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First entrepreneurs join Origin Startup package

Published on Friday, 14th September 2018, contributed by Origin Workspace

Origin Startup, a package for early-stage businesses which is based at Origin Workspace, has officially launched with six startups. Designed to be more flexible and tailored than a traditional accelerator programme, Origin Startup recognises that one size doesn’t fit all. Every entrepreneur begins a business with a different idea of what success means to them with varying levels of know-how and their own unique background. 

Participants will be assigned a personal facilitator who will analyse the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and challenges presented by their business idea and devise a bespoke 12+ week package completely tailored to their individual needs. This includes mentoring, workshops and training to equip each entrepreneur with all the skills needed to develop a robust business plan and take their business forward.

Head of Origin, Rob Hingston, said; “Origin Startup is about supporting new businesses and helping them to bring their idea to market or helping the business to scale up. Origin Startup is managed, created and delivered by experienced business people and focusses on accelerating progress to achieve results rather than going through a process.” 

The first six businesses includes Bristol entrepreneur, Blue O Connor, who’s successfully crowdfunded £10,000 to create Kings Grooming, an ethical aftershave and grooming brand; customer services training company Inspire Customer Service; specialist healthy kebab makers Hoba Ltd; Colin Lee Berry’s Street Defence UK; travel experts in Northern Europe Where the Wild Is and breakfast subscription company Epic Breakfast.

Founder of Epic Breakfast, Oliver Edwards, commented: “What inspired me to join Origin Startup is having a mentor to talk through what I've achieved to date and to set new goals and targets each week."

Origin Startup is seeking applications from South West-based passionate, motivated entrepreneurs to join the Startup package. This is a great opportunity to start to scale-up your business with expert support or turn your idea into a successful business. Entrepreneurs either need to have a great idea they are ready to act upon, be in the process of starting out or further down the line and in need of support and direction to help grow their business. Origin Startup is open to local businesses and is sector neutral. 

All members of Origin Startup also receive workspace, unlimited super-fast and reliable fibre optic broadband, IT desk support and access to the Origin Workspace Wellness programme amongst other benefits. More information can be found on the Origin Workspace website.

Origin Startup is based at Origin Workspace which is located at 40 Berkeley Square, Clifton, Bristol and due to officially open in Spring 2019. Housed in 42,000 sq.ft, Origin Workspace will have space for 400 desks and over 500 members. It also offers meeting rooms and event spaces for members and non-members to hire. 

Memberships start at £85 per month and members can chose to base themselves from the members’ lounge, a hot desk, dedicated desk or cellular office space. Members can also access in-house gym, fitness and yoga studio, and for those who wish to cycle to work, all the facilities to make this a possibility including lockable cycle racks, showers and a drying room. Origin Workspace will also have a roof terrace with stunning views of South and Central Bristol – perfect for time out during a busy day or to meet up with fellow members.

Origin Workspace are currently securing space for businesses ahead of the launch in Spring 2019. If you’d like to take space ahead of the official launch you can contact the team on 0117 440 0400.

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Origin Workspace is a flexible workspace for people connected with a passion to drive and succeed. It is housed in 42,000 sq. ft of newly-renovated space in a landmark building in Berkeley Square, Clifton, Bristol. Origin Workspace is for freelancers, contractors and homeworkers seeking an inspiring environment in which to work as well as small businesses seeking a supportive environment in which to get to the next stage of growth. There is also cellular office space available for larger companies looking for regional satellite offices in a productive environment. Origin Workspace will have over 400 desks with co-working and cellular office space, members’ lounge, an in-house gym, studio and a roof terrace with stunning views of South and Central Bristol with memberships from £85 per month. Origin Workspace also offers meeting rooms and event spaces for members and non-members to hire.