Starting a business is tough in itself. It is tougher when you don’t have access to the right resources and support systems. If you decide to go this route, you best prepare for a bumpy ride. You are probably a person who enjoys moving to the beat of your own drum. While there is nothing wrong with this, doing everything on your own might not get you very far. Thus the belief that you need a co-founder to increase the chances of your business succeeding. Some successful business owners have strong support systems. Regardless of whether that support comes from family or friends or even networks, having someone in your corner will definitely give you the confidence you need to make bold moves.
This is exactly why we started Startupcourt. Whether you are just starting out on this journey or you are a veteran, we are here for you. If there is one thing that most entrepreneurs have in common it is the loneliness they face as they try to get their dreams to come true. As a business owner, you face different challenges daily. Your immediate family members may not understand or know how to support you. When times get tough, you will need to have someone who understands your struggles. This is one area where entrepreneurs with a strong support system benefit greatly.
So, what should you expect from being part of our community?
Opportunity to collaborate with others
Beyond serving as an office space for would-be entrepreneurs, We are creating a place for people from different sectors to co-create solutions that will solve many of the problems Alberta (and ultimately Canada) is currently facing. You will have the opportunity to connect with other people, share ideas, and find the expertise you need to create your service / solution. You get to work with people of like mind who can push you to follow through on your ideas.
Great Support for Your Startups
Startupcourt is designed to be a multi-functional, multi-purpose space where work to catalyze creative ventures take place. The court wants to act as a cushy nest designed to accelerate the successful development of business ventures through an array of business support resources and services, developed and orchestrated by the court management and offered both in the space and through Startupcourt’s network of partners. You will also get access to quality mentors. Some people have gone this path before and are willing to share their experience with you. As a founder, you have the opportunity to meet this set of people. One benefit of this opportunity is that you will be able to learn from the mistakes of others.
Platform to Get More Creative
The meet-ups and other events we will be organising are great ways to drive creativity. These kinds of events will help you to think outside the box and challenge yourself to look at things from different angles. You will also be able to look up to fellow entrepreneurs for inspiration.
Reduced Startup costs
Imagine an environment where you can focus on getting your company off the ground. Yes, a place with affordable rent where office equipment and administrative help is provided, while managerial expertise and business advice are close at hand. This is exactly one of the things Startupcourt seeks to deliver. As a young startup founder, you get access to the basic things (internet access, stationery etc) you need at affordable price. This will not only reduce your cost but it will also help you to fully focus on launching your startup.
Many great business ideas will be hatched
Yes, many great businesses will be birthed. And of course many job opportunities will be created in the community. In addition, we will be leading co-creation initiatives aimed at creating novel technology driven solutions to the myriad challenges facing Albertans.
If you think there are other things you expect from us, kindly reach out to us. via hello[@]startupcourt[dot]com. We will be glad to hear from you.