CoSydney

More than just coworking spaces, shared office spaces, or hot desks…
CoSydney CoWorking + Enterprise Accelerator supports, advances, and connects commercially minded and innovative Australian based Creative Industries Professionals. We’ve a dynamic and inspiring mission to accelerate the success of
Creative Entrepreneurs and Australia’s Creative Economies.

In addition to housing the ArtSHINE Gallery & retail showcase, a coffee house,
and coworking & meeting spaces, CoSydney CoWorking + Enterprise Accelerator
plays host to a community of Creative Industries Professionals with a focus on
the arts, design, fashion, entertainment, photography, music, writing,
film & television, digital technology, and games & interactive content.

Come join with us as we innovate, create, share bold & engaging work,
enrich creative practices, and strengthen local communities.

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Who we are

Founded by Vinh Van Lam & Stuart Horrex, CoSydney CoWorking + Enterprise Accelerator is a dynamic and inspiring enterprise platform providing a community of support and encouragement that helps start, fund, house, grow, scale, and connect innovative creatives:

  • Creative Industries Professionals,
  • Entrepreneurs, and
  • Business Owners.

CoSydney CoWorking + Enterprise Accelerator facilitates a number of programs including the ArtSHINE Creative Industries Entrepreneur Accelerator Program providing essential services like:

  • CoWorking Spaces,
  • Gallery & Exhibition Spaces,
  • Meeting & Event Spaces,
  • Retail Showcases,
  • Business Advisory & Mentoring,
  • Business Skills & pragmatic Training, and
  • Coaching focused on business acumen, enterprise commencement, and commercial readiness.

Our mission is to accelerate the success of Creative Entrepreneurs and Australia’s Creative Industry economies. We recognise the creative vigor necessary for Creative Entrepreneurs to innovate, to create, to share bold & engaging work, and to enrich both their own creative practices and local communities.

The team at CoSydney CoWorking + Enterprise Accelerator is here to support individuals, enterprises, and communities engaged in the Creative Industries by identifying, advancing, and connecting commercially minded Australian based Creative Industries Professionals. We seek those with a focus on:

  • Art,
  • Craft,
  • Artisanal making,
  • Design,
  • Fashion,
  • Entertainment,
  • Photography,
  • Music,
  • Writing,
  • Film & Television,
  • Digital Technology, and
  • Games & Interactive Content.

Whether you’re an established enterprise looking to grow* (*what-ever that means), or seeking to launch a successful startup, CoSydney CoWorking + Enterprise Accelerator is an accelerator dedicated to the Creative Communities and entrepreneurs practicing in the Creative Industries space.

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We come together to foster a collaborative creative community of encouragement and support, where people can grow* their businesses (*grow better, not always bigger) independently, but not alone.

About the team

Team

Vinh Van Lam

Co-founder
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Vinh Van Lam

Co-founder

 

Vinh Van Lam is a principal partner and co founder of ArtSHINE – a specialist mentoring and business coaching program developed by the Quantum Compass partnership for artists, artisans, designers, crafters and all professionals working in the creative & arts industries.

Vinh is an entrepreneur, company director, and business advisor with direct, real world experience and a practical hands on approach to running multiple business enterprises together with over 20 years experience and networks across retail, fashion & design, tourism & hospitality, manufacturing, and financial services.

Vinh has worked with companies such as Grace Bros, BankWest and St.George Bank.

Vinh is actively engaged in the design community and is a Director of Chris Chun Design and a Partner at AVL Designs.

Vinh is the Managing Director of Quantum Compass Pty Ltd.

Vinh is also a Director of City West Financial Services Limited (Bendigo Bank Pyrmont, NSW).

Team

Stuart Horrex

Co-founder
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Stuart Horrex

Co-founder

 

Quantum Compass is an Australian based boutique coaching practice that assists business owners and social entrepreneurs as well as providing business advisory, mentoring, and coaching to new start enterprises.

Stuart Horrex works to create enterprises that sustain. Sustain socially… Sustain environmentally… Sustain financially.

As a manager at the Eastern Suburbs Business Enterprise Centre Stuart provided mentoring, business advisory, accredited training, and networking opportunities to both new-start and established small businesses, and Stuart has mentored 100s of new start entrepreneurs via the Australian Federal Government’s New Enterprise Incentive Scheme (NEIS).

Stuart now also coaches and mentors Social Entrepreneurs, most recently with a SSE & BT Social Entrepreneur Incubator program organised by The School for Social Entrepreneurs Australia.

As an ex bank manager currently working in Financial Services as a Learning & Development Facilitator across the nation with one of the world’s leading financial institutions, Stuart has a deep personal interest in coworking & collaborative communities, small business, social enterprise and innovation, 1st world micro-finance, P2P lending & lending circles, crowd funding, and impact investing.

Team

Craig Ankers

Centre Manager

Craig Ankers

Centre Manager

Craig brings his many years of hospitality and customer service skills to CoSydney CoWorking + Project Space.

As the centre manager Craig is responsible for all aspects of the coworking experience at CoSydney:

– Coworking spaces,

– Meetings, events, and catering,

– CoSydney’s Coffee House.

As well as managing CoSydney CoWorking + Project Space and CoSydney’s Coffee House, Craig is a skilled and passionate Barista who will often be found behind the machines.

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Spaces & Programs

Enterprise Accelerator

CoSydney CoWorking + Enterprise Accelerator is here to support individuals, enterprises, and communities engaged in the Creative Industries by identifying, advancing, and connecting commercially minded Australian based Creative Industries Professionals.

We seek those with a focus on:

  • Art & Craft
  • Artisanal making
  • Design
  • Entertainment
  • Fashion
  • Film & Television
  • Photography
  • Music
  • Writing
  • Digital Technology
  • Games & Interactive Content

 

Whether you’re an established enterprise looking to grow* (*what-ever that means), or seeking to launch a successful startup, CoSydney CoWorking + Enterprise Accelerator is an platform dedicated to the Creative Communities and entrepreneurs practicing in the Creative Industries space.

 

 

CoSydney offers a collaborative coworking space providing services and support to commercially minded creative industry professionals, freelancers, business owners, and all entrepreneurs with an interest in creativity or innovation.

Located in the heart of the Chippendale Creative Precinct, right on the edge of Sydney CBD, and a short easy walk from Central Station, CoSydney is perfect for all types of creative industry professionals along with freelancers, business owners, and entrepreneurs.

Our coworking space at Blackfriars in Chippendale is housed in a clean and modern commercial terrace allowing great flexibility.

  • Hot desks – Casual CoWorking.
  • Part-time and flexible monthly packages.
  • Fully furnished & Fast 20/20 wifi.
  • Full-time – Designated desks.
  • Seminars and workshop spaces.
  • Functions and event spaces.

 

 

 

With quiet areas, formal and informal meeting spaces, lounge space, outside decking & meeting areas, and full kitchen, CoSydney is a relaxed environment with plenty of natural light.

  • One to One meeting spaces.
  • Small group meetings.
  • Board-room table.
  • Regular events.
  • Classes, seminars, and workshops.
  • Art Shows, installations, and exhibitions.

 

 

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CoSydney CoWorking + Enterprise Accelerator provides members and guests the basic infrastructure needed to grow business (grow better, not always bigger); independently, but not alone.

 

Coworking is fast becoming popular right around the globe. Providing the opportunity to network, share, collaborate, and to engage with new and fresh ideas, having access to coworking spaces allows the creativity and innovation to flow.

 

CoSydney is also the perfect space for your next art show, party, networking event, or board meeting.

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Come in!

Come in!

Gallery Space

Ground Floor Gallery Space

Gallery Space

Functions & Events

Our Coffeehouse

Our Coffee House

First floor Coworking

First Floor Coworking

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Music on the outdoor deck

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Coworking space

Outdoor coworking

Outdoor coworking

Second floor meeting room

Second floor seminar space

Meeting room

Meeting space

Kitchen area

Kitchen area

Meeting room

Meeting space

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Art Exhibition

Art workshops

Creative workshop space

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Showroom for retail and wholesales

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Special catering event by Barefoot and Hungry

Members receive discounts for all venue hire bookings.

Spaces are available on a permanent or a casual basis.

Try CoSydney first hand – Check us out!

Location

The inner city Sydney village of Chippendale is a convenient location with a reputation as a creative enterprise, education, and industries hub.

On the southern edge of the Sydney CBD, CoSydney Blackfriars is located a two minute stroll to Broadway, and a short walk from Sydney Central Railway Station.

CoSydney Blackfriars is across the road from the new Central Park Sydney development, and the Sydney campuses of the University of Sydney, UTS (and the Creative Industries Innovation Centre located at UTS), Notre Dame, and the ACU.


Dotted with small bars and cafes, pop-up galleries and at least a dozen other small galleries, not to mention the White Rabbit Contemporary Chinese Art Collection, Chippendale is a local community and scene that’s the place to be if you’re in the creative space, or if you seek the energy and inspiration the creative industries offer.

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CoSydney – Join the community!

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Events & Workshops

Just minutes from the Sydney CBD, Chippendale is the Creative Hub of Sydney, and CoSydney CoWorking + Project Space is the perfect venue to bring a great range of experts and practitioners from all industries together to share knowledge and inspirational discussions.

CoSydney has been founded to create a space where the diversity of creative and entrepreneurial Sydney can flourish.

CoSydney runs regular coffee mornings and meet-ups in the Coffee House where creative industry professionals, freelancers, business owners, and entrepreneurs can network, connect, and share knowledge and ideas.

CoSydney also offers a range of business, creative, and collaborative events and workshops.

CoSydney MeetUp is about connecting


Small Business · Freelance · Coworking · Women Entrepreneurs · Entrepreneurship · Collaboration · Jelly · Creative Freelancers · Social Entrepreneurship · Socially Conscious Enterprise · Creative business · Social Impact · Shared Workspace · coworking space · Building a Coworking Community.

Come and join us and create a community of support and encouragement for creative industry professionals, freelancers, consultants & strategists, social entrepreneurs, writers, and all small business owners seeking a relaxed and practical approach to the business of creativity and innovation.

Love to share your expertise and knowledge?

We’re always keen to work with others who are keen to share their knowledge and experience too.   Join our panel of speakers, seminar leaders, or workshop instructors in 2016.    We are always looking for topical events, workshops, lunch time talks, and ‘Salon’ discussions:

  • LifeStyle, Motivation, & Mindset.
  • Business Practice and Business Planning.
  • Creative Industries and Practice.
  • Arts, Crafts, and Design.

CoffeeHouse

Cosydney Coffee House is open for breakfast and lunch

Housed in the CoSydney CoWorking + Project Space in Sydney’s Chippendale Creative Precinct, CoSydney’s Coffee House is an integral part of the social enterprise created by partners Vinh Van Lam & Stuart Horrex.

We’re very proud to be serving a blend selected by us from multi award winning Diva Boutique Coffee.

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Fresh and healthy “Real Food Fast” for busy people on the go


CoSydney’s Coffee House offers a hand crafted menu designed to deliver fresh and healthy “Real Food Fast” for busy people on the go.

Along with all your café favourites, you’ll find a menu with a focus on tasty ‘clean-eating’ and healthy, on-the-go, real food fast convenience.

Cofounders Vinh Van Lam & Stuart Horrex invite you to drop in, meet up, lunch, simply grab something quick to go on your way to work, or stop a while, recharge and just gaze at the amazing artwork.

CoSydney CoWorking + Project Space is an inspired and inspiring space for your next function or event be it a private function like a birthday or family celebration, or a public event like networking function, workshop, seminar, meet-up, un-conference, or hackathon & more.

We look forward to discussing your event needs and tailoring a package just right for you.

Catering for business functions, parties, product launches, and events.

Invitation only: Events and Dinners

With backgrounds in Culinary Tourism, Fine Food Retail, and Hospitality, Vinh & Stuart arrange regular dinners, events, and culinary experiences.

If you love good food, good fun, meeting new people, exploring new cultures and new ideas, and discovering new things, then please get in touch.

 

 

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Pricing

CoSydney CoWorking + Project Space is proud to use Cobot Coworking Management Software. Cobot is a leading management software for coworking spaces around the world. When you click on the pricing links below you will be re-directed to CoSydney’s Cobot site.

Sign up or log in to book your hot-desk, work space, or meeting space by the hour, the day, or the month.

The banners below offer our most popular packages along with a range of optional add-ons. Click on the banner and go direct to the specific package option.

Casual

$200 / monthly

  • 8 days per month
  • Discounted rates on meeting rooms
  • lockable storage at $10 per day

Part-Time

$350 / monthly

  • 12 days per month
  • Discounted rates on meeting rooms
  • lockable storage only $5 per day

Full-Time

$550 / monthly

  • Permanent desk
  • 24 x 7 Access
  • All Addon Options free
  • 5 hours meeting room

Addon Options monthly

  • Network @ $30
  • Virtual access @ $100
  • Casual Weekends @ $150
  • Local Phone Number + Voice Mail @ $30
  • Business Mailing Address @ $30
  • Meeting Room @ $50 per hr
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Community

CoSydney is a dynamic and inspiring coworking space offering a collaborative community of support for commercially minded creative industry professionals, freelancers, business owners, and entrepreneurs.

CoSydney is more than just a share office or hot desk. We offer a community of knowledge and the opportunity to get involved. We bring together collaborative communities and encourage an environment where people can grow their businesses (grow better, not always bigger) – independent, but not alone.

As we grow CoSydney will play host to:

  • Artisans & crafters
  • Artists & designers
  • Community development
  • Copywriters
  • Creative directors
  • Creative industry professionals
  • Finance
  • Graphic designer
  • Media & communications
  • Professional services
  • Social Enterprises
  • Business owners
  • Freelancers
  • Tech & innovation
  • Web developers


 

Members of the Community

wanderlust.com


Wanderlust is a 360-degree yoga lifestyle platform that includes multi-day festival experiences, one day mindful triathlon events, and an unparalleled media platform across two brands:

Wanderlust.com and

Yoganonymous.com.


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“Move freight the smart way One stop for all your logistic needs”


MovIt is a national freight and logistics management company providing supply chain solutions across Australia.

We are a network of transport providers facilitating aggregation to leverage the collective strength for the benefit of every business large and small.


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Social Playground are the instigators of fun! We bridge the gap between the online and offline worlds through live digital experiences.

Our interactive digital products, including our Live Instagram Printer, GifGif Booth and Roaming Selfie Machines, engage attendees at events and across social media.


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Working with you to manage your brand, keeping it consistent and adding facets to its character.

We develop strategies for promotions, growth, upgrades, new audiences and social media.

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“Creative Enterprises Acceleration Platform.”


dentifying and advancing commercially minded and innovative Creative Industries Professionals.

We help, support, start, fund, house, grow, scale, and connect commercially minded and innovative Creative Industries Professionals, entrepreneurs, and business owners in the Creative Industries sector

Trademark Venture HRES

“Success Starts with a Name”


We are professional trademark attorneys protecting the next generation of leading global brands.

Our trademarks services protect new and exciting brand names, logos and slogans in Australia & the global market.

Your Brand Name can become your most valuable business asset.

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ArtSHINE Gallery is a platform dedicated to emerging and established artists. We work with artists, showcase their talent and help them connect with established and emerging collectors.

A platform to help artists launch their art careers and to present an eclectic, diverse selection of art in our gallery and online gallery.

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ArtSHINE is your direct source for unique, home-grown Art, Design, Fashion, Homeware, and Accessories.

We take the hard work out of finding the unique and amazing.

ArtSHINE proudly offers our collection to you.

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“Make Tomorrow Today!”


Quantum Compass provides business coaching, mentoring, business advisory and new enterprise facilitation..

We support Small Business start-ups, Full-time job transition to self-employment, and Advisory Boards/Funding & Capitalisation.


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A platform to exhibition and showcase your  art,designs and products:

  • Giftwares
  • Homewares
  • Gift cards
  • Comic & books
  • ornaments



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Do what you love …honour your creative spirit… and let it “Shine”!


ArtSHINE is a specialised coaching program to support the development of business and entrepreneurial skills of Australian artists, artisans, and associated creative communities.

 


AVL Designs


AVL Designs is an Australian menswear and womenswear designer brand founded by Anthony Van Lam in 2013. AVL Designs specialises in “haute couture”; evening dresses, bridal gowns, ballroom/ Latin and dance wear.

 


Gabby Malpas


Gabby Malpas


Gabby Malpas is an exhibiting and licensed artist. Her work is in private and public art collections worldwide.

Gabby’s work has been exhibited widely since 1987, in the UK, NZ and now Australia.


Herm Legal

Herm Legal & Migration Services

Migration Advice

Litigation

Commercial Law

Wills & Powers of Attorney

Gay & Lesbian Law

Corporations & Trusts

Debt Recovery

 

 

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Helping businesses to Start,

Grow and Scale their business

online with Strategy,

Online Marketing and Technology.

Working with:

Start Up

New Business

Existing Business

SOS & MEG Accounting


S.O.S Accountants provide fast and accurate tax preparation services, to offering reliable bookkeeping and accounting support.

Our aim is to facilitate the achievement of your objectives through our range of services, which are carefully designed to add value to your business and result in the creation of corporate and personal wealth.


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Connecting Small Publishers with Indie Bookstores


“The BentoNet is an online distribution service that connects small press – and self-published authors – with independent book stores.


The App SPELLWICK aims to help children improve their spelling and literacy skills through gaming.

SPELLWICK takes young minds on an enchanting and challenging adventure through a fantasy realm where wizards and witches reign supreme.

 


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We are a group for comic artists, professional and amateur, and comic enthusiasts/fans.

We are a place where comic creators can network with other creators. We encourage all styles and genres in comics and all comic media from web to print and everything in between.


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A family of artists, writers and animators creating original comics, children’s books and animations that explore dark contemporary settings with funny light-hearted characters.


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We help you realise your potential to create a more sustainable future for: yourselves, your organisation and the world.

Collectively, we work toward building a more sustainable future for generations to come.


Craig's Kitchen 3 Kinds


Craig’s Kitchen is all about great taste, good produce, freshness, and feeling happy when eating.

Craig has worked in hospitality for many years with a passion for cooking. So he has come up with these beautiful condiments for you to try.


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Michael Curwood captures unique stories and turns them into high quality videos for marketing and promotion.

He records the essence of your brand and presents it in simple, elegant, engaging videos

Tourism Dynamic


Tourism consultancy specialising in tourism projects, Inbound tourism, sales, marketing and strategy, product development, representation, and distribution.

Nick Mahoney has over 25 years of experience working with some of Australia’s premier tourism and hospitality companies.


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Trial Day Pass - Sydney CoWorking & Hot Desk

 

Our mission is to accelerate the success of Creative Entrepreneurs and Australia’s Creative Industry economies.

Here at CoSydney CoWorking + Enterprise Accelerator we recognise the creative vigor Creative Entrepreneurs need for innovation, to create and share bold & engaging work, and to enrich their creative practice & local communities.

Visit our Sydney Centre in the Chippendale Creative Precinct, hot desk, and experience everything CoSydney CoWorking + Enterprise Accelerator offers for you – free of charge.

Send us a message or contact us and we’ll organise your trial day pass for a time convenient to you and your team.

We at CoSydney CoWorking + Enterprise Accelerator are here to support individuals, enterprises, and communities engaged in the Creative Industries by identifying, advancing, and connecting commercially minded Australian based Creative Industries Professionals who have a focus on art, craft, artisanal making, design, fashion, entertainment, photography, music, writing, film and television, digital technology, games and interactive content.

CoSydney CoWorking + Enterprise Accelerator facilitates a number of programs including the ArtSHINE Creative Industries Entrepreneur Accelerator Program which provides essential services like coworking spaces, meeting & event spaces, business advisory and mentoring, business skills training & business coaching focused on business acumen, enterprise commencement, and commercial readiness.

Whether you’re an established enterprise looking to grow* (*what-ever that means), or seeking to launch a successful startup* (*buzzword alert: Just get on with it), CoSydney CoWorking + Enterprise Accelerator is an accelerator dedicated to the Creative Communities and entrepreneurs practicing in the Creative Industries space.

Want to know about what CoSydney CoWorking + Enterprise Accelerator is like, and what we’re all about?

Come along and check us out…

Your first casual CoWorking day pass is on us!

We’re looking forward to seeing you soon.

 

Vinh Van Lam & Stuart Horrex
CoFounders
January 2016

CoSydney CoWorking + Enterprise Accelerator
3 Blackfriars Street
Chippendale Creative Precinct
NSW 2008

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CoSydney CoWorking + Enterprise Accelerator

CoSydney CoWorking + Enterprise Accelerator provides essential services like:

  • CoWorking spaces,
  • Gallery & exhibition spaces,
  • Meeting & event spaces,
  • Retail showcases,
  • Business advisory & mentoring,
  • Business skills & pragmatic training, and
  • Coaching focused on business acumen, enterprise commencement, and commercial readiness.

Our mission is to accelerate the success of Creative Entrepreneurs and Australia’s Creative Industry economy. We recognise the creative vigor necessary for Creative Entrepreneurs to innovate, to create, to share bold & engaging work, and to enrich both their own creative practices and local communities.

The team at CoSydney CoWorking + Enterprise Accelerator is here to support individuals, enterprises, and communities engaged in the Creative Industries by identifying, advancing, and connecting commercially minded Australian based Creative Industries Professionals.

Please contact us.

CoSydney CoWorking + Enterprise Accelerator
3 Blackfriars Street
Chippendale Creative Precinct
NSW 2008

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