Startup Home

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Startup Home is described by Philly as follows:

Ask any entrepreneur in the earliest of stages, and they’ll likely say rent and coworking fees comprise the bulk of their burn rate.

Startup Home, a London-based company founded in 2014, decided to fuse the two together into a concept that mixes your average coworking space with an apartment building. It sweetens the deal further by throwing in a hint of accelerator in there, offering access to mentors, VCs, hosting pitch competitions and all that fun stuff.

The company, which currently has three locations in uber-expensive London, has set its sights on North America — perhaps oddly choosing the relatively affordable Philadelphia as its first U.S. expansion city. (Co-living has taken off in Brooklyn this year, with one outfit commanding bedroom rental rates of $1,800 to $2,700 a month. No word yet on what Startuphome plans to charge in Philly.)

With an estimated launch date of March 2017, in a space that will accommodate around 20 entrepreneurs, the company is currently shopping around Philly neighborhoods and establishing relationships within the Philly tech ecosystem. Startuphome has even turned to StartUp PHL — and the city’s startup czar, Archna Sahay — for guidance.

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