Add your expertise and experience to two hundred entrepreneurs working on eighty startups, assisted by highly experienced mentors, and connected to well-respected investors.Interested? Apply here.
You have a place to come to with other like minded individuals, where even your own team feels great that they are a part of a whole community. When you're doing a startup, you sort of feel closed off from the world, and Runway opens it up to you a lot more, so your struggles and also your successes are shared. When you have investors and business partners coming, they are able to feel the excitement behind what you're doing, and it's super professional. A startup is thousands and thousands of steps but it starts with the first step, and I think Runway is the best step that you can take because you will just get the support that you actually need.
I've been recommending it, and I will continue to recommend it. It's hard enough to build a company, to build a business, to scale a business. and you'll get all the help that you need here. You may be really good at what you do, but there are so many pieces of the puzzle that need to come together to make a company successful. Being at Runway gives you that ecosystem that's inspirational, pragmatic, and honest. It's not uncommon for Runway's staff to go above and beyond the call of duty to help. Runway is a true advantage.
I love Runway’s open expanses— a third of it is empty so that you can walk and breathe indoors. And we have a relaxed, casual, hard working group of people here who are warm hearted, friendly, have great ideas, and are doing great things with their lives.
Centrally located in the heart of San Francisco’s innovation district, Runway’s space fuses form and function. According to the task at hand, members strike a productive balance between public and private spaces.
Becoming a member at Runway means you’re joining a community 250 founders strong, committed to creating commercially viable startups. You’ll have many opportunities to benefit from their experience, as well as to contribute your insights.
With 30,000 sq ft and dedicated staff, you bet Runway holds events. Ranging from workshops, pitch competitions, hackathons, and expert panels, we take pride in the wide spectrum of startup relevant topics and well-regarded speakers we host on a regular schedule.
24/7 access to the space, conference rooms, educational events, fast internet (1gbps), in-house cafe, zen area, and individual stations. Please contact us to receive pricing.
Matt is the Director of Runway. He's also a Venture Partner at Expansive Ventures, an early stage VC fund built on the Founder Institute's global network. Previously, Matt was a Principal at Ardent Capital, a VC fund that invests in early stage technology companies across Southeast Asia and the founding Head of Business Development and CFO of Topicmarks, a natural language processing company that sold to Tagged, Inc in 2011.
Joe is an iOS developer and early co-founder of StartX, an accelerator for Stanford entrepreneurs. Prior to joining Runway, Joe taught at the Kauffman Fellows Academy and was a Data Analyst Fellow at LocoMotive Labs. Joe started his career in investment banking at Goldman Sachs and spent two years teaching bilingual math with Teach For America. Joe holds a BS in Atmosphere & Energy Engineering from Stanford University.
Katie is passionate about cross-sector collaboration, empowering entrepreneurs and using technology to facilitate positive social impact. After graduating from Harvard in 2012, Katie worked for a travel company as an International Sales Manager and oversaw the company’s sustainable income generating projects in the Fijian highlands. Before joining Runway, Katie worked at Singularity University helping corporate clients plug into Silicon Valley and identify disruptive growth opportunities.
Talla Bavand is a San Francisco native, who graduated from UC Berkeley in 2010 in English Literature. With a background in customer service, Talla brings her people skills to Runway and is excited to help Runway grow as a company.
Thomas is the International Partnerships Manager at Runway. Previously, Thomas was Brazil Country Manager for Tencent, where he launched WeChat in Brazil in 2013. Thomas is a current Board Member in TNH Digital Health, a Brazil-based startup that he co-founded in 2013. Thomas graduated from Harvard University in 2011 with a degree in Computer Science and a Language Citation in Mandarin.
Tito brings together the Runway ecosystem, connecting startups, investors, mentors, and corporate partners. He's also co-founder of BioCurious, the world's first hackerspace for biotech, and a former speaker at TEDx Brussels. His work has been covered by the New York Times, WIRED, and GQ.