This morning Andrew Barr opened Entry 29, a new work space whose goal is to assist start-up businesses.
Located in Childers Street, near the ANU, Entry 29 is aimed at encouraging and driving the technology development process by allowing start-up operators to mingle and collaborate with like-minded individuals.
It also offers meeting facilities, access to mentors and other service providers, including business advisors and financiers.
Entry 29 has been driven by Canberra’s start-up community in direct response to a growing need for affordable, collaborative accommodation for entrepreneurs and start-ups and it adds significantly to Canberra’s burgeoning innovation community.
I am delighted that so many members of our passionate start-up community are supporting this co-working concept. The ACT Government is pleased to have assisted with its establishment, but it’s the hard work of volunteers from this community that has got the facility ready for business.
Entry 29 is named after Walter Burley Griffin’s design entry for Canberra which was the 29th received in the Federal Capital Design Competition. This is the first community-run co-working space in Canberra.
For further information, visit http://entry29.org.au/.
Similar spaces are a global trend and there are now more than 60 operating in Australia.