This is incredibly broad. However, here is kind of my 'bucket list' of stuff:
- Fast internet.
- Private areas for phone/skype calls, one on ones, etc.
- Location location location. Needs to be near a cafe, pizza shop and bus line/rapid. Being downtown isn't 'necessary', and in fact could do more harm than good.
'war room' style office space seems to work well.
- Flexibility. If a company wants cubes instead of a war room (or whatever), then they should be able to provide that.
- Meeting space. In addition to the second point, you probably should look for a meeting space for say, 5-12+ people so you can have 'team meetings', meetings with investors etc. But again, it isn't about meetings, it about getting work done.
- Tech incubator specific stuff:
- Access to a data center, a deal with RackSpace/AWS/someone else, and if they could have a rack on site for testing and development stuff, that's even better.
- NAS stuff - onsite storage.
-Printers. I spent the majority of my time at the incubator fighting the printers. They are important Important enough that I get paid to do it.
- QuickBooks - companies can hire an hour or two a month of an accountant to keep the books in shape.
Again, this is a very open-ended question, but that's my bucket list.