CO.LAB is about meeting the needs of modern businesses and digital workers but also about us.
We tried a regular office…
We’ve done our best to fit in with the more traditional office environment. You know the ones: paper everywhere, ugly desks, bland vibe and tinsel on the monitors at Christmas. It makes us think of weak instant coffee and custard cream biscuits and it’s not the kind of place that would inspire our best work.
Our house was more fun
It became clear on every attempt that our very own dining room was more fun and inspiring than even our best office efforts. There was the one in Partick that smelled of damp and then the closer to home attempt in Alloa which was the prime example of the vanilla office described above.
Brooklyn might be the dream but Alloa is where we’re making it happen
We couldn’t afford the warehouse in Williamsburg so we thought we’d start changing our own little neighbourhood instead. We’re proud of our town and its rich startup past. Its decline has been depressing and we know we can help turn things around.
Alloa has a rich past and the big houses prove it. It was a place where people came to set up businesses. There were mills and breweries and factories. But these have mostly gone, of course, and the once thriving town has been left feeling the loss.
CREATING A STARTUP CULTURE IN ALLOA
One of our aims with Co.Lab is to create a space where those startups can thrive again. With the right support, the digital world has the potential to offer opportunity for local people. Ideas can become a reality really easily and it is absolutely the case that we can create a startup culture in this town.
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We couldn’t afford the warehouse in Williamsburg so we thought we’d start changing our own little neighborhood instead.