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Co-working space launched

09 Jun 2016

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By Nicholas Li

Federal Greens deputy leader Adam Bandt and State Minister for Small Business, Innovation and Trade Philip Dalidakis helped launch a new co-working space on Dorcas St last month.

The Dimension5 co-working space provides all the know-how and resources of a large big business office for local entrepreneurs looking to start their own small business.

A joint collaboration between local businesses Creative Universe and Dimension Data, the aim of the initiative is to facilitate an exchange of ideas between businesses, entrepreneurs and start-ups.

Dimension5 community manager Peter Kamper said the future of the economy was being increasingly driven by small businesses.

“Co-working spaces are actually the future of working particularly with the rise of small businesses. You’ve got the large businesses that are increasingly unstable given the nature of the economy, which has seen collapses of entire industries,” he said.  

“As we’ve seen over the last five to 10 years you’re going to continue to see a dramatic rise in these spaces.”

Mr Kamper said Dimension5 would facilitate those who were unable to access traditional office space.

“We have the environment to be able to encourage that and we’re actively making links with the social enterprise communities to let them know that we’re able to serve that community,” he said.

Dimension Data Australia CEO Rodd Cunico said Dimension5 would be at the centre of a nationwide shift to startups.

“Australia is rapidly shifting away from its reliance on resources and manufacturing, and, as the Federal Government has identified in its $1.1 billion Innovation and Science Agenda, it will be smart ideas that create business growth, local jobs and global success,” he said.

The team at Dimension5 invites local residents to make use of the community co-working space.

It is also currently offering five scholarships, which provide winning applicants with a year’s worth of free use of its networking space. Applications close June 30.  

To apply or for more information visit www.creativeuniverse.com.au

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