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thinkspace Offers First Coworking Helipad Service Between Seattle and Redmond


thinkspace Redmond Rooftop Helipad

We are excited to announce that we have a helipad at both of our Seattle and Redmond coworking locations! We recognize that commuting between Seattle and Redmond has been a challenge ever since the toll was put in place between Seattle and the Eastside. Depending on the time of day it can take an hour or more commuting on the 520 Bridge. With this new service, the approximate 15 mile commute can be reduced to approximately eight minutes. We wanted to be able to provide our thinkspace members with a service that allows entrepreneurs to focus on growing their startups instead of spending time stuck in traffic as they go from investor meetings with Madrona Venture Group, Voyager Capital, or Maveron.

After nearly seven and half years of running thinkspace, I have been asking entrepreneurs what is the most challenging thing about running a startup? The answer that I typically get is 1) funding and finding access to capital. 2) is hiring talent and finding a cofounder. We feel that with this service, startup founders will be able to invite VC’s to meetings and possible candidates that are looking to leave their jobs at Amazon, Google, Facebook and Microsoft to join their startups. Attracting talent to join a startup is an incredible challenge. With a service like this, startups can now compete with the big tech companies in the Seattle area.

With recent announcements of Uber partnering with Blade to be able to helicopter rides to Coachella, we have been actively working on our own partnerships to extend the service to the Seattle area. We estimate that the service will cost approximately $62.50 one way or $125 round trip. Similar to how a vanpool works, discounts will be available for groups of four people. As Benjamin Franklin would say, “time is money”, this service definitely puts a premium on time. Please contact us if you’re interested in find out more about how to book this service.

10 replies
  1. Katie Walvatne
    Katie Walvatne says:

    So excited to be so far ahead in the industry! Can’t wait to see how much this benefits our members. It took some intense planning and preparation but we did it. Proud to be part of thinkspace!

    • Peter Chee
      Peter Chee says:

      Sorry, Brian, we won’t be able staff it 24×7 in the beginning. We will only do this during rush hour. After we are able to crowd source more helicopter pilots we will be able to expand the hours.

  2. Dennis Noland
    Dennis Noland says:

    Announcing this on April 1 might make a few of us skeptical. Very cool (it’s for real?)…just like the Jetsons…but you’re too young to know anything about the Jetsons, right?


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