Architecture, Entrepreneurship, Business, Environmental Conditions
This thesis proposes a more dynamic relationship between the process of refining and testing a start-up business model and the spaces in which this process takes place. A short-term live/work facility that provides a support structure during the initial development of these companies will reduce risk for both investors and entrepreneurs. This is when young start-ups are in need of both physical resources, in the form of workspaces and temporary lodging, as well as intellectual resources in the way of business advice and mentorship. Venture Capitalists, who already fund this process, should provide these resources, thus leaving more money to invest in the concept.
Davis, Carson, "Spatial Entrepreneurship: rethinking the environmental conditions of the start-up business model" (2013). Architecture Thesis Prep. Paper 222.
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