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Carlton continues attracting some of Australia’s most promising start ups and entrepreneurs

Carlton’s CreativeCubes.Co drawing in businesses to the area through innovative programs


Carlton’s CreativeCubes.Co is continuing to bring some of Australia’s best and brightest start ups to the area via its one-of-a-kind $240,000 “pitch for a spot” competition, gifting selected tenants a year’s free rent.

This program is particularly attractive to emerging businesses as it’s well known that the most expensive cost to any business is staff and rent. If you’re a small business, every dollar counts – so for these six Carlton based businesses they’re lucky enough to relieve themselves of the financial rental pinch as they’ve been recognised for their entrepreneurial pursuits and have secured free rent for 12 months.

The winners of “pitch for a spot” at the locally based co-working space CreativeCubes.Co have just moved into the space this month taking advantage of the start up incubating community which will assist with their growth, and of course, financial pursuits as collectively they have saved $240,000 in rent for twelve months.

Never before has a co-working space gifted the very thing that earns them money. But the business is more than co-working, it’s in the ‘people space’ so bringing like-minded ambitious people together in a thriving business community will only accelerate and grow the other members of the community.
Anthony Kwok founder of winning company, ZILIO says “winning the pitch for a spot competition has really given us a leg up in the business – moving out of isolated home working spaces into a supportive community has already shown its benefits.”

Co-founder and Chief of Staff at of CreativeCubes Shardae Mazzeo, who heads up the people and culture insisted on running this competition across their soon to be 5 locations to support the thriving Melbourne community that supports them back. “While our community is comprised of a diverse range of people from all walks of life, they all come together in the pursuit of their passion and desires fuelling collective encouragement while opening the door to new ideas and opportunities. Fostering a like-minded culture is the foundation to success, not only for a business but for the individual”.

The Carlton business community, once known for its corporate occupants is now a thriving hub of start ups and entrepreneurs, and having a CreativeCubes in the suburb is only accelerating the uptake of new business start ups finding a home in the suburb.