An AirBnB-for-commercial-real-estate startup a day keeps the FOMO away.
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GotSpot, Inc.

GotSpot is an AirBnB-esque digital marketplace for commercial real estate.  
All kinds of Main Street businesses (e.g. stores, offices, studios, restaurants, manufacturers) struggle to stay open, often due to rent; meanwhile, they have space that's underutilized. At the same time, entrepreneurs and non-profits who don't pay for monthly space often struggle to find space when they need it for specific purposes. Sometimes, in an emergency, communities have the same problem.
GotSpot has created a platform that connects businesses with available commercial spots to small businesses, entrepreneurs, non-profits, and start-ups who will pay to use their spot. They're growing the local economy while building community resiliency, because they're also collecting information about which spots communities can use to respond when disaster strikes (no shock this Houston-based startup has Harvey in mind).

What's Innovative About Their Solution?

GotSpot has developed a proprietary process for onboarding spots that de-risks the process of commercial space sharing between businesses.

They also have a unique network for growth: the network of cities across the country (especially the south) that are near military installations. Additionally, they are focusing on smaller, mid-market cities, where there are few solutions for short-term sharing of commercial space.

📍 Location

Texas, USA

⚙️ Product Stage


🏭 Industries

Social Impact & Culture

🤑 Fundraising Status

Considering raising

💸 Total Funding
To Date


🙌 Founder Demographics


Big Wins

  • Named a Top Finalist in Mass Challenge Austin Cohort, 2019
  • Secured $22,500 in prizes from pitch competitions, most recently the Great American Military Entrepreneur Challenge in October 2019
  • In the process of securing pilot projects with two Texas Gulf Coast cities

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Reda Hicks

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