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.
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