SANTA BARBARA, CA (April 8, 2015) — Tech Haus, a lean technology accelerator, announced it will open in downtown Santa Barbara on April 23rd. Modeled after successful tech incubators and accelerators in other cities, the company will offer a powerful startup platform that combines a state-of-the-art, creatively charged working environment with a holistic suite of resources such as mentoring, education, business consulting, networking and funding opportunities.
“We created Tech Haus to help entrepreneurs be successful by designing a progressive work environment that spurs collaboration with like-minded, creative individuals and gives them access to all of the resources they typically need to launch their ideas,” said Chris Puglisi, one of the company’s co-founders. “We provide a range of support services all in-house, including marketing, design, photo and video, and legal.”
Tech Haus’s focus on reducing barriers for startups includes assisting them with the challenge of funding. By growing its own network of qualified investors and banking industry experts, the company is uniquely able to connect these individuals with its members, creating a win-win for all parties. Tech Haus regularly brings the two groups together to interact during pitch days and networking events, and offers crowdfunding consulting as well.
The Tech Haus offices are state-of-the-art and designed to inspire innovation, housing 15 sleek, ergonomic workstations in an open floor plan outfitted in a rustic modern style. Along with a lounge area and private conference room, complete with projector and video conferencing capabilities, it includes high-speed Internet and necessities like copying, color printing, and scanning. Members enjoy convenient keyless entry with 24/7 access for maximum flexibility, and a security system with 24-hour video surveillance guarantees safety and peace of mind.
While shared workspaces have become a growing trend as a popular alternative to working from home or in coffee shops, Tech Haus’s founders saw a larger opportunity in the context of Santa Barbara’s burgeoning tech landscape. The city’s growing commitment to school-based tech and entrepreneurial programs has created the perfect breeding ground for startups. With few such offerings between Silicon Valley and Santa Monica – and more talent being attracted to the area by growth in the local tech sector – there is demand for economical office space, access to business resources and capital, and collaborative opportunities.
“We were inspired by the early days of high tech, when collaborative innovation was happening in garages in Silicon Valley – they were supporting each other, pooling resources and fueling a culture that was making these really big ideas happen,” said Puglisi. “We’re much more than a shared workspace. Our members are part of an exclusive group and an entrepreneurial lifestyle that’s exciting and synergistic.”
Tech Haus will officially launch with a grand opening celebration on April 23rd. Applications are currently being accepted for membership, which is based on an all-inclusive monthly fee. A discounted rate is being offered to those who join before June 1st. Interested applicants and partners should visit www.TechHausSB.com for more information.
ABOUT TECH HAUS
Slated to open in mid-April, 2015, Tech Haus is a lean technology accelerator that facilitates entrepreneurial success by providing early assistance to tech startups to help them swiftly launch ideas and attract funding. Along with a creatively charged environment designed to cultivate innovation and collaboration, its members gain an advantage through access to Tech Haus’s holistic and exclusive suite of startup resources, including mentoring, education, business services, networking and funding opportunities.