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

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.

ELIHU MEETING SUITE

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

LIONEL MEETING SUITE

1000 sq ft space with large windows 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.

INTERNATIONAL EVENT SUITE

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

GRAND MEETING ROOM

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

BECKFORD CREATIVE SUITE

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

SOLESPACE

A fully customizable space that serves as a shoe store and art gallery during business hours.

LANGE CREATIVE SUITE

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

BROADWAY EVENT SUITE

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

MACARTHUR MEETING ROOM

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

OAKSTOP ON INSTAGRAM

Thank you @robbonta and @nikki4oakland !!

We’re honored to received the Oakland Small Business of the Year Award!

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🙏 A big congratulations & thank you to the incredible individuals and organizations being honored at tonight's Rob Bonta Assembly District 18's 2020 District Awards!

We're proud to have partnered with & supported many of those being awarded like #LocalHero Andrew Park (founder and Executive Director of Trybe), #CommunityAdvocate of the year Dominique Walker with Moms 4 Housing @moms4housing, #WomanOfTheYear Carroll Fife (director of ACCE Action @acce_action), #SmallBusiness of the year Oakstop @oakstop, #NonProfit of the year Centro Legal de la Raza @centro_legaldelaraza, #HealthChampion Family Bridges @familybridgesinc based in Oakland Chinatown, #SocialJusticeChampions of the year Black Organizing Project @blackorganizingproject.

With all the challenges 2020 has brought, our community continues to rise in power and love. Tune in at 6pm today to celebrate these honorees at facebook.com/RobBontaCA.
Oakstop founder, Trevor Parham, and Elisse Douglass, featured in @crunchbasenews for the Oakland Black Business Fund

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Elisse Douglass and Trevor Parham founded the Oakland Black Business Fund in June with an aim to raise a $10 million relief fund to help Bay Area businesses impacted by COVID-19, as well as a $1 billion investment fund to support Black entrepreneurs across the country, Parham told @Crunchbase News.

“There is a disconnect between mainstream capital markets and the value of Black businesses, especially if they are not doing a tech product that falls within the mainstream of other tech products,” he said.

Next up, the fund organizers will be working to find limited partners to invest in the first cohort of businesses. They also plan on deploying capital from the relief fund and computing the outcomes over the past few months.

“We are aware of the conversation around Black Lives Matter and racial injustice and we are doing something that takes a business approach to addressing some of the larger societal concerns people have,” Parham said. “Economics is not the only answer, but by investing in Black businesses, we are creating a response to overcome a lot of the challenges.”
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Thank you @blackbusinessfund for supporting Oakland’s Black businesses!! 

If you are Black business owner looking ford funding or would simply like to support other Black businesses, please connect with the Oakland Black Business Fund to Apply, Donate, or Volunteer.
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Oakland Black Business Fund is proud to support Oakstop! 1721 Broadway in Downtown Oakland

@oakstop is a place-based social 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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Oakstop currently operates three locations in the San Francisco Bay Area and is a 100% Black Owned and Operated business founded by an Oakland native. They focus on supporting other entrepreneurs and artists of color with the aim of creating an economically empowered ecosystem of leaders of color. 
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We met with the owner Trevor Parham to learn more about Oakstop's social impact and how it has helped to keep him going. "Oakstop's social mission has always been focused on empowering Black artists and entrepreneurs. I am constantly surrounded by Black artists and entrepreneurs, providing me with an endless source of inspiration and motivation as I continue working on their behalf, helping my community transition from a mindset of surviving to thriving." 
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Oakstop has been able to maintain partial operations throughout the pandemic providing essential services, supporting other essential businesses like @mealsonwheelsofalamedacounty and @shieldthebay, and donating office space to Oakland Black Business Fund. 
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Please support Trevor by purchasing a coworking membership, booking a future event, or signing up with Oakstop's mail service to establish a physical mailing address for your business: https://www.oakstop.com
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Let’s Get Free!! Thank you @sheamoisture for including @oakstop in your community storytelling series!
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This month we are featuring perspectives of economic freedom and independence through Black business ownership as told by SheaMoisture Collective entrepreneurs.  Follow along to experience their stories and make sure sure you check out their business pages to explore their services.⁣
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Trevor Parham is the founder of Oakstop, which leverages commercial real estate in gentrifying areas of Oakland, Ca to empower communities of color with accessible and affordable space to make it accessible to historically marginalized communities who need space for social justice and economic empowerment. You can find out more and check out his business here: @oakstop. ⁣
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Trevor’s Freedom//⁣
"My business allows me to freely express my social, cultural, and political views within my work...My ancestors had dreamed of a time when their descendants would be blissful, educated, expressive, and outspoken without the burden of feeling held back due to their Blackness. I'm now empowered and motivated through my Blackness, having transformed their burden into a blessing."⁣
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"Oakstop's social mission has always been focused on empowering Black artists and entrepreneurs. I am constantly surrounded by Black artists and entrepreneurs, providing me with an endless source of inspiration and motivation as I continue working on their behalf, helping my community transition from a mindset of surviving to thriving."⁣
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@oakstop and founder Trevor Parham featured in @theoaklandside for an article about the new @blackbusinessfund 
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“We are helping to cultivate the current and new generation of Black entrepreneurs and Black small businesses,”
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Elisse Douglass @elisse215 ,Trevor Parham @oakstop and Yusef Wright @yusefwright featured in @theoaklandside for an article about the @blackbusinessfund 👆🏾Link in bio
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“As a Black woman and a developer, I understand that the problem is a lot deeper than broken windows. If you zoom out a level beyond that, you’re looking at the historic difficulties that Black businesses face in terms of access and capital, owning their real estate, and growth.” 
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The best part of waking up is Blackness and self love ✊🏾☕️🥰
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UPCOMING EVENTS

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.

 OAKSTOP LOCATIONS
BROADWAY
1-510-698-9370
Mon-Fri: 8am - 8pm
Sat-Sun: By Appointment
 
14TH ST
1-510-698-9370
Mon-Fri: By Appointment
Sat-Sun: By Appointment
 
RICHMOND BART
510-698-9370
Mon-Fri: 8am - 6pm
Sat-Sun: By Appointment