The most livable city in the world – the two-time winner of this prestigious competition, Melbourne did not let me down. I just spent a month living and co-working in this Metropole in the south of Australia. Being winter here at the moment the weather is still better than most Norwegian summers.
The city is vibrant and alive with concerts, art galleries, and beautiful architecture. Victorian colonial style, mixed with modern steel and glass skyscrapers. At street level, you will find numerous alleyways throughout the city. They are lined with coffee shops serving the best coffee in the world and the walls are decorated with beautiful murals and graffiti.
To get around you can jump on the city tram system for free within the central business district. All you desire to enjoy a rich cultural life outside the co-working ecosystem – you will find it here.
Co-working is an amazing way to work that makes you sharpen your skills by sharing them and learning new skills from others sharing their skills. It is also where you meet like minded people that work on their start-ups, nomads roaming the world sharing the worlds problems and technological progress. It is where you can invite experts to brainstorm with you and be a part of a community of thinkers and doers that want to solve the world’s problems. Skill-sharing, mastermind classes and meetups are weekly happenings.
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One Roof – Co-working for female entrepreneurs
After trying a few co-working places my first week in Melbourne, I decided to continue my Australien co-working experience at “One Roof”, a place specializing in catering to female entrepreneurs.
One roof has everything you need in a support network when you are working on materializing a new idea or taking your startup to the next level. The girls behind this Coworking place found a niche in the co-working marked, specializing in female entrepreneurs.
Learning new skills
If you need a mentor, coach, or wish to be in an incubator program, this is the place to join. Being part of a supporting ecosystem with more than 70 companies on an entrepreneurial journey you will expand your network, accelerate your learning curve and thrive towards your goals in One Roof.
I made amazing new friendships and watched companies solve problems and grow to new levels in the short time I was there.
Every Friday afternoon it is wine down time. We shared wine and cheese, and networked, getting to know each other better before ending the work week. I also attended several of the member companies events. She Mentors with inspiring and humorous talks focused on female imposter syndrome and how we sabotage our own success was a wakeup call. Speed Networking where we had 6-minute meetings with each company, working on our pitch and networking was incredibly useful to be better at both presenting ourselves and our ideas by dropping everything but the essentials.
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Australia`s Tech city
Melbourne is the country’s technology hub and home to half of Australias top 20 tech companies. This is also the knowledge capital, and one of the global top five cities for international students. The government of Victoria rates technology skills as essential to their economic growth and supports the technology sector with the lowest rate of business tax of any Australian state. They also support R&D investments to a degree that KPMG ranks Melbourne as having the most attractive R&D location costs in the Asia Pacificalian state. Not bad if you are working on a tech start-up.