If I were starting a business, Springboard is exactly where I’d want to be. Early-stage companies all need support, Springboard provides breathing space for people to develop the idea they’re passionate about into a commercially viable business.
Tracey Smith, Managing Director of York Science Park Ltd:
Central to the Hub offering is Springboard; fully-serviced accommodation for the business-owners of tomorrow. Springboard provides the space, time and support for entrepreneurs to turn ideas into commercially-viable businesses.
Early-stage businesses can occupy individual offices on a ‘plug and play’ basis; the furniture, internet access and utility bills are all taken care of, leaving entrepreneurs to concentrate on their start-up idea.
As an alternative to a private office, Springboard’s shared-workspace is a welcome escape from the isolation often felt by home workers. More than just a desk, taking space in the collaborative area gives entrepreneurs back the feeling of being part of a team. Ideas spark between neighbours and partnerships form through collaboration.
The operator of Springboard, York Science Park Ltd, has a proven track record of successful facilitation of knowledge exchange between commerce and academia.