What is Share Your Office?
Share Your Office is a cool new startup whose aim is to serve as the link between companies who have extra office space to rent out, with startups , freelancers and small teams who are looking for a flexible workspace. We also help Coworking Spaces find new coworkers. We currently have offices all over the USA and in many countries around the world.
Who is your target user?
Our target users are startups, small companies, remote workers and freelancers, but everyone is welcome to use our service!
Why did you build Share Your Office? What problem are you taking on?
Rents are getting higher and higher each day, which is making it hard for companies to be able to afford having an office. Coffee shops are not a good option, neither is working from home. What do you when you have a professional business meeting? Office sharing has proven to be really helpful, not only by lowering rental prices but also for the networking opportunities it enables, and also for making the office a more dynamic and inspiring environment.
How is Share Your Office different from what is currently available?
We are totally free, and we aim to create real relationships with our customers to help their businesses grow. We regularly interview founders of Coworking Spaces and CEOs of startups to gather any advice they can give to others and help promote their companies. We are also always looking to provide helpful tips via our blog. Being a startup ourselves, we are all in this together.
Tell us your founding story. Was there an “ah ha” moment?
The CEO Clement Alteresco first went to San Francisco from Paris along with the incubator Fabernovel to build one of the city’s first Coworking Space: Parisoma. He stayed there 4 years and was inspired to create Share Your Office, seeing how helpful and popular working from a Coworking Space was. He then went back to France, created the same version in french Bureaux A Partager and focused on that one for a couple of years. Finally, in September 2014 SYO was relaunched, complete with a newly redesigned website.
Tell us about your founding team and their backgrounds.
Connor recently graduated from college in the Spring of 2014 and is the first official employee of the San Francisco offices.
Tessa, originally from France, joined SYO shortly after and is also currently pursuing an MBA.