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Mandurah’s innovation hub, Make Place, is on the look out for five local start-ups or students who have big ideas but don’t have the capacity to pay for a Make Place membership.
The local not-for-profit offers creatives and entrepreneurs a collaborative workspace in the city centre to work on their projects as well as mentoring and support from other members.
Make Place chief Rhys Williams said he believed it was important for local creatives to immerse themselves in a space like Make Place when starting off.
“It can be really hard to start an idea or business by yourself and even harder if money is tight,” he said.
“But when you surround yourself with the right people and soak up opportunities to connect and learn, it suddenly becomes a lot easier and that’s what Make Place is all about.
“Even just making the shift from working at home to working in a shared creative, innovative environment can make all the difference for some people”.
By offering the free memberships, Make Place said they hoped to propel big ideas forward that might otherwise be held back by a lack of support or exposure.
“Our partnership with the City of Mandurah allows us to offer a number of memberships to people that otherwise might not have the chance to get involved,” he said.
“It’s great to see the City, organisations and community members working together to make it easier for businesses, collaboration is the key to going further, faster.”
Make Place was created to connect the community and lift aspirations by bringing leaders, entrepreneurs, students, businesses and curious minds together through events, shared office space and network building.
Several community and networking groups run events at Make Place such as the Peel Young Creatives Collective and Toastmasters.
Make Place also runs three events a month which include guest speakers, music, and a TED Talk evening called Beers, Bubbles & Brains.
The hub is welcoming nominations until the end of the year for start-ups of students who would benefit from being involved but don’t have the capacity to pay.
To nominate send an email to email@example.com with a short description about what the individual is aiming to achieve.