Last week, we had a grand opening of Ideon Takeoff, a shared office space where startup companies leaving an incubator in Skåne can spend the next 1,5 years to grow their business with the support of Ideon Science Park. The rent is partly sponsored by the real estate owner Whilborgs and the benefit of sitting in a community with the same kind of challenges, becoming fully commercialized and a healthy growing company, is much appreciated.
“We want to make the transit from the Incubator to the Science Park easier for the companies. You will need to find new connections and new markets and that is what we at Ideon will help you with”, said Event and Delegations Manager Lotta Wessfeldt at the opening of Ideon Takeoff. “We listen to you to find out more about what your needs are so that we can help you grow. Ideon has 400 companies and over 9 000 people working here every day, so there are many useful contacts right here for you”.
“There are 400 companies here and a lot of interactions, but people don’t always see that. There are so many opportunities here and you can learn so much from other companies. At the moment we are three tech companies here at Ideon Takeoff” said Abtin Janinejad from Entowork.
”It is a better work environment. We have space to grow, and we work better here.” says Andy Trinh, programmer at Jibber, one of the companies at Ideon Takeoff
How it works
As a part of the support for SME companies in the park, Ideon Science Park offers a place to land when leaving an Incubator, which normally happens after 1,5 year. At this stage the company has probably found a working business concept and started to grow. Here, Ideon Takeoff offers a flexible office space, where startup companies leaving an incubator in Skåne can spend the next 1,5 years to grow up to maximum 6 persons.
”The companies here are pretty much in the same phase and that makes cooperation’s with each other easy, like finding finances or recruiting.” says Christian Ramel, one of the founders of Memlin.
”Yes, by sitting together like this, we are able to act as a bigger company than we really are” says Abtin Janinejad, founder of Entowork.
”We hope that some of the service and business providers that have supported these companies at the Incubator, want to continue the relationship and start to charge at a low, but growing scale.” says Lotta Wessfeldt.
”We are several organisations working hard to make this the best place to be if you want to change the world – and grow a company” Says Mia Rolf, CEO at Ideon Science Park. ”When we find such an obvious need, that could bridge the Valley of Death for SMEs, of course we need to act.”
Want to join Ideon Takeoff?
Then contact Lotta Wessfeldt and she will tell you more.