Free co-working space being offered in Vancouver for start-ups

Aug 9 2019, 1:56 pm

A new co-working office location in Vancouver’s Mount Pleasant neighbourhood is offering an incubator program that provides free shared office space to start-ups with new and innovative ideas.

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Pavilion Cowork, located within a newly-constructed building at 22 East 5th Avenue, says it will be providing five businesses with three months of free rent in private offices starting this September.

Selected businesses for this program must apply for consideration, with the criteria focusing on the originality and potential disruptive level of the business concept, as well as the potential growth trajectory of the company.

Interested start-ups have until August 22, 2019, to submit their application online.

“This program is one way we are giving back to the local business community,” said Yosh Kasahara, managing director for Pavilion Cowork, in a statement.

“We know many entrepreneurs that need a great space to help them to scale to the next level. Pavilion Cowork is the perfect place to inspire these new ideas, and help to connect future business leaders that will shape our city for years to come.”

22 East 5th Avenue, Vancouver

22 East 5th Avenue, Vancouver. (Google Maps)

Pavilion Cowork has private offices that fit between one and nine people, hot desks with flexible seating arrangements, and offers 24/7 access. Its interior design revolves around a contemporary West Coast concept.

The co-working company occupies space within a new six-storey mixed-use commercial and industrial building designed by Christopher Bozyk Architects and developed by PC Urban Properties, which incorporates the facade of the 1942-built heritage Cemco Electrical Manufacturing Company Factory building.

The lower floor is dedicated for creative industrial and retail, while the upper floors are for office. A Tacofino restaurant is located on the ground level of the building.

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