South Park Commons is a community of builders, technologists, and domain-experts that challenge you, encourage you, and help you build and validate your ideas. People join us at every stage of their career: from just out of school to mid-career faculty, from first-time entrepreneur to serial founders with successful exits. We leverage our collective expertise to help our members discover new ways of impacting the world.
Our members have a diversity of expertise. After their time at SPC, a third join academia, research organizations, and philanthropies.
Community-led learning intensives on topics like AI, crypto, biotech, climate tech, the creator economy, and more.
Small weekly peer groups focused on either personal growth or building, with a focus on support, accountability, and creative exchange.
Exclusive conversations with experts in tech, venture, science, politics, and more. Past speakers include Ben Thompson, Julia Galef, Reid Hoffman, Chris Dixon, Alfred Lin, Salman Khan, and Susan Desmond-Hellmann, among many others.
We have community spaces in the South Park neighborhood of San Francisco and the SoHo neighborhood in New York City to facilitate IRL connection and collaboration.
50% of members find a co-founder or early collaborator within the community, many others get hired at SPC network organizations, and nearly all form deep relationships that persist long after graduation.
Exclusive conversations with experts in tech, venture, science, politics, and more. Past speakers include Ben Thompson, Julia Galef, Reid Hoffman, Chris Dixon, Alfred Lin, Salman Khan, and Bruce Schneier, among many others.
Access a network of domain experts in AI, Crypto, Fintech, etc., and founders and executives from seed stage to IPO companies such as Figma, Airtable, Pilot, SpaceX, and more.
Find early customers and beta testers within the community.
Raise funding from SPC Fund alongside a network of top funds and angels.
$200k in credits for cloud providers and most popular tools for startups.