What is Founders Den?
Founders Den is a shared office space and private club for experienced entrepreneurs and their friends.
Is Founders Den an incubator or accelerator?
Founders Den is not an incubator, and does not compete with incubators. Founders Den is a shared office space for startups, also known as a "co-working" space. Founders Den is a great potential office for graduates of incubator or accelerator programs.
Does Founders Den provide funding?
No, Founders Den itself does not provide funding nor take any equity in startups located at the Founders Den. However, startups at Founders Den may receive or may have received seed funding from the sponsors, advisors, or managing partners of Founders Den.
What does Founders Den provide?
Founders Den provides a full set of plug-and-play services for resident startups, including desks, Internet, WiFi, conference rooms, printers, beverages and more. Founders Den is a community and hang-out for our entrepreneurs, partners, and advisors, offering opportunities for knowledge sharing and informal mentorship. Founders Den also runs an ongoing series of events for advisors, sponsor partners, and resident startups that appeal to the interests of entrepreneurs.
How are startups chosen for space at Founders Den?
Space at Founders Den is offered on an invite-only basis. Startups and entrepreneurs are referred through the networks of the Founders Den community, which includes Founders Den advisors, partner sponsors, existing tenants, and managing partners. Founders Den also provides a home base for experienced entrepreneurs who are between projects.
How much does it cost?
Rent at Founders Den is competitive with other co-working spaces in San Francisco, and varies depending on the type of space rented. Founders Den offer a variety of options including open desks, bullpens and private offices.
How is Founders Den different than other co-working spaces?
Founders Den's unique approach combines a selectively curated startup community with a focus on experienced entrepreneurs and graduates of accelerator programs.
Who does Founders Den compete with?
The managing partners of Founders Den are big fans of all the other co-working spaces in San Francisco, each of which serves a different niche in the entrepreneurial ecosystem. One of the goals of Founders Den is to appeal to experienced entrepreneurs who would rather work out of their home offices than work at one of the previously existing co-working spaces.
Is Founders Den only for experienced entrepreneurs?
Founders Den does focus on experienced entrepreneurs, but will also consider startups and entrepreneurs at all stages of progress and experience, who are referred through the Founders Den community.
Why are the managing partners of Founders Den working on this project?
The managing partners of Founders Den wanted to create a unique shared office space that met some unfilled needs, including a focus on experienced entrepreneurs and a curated approach to tenant selection. Founders Den is a home base for the managing partners, their friends, and startups they are advising or have invested in. By creating a physical embodiment of an entrepreneurial community at the Founders Den, the managing partners seek to enjoy the knowledge sharing and camaraderie of a shared office space, bring further efficiency to their advisory work, angel investments, and their own business ventures, as well as enjoy opportunities to meet more great startups that they may work with as investors or advisors.