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As most venture capitalists will tell you, you don’t necessarily bet on the company, you bet on the entrepreneur behind it. Turns out vision and a good old-fashioned work ethic are two important ingredients to success in the startup world.
But how can you hustle without the right workspace? From location to amenities, networking to an office that can accommodate your growing team, finding the right setup is integral to building a successful company.
Enter The Vine, a unique co-working space in La Jolla UTC that is ideally suited for companies of all sizes. Early stage entrepreneurs can choose renting by the desk through The Vine Coworking, while more established founders in need of a bigger space can rent move-in ready suites of up to 5,000 square feet through ReadyNow’s flexible leases. In addition to leasing opportunities, entrepreneurs will gain access to a support system, plus amenities like connected outdoor workspaces (perfect for networking) and on-site fitness centers to help keep your talent healthy and happy. Located just 15 minutes north of Downtown San Diego, The Vine is an ideal modern working environment for your startup.
Today’s startup founders have a lot on their plate, and the numbers always seem stacked against them; so how does choosing the right workspace help them beat the odds? Let’s consider a few of the key advantages the right workspace gives to a burgeoning CEO.
It’s no secret that San Diego is a startup hotbed. According to a recent Radius study, San Diego was named the best American city to launch a startup thanks to community involvement and an array of easily accessible resources. But let’s consider things on a more granular level. With it’s proximity to Downtown San Diego, Carlsbad, and East County, not to mention the beach, La Jolla UTC offers a nexus point for an entrepreneur who wants to reap all the working and lifestyle benefits of Southern California. Add $700 million in renovations and improvements to La Jolla UTC, and you’ve got the ideal space to house your startup dreams.
The Right Space
Sure, the garage or a coffee shop might seem like a romantic place to launch your company, but you’ll soon need bigger digs. In other words, you’ll want a physical office space that can grow and evolve along with your brand. Through The Vine and ReadyNow, you’ll have access to a support team and flexible leasing options that can accommodate even the fastest growing startup. It’s also the perfect incubator for growth thanks to an array of networking events.
Attractive to the Talent
Work hard, play hard is the motto of many of today’s most talented startup employees, which makes SoCal such an attractive place to live. Meaning if you want to attract the best talent as you grow your company, you’ll want to offer them amenities outside the traditional office space. With KINETIC, La Jolla UTC keeps spirits and heart rates high with everything from on-site fitness centers and wellness classes, while Wi-Fi enabled outdoor spaces and wet-suit drying rooms give your team plenty of opportunities to creatively recharge outside.
Access to the Right Network
Networking is essential to professional growth, but it also can be time consuming and the last thing you want to do at the end of a long day. Why not give yourself a strategic advantage by immersing yourself in a community of like-minded entrepreneurs? By working alongside — and socializing with — so many inspiring startup professionals at La Jolla UTC, you’ll be expanding (and supercharging) your network, meeting potential mentors and/or investors, and exposing yourself to new ideas that could come in handy the next time you encounter that inevitable hurdle toward success.
By choosing the right work space — one that is as nimble and tech-forward as your company — you’ll be giving yourself a leg up in the fast-paced world of startups. Click here to learn more about The Vine at La Jolla LTC.