The next phase of the design collective Designbox is launching next week. The group plans on creating what they are calling Betabox which is essentially day/week co-working spaces. As well, one Designbox member, Jon Williams of shovemedia is putting together a competition for folks to submit their own Betabox proposals and he will sponsor the winner for one month. Check out the excellent stop-motion video below for more information on the competition and the text below that for the full lowdown on the Betabox spaces, which launch next week.
Designbox has searched its own soul on how to take its innovative community-oriented approach to the next level. Designbox 2.0 is the result, with an increased dedication to openness, creative process, inclusivity and mentorship. Launching the day after Labor Day, Designbox welcomes the community into its creative atmosphere to work on their own projects.
BetaBox is set up to have an easy way to share workspaces, conference areas and ideas within the Designbox, located in Raleigh’s Warehouse District. The intent is to provide easy ways to get out of the home office, beta-test new business ideas, support visiting professionals and hold collaborative meetings. Pricing starts at $10 for a half day rental of an open space.
Options include weekly or monthly terms and private offices or collaborative spaces. Look for more community projects like SPARKcon and technology Meet-ups to come through the doors as well.