Press Release: Picture Perfect - London’s first co-working space for social innovators opens tomorrow

June 14

London, Ontario - Picture this - a writer, a professor, a lawyer, a fundraiser and a yogi sharing space day to day - that’s the snapshot we are bringing to life by bringing epic people together in one open collaborative work space called Innovation Works. London’s first-ever co-working space intentionally designed for social innovators opens on June 15 with over 50 co-tenants. Co-tenants will occupy permanent desk clusters, single desks, and flex desks on the second floor of the building located at 201 King Street, the former GoodLife head office.

The newly renovated space boasts more than bricks and mortar. Innovation Works co-tenants will enjoy special collaboration programming, discussion groups, salad clubs, pet therapy, social media exchanges, and other experiences that foster collisions of ideas, with the desire to reach innovative solutions to our most persistent community challenges.

With the second floor full, third floor tenants are now being secured to move in by early 2017, and there are discussions in place for an anchor tenant for the fourth floor.

“London is ready for this. To watch this dream that started in a living room become a reality is beyond words.”  says Michelle Baldwin, Pillar Nonprofit Network’s Executive Director. “It was more than one voice - the community asked for this, and it was created with over 100 volunteers, countless donors and investors.”

To set the stage for inclusion, Innovation Works is inviting all downtown urbanites and the broader London community to their official launch event, the Innovation Works Block Party on July 20. To register, click here.

News Directors/Editors: For interviews, contact Michelle Baldwin at mbaldwin@pillarnonprofit.ca or call 519-668-4456.

 
LIST OF TENANTS
 
Alegria 3 Inc.
Allison Graham, Elevate Biz
BMO Bank of Montreal
Brain Injury Association of London and Region
Brescia University College
Cambia Development Foundation
Centre for Organizational Effectiveness
Centre for Research on Health Equity and Social Inclusion
CityMatch
Community Legal Services, Western University
Connect Sports London
Cowan Insurance Group
Ellipsis Digital
Fanshawe College
Gerda Zonruiter Research and Consulting
Grass Roots Fundraising
Heart-Links
Horizon Leadership Institute Inc.
Johnny Fansher Financial & 
Investia Financial Services Inc
Kids Kicking Cancer Canada
King's University College
Libro Credit Union
Lindsay Reid
London Arts Council
London Heritage Council
London Life
London Poverty Research Centre
London Zen Centre
Marla Marnoch, Social Impact Real Estate
mindyourmind
Mischevious Cat Productions
Moss Leadership Consulting
Music Therapy of London
NationWorks
On Co-op
Pathway Leadership Group
Personal Style Image Consulting
Pillar Nonprofit Network
Prana Yoga & Wellness
Rate Drop Rebate
Resonant Business Solutions Inc.
Riopelle Interactive
Sameer Vasta
School for Advanced Studies in the Arts and Humanities, Western University
Spoken Advantage
TD Bank
TechAlliance of Southwestern Ontario
Thames Valley District School Board
The Lawson Foundation
The Social Beehive
The Student Success Centre, Western University
The Writer's Eye-View
Thrive Service Inc.
Tracey Church & Associates
United Way London & Middlesex
Western Science
Wild Academia
YourTech London
 

About Innovation Works:

Innovation Works is the only place in London, Ontario specifically designed to encourage collaboration and innovation. New innovations and cross-sector collaboration among nonprofits, social enterprises, social purpose businesses and entrepreneurs are key to turning economic, environmental, social and cultural challenges into opportunities. For more information, please visit www.innovationworkslondon.ca


About Pillar Nonprofit Network:

Pillar Nonprofit Network strengthens the impact of the nonprofit sector. We connect the three pillars -  nonprofit, business and government - to create community impact. We spark innovation. For more information, please visit www.pillarnonprofit.ca