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.
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”.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.