If the tech world is fueled by something, it’s caffeine and concepts. So it was solely a matter of time till a tech firm formally merged the 2.
German software program maker SAP is opening a cafe in Silicon Valley to “draw a walk-in crowd of techies,” based on the AP. The software program maker desires to offer a pleasant area for networking and sharing concepts — with connoisseur coffee and free Wi-Fi, in fact — for likeminded tech employees and aspiring startup founders.
The HanaHaus cafe is opening in the previous New Varsity Theater in Palo Alto, a location near Stanford, Fb, Hewlett-Packard and several other enterprise capital companies and startups. In response to the web site, “the brand new 15,000-square-foot facility is designed to encourage neighborhood, connection and creativity.”
In response to AP, “SAP’s Sanjay Shirole says he desires to foster a inventive atmosphere the place anybody can sip coffee, swap concepts or pound their laptop keyboards alongside others ‘who share a passion for know-how.’ ” The cafe will promote Blue Bottle refreshments, provide rental area for occasions and conferences, and a desk with SAP engineers and impartial consultants who will provide free recommendation.
No phrase on whether or not SAP will carry this idea to the Seattle space. The corporate additionally owns Bellevue-based Concur.
The HanaHaus cafe is open to the general public March 19.