City, University of London is very excited to announce the upcoming launch of Better Space right in the heart of Islington. It will be an inspiring and affordable co-working and event space for social entrepreneurs, change makers and under-represented founders, that will become the home for those striving to make the world a better place. We’re due to open our doors in May 2021.
Better Space is a partnership between CityVentures (City’s team responsible for Entrepreneurship) and Islington Borough Council, which will uniquely blend the power of entrepreneurship, Higher Education and local authorities to help with regeneration and recovery post pandemic.
There is enough money, technology and startup know-how in the world to make it a much better and fairer place for everyone and at Better Space we think we need to figure out a better way of starting and running businesses, with social & environmental impact at their core. Creating the space and platform to cultivate ideas and support change makers, social entrepreneurs and the local community will accelerate this. We want to support the next generation of ethical businesses like Patagonia, Olio, Ustwo, Bulb and many more like them!
Across two floors in the iconic Ray Building, Farringdon, Better Space will provide 80+ desks, plenty of meeting rooms, phone booths and an interactive event space, so members and the local community get the space, support and opportunities they need to grow.
We’ll be encouraging under-reprepresented founders and people based in or around Islington who run digital or creative organisations, with a positive and clear social or environmental impact, to join us as members and to get involved with events. City alumni are more than welcome!
We’d also love to hear from City alumni who may wish to support with:
- Mentoring members and social entrepreneurs
- Volunteering e.g. legal, accounting, marketing to organisations in the space who are tackling the world’s biggest challenges
- Finding potential members by helping us raise awareness for the incredible space we are building
Better Space will be best suited to impact led organisations or startups that need 1-6 desks to work from. The waiting list is growing each day and pricing will be 60-80% of market cost.
We’ll have flexible monthly packages, daily passes and memberships which include access to a great space to work from, a fantastic location, creative workshops, accountability buddies, mentoring, expert advisors, regular events, productivity & focus workshops, opportunities to support the local community in a meaningful way and lots more!
Better Space is being built with the below pillars in mind:
- Social & environmental impact
- Creativity & wellbeing …
… whilst aiming to bridge the gap between fast growing tech startups and social & environmental impact focused organisations, to make the world a better place.
To keep updated on Better Space, be sure to sign up to the Better Space Newsletter below and follow us on social, or email Sam on Sam@BetterSpace.London to discuss how you’d like to be involved.
Spread the word far and wide – better space and better times are coming and we can’t wait to have the City alumni network along with us for the journey! Your future self will thank you for it. For the full story, check this out.
Sam, Simon & Alex
The Better Space Team