November 5, 2009

STACKD – Get to Know Your Cube Mates


Office buildings can be a tricky place. After all, how much do you really know about the guy in the adjacent cubicle or the people who you ride the elevator with each morning? If you’re like most people, the answer is probably not much. STACKD hopes to change that, though, by bringing businesses together and getting office buildings in touch. Rather than trying to track down someone you met in the hallway on Facebook or LinkedIn, STACKD simplifies the process by letting you search for people from within your own office building.

After signing up for a free account and inputting your business information, get started by browsing buildings on the STACKD site. Once you’ve located your own building on STACKD’s searchable map, click to see a listing of all the businesses within that building. Included in each company’s listing is contact information, background materials, and a list of “haves” and “needs,” which you can then use to pitch new business ideas, inquire about available conference room space, or just to get in touch and say hi.

Whether you use STACKD as a way to build your list of industry contacts, find additional office space within your building, or satisfying your curiosity about the mystery woman you met in the elevator—the potential uses for STACKD are limitless. We would definitely recommend the site to anyone who works in a large office building and has a general curiosity about the people who work around them, for networking purposes or otherwise.

Practical Uses:

  • Make industry contacts from within your own building
  • Invite the employees of a nearby company to lunch
  • Search for available conference room space
  • Hire a vendor who works nearby

Insider Tips:

  • List your company’s “haves” and “needs,” and let nearby companies pitch you ideas to help out
  • Search for buildings on STACKD’s interactive map, or browse by address, name, or zip code
  • Follow your building’s Twitter feed to stay up-to-date on the latest news

What we liked:

  • Ability to find companies to work with inside your own building
  • Basic site design makes navigation easy
  • Networking opportunities, both business and social, are practically limitless

What we didn’t like:

  • STACKD is currently in beta, and available only for offices in the New York area
  • Not enough companies have signed up yet for the service to be effective


Company Info:

  • Launched: 2009
  • Privately Held
  • Headquarters: New York, NY
  • Founded by: Sidney Blank
  • Web site:


  • Free


  1. STACKD is now open worldwide. We’ve had a recent burst of activity so there are around 60 buildings that have joined up. Not critical mass yet but we’re making progress.

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