The entrepreneur incubator, once the place in laboratory outposts of universities to grow startups, are now at the center of libraries throughout Arizona where there are fresh, expert resources available. Best of all—the library resources are free.
The library’s co-working space, repurposed into collaborative workspaces, serve as the new hub for entrepreneurs or small business getting started and in need of people to help in the process.
The Arizona State University (ASU) Library Incubator Program has created the Alexandria Co-Working Network Project. The network is named for the world’s first library in Alexandria, Egypt, the first co-working space and knowledge hub.
The Burton Barr library location, dubbed the hive @ central is one example that follows several other Arizona regional libraries in partnership with ASU. (More from ASU's announcement.)
ASU’s model program with libraries in the region are providing:
- expert research assistance
- vital educational and business resources
- collaborative environment