Shelley Iocona is the founder of ON ITS AXIS, an innovation services firm delivering product and people solutions customized for growing companies. She serves as an advisor to startups in healthcare technology, hospitality, fintech, disruptive HR and social good.
Have you ever wondered which topics the team upstairs is working on? - Our location in Newport Beach is not only home to HanaHaus but also to the SAP Innovation Center Network. The SAP teams are working on topics such as ambient voice technology, AI-driven development, explainable AI, data labeling, and data anonymization. On Friday, September 6, SAP celebrated the official launch of its Newport Beach office and held a Grand Opening celebration.
Andrea Anderson is an educator at heart specializing in social and emotional learnings. Her fascination for all things cultural has led her to launch a children’s picture book titled “A Journey to Silicon Valley and Beyond”.
Can our immune system be taught new tricks? Dr. Ron Levy, M.D. is a professor of Medicine and Chief of the Division of Oncology at Stanford University School of Medicine. He specializes in lymphoma and his work has led to the concept that antibodies can be used as personalized anticancer drugs and to the development of an antibody-based drug, Rituxan, that is widely used to treat lymphoma.
As part of our Venture Talk series, organized jointly with SAP Bay Area, we had the pleasure of welcoming investigative journalist and the deputy director of the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ), Marina Walker Guevara.
Are we alone in the Universe? For our latest Café Sci session, Dr. Jon M. Jenkins from NASA Ames Research Center updates us on the progress made towards answering one of humanity’s greatest questions.
Coffee and co-working are two terms that are closely connected and have become almost synonymous over the years. For centuries, coffeeshops have been a popular meeting place and significant in encouraging collaboration amongst the community. Find out more about our partnership with Blue Bottle, the trendy café best-suited to continue this legacy with HanaHaus.
Joshua Jordison is a founder, creative producer, and regular at HanaHaus. He works from HanaHaus because of the inspiring atmosphere, the minimal design which gives him clarity, and the background noise that helps him to work more efficiently.
As part of our Venture Talk series, organized jointly with SAP Bay Area, we had the pleasure of welcoming Azella Perryman (Caviar National Catering Operations Lead at Square) & Sagar Sanghvi (VP of Finance and Strategy at Instacart). The two discussed the logistics and operations of managing people and finances in a hyper competitive marketplace.
As part of our Venture Talk series, organized jointly with SAP Bay Area, we had the pleasure of welcoming writer, investor, and entrepreneur Chris Yeh. Here are a few insights and takeaways from Chris on how to build world-changing companies like Amazon, Alibaba, and Airbnb in record time.
Landan Laurusaitis defies stereotypes, in that he embodies them all. The high school jock, the theater kid, and the free spirit. Landan is not running a technology startup, but a personal fitness brand built around the intensity and energy he so effortlessly emits.
Why are we living in one of the most interesting ages in computer history? Read more about the recent Cafe Sci talk on the future of computing with John Hennessy, former Stanford University president, chairman of Alphabet and Turing award winner.
We are very fortunate we were able to find such an exceptional place for the opening of our second location. HanaHaus Newport Beach is located in one of the most iconic buildings on the Balboa Peninsula with just a few steps away from Lido Marina Village and direct access to the Newport Bay. The building itself has an exciting history and was able to create a pipeline of success stories.
As part of our Venture Talk series, organized jointly with SAP Bay Area, we had the pleasure of welcoming Tim Hockin, Principal Software Engineer at Google and co-founder of the Kubernetes project. Here are a few insights and takeaways from Tim on container orchestration solutions, open source communities, and more.
Guy Nirpaz is the CEO of a software company, son of a farmer, former tank commander, and HanaHaus regular. He authored the book “Farm Don’t Hunt” and is currently leading Totango, a customer success software company. Sitting at one of the HanaHaus high-tops and sipping a Blue Bottle macchiato, he spoke about his book and his thoughts on the workspace.
In this special Design Bites session… we walked through the entire Design Thinking process and applied it to our own hand-picked design challenges. See a newcomer’s perspective on one of our monthly design bites sessions as he walks us through his thoughts beforehand, being led through the process, and reflecting on the what he learned.
As part of our new Venture Talk series, organized jointly with SAP Silicon Valley and Sapphire Ventures, we had the pleasure of welcoming Dr. Vinton G. Cerf, one of the “Fathers of the Internet”. Learn more about Vint’s take on Artificial Intelligence, Blockchain, IoT, and the Interplanetary Internet.
From scaling a department within PwC from the ground up to a team of 300+, to working at a VC firm and a mobile app startup, April has always enjoyed roles that nobody else had before. Having spent the last 5 years in Palo Alto, she is currently Director of Automation Solutions at Catalytic, a Chicago-based company that automates business processes, and talked to us about how she utilizes HanaHaus for her daily work.
While remote work allows for great flexibility, scaling startups with a fully remote team can also be challenging. In this guest blog post, HanaHaus regular Ryan Robinson shares some of his learnings and experiences from working on remote teams and scaling remote startups.
Orange County got a sneak preview of the new, collaborative workspace that SAP’s Innovation Center Network (ICN) and HanaHaus are opening in Newport Beach. A small kickoff event at the UCI Cove brought together members of the Orange County tech, investment, and academic communities and engaged them in a Design Thinking exercise.
Something’s on the horizon. After more than three years of serving the Silicon Valley community with an inspiring working environment, we are ready to grow HanaHaus and open a new location. Find out more about why we choose to go to Newport Beach and our plans for the SoCal community.
In June, we were fortunate to welcome German Federal President Frank-Walter Steinmeier and the accompanying delegation at HanaHaus. Read about the President’s visit and the conversations he had with startups from the German Accelerator.
As a design director, Corinda was one of the leading heads when the New Varsity Theater became a café and coworking space. Find out how Corinda and her team started creating HanaHaus and what kind of challenges they faced along the process.
Born and raised in New Orleans, Kristopher Francisco made his way to Silicon Valley through Apple and has since started a cloud software startup. Read about his career steps from Louisiana State University to being a successful entrepreneur in the world’s most exciting tech-community.
As a professor of Italian Renaissance literature, Courtney is spending the summers in her hometown Palo Alto and loves to come to HanaHaus for her daily work. We talked to her about her current projects and the difference between working in a library or coffee shops and using HanaHaus.
Since its launch in March 2015, HanaHaus has embodied Hasso Plattner’s vision of a public workspace café tailored to the Silicon Valley community of technology innovators. Many entrepreneurs, investors, students, professors, and coffee aficionados show up every day and make HanaHaus the place to be in Palo Alto.
Corey Lenko is the head of the Blue Bottle café at HanaHaus and keeps an eye on everything going on behind Blue Bottle’s counter and in the kitchen. His journey to Silicon Valley started more than 2,800 miles away from here, on the East Coast. Learn about his great experience in gastronomy and the reason why he moved to California.
What would HanaHaus look like without our amazing ambassadors? Mariana Pinheiro is one of them. Behind her friendly and good-humored character is an amazing story. Read how Mariana got from a small town in Brazil to the heart of Silicon Valley.
Originally from Chicago, Avery Bedows co-founded his own Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality business last year and is running it as the CEO. In this blog post, Avery is talking about the advantages of being in the Bay Area as a VR and AR startup and the variety of tasks he manages as its head.
Dave Torrey has been living in the Bay Area for more than 40 years and had the pleasure to experience the HanaHaus space since it was a movie theatre. Find out what makes him come over to the heart of Silicon Valley as an independent consultant.