Archive for the ‘Workspace’ tag
Today’s featured workspace is simply incredible—a personal museum of sorts dedicated to vintage computers and game systems. The “Byte Cellar” proudly displays Blake Patterson’s love of computing and gaming, with many of the 122 systems he’s owned over the years still in his collection. More »
For the most part, there’s nothing out of the ordinary about this well-designed, minimalist work space with two big desks and plenty of light. That said, it does one important thing: uses a pair of unique chairs to set itself apart. More »
What do you do with an old piano that doesn’t work and is beyond repair? Unfortunately a lot of people are dumping broken pianos, according to the New York Times. Not Mrs. Amber Apple and her partner Stephen: They salvaged the piano and repurposed it into a desk. More »
In the announcement press release, Scott Chase, CEO of the Startup America Partnership, notes that the fundraising can be “an extremely difficult and time-consuming process as founders are focused on running and growing their companies” and that CapLinked will allow members to “easily manage their capital raise.”
CapLinked’s platform includes private workspaces where entrepreneurs and investors can share fundraising documents and manage other transactions, as well as a network tools for connecting the two groups can meet. Now startups who are enrolled in Startup America will now get access to the company’s premium features, says CEO Eric Jackson. Those tools include workspace activity reports, multiple workspace administrators, the ability to create additional workspaces, plus more tools for networking with investors.
This isn’t the first time CapLinked has made these features to a large group of startups. Just last month, it announced the CapLinked Elite Accelerator Program, making premium accounts available to companies in programs like TechStars, Science, and 500 Startups. With more than 6,500 companies enrolled in Startup America, this partnership could potentially offer a nice boost to CapLinked’s user base, but Jackson insists that this is “not really about acquiring customers<’ but instead “helping Startup America with their mission of empowering entrepreneurs to build great companies.”
Founded in 2010, CapLinked says it has managed $37 billion worth of deals from more than 135,000 users.
Whether it’s a home or an office, a good space requires personality and the photography studio of Fotobia has it in excess. The walls are filled with vintage-style screen prints, old hanging cameras, supermarket signs, and skate decks. And despite all the fun in the office—from mustached stick figures to classic soda pop—the workspace isn’t lacking in practical charm. More »
Have you heard that sitting is killing you? Probably, because we’ve mentioned it a few thousand times. While you can solve the problem by moving around every hour, a standing desk can keep your metabolism from slowing down, build up your leg strength, and simply offer a healthier solution for your workspace. These desks can be expensive, but there are plenty of options you can make yourself on the cheap. Here are our favorites. More »
This elegant home office features a large bookcase showing off artwork and mementos while the spacious desk is beautifully uncluttered. More »
In most cases, the back of your desktop monitor is nothing more than wasted space. If you have an all-in-one system like an iMac, that space is even more cluttered because it has cables coming out of it every which way. Let’s look at the ways you can turn that unused space into a useful little utility belt for storage and organization. More »
There are plenty of standing desk options that you can build yourself, but most require a commitment and aren’t terribly easy to move around. Reader Kelley Chambers put together a simple IKEA hack to make a portable standing desk on the cheap. More »
Startups seeking desk space in San Francisco will soon have another option to consider — the first floor of the offices of gift-giving startup Wantful, an area that it’s calling the Sutter Street Workspace.
It’s a pretty common practice for startups, in anticipation of future growth, to move into offices that are too big for their current workforce, then rent out the excess desks to other companies. But this effort, in particular, seems worth pointing out because it’s not just a few random desks, and it seems like there’s some attempt to build a real community, with Wantful promising advice, introductions to investors, and invitations to brown-bag lunch talks upstairs.
The location at 1244 Sutter St. is pretty cool too — it’s in the same building as the Avalon Ballroom, a famous San Francisco concert venue that once hosted Janis Joplin and the Grateful dead. In fact, the ballroom is where the aforementioned brown-bag lunches will be held.
Wantful says it’s looking for “early-stage startups that appreciate impeccable design and want to work alongside others who are design-driven.” Rents go from $1,400 a month to $4,800 a month. You can get more information by emailing email@example.com or attending the open house on Wednesday, July 25, from 4pm to 7pm.