Startup Embassy is a hacker house located in Palo Alto. We provide a soft landing for international tech entrepreneurs that arrive to Silicon Valley. We are a community of like-minded founders and provide collaboration, living and workspace for them. We only accept entrepreneurs working in their startups, so you get the benefit of sharing your time with like-minded individuals.
We are neither an incubator nor an accelerator. There are plenty of them in Silicon Valley and we encourage you to apply to them if you think you can benefit from it. Many of our ambassadors are or have been in 500 Startups, YCombinator or Singularity University, as they are really near Startup Embassy.
Startup Embassy is not a hotel. We expect our guests to understand that we’re a community and only accept people who are willing to be a part of it.
Of course! That’s precisely what our ambassadors are, international tech entrepreneurs.
Many! To name a few:
We do organize events every week that boost networking amongst our guests and other entrepreneur tech friends in SV. Activities such as workshops, roundtables, BBQ’s and any activity that we organize in common. It’s important to note though that most of the magic in SV happens organically. We provide the platform, but it’s up to you how you take advantage of it.
Short answer: NO.
Long answer: As we’ve previously stated, we’re neither a program nor an accelerator nor an incubator. We do have our contacts in SV but things don’t work that way. You first need to build trust, and that takes time. As VC Brad Feld states:
Networking is incredibly important as an entrepreneur. For someone starting off fresh, what are the best ways to start building a quality network?
“Give before you get. If you follow that principle, you will build a great network. Make sure you are providing real value to the people you are trying to meet and network with.”
We set limits on how long we allow our guests to stay with us. Overall principle – the more progress your startup makes, the longer you may stay. The maximum stay is 6 months at a time.
If you want to know more, please read our Length of Stay protocol.
No. We’re not in the risk business.