Tech start-up, Versent, has officially opened the doors to its new purpose-built collaborative space called Level 3 Space in Melbourne.
Level 3 can be used for product development, events, hackathons, industry meetups and project seats.
Versent, which is a 15-month old start-up, has about 80 employees and anticipates Level 3 will play a huge role in Melbourne and the local tech community.
“There’s a fairly strong technology scene in Melbourne that we think isn’t fully harnessed yet,” Versent founder and CEO, Thor Essman, said. “There’s also enterprises and corporates who can tap into the talent and idea pool, and our hope for Level 3 is to provide a bridge between those two worlds.”
Essman reiterated that it wasn’t an incubator or accelerator, rather a facilitator of introducing startups and enterprises.
“We’re facilitating the introductions and potentially working directly for an enterprise that want a very targeted approach to how they make their investments, but also meet, see and interact with talented people that are doing awesome stuff in Melbourne versus having to go interstate or offshore,” he said.
“We think there’s a large and strong talent pool in Melbourne and a space like this may be able to put Melbourne on the map as a technology leader.”
The new space has already held multiple industry meetups and events.
One company that has began using Level 3, is on-demand customer experience testing organisation, Bugwolf.
"We run a contingent workforce at Bugwolf, scalable and on demand to meet our client needs. Level 3 provides a central place where we can get together as a team regularly, meet with clients, and conduct client workshops and presentations,” Bugwolf founder and CEO, Ash Conway, said.
“What stood out for us was the community aspect - bringing start-ups together with enterprises.”