SOURCE: RocketSpace


June 25, 2013 16:00 ET

RocketSpace Increases Presence in San Francisco

Open Innovation Campus Expands to 225 Bush in Addition to Previously Announced 180 Sansome

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwired - Jun 25, 2013) - RocketSpace, an open innovation campus in San Francisco, announced today that it has secured an additional 26,190 square feet at 225 Bush Street. The location will serve as the new home of the RocketSpace Accelerator program as it continues to expand its San Francisco footprint.

Today's news follows RocketSpace's recent announcement that it has leased 48,000 square feet at 180 Sansome Street with plans to take additional floors in the building to create a "stock exchange of tech." The Sansome location is known as RocketSpace Suites and is located a block away from 225 Bush. At this facility, larger companies will experience the flexibility of the RocketSpace model and the benefits of being embedded in a technology-only community, with a greater amount of privacy. 

One of the first new members to join RocketSpace Suites is TriNet, the leading cloud-based HR partner for small businesses and a partner in RocketSpace's Ground Support program

"TriNet serves some of the most innovative companies in the world," said Burton Goldfield, president and CEO at TriNet. "When we chose to expand in San Francisco, we quickly realized that launching an office at RocketSpace will provide us with more than just a workspace. It will allow us to work amongst and learn from the brightest minds in the industry, so we can gain perspective on upcoming technology trends to better serve our clients."

The new campus at 225 Bush will host the RocketSpace Accelerator program for seed-funded technology startups. Benefits include co-working facilities, access to speakers and events, developer bootcamps and education classes via RocketU, mentorship programs and startup service providers including Orrick, MitchelLake, Silicon Valley Bank and Amazon. Additionally, it will help connect startups to the leading angels and venture capital firms in the Silicon Valley as well as government and corporate incubator programs who are helping to build the technology economy.

"RocketSpace has been instrumental in helping ChatID establish a West Coast presence and continues to help us foster relationships with the world's largest brands and retailers," said Brandon Barron, business development director at ChatID. "It has been exciting to watch RocketSpace grow and we are excited to keep riding the wave. Although the current office will be missed, we can't wait to check out the new location."

"Our investment in this stretch of Sansome Street -- which we affectionately call 'SanSoMa' -- reflects our continued shift to a campus model," said Duncan Logan, founder and CEO at RocketSpace. "Our vision for the innovation campus includes multiple locations, and the need to expand in San Francisco is testimony to the success of the 400 plus technology startups that are a part of the RocketSpace community as well as the growth of our Corporate Innovation Program."

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About RocketSpace:
RocketSpace is an open innovation campus located in the heart of San Francisco. Its members are innovative, fast-growing technology companies who want to gain an unfair advantage in the market. Similarly to top business schools, RocketSpace surrounds its members with the perfect ecosystem of resources they need to grow, including easy access to corporate brands, venture funds, partnerships, speakers, mentoring, talent and resources required for next stage growth. Notable alumni include Uber, Leap Motion, and Podio. Corporate partners include British Airways, Microsoft, Pearson and General Motors. For more information, please visit and follow us at @RocketSpace.

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