Lamorinda Entrepreneurs


Amirh is the co-founder of Pillar Cowork, an innovative working and childcare space in Lafayette. She opened the doors in early March 2020 -- two weeks before the COVID-19 pandemic forced everyone to stay at home.

Fortunately, Pillar Cowork survived the rollercoaster whiplash of purple tier closings and orange tier openings. They look forward to growing again as our office culture shifts towards smaller, local offices.

We covered:

  • Why she got into the coworking business

  • Early startup struggles and successes

  • What makes Pillar unique

  • Where office working trends are headed

  • The entrepreneurial community in Lafayette and Lamorinda at large

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Updated: Jan 26

In this discussion with Canyon Club Brewery, we covered a lot of ground. Among the topics we discussed were:

  • How did you get your start in business? Was this always the dream?

  • What took Moraga so long to get a brewpub with a beer garden?

  • Why Moraga? Did you have a hunch that the town needed Canyon Club and would support it?

  • Tell us more about Canyon Club. What makes it special?

  • Have the town and county been good partners? What can they do better?

  • What about the other restauranteurs and business owners? Do you all support each other enough?

We really appreciated Kevin's candor. It's hard to run a restaurant these days and it sounded like Kevin had the right attitude and acumen to make it work. I'm really glad to have had the opportunity to chat.

I'm also glad to be doing my part to help. Just look inside my refrigerator:

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Updated: Jan 14

Lamorinda Smart Home is a local business that designs and installs custom home automation solutions for clients in Lafayette, Moraga, Orinda, and beyond. Pete offers a fascinating story about turning a long-standing idea into a business after being laid off from his job.

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