New co-working space Investon will launch in Sydney this Friday, with the founders insisting it will be a thriving hub for people to share their ideas, as opposed to simply sharing a workspace.
Founded by Paul Page and Steve Grant, Investon joins a long list of co-working spaces for start-ups, including Fishburners, The Hub, Inspire9, the York Butter Factory and The Cluster.
Located in the Sydney CBD, the self-serviced office will open its doors this Friday.
Investon describes itself as “a collaborative environment of professionals who share the same basic business ethos – to grow and incubate our businesses in a professional environment”.
The space itself contains all the necessary business services including conference rooms, boardrooms, photocopy, fax and VOIP telephone service facilities, among others.
“Investon is more than a serviced work environment though,” the company says.
“In certain circumstances, Investon actively invests both time and capital through our business mentorship program to assist small start-up companies become more than they are capable of on their own.”
In addition to Investon, the founders also run cloud computing company 724.com.au. They plan to use the technology for the benefit of entrepreneurs working at Investon.
“We want to insure that the office has seamless cloud computing so that they can operate whether it’s in the office or at home or overseas,” Page told iPitch.
There are three options to choose from when securing a space in the office, the first of which is a “hot desk” whereby the user simply comes in on the day.
Users can also choose to have a dedicated work station in an open environment or an office with as many employees as they want.
According to Page, Investon is aimed at entrepreneurs from a range of sectors including IT, social media and human resources.
“One overriding objective is to have people who work well together collaboratively,” he said.
“If you are looking for a place to hang your hat in Sydney’s CBD, contact us to discuss the range of options we can provide… If it’s a good fit, we go ahead.”
If it is not deemed to be a “good fit”, Investon will refer people to other venues “that are maybe more suitable”.