About this listing
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.
Saying 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)
Staying with Paul was as advertised. It's a true hacker house of people working on their own startups. For me, it was a good environment to get some creative thinking done. It's also an intellectually stimulating place, since I also was able to make small contributions to other people their projects.
My short stay at Startup Embassy was good. Carlos does a great job in running the hacker home. It feels like a true hacker home. The folks staying there are nice and they are from all over the world.
Carlos was really welcoming and making me feel at home at the Startup Embassy. The guys at SE are amazing and it is also good to know that successful startups have emerged from this place.
It is definitely a gr8 environment that fosters entreprenuership in the heart of Palo Alto with easy parking. I look forward to being a part of future Startup Embassy iterations.
Carlos trata a las personas como a su familia. Realmente todo superó mis expectativas. La cocina de la casa es grande, tienes espacio para tus cosas, también en la nevera. Los cuartos son lo suficiente grandes para alojar las camas, pero hay muchas espacios en los que puedes trabajar o compartir con otras personas. Todos son emprendedores o personas que trabajan para startups. El barrio es seguro y tiene un parque cerca donde se puede hacer ejercicio. Hay un supermercado a unos 5 minutos.
I've travelled a lot and stayed at hostels many times, and staying at the Startup Embassy felt like being being sort of back home in a community of like-minded people with amazing experiences. Loved it - it's cheap, it's fun and you feel like you're home!
This place was simply amazing. Lots of pasionate entrepreneurs are working on interesting products day and night, exchanging ideas and opinions. The atmosphere is welcoming, yet people prefer to work on products than to spend too much time chatting. The host, Carlos was a great conversationist. I really enjoyed listening his stories and views on things.
Startup Embassy is an amazing place. Every entrepreneur visiting SV should make a point of experiencing the culture and environment that accompanies a house like this. Collaborate, innovate, pitch, and grow. This house is electric when it comes to supporting entrepreneurs trying to build the next big thing.
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About the Host, Paul
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