by Krisha Kinnersley
- Online entrepreneurs, graphic designers and other techie minds interested in sharing an innovative working space can now rent a workstation at the newly opened Talent Garden (Tag) office building in Brescia (ItalianValley.Wired.it, 2 December 2011).
- Started by Davide Dattoli, Enrico Ballerini and Gianfausto Ferrari, Tag plants the concept of coworking and Silicon Valley-inspired energy in a European context. The idea is to create not just services and co-operation in work, but also an incubator of future talent.
- The two-storey 750 square metre building contains 56 workstations, 20 of which were already reserved before Tag’s opening, at €250 per month.
- Potential candidates must present their project to a Tag committee for approval before joining.
- The building will be open 24 hours a day and includes spaces for relaxing and playing games.
WHAT THIS MEANS TO BUSINESS
- Many young Italians working with the web are rebelling against their country’s static job market to push boundaries, take risks and create their own jobs.
- Two heads are better than one, and creative souls often appreciate having the opportunity to exchange ideas with like-minded peers. Especially for self-employed workers or small businesses, sharing office space with other companies in the field can help stimulate new ideas and collaborations.