"We have had immense support from Innovation Birmingham."
Looking for the perfect place to relocate your digital or tech start-up? Then look no further than Innovation Birmingham Campus – the UK’s leading location for tech and digital businesses.
Providing the ideal surroundings for innovative start-ups to grow and develop, Innovation Birmingham Campus is situated just a short walking distance from Birmingham city centre and comprises spacious office suites, flexible co-working packages and high-tech event facilities for the industry’s best and brightest digital talent.
Currently home to over 500 businesses, the Campus has, to date, raised over £13.3 million in start-up funding (with no signs of slowing down anytime soon!)
Its flagship £8 million iCentrum building is home to the Serendip Smart City Incubator; a business support programme which co-locates growing start-ups with big name brands, by providing market access, commercial expertise and opportunities for small businesses to refine their products and services with established, long-standing corporates.
With six months, free co-working space, start-ups can make themselves at home from day one working alongside Barclays, London Midland, Wayra, the West Midlands Academic Health Science Network, Transport Systems Catapult and Transport for West Midlands.
By working closely with these commercial partners in one of four Serendip ‘quarters’ and basing themselves at Innovation Birmingham, start-ups become part of the Campus’ open, collaborative community of likeminded techies and innovators from day one.
Digital businesses can also benefit from 24/7 access and admission to over 140 workshops, pitching and showcasing events every year; designed to accelerate their business venture and put them in touch with industry influencers and stakeholders from across the region and beyond.
Shana Owen, CEO at brightLET, said: “The Serendip business support programme at Innovation Birmingham Campus has been hugely beneficial in supporting the growth of our business.
“We have had immense support from Innovation Birmingham who have actively championed our company and support with our PR, developing crucial relationships and increasing exposure to our brand/solution has been second to none.
“Serendip has given us an opportunity we would not have otherwise had. We really do feel like we are part of a forward-thinking tech ecosystem; a community that supports each other to share, learn and grow.”
Rich Westman, Founder of Kaido, said: “I would recommend Innovation Birmingham Campus to any young business with large aspirations. The team are incredibly knowledge in their respective spaces and all working to help put companies on the map.
“I am hoping Kaido can play a small part in giving back to this community over the coming years.”
Innovation Birmingham is offering ten readers of DESIblitz a month’s free co-working space. To register, please email Innovation Birmingham at email@example.com before the end of May 2017 and quote ‘IBC2017’.
The Campus’ co-working facilities are normally available from £99 per month, with flexible packages also offered for start-ups following their initial six months free as part of the Serendip business incubator.
With endless benefits and a thriving business community, start-ups have all they need to accelerate their business and realise their commercial potential.