WHAT EXACTLY IS CO.LAB ANYWAY?

We GET ASKED THIS at least once a day

We’ve been causing a bit of a stir in Alloa town. Is it a shop? Not really. An internet cafe? Kind of. It’s basically our perfect office. And, if you’re an entrepreneur, freelancer or remote worker, it’s probably gonna be yours too. You’re very welcome. 

 

CO-WORKING COMES TO THE SMALL TOWNS

So this idea of sharing an office makes us a co-working space and though they’re not necessarily a new concept, bringing the idea to small towns like Alloa hasn’t been done much as far as we know. But why not? We’ve used co-working spaces in Glasgow and Edinburgh and it’s nice sometimes to feel part of something. There’s an energy to it that you just don’t get in your jammies at your dining room table. And more and more of us are working from home. In the very near future we might not be working at all. 

 

the robots really are coming for our jobs

The digital revolution means our lives are changing: entertainment, jobs, shopping, cars, homes. Everything is smarter and we’re only just scratching the surface of artificial intelligence and automation. What us humans are going to do with ourselves in the very near future is a trifle uncertain. Universal Basic Income is a very real possibility governments are looking into to deal with the robots taking our jobs.

 

THE GLOBAL CONNECTED WORLD

But just as the digital revolution will strip us of the jobs of the past, it is also providing opportunity. It’s enabling us to start businesses from our laptops and sell products anywhere in the world. It’s enabling us to earn money on our own terms instead of working for that man we always talk about. It’s maybe not all bad news on the work front.

 

a community of digital creators

As well as providing a creative space, Co.Lab’s mission is to bring together the kind of people who can use their creative digital minds to make things happen. We’ll build a community that helps each other find their niche and pave their own path in a digital world.  We’ll provide support if you need it and we’ll handle design and development if you want us to. It will be a space that benefits us all.

 

Maybe the most important thing we want to do is help you realise that it’s possible. That idea of yours can happen. And it’s easier than you think. The lab will be full of the kind of people who’ll help you see that. We want the lab to become a place where great ideas are born and excited humans huddle round a whiteboard to figure them out. Come join us.

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