One of the good signs in the region is that communities are getting more and more organized around co-working spaces. A few pieces of news hit our inbox in the last couple of days, so here’s a quick roundup of what they’re telling us.
Quja, the co-working space in Espoo threw an event the other day, and gave an update that it has 30 companies set up in its premises, with today about 50 employees. The building houses 150 people, but they tell us the first floor is sold out.
As we wrote when the co-working space launched in October, teams of three are granted rent-free space for the first twelve months, along with subsidised cleaning and network expenses. The space is managed by Tecnotree, the publicly traded IT telecom solutions provider.
If you’re looking for desk space in Espoo, it’s definitly a good deal, so you should check them out! More info about their event can be found here.
You may have heard some rumors that Stockholm is getting a proper co-working space and meeting place in a very central location. Sebastian Fuchs from KTH tells us in an email they plan to throw “a lot of exciting events, meetings and workshops to gather Stockholm’s startup community. This initiative has the working name ‘X-House’ – but now it is time to decide the final name and we would love to get your help.”
They put up a quick google form to gather suggestions, and they’re looking for names ASAP. If you have a good co-working space name, pass it their way. Once they’re closer to launching the space, we’ll cover them in much more depth.
MESH has opened their maker space, but that doesn’t mean they’re done with their FundedByMe campaign. You currently have two more days to contribute before the crowdfunding round is over! They write:
We think this is going to be an important part of both MESH and the innovation ecosystem of Oslo. There should be a place where hackers, engineers, designers and business people meet each other, it should be easier for product startups to prototype and fail fast, it should be easier to learn new skills on how to build things. We are set to solve this and we have already reached our funding goal by the help of 39 fantastic people, our proud funding members. If you’d like to be one of them, please take action here.