COVID-19 UPDATES
We hope you are staying healthy and safe in this time while many businesses have reduced operations.

We are now open with regular reduced hours, M-F, 9am-3pm
 
Business Recovery Resources
• Oakland Black Business Fund
• Community Bank PPP Loans
Workspace + Office Services

Drop-In Day Passes         $15/day

Not sure if you want a membership, but still want a lil Oakstop? No worries, Oakstop day passes are available so you can try it out before your join.

Open Coworking             $50/mo +

Access to common spaces to sit anywhere throughout the entire facility.
Optional upgrades for 24/7 access or included monthly meeting room hours.

Dedicated Desks              $250/mo +

Dedicated workstation desk with lockable file cabinet and highback task chair.
Ideal for large monitor lovers. Includes 4+ meeting room hours per month.

Office Services           $750/mo +

Workspace accommodations furnished with workstation desks and chairs.
Includes 24/7 access, mail service, and 12 monthly meeting room hours.

Mail Service                 $20/mo +

Need a mailing address, virtual office, or a safe place to receive your packages?
We receive and sign for your mail, notify you, and secure it in a dedicated slot.

Coffee + Tea                 FREE

Sip on something from our friendly neighborhood coffee and tea makers.
Our coffee has a nice kick and our teas are pretty tasty too. Help yourself!

Meeting Rooms + Event Space

MERRITT MEETING ROOM

350 sq ft space that can accommodate private meetings, workshops, video production, trainings, and conferences.

CALIFORNIA MEETING ROOM

1000 sq ft space with large windows that can accommodate multiple purposes.

BROADWAY MEETING ROOM

300 sq ft space that can accommodate private meetings, workshops, video production, trainings, and conferences.

LIONEL MEETING SUITE

1000 sq ft space with large windows that can accommodate multiple purposes.

CALIFORNIA BALLROOM

5000 sq ft ballroom that can accommodate multiple purposes.

OSUMARE MEETING SUITE

1000 sq ft space with large windows and private bathroom that can accommodate multiple purposes.

TELEGRAPH GALLERY SUITE

1500 sq ft art gallery with large windows that can accommodate multiple purposes.

BROADWAY GALLERY SUITE

2000 sq ft art gallery with large windows that can accommodate multiple purposes.

ELIHU MEETING SUITE

1000 sq ft space with large windows that can accommodate multiple purposes.

INTERNATIONAL EVENT SUITE

Large gallery accommodates private meetings, trainings, conferences, exhibits, and events.

STUDIO 17

A customizable street level art gallery that can function as an event/meeting space, or creative studio.

BECKFORD CREATIVE SUITE

1500 sq ft space with large windows and private bathroom that can accommodate multiple purposes.

GRAND MEETING ROOM

500 sq ft space that can accommodate multiple meeting and event purposes.

LANGE CREATIVE SUITE

1500 sq ft space with large windows and private bathroom that can accommodate multiple purposes.

MACARTHUR MEETING ROOM

Perfectly sized room for a board meeting, class, training, or staff retreat.

OAKSTOP ON INSTAGRAM

We’re excited to announce a new platform for Black entrepreneurs launched in partnership with Oakstop Alliance and @blackbusinessfund !

Repost from @blackbusinessfund
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Oakland Black Business Fund is proud to support the development and launch of @blackculinarycollective, led by chef @reignfree_  of @thereddoorcatering510 

The Black Culinary Collective was featured today in the @sfchronicle @mercnews @thebolditalic @sfbusinesstimes and @eater_sf 

“The new Black Culinary Collective is led by chef Reign Free of the Red Door Catering, who was inspired by the fellow Black entreprenuers she saw hustling with cottage foods businesses and other Instagram-based efforts during the pandemic. As her catering company’s business fell, she thought about how she could maximize her 5,000-square-foot kitchen space while helping other Black cooks.”

Inaugural members of the collective include: @teaswithmeaning, @babybeanpie, @thefinalsauce, and @poundbizness 

“I’m hoping to inspire others to see people, to go beyond your station,” Free said. “A lot of times we just work in our bubble and we don’t really take time to see and help other people. I’m actually looking forward to learning a lot from them myself.”

Oakland Black Business Fund is constantly learning from the businesses we support and we’re excited to continue supporting Reign and the Black Culinary Collective!

#entrepreneurs #oakland #blackbusiness #food #collective #bayarea #blackowned #blackculinarycollective #community #entrepreneurs #supportblackownedbusinesses
Check out @oakstop founder, Trevor Parham in this talk with Marquesa Finch of @pyrium.co  and @valencecommunity about equity crowdfunding on Friday March 5th at 12pm.

Equity crowdfunding is quickly staking it’s ground in venture capital. As we move into the era of the retail investor, more and more business financing will be backed by regular people. It is an opportunity for anyone who is interested in participating in the venture process to benefit off the success of high growth companies. In light of recent events like Robinhood’s explosive growth, Bitcoin’s popularity, and the now infamous GameStop short squeeze, it’s clear that we are at  the dawn of the era of the retail investor.

#crowdfunding #blackentrepreneurs #capital #venturecapital #blackfounders #blackcommunity #valence #oakstop #investors #oakland #bayarea #equity #equitycrowdfunding #retailinvestors #startup #startuplife #startupinvestor
All Power to the People ✊🏾

Repost from @wolfe_.pack
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Unveiling today! You can share the experience in person or from home watching the program @westoaklandmuralproject and @missjilie have created for the event! 1pm here at 831 center street- or log on to the livestream at www.BPPmural.com (link in my bio) 
Shoutout @zoeadiahboston and @djignacia for helping me out with this one! Shoutout @eastoaklandcollective for making the food drive happen and all the wonderful work you do in the town. 
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#streetart #oaklandmurals #oaklandartist #painting #artdaily #muralist #womenwhopaint
Oakstop is proud to introduce THE SHAPE OF BLACKNESS, a virtual art exhibition and media campaign highlighting expressions of contemporary Blackness as envisioned by South African and U.S. artists. 

Please View The Exhibit and Sign The Guestbook to join the conversation. #linkinbio 

In choosing these two nations, we seek perspectives from the global north and south, Black majority and Black minority nations. SHAPE is inspired by the Rorschact inkblot, which even in its most mundane form, is a useful framing device for a group show. It conveys both symmetry and individual interpretation of an entire picture: “when you look at contemporary Blackness, what do you see?”

#shapeofblackness #oakstop #oakland #southafrica #southafrican #southafricanartist #oaklandcalifornia #oaklandca #blackartists #contemporaryart #kamalaharris #blackartinamerica
Check out Oakstop’s Director of Programming, @damonjohnsonvc in a panel with General Assembly on Bay Area Black Owned Businesses.

Ever wondered how some of the Bay Area's legendary Black-owned businesses got to where they are today? @ga_sf invited local rule-breakers, creators, and innovators to share their journey and how they broke through the noise to make a meaningful impact.

#oakstop #oakland #oaklandca #bayarea #sfbayarea #blackownedbusiness #generalassembly #hitplay #blackbusiness #blackbusinesses #innovation #impact
Artists + Gallery Space
A selection of artwork on our walls

Justice 4 Tyranny

Digital Artist

Artwork reimagines and recreates stories of African heroism and oppression.

Abba Yahudah

painter & designer

I understand the therapeutic impact that vibrant colors can have on the human psyche.

Brette Sims

Painter + Designer

Feminist illustrator and painter, originally from Oakland.

Refa One

Aerosol Artist

A fusion of unique stylized letters and eclectic cultural iconography.

Aaron Beitia

Painter + Designer

Depicts the love and emotion between humans and things.   

★★ reviews ★★

Excellent customer service and answers every call and question! Signing up was easy and quick. I was able to speak to with Shane who did an amazing job of explaining my membership, how to access my mail, etc. THIS is how you operate a business. Definitely a great decision.

Dominique B.

Coworking Member

The space is awesome and very unique. It blends the artist performance space and tech startup culture with Oakland’s edginess and beauty.

You get the professionalism and capacity to get high level work done but without the pretentiousness and sterileness of a traditional tech work setting. Cost was also pretty reasonable and probably much cheaper than comparable spaces.

Lance D.

Event Guest

Got to play cello here during one of their art exhibits. Wonderful space they have and outstanding group of people organizing it! I had a blast playing in their space and meeting and talking with the people there.

Ryan N.

Cello Player

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    Oakstop

    Oakstop is a place-based enterprise, offering affordable workspace, event space, and arts programming to catalyze collaboration, professional development, and economic sustainability for creative entrepreneurs and small local businesses.

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