Shared office

Shared offices space, hubs for early stage startup members in bay area?

Eric Dillon

July 21st, 2013

Hi all,

working on an early stage startup, my partner and I are looking for a cool shared office space in the bay, where we could have a desk and hang out with others trying to start their own business. I would expect internet access, quiet rooms for phone calls, access to meeting rooms, etc..

Any experience/recommendation?


July 21st, 2013

Hi Eric, Definitely check out WeWork ! Amazing community. I've been a WeWorker in various locations (in NYC) for over 2 years. Best, Cynthia

Matthew Cordasco Co-founder and Head of Product

July 21st, 2013

There are a couple of places to look:
1) Co-working spaces like:
- Parisoma
- SomaCentral

2) websites that specialize in finding shared spaces like:

Good luck


Jessica Fraser Co-Founder at Mobile Movement

July 21st, 2013

Hi Eric,
One resource that people use is the hub.  It's a large shared space where many people are starting ventures.  You don't get your own dedicated desk, however.  You get an office address, other services, and always have an available desk to use, can sign up to use the board room and has all the other amenities you mentioned.  I checked it out and there is great energy.  With a membership, you can also travel to other cities where there are hubs.  I think it particularly makes sense if you're not living in Bay Area but traveling.  Also, checked out your profile around what you're hoping to accomplish and may have a contact for you in the fashion industry in SF.  Best, Jess

Ryan Singel Founder at Contextly

July 21st, 2013

There's quite a few spots:

The Hatchery/Hatch Today is really well run, and seems to have what you are looking for.

Mark Silva Finance & Operations at KITE

July 21st, 2013 Rocketspace Runway WeWork Sent from my iPhone

Michael Brill Technology startup exec focused on AI-driven products

July 21st, 2013

I spent about a year at Hatchery (on 2nd St; there's another one a few blocks down on Harrison). If you want quiet - bordering on isolation - then it's a great place. If you are just 1 or 2 people and want some other human interaction, not so great.

Meghan Conroy

July 21st, 2013

Rocket space

Anne Gomez Product Manager, Fundraising at Wikimedia Foundation

July 21st, 2013

I'm a little biased because I used to run the space, but I HIGHLY recommend Parisoma. There's a great community of entrepreneurs and they do a ton of networking and tech events.

Alan Peters VP Product and Technology at BusinessBlocks

July 21st, 2013

@Jessica -- did you mean (coworking space) instead of (a hotel for students?)