An update from Renew Adelaide CEO, Tim Boundy:
Renew Adelaide has always championed for people to take their ideas and interesting concepts and turn them into reality. However, through working with our entrepreneurial community we have only seen a small number of applications from people under the age of 25. With today’s changing face of work, it’s important for young people to know that being an entrepreneur, even from an early age in their working life, is a legitimate career path. Renew Adelaide’s Own It initiative leverages start-ups with well-rounded support through access to rent-free property and communities of support.
We’re excited to get behind these young thinkers and doers to establish new businesses in the City of Adelaide. Renew Adelaide has seen that establishing awesome ideas in the right location can be the key to a successful business.
We’re using this knowledge to support five new businesses so that they can demonstrate, and others can learn, that they can create their own opportunities in SA and help to build the city they want.
Case Study: Fleur & Brew
Best friends and sisters, Vanessa Bartholomaeus and Svetlana Grebenshikoff, have opened the doors to their life-long dream business, Fleur & Brew, on May 30 at 53 Gilbert St., thanks to a partnership with head leaseholder, The Yoga Centre.
Renew Adelaide partnered with the business owners in funds for building works, development applications, facilities project management and marketing.
55 Flinders St has gone from being a Credit Union branch to being the new home of YEWTH! Magazine, courtesy of a private ownership group. The space is now a mecca for young creatives working on YEWTH’s various business lines and an event space.