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Visitors at IG’s grand opening were visibly impressed with our new colocation space that promotes shared energy and shared values in a colocation community. The Workshop@IG fosters collision, connection, cross-pollination, collaboration and community with a supportive culture of innovation and diversity.The bright, inviting space is made cooler by a full wall mural painted by IG’s Creative Lead, Snow Conrad.

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The area has already been used for client-mentor meetings and by Kiite as an offsite workspace. So, what impression did the space make on those who’ve experienced it?

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Fernando Muniz Simas, EXO Insights, says his perception was that it’s a great hybrid space both for larger, group meetings as well as individual, smaller group meetings. “I recall the silence during my conversations, and this is an aspect I value a lot while putting the brain to work…,” he added

The Kiite team said:
• The staff were incredible.
• Everyone was very friendly and welcoming, and it was great.
• The internet connection was rad.
• The environment allowed me to focus on my work and I liked that.
• Being surrounded by green is awesome.

Sara and Jennifer, The Crumby Cookie Dough Company, say while they are new to Innovation Guelph they have had a couple of meetings in the Workshop space. “This is a great space!” she said. “The meeting rooms are definitely useful for a more private or talkative meeting (where you may not want to disturb others), and the larger communal area seems like a great workspace as well!”

Paul Radkowski, Life Recovery Program, says “I appreciate the space is bright with lots of windows and natural lighting, seeing green space outside helps foster a better mood, creativity etc.”

Learn more about the Worshop@IG.

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