After a 15 year career with various businesses and economic development organizations, Andrew felt it was about time to move from being a ‘cheerleader’ and ‘curator’ of entrepreneurship to doing something that actually produced more entrepreneurs in rural communities. In 2014 he founded Mashup Lab; a for-more-than-profit company that activates rural ideas. That same year he launched a chapter of the Awesome Foundation in his community. Andrew has since gone on to launch another social enterprise - CO3 , a fresh new coworking space for Freelancers, Entrepreneurs, and Independents located in Bridgewater, Nova Scotia.
CO3 is a fresh bew co-working space for freelancers, entrepreneurs and independents. CO3 Is a concept created by Andrew Button , a social entrepreneur based in Bridgewater, Nova Scotia. “The mission is to create a space that further cultivates rural Nova Scotia’s freelance economy.” Through the success of his own company Mashup Lab and other social ventures he’s discovered a lot of hidden talent in the Maritimes which he feels needs more room to grow.
Get Inspired, Get Connected, Get involved. HUB spaces provide an inspirational home to members and are a focal point for change within the local communities. What is the Hub? The HUB is about the power of innovation through collaboration. We believe there is no shortage of good ideas to solve the issues of our time. But there is an acute lack of collaboration and support structures to help make them happen.
I make stuff happen at Agile*, an independent geoscience idea factory in Canada. We build awesome knowledge engines for organizations (mostly wikis), and we hone our skills in subsurface science… We have most recently been working on geothermal reservoir description. I’ve worked the Montney tight gas of Alberta and BC, frontier exploration in the Canadian Beaufort Sea, the Athabasca oil sands, the Norwegian North Sea. I also worked in software for several years, as an advocate of integrated volume visualization and interpretation and viz room pilot.
The HUB South Shore is a coworking space that connects progressive businesses and people together so innovation and enterprise can thrive. We enjoy the freedom to run our own lives and depend on the motivation, productivity, and creativity that comes from working with others. Our vision is for a self-reliant rural economy rooted in the collaboration of local entrepreneurs.
April 12, 2016 at 7:00pm
There is lots of buzz around coworking spaces as a new way for independent and SME creative professionals to engage work. Coworking is about shared office space for professionals, but it is also about a style of work that suggests there are greater opportunities working in a diverse community setting. Coworking spaces themself are diverse in structure, ranging from the community powered, real-estate centric, to highbred business incubators. In rural Nova Scotia, numerous coworking spaces are springing up.