We’ve had companies get funded by angel investors just through a chance meeting inside thinkspace. We have successful entrepreneurs who are on their 8th start up and have successfully exited from the other seven companies between $7M to over $60M. In our building we have seen companies exit for $2.9 billion, $400 million, $40 million, and $5.4 million. You can work with people that have gone from pre-revenue to over one million in revenue. These kinds of opportunities only happen when you’re working in a space that fosters collaboration.
Inside thinkspace, we’ve had PhD scientists who build neural networks for the stock market team up with social media strategists to create joint ventures for the movie industry. It is through these chance encounters where business relationships are formed and partnerships created. My team is always listening and learning about the companies inside here and making introductions between people where we recognize there could be synergy.
Surround Yourself With Like-minded People
I’ve always surrounded myself with people that are where I want to be, not where I am at. I also believe that if you’re the smartest person in the room, then you’re in the wrong room. If you’re serious about your company and looking to grow your business, it helps to work around other people that are also pushing in the same direction. You might even find your co-founder.
Mentors and Coaches
We understand the importance of mentors, and the best start up ecosystems have mentors that are smart and survived the life cycles of a start up. Just having that experience is no good unless that person is willing to share with others what they have experienced. It’s not about giving advice, but rather, sharing experiences. We’re working with a couple different organizations that can provide the additional mentoring and couching to help your build and create a successful company.
No Silly Distractions
For me, working from home was fine for a little while, but once my wife and I had kids it became impossible. Even without kids there are so many distractions; the laundry or dishes that need to be done, the neighbors dog barking… You could always go to the nearest coffee shop, but then you have to deal with the loud grinding machines or the crazy person that talks super loud on their cell phone. Our convenient Fremont location is free of distractions and well equipped for various levels of privacy.
Feel free to drop by or contact us and I or someone on my team will give you a tour of our coworking space.
Founder & CEO