Posted on Jan 20, 2020 by Cambridge Catalyst
We explore Cambridgeshire’s top business spaces, from co-working hubs and start-up incubators to conference venues and meeting rooms
Based at Cambridge Innovation Park, Incubyte is a co-working hub and business incubator for tech-based companies and entrepreneurs. With private offices, hot-desking options and co-working packages available, this 20,000-sq-ft space is ideal for start-ups, scale-ups and SMEs who have the potential to grow rapidly. But the space is much more than an empty shell: it’s designed to be a lively, creative environment for companies that value a social and collaborative approach, offering access to mentors, workshops and talks with business leaders.
Incubyte’s mission is all about nurturing a close network of innovative entrepreneurs working across a range of tech sectors, supporting their development to help them flourish into successful businesses. It seems to be succeeding so far, recently getting a nod in the Association of Independent Professionals and the Self Employed (IPSE) Freelancer Awards in London, at which Incubyte was selected as runner-up for the Co-Working Space of the Year award.
“We love what we do, making a better working lifestyle for freelancers and small and early stage companies,”, enthused Incubyte founder Rob Precious. “Its great to receive recognition from such an amazing organisation that represents those that would be our members!”
The community so far includes Tactful.ai, a virtual shopping assistance platform that uses artificial intelligence to help merchants expand sales and boost conversion across digital channels, plus Seso Global, which uses blockchain technology to solve the inability of secured lending and land ownership in emerging economies. Members receive a personalised programme of mentoring and professional expertise designed to give them a competitive edge, as well as the. tools to thrive.
The facilities and amenities are top-notch, from a new on-site gym and coffee shop to expansive landscaped gardens and lawns, which are perfect for a bit of blue-sky thinking. Nursery childcare facilities are in the works for later this year, too, making it ideal for those with families.
A lively, creative environment for companies that value a social and collaborative approach
Location-wise, the Waterbeach site is well-positioned for travel by road, with the Park’s northern campus (West and South are launching soon) providing easy access on to the A10 and A14. There’s ample free parking on site, and you’ll be safely out of the way of the daily gridlock of Cambridge’s congested roads. It’s also reachable by rail, too, through Waterbeach’s own train station, with direct routes to Stansted Airport and London King’s Cross, as well as being 3.5 miles from Cambridge Science Park and St John’s Innovation Centre.
What’s it got?
Flexible office lets, modern meeting rooms with sit-stand desks and a variety of co-working packages to suit your budget. Amenities include on-site gym and cafe.
Is it for me?
Perfect for freelancers, start-ups or growing businesses with a need for deskspace with budgetfriendly, flexible terms.
Hotdesk packages available from £125pcm and flexible office space starts at £500pcm.