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
People who voted for this idea
Francis Vierboom Ray Bell Tim Parsons Stephanie Edmondson Walter Villagonzalo Samuel MacAulay Leesa Charlotte Richard Ferrers Alex Sadleir Jonny Wilkinson Zoe Rose Keith Marlow Anne-Marie Elias