San Leandro By Design at Gate510 – a Hotspot for Innovation
Gate510 has turned an old manufacturing plant into the East Bay’s most creative hub for innovation in biotech and clean tech. Located on the second floor of the Westgate Shopping Center, Gate510 houses around 60 startup and mid-sized businesses. Building on San Leandro’s significant manufacturing history and ultra-high speed internet through Lit San Leandro, Gate510 has housed a number of different artists, makers, food companies, 3D printers, drone and VR companies over the years.
Today the space attracts “smart scientists” that create innovative products in the clean energy, food tech, and bioscience fields to help to create a better world. Gate510 represents a “missing middle” to the innovative science hubs in Emeryville and South San Francisco, providing fully functional science spaces that are easily accessible and more affordable than the competition. You can learn more about the history and growth of the space in our previous post.
This year’s San Leandro By Design event, which is in partnership with the City of San Leandro, will feature a walking tour during which attendees can meet new companies (such as Ensigna Biosystems and innovative battery company Cuberg) and talk about the growth of these emerging industries, and learn why they are choosing San Leandro to grow their businesses. There will also be also a mixer with beer, wine, and hors d’oeuvres.
San Leandro By Design takes place on Thursday, August 25, 2022 from 4pm until 6pm at 2020 Williams Street. Tickets are $40 for Chamber members and $60 for non-members. Please register for this event.
Also be on the lookout for two additional events later this fall:
October 1 – Made in San Leandro
This event is part of the City of San Leandro’s sesquicentennial celebration and will highlight and celebrate the many local innovators and manufacturers. The event will take place at Gate510. Stay tuned for further details
National Manufacturing Week 2022
October 7-14 is National Manufacturing Week, and the City is collaborating with local manufacturers to provide in-person and/or virtual tours of their facilities, so that you can learn how they make things.