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The Summit's Blog

chronicles of starting an art bar / cafe in san francisco


Free thinkers, craftsmen, artisans, entrepreneurs, & the public unite at The Summit–a unique cafe / bar space located in the vibrant Mission District in
San Francisco. 

The Summit is the ultimate 3rd space, a concept popularized by Ray Oldenburg that states that society needs a place away from home (1st space) and work (2nd space). 3rd spaces are “anchors of community life and facilitate and foster broader, more creative interaction.” Societies across the world have 3rd spaces that manifest themselves as coffee houses, pubs, plazas, etc.

Located in the unique IO Ventures incubation space, The Summit is home to 40+ telecommuters and 4 startups that are given $25,000 of seed money and mentorship from leading tech leaders. IO Ventures is backed by the founders of seminal tech companies Myspace, Bittorrent, and YouTube. The Summit is their public living room.

This Blog is about the +3 months leading up-to to the launch of The Summit…

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