Corporations hold dude-ranch retreats to teach their employees valuable lessons, the main one being that people'll do just about any stupid crap to keep their job, even attend dude ranches. If you're launching a corporate-defying start-up, drop the dude, and learn your lessons at Tech Ranch Austin
TRA is a 5,000sqft venture-acceleration center put together by a group of 90s start-up vets who feel their cumulative successes and failures have provided them the wisdom and resources needed to guide budding entrepreneurs from idea, to million dollar idea, to millionaire. Just kidding, multimillionaire. The first step's a free "Campfire" networking happy hour, where you'll determine the right program for you, the base level being the Pioneer Program: conference room & research privileges, plus a weekly "support group" of staff & fellow entrepreneurs who provide each other invaluable feedback, and laugh at each other's "support group" jokes. The most elaborate's the "Venture Forth" boot camp: meeting weekly for eight weeks, you'll learn everything from bootstrap budgeting, to competition research, to the final phase, "3, 2, 1 Launch! (or Abort)"; make it through, and TRA'll supply "Barn Builders" (biz- or tech-savvy start-up staff who'll work pro bono as a sort of prolonged job interview), plus $100K in services supplied by everyone from tech law firms to Microsoft, whose tech law firm will put the wood to whatever tech law firm you have access to.
If you're already up and running Ranch also rents out furnished office space at their compound, though if your enterprise is less than legit, best keep it under wraps -- these days, people will do just about any stupid crap and call it a job.