Startup Embassy is the oldest hacker house in Palo Alto. We've built the biggest startup community and have had members being accepted in YC, 500Startups and Singularity University. We consider all of them a family and thrive to continue helping them
[NOTE: Startup Embassy is a startup community. We ONLY accept tech entrepreneurs]
Would you like to spend a few days in the heart of Silicon Valley?
Join the Startup Embassy family! Even if the calendar shows no availability, get in contact with us!
In the past year, we have hosted amazing entrepreneurs from all around the world: Spaniards, Russians, Brazilians, Poles, Indians, Germans, Mexicans, Japanese – just to name a few! So we all are happily connected and you could also be part of our network.
We’ve helped all of them meet a lot of “must-know” people from Silicon Valley to get the best for their journey and future plans for their startups (see the excellent reviews on our profile).
We’ll provide you with everything you will need to experience the startup and Silicon Valley way of life:
- A cozy bed to have great conversations or pitches with your neighbors – and to get a good night’s sleep!
- A co-working space with free, high speed Internet
- An international group of colleagues from all over the world coming to weekly dinners and BBQs
- Information about all high tech networking events taking place in Silicon Valley and the San Francisco Bay Area on a weekly basis, which people from our house attend together
- Kitchen access and cooking experiences with your fellow coworkers where you will share Paella, Schnitzel, Ceviche, Chapati with chicken curry and some drinks like Dos Equis, Heineken, König Pilsener, Kronenbourg and more
- Several bikes with locks available so that you can use them
- Free, safe and easy parking if you have a car
- Tips about the best way or transportation to get from any place you want to any other in the Bay Area or for trips to Yosemite or Lake Tahoe for example
We are 10 minutes away biking distance from places like the California Ave. Caltrain Station that can easily take you to every part of Silicon Valley you want from San Jose to San Francisco.
Very short biking distance to Stanford University and supermarkets like Walmart, Trader Joe’s and Whole Foods. 5 minutes walking distance from Walgreens pharmacy, Starbucks, Subway, 3 Japanese restaurants, a Thai restaurant and a Mexican one.
We are also very close to the most interesting companies in Silicon Valley like (website hidden), (website hidden), Tesla Motors, Y Combinator, 500 Startups, NASA, Singularity University…You will most likely meet some of the great people working at these companies when we invite them [and you] to our weekly dinners or BBQs. It’s a great and easy way to network and you will form friendships that will last a lifetime.
Interaction with Guests
Startup Embassy is a community of like-minded international tech entrepreneurs. Our experienced team lives in the house; they’re entrepreneurs just like you. We also get daily visits from one of our mentors who is a mentor in 500 Startups and Singularity University.
Staying at Startup Embassy is about the experience so we make sure we’re always there with you. Silicon Valley HBO’s series? They are based on us ;)
We only accept entrepreneurs working in their startups, so please provide a description of you and your venture. A Linkd-In profile would also help.
We will make some special exceptions if you can provide a good story about your entrepreneurial spirit in a personal message.
Please understand that this is an office and people are working.
The basic guidelines are to use common sense, respect others while they are working or sleeping and clean after yourself, we really want a clean space for everyone to enjoy.
smoke far away from the building (non smoking building)
clean your dishes right away
be conscientious of morning and late night bathroom usage
try not to snooze your alarm
use earphones, not speakers (unless it's a family event)
Awesome place! Awesome people! Very much enjoyed the hospitality. I will definitely come here every time i'm in Palo Alto.
I had a fantastic experience at Carlos' place. The location is easy to find and in a very convenient neighborhood, plenty of parking space. Carlos and Patty keeps the house quite clean make you feel at home. The residents also follow the house rules and it was great to chat with like and open minded tech entrepreneurs!
From the time that i walked in i felt super welcome. I was immediately introduced to the other guests of the house. Really liked the relax atmosphere in the house. It feels like a home away from home.
Keep it up Carlos
It's great to discover Startup embassy. Great people, and great way to meet with entrepreneurs from all around the world
I loved this place! It was exactly what i was expecting. Such nice people, amazing host, well you will not find hotel comfort but what the heck, this is why i chose this place at the first place. Will hopefully return back soon. Fernando and Rosa are so cool :)
Great experience to live in the house with lots of other entrepreneurs. There could be a little bit more focus on cleaning.
There was no one at the house upon arrival. The room and house was not well maintained. Not really dirty but with dust and hair in the corners of the room, some smudges on walls and stained pillows etc. Garbage bins behind the kitchen overflowing with cans and bottles and items scattered throughout the house added to the impression that the house was not well maintained.
I might have put up with this if I were on my own, but my girlfriend was so upset with me that we left for the nearest hotel. Have since tried to communicate with the host regarding our deposit but I am being ignored.
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I am an Entrepreneur, a dreamer and an avid learner. I love how missing features on a product can actually be a feature. Less is more.
You can know more about the community behind our house. We call it: StartupEmbassy