Today, two years after launching The House, we’re moving to a new home.
Our building is slated for demolition to be replaced with a new multi-use retail and housing building. Like any good Berkeleyians, we wanted to protest, but unfortunately this scenario is out of our control.
In the Summer of 2015, we embarked on an ambitious mission to build something we and many current and aspiring entrepreneurs wish existed when we came to Cal — a home for the Berkeley startup community.
What started out as an idea ultimately received an overwhelming response from UC Berkeley alumni, faculty, students, University leaders, Silicon Valley investors and philanthropists.
Our space opened on the first day of school in August of 2016. We raised $2M from independent backers and believers to provide completely free support to the Berkeley community via our non-profit space, community, and programs.
It is bittersweet to say goodbye to our first space that has in a short period of time supported over 10,000 Berkeley community members and over 75 startups. Thanks to the MANY people who have built this house with us (noted below).
We look forward to sharing more details with you all soon and welcoming the Berkeley community into our new home. We’re just getting started.
Cameron & Jeremy
There are about 100 people to thank here…thanks to our original backers who enabled a dream to become reality, the small & mighty team at The House who have brought the dream to life, the faculty who have always been believers, the student leaders of today running our 12 partner clubs who enable their peers to dream, build, and learn, the hackers and builders who keep our space buzzing into the night, our alumni, faculty, and recent grad startups who have graduated from The House and are building the future, and the many alumni mentors and advisors who have taught us how to build the foundations for a lasting institution. And of course none of this would have been possible without the generous support of our original design+build team in Fennie+Mehl Architects, Haworth, and Principle Builders. Go Bears!