Make unused federal government office space available as free co-working spaces for start-ups and entrepreneurs

user picture Miguel Carrasco · 3 years ago · 19 votes · 8 comments
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Yep I have tried to foster this - enormous resistance is to be had.
Craig Thomler · 3 years ago
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Trust me, they don't want to work with the lack of facilities. Internet access & security arrangements are hell & the accommodation largely Spartan and not conducive to innovative activities.
Craig Thomler · 3 years ago
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You're right,
Miguel Carrasco · 3 years ago
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Great idea Miguel but all unused office space of all levels of government including educational institutions should be made accessible for use as co-working space. We have lots of these spaces in the City of Wyndham but a new local business group looking at setting a co-working space has to do pop-up meet-up events in cafes and restaurants because these empty spaces are not available for such use.
Walter Villagonzalo · 3 years ago
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You're right it could be any level of government or universities etc. I was impressed with what the CBR Innovation Network has been able to do with some very basic ACT Government office space
Miguel Carrasco · 3 years ago
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That would be quite a boring coworking space. Startups need to peer with other startups. Government needs to visit startup coworking hubs (not the other way around).
Todd Hubers · 3 years ago
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I agree with you the idea is not to co-locate with government but to make redundant spaces available for start-ups to cluster, like the CBR Innovation Network has in ACT
Miguel Carrasco · 3 years ago
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I agree with you the idea is not to co-locate with government but to make redundant spaces available for start-ups to cluster, like the CBR Innovation Network has in ACT
Miguel Carrasco · 3 years ago
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Stephanie Edmondson Leesa Charlotte Walter Villagonzalo Jonny Wilkinson Richard Ferrers Francis Vierboom Anne-Marie Elias Keith Marlow Alex Sadleir Samuel MacAulay Ray Bell Tim Parsons Zoe Rose