Last July I visited a new startup hacker space called "StartupHouse" and I wrote a post up about it because I thought it looked really promising.
My, how things can happen in the span of 9 months. It's been re-named "StartupHQ," with StartupHouse becoming the hacker hostel next door (bunk beds or regular beds, cost around $30 to $50/night.) StartupHQ is not just promising -- it's looks amazing for small startups and for events (max 150 people, they say).
Here's what the space StartupHQ looked like when I saw it originally:
Here's the exact same space today:
Here are two videos of the space, and more pictures below:
I just got a preview of a hot new coworking space that's brand new (literally weeks old) in downtown San Francisco. The address is 880 Harrison street. Here's a video I just did of the space.
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
I get so many entrepreneurs telling me that their product isn't ready to be launched. While you definitely have to have something to launch, you almost surely don't need something as good as you think.
As a reminder, here's what the Amazon.com site looked like when it launched:
You might say, "but that was a long time ago. the world has changed." Oh yeah? Here's what Twitter's site looked like in 2006 when it launched: