1 x vision, 3 x brands, 10 x sites, funding < £100k, impact > £1m = economic, social & community return. #togetherwearestronger!
The Wimbletech CIC project began in October 2013 to solve a really simple problem. I had funding for a mobile app startup, and was (struggling) working from a combination of coffee shops across London + a small rented room in Wimbledon (aka “The Appcave”)
I needed to be surrounded by other like-minded people, with different skills and experiences. I needed an affordable,local space to call ‘home’ – a space shared with like-minded others within which we could burn the midnight oil, drink huge amounts of coffee + help each other to grow – professionally + personally.
I took to the streets and after lots of searching I found an under-used meeting room above Wimbledon Library – Libraries need additional ways to generate revenue, awareness and footfall… it was perfect, they could help us… we could help them, together we would be stronger!
We now work with Libraries, Councils & Community Builders, to help share our learnings & explore new, creative ways to cost-effectively transform under-utilised space & the local Community experience. The world is brighter, when we work and shine together!
In the beginning
Why libraries matter – 5live
David discussed the future of libraries on 5Live with presenter Nicky Campbell – forward to 44mins52 secs