With 1.3 million inhabitants, Estonia is a small country in size, but over the past few years it managed to rank third in Europe regarding the highest number of startups per capita. Thanks to its knowledge-based economy, government-backed startup support and abundant startup portfolio, Estonia has nourished entrepreneurial spirit among its citizens and has welcomed foreign entrepreneurs through the Startup Visa program. The vibrant startup scene has led to the development of some cool co-working spaces in Tallinn. Below you’ll find the 10 best co-working spaces of the Estonian capital.
Lift99 – Powered by Garage48, Lift99 is a co-working space for startups, creative teams and freelancers, offering productive environment with top-level work stations and a community of like-minded people. Members have 24/7 access to workstations, kitchen chill room, ping pong table and a shower. In addition, there is an event space for hosting IT and startup themed meet-ups and seminars for up to 99 people. Cost: Monthly package is available for €185.
Spring Hub – Spring hub provides modern work environment including hand picked community of seed financed startups, professional freelancers and other globally minded entrepreneurial people as well as startup support organisations. With 150 workstations, 7 meeting rooms, 11 phone booths, cafe-lounge, smart bike parking system, warehouse, video-conference solutions, sauna and lots more, Spring hub is the centre of the startup scene. Cost: Monthly package is available for €150.
Tehnopol – Located in the premises of startup incubator at the Tallinn Science Park Tehnopol, this co-working hub provides open offices and co-working facilities, growth-oriented mentorship from business experts, training, and abundance of networking opportunities. Facilities include: meeting rooms, callboxes, fully equipped kitchen, free parking and many more services offered at discounted prices. Cost: Monthly packages are available for €95.
Technopolis Ülemiste – Ülemiste City is part of the Technopolis group and offers a unique and inspiring working environment that enhances creativity and innovation. Their modern and fully equipped offices, along with a wide array of services and a multitude of regular seminars and events are just some of the factors that have helped companies choose Technopolis as their residency. The membership enables the member to use the services of every Technopolis co-working space in five countries. Cost: Monthly packages are available for €100.
Regus – With over 240 workstations spread in two locations in Tallinn, Regus offers desk space in a shared office environment, on first come, first served basis.Their co-working options vary from dedicated and flexible workplaces, with printers, scanners, copiers, kitchens, meeting rooms, videoconferencing studios or fully furnished, serviced offices. Membership in Regus gives you access to a global network of 3,000 business centers in 120 countries. Cost: Daily package is available for €5.10.
Maker Lab @Tallinn Creative Hub – Tallinn Creative Hub is home to MakerLab, universal lab which includes a well-equipped workshop, a room for seminars and meetings, a polishing and colouring room and a 100 m² lab for creating anything from 3D-printed robots to laser-cut decorations. Not a typical co-working space, but still a space where you can learn, carry out training events, do prototyping, product development, and hobby projects. Cost: Daily pass is available for €10, 5-day pass for €35.
Must Puudel – One of the most popular bars in Tallinn offers nice and relaxed atmosphere, combining cool nostalgic details as well as design elements from the Soviet era with the urban vibes of Tallinn. It’s not a typical co-working place, but popular hangout spot of the young generation. Known for excellent coffee, delicious snacks, incredibly high WiFi internet speed and comfy chairs. Plus: It’s pet friendly.
Telliskivi cultural centre – The former industrial factory complex has been transformed into what is now the epicentre of Tallinn’s cultural and entertainment scene, consisting of studios, offices, meeting rooms, conference halls and venues, training rooms for NGOs or creative companies and professionals. In addition to creative studios, Telliskivi also has cafes and restaurants, design stores, a bakery, bike studio and three theatres. Cost: Prices upon request.
ESL – The Estonian Association of Interior Architects offers aesthetic and environmentally friendly working environment located in the old town of Tallinn. The office area is 52 m2 and it includes a meeting room with a library, a fully equipped kitchen and a furnished office. An outdoor spacious terrace can be used in summer as well. ESL is also host to many events and can be used for networking opportunities among the industry. Cost: Daily package is available for €60, hourly for €10.
Estonian office – Of the three types of office space Estonian Office provides, the option of short-term, hourly-based rent for fully furnished office space is the most convenient for freelancers. Estonian Office offers convenient parking lots with 24/7 access to the work environment. Complimentary services include live secretary, interpreter, bookkeeper, attorney and many more. Cost: Hourly package is available for €3.