Image courtesy of RocketSpace.
So. You’re a budding tech entrepreneur working on The Next Big Thing. You just graduated from Y Combinator with a little seed funding, your company’s got some buzz, and you’re ready for what’s next. Wait…what is next? This week I spent some time at RocketSpace, a San Francisco co-working space and “techcelerator” that is answering that question for startups of all shapes and sizes.
If you’ve ever visited a happening new startup, RocketSpace would look familiar: big open spaces filled with modern furniture, whiteboards, and people wearing headphones. Also there’s a kegerator. The only difference really is that RocketSpace is populated with not one but roughly 80 companies.
RocketSpace’s founder, Duncan Logan, sees RocketSpace as an “an ecosystem of diverse companies all focused around tech,” he told me. “The companies in our space already have a product, funding, and direction. We’re doing that final part to help them pull it all together and take off.” Indeed. RocketSpace alumni include Zappos, Uber, and PocketGems.