Santa Barbara’s most creative location, workspace and community.



Build and launch with the help of the Santa Barbara Startup Community, our mentors, and networks including StartupSB, The Startup Champions Network, The Startup Federation, TechStars, Coworking Collaborative, and more

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Coworking in Santa Barbara. One space. One community. Many ways to work… Open tables. Comfortable spaces, conference rooms, collaborative places. It’s all here.

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Grow your business, grow your network, grow your customer base. Our team helps you develop your idea and our location allows you the space to scale up!



Creating collisions through community, events & a network of entrepreneurs around the world.

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Santa Barbara coworking at it’s best. THE SANDBOX features high ceilings, natural lighting, speedy wifi, a variety of seating arrangements, outlets everywhere, great conference rooms and even an airstream work area. Our member levels include part time, full time, 24/7 access, social memberships & more!

Private Desks

We’ve got dedicated spaces that you can call your own. Most of these desks are on our VIP level mezzanine, where you’ll have access and your own dedicated seats for events. These spaces can be open creative spaces for your business, freelance gig, or your creative venture!


THE SANDBOX features a variety of offices. Our semi private spaces, like our private desks, are are on our VIP level mezzanine, where you’ll have the best seats in the house for our events (and StartupSB’s too). Our private offices are on the main floor and are a great location for brand exposure.

Events & Programs

Our events. Your events. Large events. Small events.

The Sandbox is home to the best entrepreneurial and creative events in town.

We also got great spaces for you to host your meetup, intimate gathering or large events!

THE SANDBOX Santa Barbara

THE SANDBOX Santa Barbara


THE SANDBOX is a coworking, collaborative workspace and event venue located in The Santa Barbara Design and Venture Center in the Lagoon District area of Santa Barbara.

We are home to the entrepreneurial and creative community of Santa Barbara and collaborate with an amazing group of partners and create a lifestyle that is distinctly Californian!

The SANDBOX is steps away from Telegraph Brewing Company and Carr Winery as well as The Mill (Wildwood Kitchen, Third Window Brewing, Potek Wines and more) and Rose’s Cafe, Ah Juice and more. We are also steps away from many startups, tech companies, retailers, organizations (like the Santa Barbara contractors Association and BICI Centro/SB Bike) as well as creative collaborators Oniracom and game changers Loa Tree.

Upcoming Events @ THE SANDBOX

Santa Barbara Jazz Festival Kickoff

And Screening of One Note At A Time

Thursday, March 3rd @ 8pm

More Info

Mentor Monday!

Join The Sandbox and work with Santa Barbara’s top business mentors!
We’ll be getting restarted in February!

Community Partners

Startup Champions Network
Lagoon District
Warner Anderson Events
Youth Interactive
Fell Marking Attorneys at Law
Startup Weekend
Cox Business
Blue Sky Center, Cuyama California