Explore OGC for Small Teams

OGC helps small teams to get a headstart and work together in a collaborative environment with established startups as well as budding entrepreneurs.

Plans for small private spaces starting from 2K.
  • Private Lab rooms are available.
  • Space ranges from 200sq ft rooms to 1000sq ft spaces.
  • Furnished/ Unfurnished BSL1 and BSL2 level rooms.

Frequently Asked Questions

Are there any other perks that small biotech teams can get at OGC?

Glad you asked! Through OGC, you do get several additional perks!

  • Free access to Fisher Scientific marketplace (Buy discounted reagents and free shipping on thousands of different products). 
  • >75% discounts on Fedex shipments. 
  • Free access to the premium version of Protocols. Io, an online tool for creating, storing and sharing lab protocols. 
  • Discounted access to sci spot (an online platform to Automate Lab Management)

Can you share a few companies that started as small teams at OGC?

Of course! Here are a few biotech companies that started as small teams at OGC.

  • Animal Biome
  • Circularis
  • Girihlet
  • Nextbiotics
  • Nextgen Jane
  • Sugarlogix

And many more!

Is there any parking nearby?

OGC has excellent public transportation options, so you don’t need to drive. If you do bring your car, there are more than 15 secure parking spots available on premise.

What are the socializing options near OGC?

Feel free to bring in friends/investors and chill out in our own courtyard or take them out for a coffee/ sandwich right next door.

There are several delicious multi-cuisine restaurants right around the corner.

  • Oaklandia cafe – 82ft from OGC (4.7/5 rating).
  • Petit Cafe – 300ft from OGC (5 /5 rating).
  • Pill Hill Deli – 300ft from OGC (4.5 /5 rating).
  • Jabena Cafe – 0.2 miles from OGC (5 /5 rating).
  • Starbucks, Chipotle, Sprouts Farmer’s market, 500ft from OGC
  • Gogi Time (Korean) – 0.4 miles from OGC (4.3/5 rating).
  • Dan Sung Sa (late-night Korean) – 0.3 miles from OGC (4.5/5 rating).
  • Oasis Food Market (Middle Eastern) – 0.2 miles from OGC (5 /5 rating).
  • Lula (Eritrean) – 0.3 miles from OGC (4.2 /5 rating).
  • Judoku Sushi (Japanese) – 0.3 miles from OGC (4.5 /5 rating).

Sneak Peek into OGC's Spaces for Small Teams

We joined OGC as a seed stage company with five employees and were still outsourcing our sequencing. We found the OGC community to be very collaborative and supportive. People helped us when we were short on supplies, let us use the equipment we didn’t yet have the resources to purchase, and helped us get up and running on our first sequencer.

We loved Oakland and the Pill Hill neighborhood so much that we are still neighbors with our laboratories only two blocks away. While we have grown a lot since then, we continue to value the OGC friendships made during these early years.


Holly H. Ganz, PhDChief Science Officer, AnimalBiome

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