If you're interested in leasing space here for your startup (or would like to do an event in this space or inquire about the Hacker Hostel), please leave a comment below and I'll introduce you to the people running it.
The space is going to be called "Startup House." It's three levels, with offices on the 2nd and 3rd floors. The lower level is a HUGE open space, where they're going to put co-working desks (and the rumor is, maybe some exotic cars sprinkled around -- you know, for character).
There's also a separate part behind the main building where the owners are considering putting a "Hacker Hostel" for out of town developers (or just those who need a place to crash). The embassy of New Zealand is going to be putting a launch pad space in the building. Thanks to Elias (the guy behind StartupBus) for showing me around the space
Lots of pics in my updated blog post on StartupHouse: http://danielodio.com/sick-co-working-space-in-sf-startuphq
Hello Drodio, me and my girlfriend are moving to SF from Spain and we would like to get in touch with these guys if they yet exist, can you put me in contact?
Just made an intro! BTW a much better blog on it is here: http://danielodio.com/sick-co-working-space-in-sf-startuphq ... good luck man.
A friend just showed me this blog post. I am a soon to be graduated senior who is going to be interning at a startup in SOMA. This hackers hostel sounds perfect! Would love to get an intro.
UPDATE: As of March 1, 2013, SOMACentral is moving to a new space (and we are too). Here's a first look.
PointAbout just signed a lease for office space in San Francisco.
We're just getting one office to start, so we have a presence out here. The place we picked is SOMAcentral, a brand new startup-friendly space right next to the AT&T Ballpark, in the SoMa district of San Francisco.
I was so impressed with the space and the concept that I wanted to share it with other entrepreneurs. Here are some pictures of the space, and I even made a video. Here are the deets:
I might have cracked the procrastination nut.
One of the things that's plagued me for years is that a heavy, intense period of doing lots of good stuff is frequently followed by a crash.
The crash partially negates the gains from having a good period. If you put in an excellent, intense four days of creative work, that's good. But if you can't look at your work and projects for half a week afterwards, you negate some of that progress as compared to just slowly, steadily putting in time.
What's worse is that, for me, the crashes tended to be full-on, nothing-valuable-happening. I don't mean not working. I mean nothing valuable. When I'd crash, I'd usually not be reading good books, spending time in nature on the beach, or whatever. It'd be more like getting into high stimulation distraction, where it sucks your time without giving you anything back. Without even recharging you, even.
So, I started looking at how crashes come on.