“the basement, which houses our first come, first served coworking café space. Members can post and find jobs on the community board, meet fellow founders, and make connections that could change your business. On the ground floor is our Main Event Space, which fits 135”
BUT. The café looks crammed (see top photo) few sockets and so I imagine it is hard to get written or coding work done. Then again – it is likely super useful for getting feedback on work in progress, and for the random focused serendipity networking effects. If you are shy, you can rely on others to approach, I expect – though start up land generally doesn’t seem initially a place conducive to the shy.
So, good for networking, demoing apps, sites and ideas. Not good for concentration work.
The other floors, you don’t really have access to for free, but you can get a spill over network effect from the people working there.
“coworking floors (1 and 2) are run by TechHub, who run community coworking spaces across the globe from Bangalore to Boston. Seedcamp sits on the 4th floor alongside Code First: Girls (CFG)”
The co-working prices are not super cheap, there are cheaper in London, but perhaps not the same vibe. Though I think WeWork, Central Working amongst others are giving it a good go in tech startups; in arts… Makerversity at Somerset House is a London coworking space for designers, markers and start-ups - Somerset House..... Impact Hub Westminster is co-working for Social Enterprise and charities...
“Why did Google start Campus? Google began life as a startup in a garage in California, and we’ve kept our passion for entrepreneurship. With Campus, we wanted to create a connecting space, somewhere for founders to network, learn, teach, and grow.” I don’t fully buy this as the entire reason, but it’s good enough and does align with long term values.