At the crossroads of Scandinavia, Western Europe and Russia lies a baltic country with a welcoming IT environment, experienced technology experts, readiness for innovations and an extremely advanced internet infrastructure. This is Lithuania, considered to have one of the most active startup scenes in the Baltic region, with more than a hundred startup events each year. Alongside a growing venture capital industry and active government support, this tiny country is becoming a popular destination for freelancers, startups and digital nomads. If you are considering moving here, take a look at the 10 best co-working spaces in Lithuania’s capital, Vilnius:
Rise Vilnius – Supported by Barclays, this co-working space is purpose-built workspace for the FinTech community, bringing together the world’s best and brightest startups and experts to create the future of financial services. As part of the Barclays open innovation program, members have access to Barclays support and expertise while co-working in their flex or dedicated desks. Facilities such as live event streaming, podcast recording room, seat auditorium, meeting rooms and conferencing services are available for the members as well. Cost: Prices upon request.
Vilnius Tech Park – Vilnius Tech Park is the region’s biggest hub for tech startups, venture capital funds and creative entrepreneurs. Described as a combination of style, comfort and functionality, the park offers access to an exclusive network of business partners and services. Aside from co-working stations, members can enjoy free utilities, conference centre, cafe, community garden and pub. Unlimited networking opportunities and unlimited access to hub events is included in the price. Cost: Monthly packages vary from €79 to €159.
Fridge – Centrally located, Fridge is a co-working home of friendly and business-oriented team of freelancers in the fields of photography, videography, graphic design, event management, business developing and programming. Facilities include printer/scanner services, free coffee and tea and Lounge/Chill-out Area. Video games, pizza nights are table tennis table are a way to animate the community and create cozy and friendly atmosphere. Dog-friendly. Cost: Monthly package is available for €119.
Hub Vilnius – Operating since November 2010, Hub Vilnius is the first co-working and startup acceleration space in Lithuania. It offers over 200 desks and vibrant community of freelancers and startups, in addition to full service amenities: fast wifi, comfortable furniture, meeting rooms, kitchen, lounge, library, fully equipped kitchen, plenty of freshly roasted coffee, tea and shared office equipment. Serving both as a recruitment agency and an event space. Cost: Monthly packages vary from €75 to €95.
Uma workspace – Uma is an extension of your office enhancing mobility, flexibility and networking. As part of the UMA chain workspaces by Technopolis, membership lets you access all UMA locations in five countries The co-working space provides workstations, meeting rooms, innovation/relax rooms and workrooms. Facilities include: ICT equipment, restaurant, cafe, storage space/lockers, video conference facility and parking, all arranged to provide inspiring working environment. Cost: Monthly packages vary from €120 to €200.
Work’inn – Located inside the Sunrise Valley Science and Technology Park, Work’inn members enjoy the infrastructure and other innovation support services that come along with the 24/7 accessibility, endless coffee, free events, cozy kitchen, office services, meeting rooms and bike parking. Advantages include: excellent location, entrepreneurship mentorship, partnership services and virtual office. Cost: Monthly packages vary from €40 to €85.
Workland – Providing an alternative to a traditional office space rental, Workland offers short or long term fully furnished offices, with fiber optic internet, reception and administrative support, fully equipped kitchen, coffee/tea, common areas, lounge, daily cleaning, security, utilities and office management, 24/7. They offer flexible and tailor-made solutions in great locations, event venue and virtual office. Cost: Daily packages from €60.
Coffice – Coffice is a cosy working place for locals and modern nomads with unlimited coffee/tea in Vilnius old town. Limited in space, but not in creativity. Described to offer a great mix of working and socializing, relaxed but productive atmosphere. Additional feature is Coffice class, offered as a course on specific topic. Cost: Monthly packages are available for €80.
ISM innobase – ISM Innobase is a platform of activities, people and resources fostering personal and corporate entrepreneurship, creativity and innovation, bringing students, alumni, investors, business leaders to co-create new experiences together. Aside from offering co-working space, they provide mentorship, run startup challenges, accelerate new business initiatives, run workshops and host super interesting events. Cost: Prices upon request.
Creative industries centre Pakrantė – This creative paradise is said to provide friendly community, calm & inspiring environment, comfortable workplaces with all things that you might need (access 24/7, kitchen, internet, cleaning services, security, printers, meeting room with projector). Serves also as an exhibition space and event venue. Dog-friendly. Cost: Monthly packages are available for €75.