Mega-list of Bay Area startup resources

Published On Apr 26 , 2017

Mega-list of Bay Area startup resources

Newly edited in 2021: Whether you’re a newbie entrepreneur or a seasoned veteran of the startup scene, here are 40+ Bay Area startup resources to help you launch and grow your dream business.

San Francisco office and coworking spaces

If you’re not ready to sign a lease for your own location, you could head over to a San Francisco coworking space, where membership benefits include your own “hot desk” or small office, plus all sorts of networking events and classes. Here are some of San Francisco’s favorite coworking spots:

Founders Den An exclusive, invitation-only coworking club for startups and their founders.

NextSpace Coworking, infrastructure and community for freelance workers and entrepreneurial professionals. NextSpace has a great community vibe and lots of fun events and learning opportunities.

Sandbox Suites Affordable, flexible, on-demand shared office and meeting space for independent professionals and small companies. These guys are expanding fast, with multiple locations in SF and Berkeley.

PariSoma “A collaborative loftspace for coworking and events in the SoMa district of San Francisco.” Perks include wifi, coffee, workstations, and a conference room, as well as awesome education events geared especially for startups.”

Eco-Systm A large space with natural light and a modern aesthetic. Oriented toward sustainability and creativity. Onsite partnerships with Temple Nightclub and Mirus Art Gallery.

DG717 “Coworking for entrepreneurs from Japan and around the world.”

Shared A coworking/maker space for creatives.

Bespoke Located in the Westfield Mall, Bespoke offers access to a variety of spaces, including many meeting rooms, a flexible event space and a demo space.

The Vault An on-trend collaborative coworking space with a funky interior. Located in the Financial District, downtown SF.

The Hivery A women-only workspace and inspiration lab. Two locations: SF and Mill Valley.

WeWork Part of an international chain of coworking locations, with tons of amenities.

Learning and networking

Local opportunities to mix, network, discuss, and learn alongside other techies and founders.

Noisebridge ‘A physical space open and welcoming to all, providing infrastructure and collaboration opportunities for anyone interested in programming, hardware, crafts, science, food, robotics, art, and technology. We teach, we learn, we share. With no leaders, we have one rule: “Be excellent to each other.”’

Nasdaq Entrepreneurial Center A resource center, located in downtown SF, for aspiring and current entrepreneurs.

Local tech meetups

If you’re looking for even more chances to build your knowledge-base while networking with other community members, check out some of these Bay Area Meetups:

SF New Tech Meetup A monthly networking mixer for Bay Area tech geeks. According to one fan, “SF New Tech is the best place in San Francisco to launch, meet or recruit for young tech companies.”

The SF PHP Meetup Group “An open forum where PHP developers of all skill levels can come to communicate, learn network, or just have a good time.”

The SF JavaScript Meetup “Hang out and discuss JavaScript tips, tricks, hacks, and frameworks with some of the best scripters around.”

Conferences + startup events

Here are some of the best-known Bay Area tech conferences, and a few that are a little farther afield.

DEF Con “One of the oldest continuous running hacker conventions around, and also one of the largest.”

Failcon “A one-day conference for technology entrepreneurs, investors, developers and designers to study their own and others’ failures and prepare for success.”

The Future of Money and Technology “The Future of Money & Technology Summit brings together the best and brightest thinkers around money, including visionaries, entrepreneurial business people, developers, (and more).”

SF MusicTech Summit This popular annual event gathers techies, creatives and other movers and shakers from the intersecting worlds of music and technology.

SXSW If you’ve never heard of Austin, Texas based, SXSW then you’re in for a treat. Check out the new online platform for SXSW 2021 to learn how the conference is adapting to the conditions related to the Covid-19 pandemic.

TechCrunch Disrupt New startups compete for the chance to win $50,000 and launch their new company onstage, in front of heavy hitters from the tech industry. There’s also a Hackathon, for those who want to get their hands dirty.

HustleCon A conference focused on non-technical startupers.

Online mailing lists

Here are just a few of the many lists of startup news and events that can be delivered straight to your inbox on a regular basis.

Silicon Valley Startup Digest A huge, comprehensive list of news and events in the startup community. Digests are available for other cities as well.

Vator News Comprehensive news coverage and bulletins on what’s happening in the emerging tech community.

Women-oriented groups and resources

While we’ve come a long way, women are still under-represented in the startup/founder community. Here are a few great resources for female developers and startup entrepreneurs.

devChix “An international group of female programmers working to make the tech community a better place for everyone.”

SF Tech Ladies “A social network enterprise focused on the engagement, education and empowerment of like-minded, professional, and influential women in technology.”

LinuxChix “A community for women who like Linux and Free Software, and men who want to support women in computing.”

Launch, baby, launch

Additional Bay Area startup resources to make that startup happen.

Startup Weekend Network, collaborate, and build your own startup in one weekend! Startups weekends take place throughout the globe, every month of the year. Check the listings for the next Startup Weekend near you.

Vator.tv An online media hub where entrepreneurs can connect and learn from one another. Orientation is toward the high tech startup community.

Founders Network Tech founders dedicated to helping other founders succeed. Apply through the Founders Network website.

Startup America “The White House initiative to celebrate, inspire, and accelerate high-growth entrepreneurship throughout the nation.” Check out the Startup America Partnership, for lots of free goodies (software and services) for US-based entrepreneurs.

Startup funders and accelerators

500 Startups “A new kind of seed fund and startup accelerator. We believe successful internet startups are born from usable design, customer-focused metrics, and online distribution.”

The Band of Angels Silicon Valley’s oldest seed funding organization, consisting of more than 120 current and former high tech executives. The group meets monthly to formally consider three pre-selected startups for funding and support.

The Foundry Group While not in the Bay Area, The Foundry group is a well-known venture capital firm the invests in early-stage IT, internet and software startups. Their huge portfolio includes Zynga, Standing Cloud and Makerbot Industries.

Highland Capital Partners Currently investing in seed, early and growth stage companies in the communications, consumer, digital media, healthcare and IT technology markets. One way to get involved is through the [email protected] program (for selected university-affiliated startup founders and teams), which includes complimentary office space, mentorship, and $15,000 in seed funding.

MassChallenge Enter to qualify for $40-$100K in seed funding, free office space, and participation in their startup accelerator and related events from June 27-September 27. MassChallenge does not require an equity stake and is open to companies in any industry. Based in Massachusetts.

Plug and Play Tech Center  This center provides access to funding via venture capitalists, facilities for startup office space, corporate relationships, mentorship/advisory services, and networking events.

Sequoia Capital The grand-daddy of the VC industry, Sequoia Captial provides start-up venture capital funding for seed stage, early stage and growth companies.

TechStars Seed funding and intense mentorship from experienced entrepreneurs. TechStars awardees also get outstanding perks from TechStars partners such as Rackspace Hosting, Amazon Web Services, and Heroku. TechStars requires an equity stake in funded startups.

Y Combinator Small funding awards for unique startups with great ideas. Funding from Y Combinator requires a move to Silicon Valley for 3 months of mentorship and training. Y Combinator requires an equity stake in funded startups.

Startup competitions

Compete for cash to help make your brilliant idea a reality.

Launch Accelerator at UC Berkeley The Cal business plan competition is open to current part-time and full-time students

SXSW Pitch Not exactly a local competition, but one with heavy participation by the Bay Area startup community.

No doubt, we’ve left some important resources off of this list. If you see a glaring omission, send us an email or drop us a tweet @LimeTech, and we’ll add it to this page.

LimeTech is a creative tech company with a focus on innovation and adaptive change. We use technical know-how, design skills, and deep experience in entrepreneurship to help companies be more successful. If you’re a startup looking for help with serverless IT infrastructure, remote work solutions, or mobile app development, we can help. Get in touch today for a fast and easy quote.

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  2021 Update: DonorsChoose.org is raising funds to help teachers and schools respond to COVID-19. Check out some of the worthy programs that could use your support. DonorsChoose.org DonorsChoose.org is....

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How to Escape from Voicemail System Limbo

As techies, we spend a lot of time on the phone with vendors, which means occasionally getting trapped in voicemail system limbo. Comcast, Microsoft, or BofA…you’ve been there, so you....

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How to Create Your Default Signature in Outlook 2011 for Mac

How to create signature in Outlook for Mac 2011 from LimeTech Solutions on Vimeo. With the release of Outlook 2011 for Mac, we’re finding that there are many questions out....

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How the iPad is Changing Business by Bringing People Together

We’ve all heard about the ways the iPad and iPad 2 tablets will help us live happier, sexier lives through our enhanced ability to know and see anything, anywhere, anytime. ....

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iPad 2 to Take Over Mobile Teleconferencing

As mobile technology advances steadily, it becomes more clear by the year that we are just that much closer to being truly connected to each other. Emails and voice serve....

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Jawbone JamBox for Your Outdoor Events

Jawbone Bluetooth headsets have been a hit with their highly detailed industrial design and noise assassin technology. FuseProject, the studio behind industrial designer Yves Behar has yet again partnered up with Jawbone....

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How to Quickly Create a New AppleScript

As computing productivity geeks, we’re always looking for new ways to automate tasks and run small programs to make our computers work more efficiently. That leads to a lot of....

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Negative Carbon Footprint Cement

As businesses expand, they require more office spaces and server warehouses, and an increasingly large carbon footprint. The idea of taking infrastructure off the grid has been rather old news.....

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Use an iPad to Reduce Paper Waste

Tablets possess an advantage not many other multitasking electronic devices can offer. We know that iPads are well-known as a consuming product, but the by-product of this trait is its....

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A Winning Entry: IT for a Better California

Well, there’s winners and there’s losers, and this time we have a winner (though we may yet be both)! Upon cranking up the old OS X on this gray Wednesday....

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Configuring Mac Outlook 2011 for Gmail

We’re heard that a few of you struggle with accessing your company Gmail accounts. Issues can include slow viewing times, poor internet connectivity, and organizational challenges. For Mac Outlook 2011....

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What Makes a Great Coworking Space?

  We’re big fans of the whole coworking movement and enjoyed a recent visit to some of the more popular San Francisco coworking spaces. The coworking movement is growing fast. They....

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When Your Computer Gives Someone Cancer

More of you are asking for advice on green(er) alternatives when purchasing new computers, electronics, and all variety of gadgets. There is rising awareness of the health risks when old....

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Rocking the Terminal at the SF Ruby Meetup

So grateful for the opportunity to have participated in the SF Ruby Meetup / Rails Outreach for Women this Saturday at the Twitter headquarters. These events have been taking place....

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Wandering the Booths at the MacWorld Expo

We wanted to report on our recent experience at the MacWorld Expo. While the range and diversity of iPad and iPhone accessories was most impressive (um, more iPad cases than....

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From San Jose to SOMA

We’ve been out in the streets doing IT so much we haven’t taken the time to write about what we do. That’s changing now, with the unveiling of this new....

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Blog Launch Today

Welcome to the new blog for LimeTech. We’ll be using this platform to keep you updated about the IT work we’re doing with all kinds of cool businesses in the....

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