In a little over a decade, co-working spaces have become the preferred place for entrepreneurs to get their startups going. Instead of being alone in their home/apartment/garage/friend’s garage, they are surrounded by like minded people pursuing their own dreams and feeling the same pain they are- and sharing successes with others is also great. In Chicago, you’ve got 1871, Catapult, Inspire and a host of others. St. Louis has T-Rex, Lab1500, Claim, Nebula and TechArtista, Nashville has the Entrepreneurial Center and Washington D.C. has 1776.

Techli writer Ben Bathke created an infograhic on coworking- see the stats and let us know if you agree. Got a great coworking space in your town? Go ahead and give it shout in the comments. (Be sure to mouse around, its interactive).

Benjamin Bathke

Benjamin came to Missouri all the way from Germany to get a Master's degree in Communications at Lindenwood University. In the spring of 2013, he sailed around the world on a ship with 600 college students and 10 startups, which made him realize that he wants to pursue a career at the intersection of journalism and entrepreneurship. He is an avid traveler, football player (American football, yes), and collector of new ways of thinking.

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