Kollider Incubator Opens In Sheffield
02 May 2019
Last week saw the opening of the newest Barclay’s Eagle Labs thanks to Kollider Incubator, situated in the old Co-Op building in Castlegate. It will be the 22nd Eagle Lab launched by Barclays UK Ventures, all of them with the aim to enable ambitious businesses and entrepreneurs to innovate, grow and scale quickly.
The new opening gives Yorkshire the highest concentration of Eagle Labs in the country– an indication of the talent and drive of individuals in the region. And the manner in which the Kollider location has come about is indicative of the ambition of Sheffield and the people making the city such a vibrant place to live and work.
The re-invigoration of the Castlegate area is in full swing now, and Kollider is the beacon of it all. Combining Kommune, an all day dining experience, Ko:Host, an event space which can host up to 250 delegates, and now the Kollider Incubator powered by Barclays Eagle Labs, embodying the entrepreneurial and collaborative spirit that Sheffield is earning a name for.
Edward Highfield, Director of City Growth for Sheffield City Council is incredibly proud of the way Sheffield is moving forwards. “As a city, we want to make start-ups of the future, and we want to do so by inventively using the spaces and places that make us iconic. It’s a wonderful asset to the city and the tech ecosystem, and the integration of Business Sheffield into the support provided for start-ups demonstrates our commitment to ensuring the scaling and growth of our local businesses continues to put us on the map.
Business Sheffield start-up advisors Andy Bunn and Natalie Fletcher will be working in the space one day a week, providing hands on support to the start-ups taking desk space. Additionally, tech scale-up advisors have been working on scalable propositions to entrepreneurs and businesses who will be situated in the Kollider Incubator, ensuring that local talent hits the ground running and collaboration is at the heart of everything.
Throughout May, Kollider are giving people an opportunity to experience a day working from the Incubator. For further information about booking a day pass or for more information, please visit https://www.kollider.co/workspaces.