All member companies have access to the same benefits, included as part of their membership. These benefits are core to our startup ecosystem, helping member companies build their business, accelerate their growth and positioning themselves for success.
Complete Office Environment
All member companies are provided with a Complete Office Environment incorporating everything you need in a startup office space. This includes a modern spacious office atmosphere with downtown highrise views, 1 Gbps high speed Internet connection with enterprise Wi-Fi access, your own customizable PBX phone system with auto attendant and extensions, unlimited use of conference rooms, video conferencing, network printers, fully stocked kitchen with beverages, snacks and much more.
Ideas don’t always come by sitting at a desk all day, so we provide an environment that allows you to work the way you like to work by using our standing tables, walking treadmill desk or work from our lounge chairs and couches. Relax and recharge your inner batteries by playing pool, ping-pong, foosball or relaxing in the lounge.
We are conveniently located in downtown San Jose with most amenities a short walk away. Commuting to the office is quick and easy, with VTA Light Rail station right outside our building with short connect to CalTrain. If driving, Highway 87 and Interstate 280 conveniently intersect at downtown, and there is plenty of downtown parking.
See a full list of Amenities HERE.
Strategic Partnerships, Mentorship and Events
Our goal is to support our member companies with beneficial partnerships, introductions and mentorship at inflection points of their business when it is most helpful. Our Strategic Partnerships with many companies, help by providing free or heavily discounted products and services to our members. For example, most of our member companies qualify to receive $5,000 worth of free AWS credits, along with other free services from BrainTree Paypal, SalesForce.com, HubSpot, Zendesk and Intercom, just to name a few. In total, our Strategic Partners provide over $20,000 worth of free services to our member companies.
Member companies can meet with mentors during designated “office hours” to review any questions or issues regarding your company. If mentor sessions become more frequent and regular, both parties can decide whether a formal advisor relationship is a good next step. Members can also apply to be part of our 3-month accelerator program. Learn more about our accelerator program here.
Founders Floor conducts four events each month for the benefit of our member companies and the startup community. Educational workshops, inspirational speaking events, pitch to investor panel competitions and networking events are some of the types of events hosted. All member companies can attend the events for free and can have a sponsor table for free. View all our upcoming events here.
Funding opportunities are available for select member startups when their company is ready to raise a seed round of funding. Founders Floor is a seed stage investor in technology companies through our private syndicate fund. We view our coworking member companies as a strategic source of high-quality startups for potential seed stage investment. In addition, we provide our portfolio companies introductions to VC partners within our network for co-investment and later stage funding opportunities.
Learn more about our funding opportunities here.
One of the unique assets of being a Member of Founders Floor is being part of the Entrepreneurial Community here. As a community network of entrepreneurial knowledge and resources, you have a unique benefit of being able to bounce ideas off of other colleagues, ask and receive trusted advice from other experienced entrepreneurs, gain relevant feedback from peers, and receive helpful introductions, all of which can be tremendously valuable for the success of your company.
The Bay Area entrepreneurial community has a strong “give back” mentality. As most experienced entrepreneurs know it takes allot of help to grow a successful startup company, which is why you will see our alum network coming back and providing assistance in different ways.