Apply to be a resident here -> http://bit.ly/lIFM1jNote: There will be single-sex rooms as well as co-ed.
There are many co-working spaces in NYC, but there is an absence of startup co-living spaces. Here's where we come in : with lower-than-market rent, a close-knit startup community, and a strong network of experienced mentors - located in East Williamsburg, 2 blocks away from Mckibbin Loft.
Our eventual goal is to leverage the co-living platform to further subsidize living expenses through sponsorship, provide subsidized legal and accounting services, create a media platform for startups to market their products (one room will be set aside as a media production room), and eventually to build a fund to help finance the companies.
Most importantly we want to build a sense of kinship among entrepreneurs - which is only possible through weekly games of Settlers of Catan. (I promise this is not an elaborate front for a Settlers of Catan league.)
The space is a complex with an amazing rooftop space and central courtyard. There are 20 separate apartment units, from the smallest at 600sqft to the largest at 1100sqft. The space will be fully renovated and furnished. All you need is a suitcase and a dream.
We want to encourage people to pursue their real passions by removing distractions like worrying about rent, scrambling to find advocates and friends, figuring out legal and accounting structures, etc. Our thesis is that if entrepreneurs can focus on what they're really good at, which is building a product that customers want, then we can improve the quality of startups in the NYC ecosystem.
What We Need
All of the funds raised will be used to subsidize the cost of the housing for entrepreneurs. 100% of the contributions will count against the total rent we will have to collect in order to offset expenses.
What You Get
At certain contribution levels you are entitled a week long stay in your own room or suite. Rooms will be available to book on a Sunday to Saturday basis on any week starting on October 2nd (pending availability of space and time)
If the co-living space project is terminated or is still unavailable for move-in by October we will refund all 100% of all contributions.
Apply to be a resident here -> http://bit.ly/lIFM1j
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This will be a great opportunity to plug into the startup community in NYC, find people who can help you with what you're not good at, and form lasting friendships with other awesome entrepreneurs.