Mind to Market (M2M) is a collaboration between Startup253, Startup253 Fund 2018, LLC (a pre-seed investment fund), and a myriad of community stakeholders.

We sponsor and host an Educational Series encouraging and supporting local business and technology startups.

We are avid supporters of The Monarch Butterfly Fund (MBF) and headed the Flight Challenge.

We offer Reduced coworking and event pricing for qualified nonprofits.

Social Responsibility

Our staff is committed to environmentally sound practices by focusing on the reduction of waste and water usage, as well as the use of recyclable or recycled materials.

Press

SURGE Coworking has received press from a variety of well-respected information and news outlets about our events and community contributions.