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Nasdaq Boosts San Francisco Presence with Entrepreneurs’ Center

The Nasdaq will boost its visibility amid Silicon Valley’s tech-and-finance crowd with next year’s opening of the Nasdaq Entrepreneurial Center in San Francisco’s south financial district.

The Nasdaq Educational Foundation signed a 10-year lease with Tishman Speyer for 13,041 square feet in the new Foundry Square III. Financial terms were not disclosed.

The ground floor space at 505 Howard St. will include classrooms and event space, a broadcast media studio, a coffee shop and bookstore.

The center will offer educational programs, seminars and information about the entrepreneurial sector, business mentorship and technical assistance.

Bruce Aust, executive vice president of the Nasdaq, is president of the Nasdaq Entrepreneurial Center.

“We want to educate the next generation of entrepreneurs,” Aust said. “It’s a way to leverage the relationships we have with a lot of our great companies to mentor and bring in a mix of entrepreneurs.”

Next year also marks the 25th anniversary of the Nasdaq’s office in the Bay Area, where it employs 100 people.

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