Venables Bell Lets Three Entrepreneurs Move In for Next to Nothing

$10 for a year's rental to celebrate 10 years in business

To celebrate its 10th anniversary, San Francisco's Venables Bell & Partners organized an office-space contest. The ad agency posted a listing on Craigslist offering spots in its Union Square offices to entrepreneurs for just $10 for the year. After getting hundreds of applications, VB&P narrowed it to 60, then 14, and then chose three winners: Kalon Gutierrez and Luis Garcia, founders of Schoolbags for Kids, where for every schoolbag sold, one bag with school supplies will be given to a child in need; Patricia Compas-Markman, a CalPoly engineer who invented the DayOne Waterbag, a reusable personal water treatment device...

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