So, how does Nest work?
Nest has twenty-one residents living across four apartments. Each apartment has five to six bedrooms, two bathrooms, and a fully outfitted kitchen. Although you will live closely with four roommates, you will have a master key that enables you to go into any other apartment at any time. This is super important because it gives you access to all of Nest and let’s you easily connect with the other residents.
What is it like to live in Nest?
Nest is like a family. When you live here, you become part of a passion-driven community of likeminded innovators. You can look forward to great conversation over red wine, lots of pick up sports (especially extreme ones), movie nights, fireside chats with external speakers, parties, and most importantly deep bonds with amazing people.
What is expected of a Nest resident?
Nest is not a place where you come and go without speaking to anyone. The community aspect of living, learning, helping, and working together is what makes Nest such an incredible place. For this reason, we expect you to actively contribute to Nest both socially and as an entrepreneur. For example, you likely have a skill, life experience, or connection in your network that other Nesters could benefit from. Share it!
What are the mandatory Nest events?
We have a few ground rules in Nest. Every other Sunday all twenty-one of us eat dinner together and each week you will eat dinner with your roomies. Since everyone tends to be really busy, breaking bread at common dinner is a great way to kick back and catch up. On resident’s birthdays, all of Nest also gathers to wake them up with a song and special breakfast as a little celebration.
Can my startup work from Nest?
No. Nest is not a co-working space nor is it a “second workspace.” Of course, you can have meetings and work from home, but it’s not for running your business out of.
How old/young do i have to be to live in Nest?
As a rule of thumb, we’ll take in people that are between 21 and 35. However, if you are extremely awesome and unbelievably hungry to move in – forget this rule and make a world class application that we can’t ignore!
Where is Nest located?
At Reventlowsgade 10, 1651 Copenhagen V. Right next to Copenhagen’s Main Central Station, Tivoli, the Copenhagen lakes and the Meatpacking District – SMACK downtown!
Can my boyfriend/girlfriend move into my room with me?
No, he/she can’t. You can of course have people over and people staying a night or two in your room, but you are not allowed to “live” two people in one room.
Will I have to do the dishes?
No! Entrepreneurs don’t waste time on the dishes. You’ve got companies to build and we’ve got dishwashers to take care of the mess.
Do we have access to washing machines?
Yep. There is a cheap coin operated launderette with washing machines in the basement.
Let’s say I’m a really tidy person. Will I end up cleaning after everyone?
No, not at all. We’ve hired cleaning personnel to clean the open areas. This service is included in the rent. We also have cleaning rules in the General House Rules you get when you move in. We think it’s a must to respect the common space and if you don’t follow the rules you will be warned and if you ignore the warnings, you will get thrown out.
Will it be a closed house only for the people living there?
Yes and no. Nest is a hub for the whole startup community. We are a place people can visit and hang out, the “place to be” for foreign entrepreneurs visiting Copenhagen, and a great location for hosting entrepreneurship talks. By opening Nest events up, we get a healthy flow of great people in the building, adding to everyone’s network and increasing general inspiration.
How much will all this cost?
The rent depends on the size of your room. We have calculated the square meter price for all of Nest and divided that by how many square meters you have access to. The rent is between 4.500 and 8.000 kr. a month including rent, internet, water, electricity, cleaning etc. There is also a 3 months rent deposit to be paid upfront. This is insurance for the community and means that when you are ready to fly the Nest, you don’t pay the last three months rent.
Is anyone making money off of Nest?
Absolutely not. There is no “economic” upside to us by getting this off the ground. We just want to live in a community with really cool people.
Can i be kicked out of Nest?
Yes. It takes a lot to reach this point and we hope it never has to happen, but sometimes the fit isn’t right.