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Emma Cheshire - Creating a place for Tech in Leeds

Emma Cheshire - Creating a place for Tech in Leeds

Presented at Hey! #25 on 5th October, 2016.

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October 05, 2016
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  1. https://www.flickr.com/photos/52613419@N05/5218250358/ I would Emma Cheshire @LeedsFuturelabs @germinates

  2. https://www.flickr.com/photos/52613419@N05/5218250358/ I would not have started here!

  3. https://www.flickr.com/photos/102706709@N08/16424884886/ Old Broadcasting House Closed

  4. A home for Tech in Leeds

  5. https://flickr.com/photo/60524199@N03/5519734409

  6. https://flickr.com/photo/25510252@N06/8066648566/

  7. https://www.flickr.com/photos/60134389@N08/8592640179/ Not for Profit Profit reinvested into the community

  8. https://flickr.com/photo/30008272@N00/85220007 Co working, Hot-desking, meeting rooms & small offices for

    up to 30 people
  9. https://flickr.com/photo/36976328@N04/17409755861/ Be able to offer community led tech networks a

    free space to host meetups
  10. https://flickr.com/photo/61343912@N07/7592626086/ Host: accelerators, angel groups & other investor networks

  11. https://flickr.com/photo/17271594@N00/3540451756/ Offer relevant support for tech companies

  12. Other considerations!

  13. https://flickr.com/photo/47309173@N06/9521635989/ Had to be city centre & 15 mins from

    the station
  14. https://flickr.com/photo/76287642@N03/8402403837 This is not a property play… its community development

  15. https://flickr.com/photo/131057184@N07/18270165123/ Flexible Building

  16. https://flickr.com/photo/95005958@N08/9256486616/ National Context!

  17. https://flickr.com/photo/30139045@N00/1462918020/ Collaborated with Manchester and Sheffield to lobby National Government

    for capital support
  18. https://flickr.com/photo/29108968@N06/6093396566 Worked to secure £11m for the 3 cities to

    renovate spaces only (no overhead)
  19. https://www.flickr.com/photos/106086788@N08/16299751542/ So 3 years later ...

  20. https://www.flickr.com/photos/52559257@N02/14266220037/ Futurelabs was born at 1 Eastgate

  21. 8 monthly & 3 irregular meetups use the space

  22. Coworking Space with skype booths, free meeting rooms & 24

    hour access
  23. None
  24. https://www.flickr.com/photos/27829116@N03/6008373619/ Come check us out - 1 day free hot

    desking
  25. https://www.flickr.com/photos/10786001@N05/3905561114/ Emma @LeedsFuturelabs emma.cheshire@futurelabs.org.uk