The Brampton Entrepreneur Centre & Co-working now open!!


The City of Brampton is pleased to announce that the new co-working space at 41 George Street is now open.

The spacious 4,500 sq. ft. storefront is conveniently located below City Hall’s West Tower, and is designed to fuel your creativity and productivity! ​

The facility, operated by the Brampton Entrepreneur Centre (BEC), will initially offer co-working space as a pilot to allow clients to get a feel of the new experience at no cost. The pilot is also an opportunity for the BEC team to measure project feasibility and efficiency. 
 
At this time the free pilot program will run until the end of December 2019.
 
**Please note applications will be reviewed the week of September 16th to the 20th and notifications of your approval will be sent out by the end of September.  You must wait for approval before you can begin using the space.  Day passes are not being issued at this time.
 
Accepted applications will be granted access to the space for hot-desking only.  Two small meeting rooms are available for booking for those approved (1hr time slots - based on availability).  We provide a desk, power and internet access only during the pilot.  Hours of operation are M-F from 8:30am to 5:00pm.

Please note that all other BEC programs and services will be offered from 41 George Street for the duration of the pilot program. 

 
Business Incubator
The space at 41 George Street may also house a new business incubator in the near future. We are currently in talks with Ryerson University to bring their expertise in entrepreneur development and innovation into the space. Watch this space for updates on Ryerson’s involvement, as we work to transform downtown Brampton into an innovation hub.

 

 
FAQ
 
Who are eligible to participate in the pilot co-working space?
We are still accepting applications for the pilot program.   If you are interested, please complete the application above
 
Businesses not eligible to participate in the pilot co-working space.
Multi-level marketing ventures
Rely on primary commission sales
Are part of an existing franchise operation
Holding companies
Pay Day Loan and related businesses
Real Estate Agents and Real Estate Investment
Mortgage & Insurance Brokers


What is the duration of the co-working space pilot?
The free pilot will start on April 29 and will continue throughout the year.  Once the free pilot has ended there will be a fee to use the space (fee is tbd)

Where do I apply to participate as a paid co-working client
To apply, simply click on the link above to apply. Please note that your application is subject to your acceptance.  You are unable to use the space until approval has been granted.
 
What are the costs of using the co-working space?
For the entire pilot period, usage of the space will be free to all approved applicants. After the pilot period, co-working spaces will be on offer for a fee (tbd)
 
As we work through the pilot period we hope to be able to add additional services as part of the co-working space.  These additional services may or may not come with a cost.  Our goal is to provide an affordable option for entrepreneurs.  Unfortunately, it is too early to say what the exact cost will be per month.
 
What features and services will be part of the co-working space?
  • Large training area for Brampton Entrepreneur Centre seminars/workshops  **not bookable to outside organizations/businesses
  • Variety of seating options including desks, bar stools, couches, including a lounge area 
  • 2 private meeting rooms (now available for co-working members during the pilot period - when availability permits)  **1hr time slots only
  • Private phone booth **30min limit
  • Access to Brampton Entrepreneur Centre advisors
 
What about transit and food & beverage options?
The co-working space is in the heart of downtown, connected to resources at City Hall, nearby great restaurants and transit.  Free coffee will not be provided in the space and we encourage clients to support businesses in the downtown.  We have a Keurig Coffee Maker on site, please bring your own coffee.  Mugs are provided.
 
Check out the Downtown Brampton BIA business directory
www.downtownbramptonbia.ca/directory 
 
 
What are the hours of operation?
The Brampton Entrepreneur Centre & Co-working space will operate Monday to Friday from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm.  We ask that everyone exit the building by 5pm sharp.
 
**hours may be extended at a later date
 

Do you have enough outlets available?
We have plenty of electrical outlets available at every workstation and throughout the space
 

I need a fast reliable Internet connection, what do you offer?
At this time, internet is available through the City of Brampton's Public Wireless network and a private Rogers network.  Clients can connect with their laptop or other mobile device, after they agree to the service’s terms of use.  Access to the internet will be filtered to protect the security of the service.  There will be no time or data limits, however usage may be monitored.
 
more info:
 

Can I use the co-working space’s address for my business mail?
At this time, we are not allowing clients to use the address for business mail. This may be an option in the future.
 
 
Where are you located and where can I park?

Guide to Parking in Downtown Brampton

http://www.brampton.ca/EN/residents/Parking/Documents/Downtown_Parking.pdf
**Please note:  Parking is not included in the pilot program and is the responsibility of the client.  Please speak to us about monthly parking passes.
 
 

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3D Tour of 41 George Street South