The Tesla Model S all-electric luxury sedan is now close to ubiquitous on the streets of Silicon Valley.
But you might not expect to see one walking into a building.
Or at least part of one.
But the side of a Model S, used as the front of a receptionist's desk--compete with two Tesla front seats--is what greets visitors to the Draper University Hero City in San Mateo, California.
Tesla Model S electric car used as reception desk, Draper University Hero City [via Steve Jurvetson]
Those visitors will already have passed through doors flanked by photos of two of the Valley's most famous recent entrepreneurs, Apple cofounder Steve Jobs and Tesla CEO Elon Musk.
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The photo above was posted on Facebook by Tesla boardmember Steve Jurvetson, who took delivery of the very first Model S production car in June 2012.
What is Hero City? The site's Facebook page calls it "a co-working space that promotes innovation, collaboration, and entrepreneurship."
And it goes on to say:
The world needs more heroes! For those of you who aspire to be those extraordinary heroes, we are creating a new entrepreneurial supercharger.
Hero City at Draper University is where fun-loving meets risk-mastering and big challenges get tackled by innovative play.
It’s a unique coworking space. It’s a city with a vibrant culture, an eclectic community of bold people, perspectives and possibilities.
Start up and take off with access to exclusive events, speakers, professional expertise and an incubator, plus fresh superhero talent from Draper University.
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Test, launch and sell your idea to the world - and beyond, using our secret prototyping lab,pop-up retail space, media studio and amphitheater.
First production 2012 Tesla Model S [detail from photo by evancharlesmoore on instagram]
Eager entrepreneurs filled with ideas and looking for high-powered contacts?
Inspiring black-and-white photos of Valley icons?
Visible reminder of highly visible product from unlikely but so-far-successful Silicon Valley startup?
Like the Model S, the desk has some surprising features.
As Jurvetson notes, with a smiley face, "You can charge it up and run the USB ports for a loo000ng time."