12 Wesley Street Hamilton, HM11
What are the opening times?
The Hub will be manned by a member of the Ignite team from 9am until 5pm, Mon – Fri, however entrepreneurs on the Accelerator Programme will have out of hours access via a swipe card. We ask that businesses are out of the building no later than 9pm. You may access the building from anytime after 7am. Out of hours work is at the entrepreneurs' own risk.
The Hub is a contemporary workspace created by some of Bermuda’s finest designers. We have worked hard to build a welcoming, creative and collaborative workspace suitable for solo-preneurs and teams to thrive and grow.
What facilities does it have?
As well as permanent and hot desk space for you and your business, the Hub will offer: • Bookable Meeting Rooms • Informal Meeting Space • Event space with state of the art AV presentation equipment • High speed WI-FI • Printing, scanning and copying facilities • Kitchen space with tea and coffee facilities and a microwave • Secure lockers
The programme is totally free! Also, unlike some accelerators we don’t take any equity in your business. The supporters of this registered charity have generously provided funding for the programme to bring about positive social change in Bermuda through the action of Entrepreneuring®. So what’s the catch? The price of pay is your continual commitment to the development of you and your business, including attendance at our compulsory events such as Boot Camp, Event Nights and your enablement sessions. We will support you 100%, but if we don’t see the same in return then we’ll have to have a conversation about what you are really getting from the programme.
Can I use it as a permanent office during my time in the Accelerator Programme?
Yes! The Hub has been designed to accommodate full and part-time entrepreneurs with different desk requirements. Permanent desks are allocated at the discretion of the Ignite team, so once you have successfully completed Bootcamp you will be ready to have a discussion with them about your requirements.
Yes! The space has been designed with plenty of space to accommodate solo-preneurs and growing teams. Even if you begin the programme on your own and recruit a co-founder or team later, you will have the opportunity to expand without having to move.
Can I use the space as my registered mailing address?
As the programme is only 5 months long, we suggest you continue to use your current registered address as your mailing address. If you do not currently have a registered business address, please discuss your mail requirements with the Ignite team once the programme begins.
How many desks will I be allowed?
Every business grows at a different rate, so there is no one-size-fits-all approach to how many desks you might need. The best thing to do is discuss the size of your team with the Ignite team should you be invited to interview for a place in the programme.
Are there any storage facilities?
There will be a mix of secure space and normal cupboard space. The secure space will be individual lockers with keys provided to you on an as needed basis. The normal storage space is designed for incidental office items such as paper and stationery. As we are trying to maximise the workspace we have, company stock or products should not be stored in the Hub.
Will the space be secured?
Access to the space will be by swipe card. These will only be issued to entrepreneurs and community leaders who are taking part in the Accelerator programme and the Ignite team.
Can I bring my own computer equipment?
Everyone has different requirements from their computer equipment, so this will not be provided and you can most certainly bring your own. There will be plenty of electrical points, high speed WI-FI and WI-FI printing facilities provided throughout the Hub. All personal electrical equipment must be electrically tested by a registered body before being used in the Hub.
Can I leave my own computer equipment overnight?
At Ignite Bermuda, we take honesty and respect for the property of others very seriously. The space is secured with swipe card access, so we would expect that any computer equipment left overnight would be perfectly safe. We will also provide individual lockers. That said, Ignite Bermuda cannot accept any liability for items of value that go missing from the Hub, including the lockers, and you should ensure that your property is adequately insured by yourself or your business.
Can I book meeting rooms?
Yes! We will have a mix of bookable meeting rooms and ad hoc meeting space. Meeting rooms cannot be used for delivery of any service or making of products.
Is there space or facilities for me to manufacture my products?
The use of the Hub is restricted to office working only.
Is there a phone I can use?
Whilst we don’t provide fixed phones with permanent phone numbers, there will be VoIP phones available for use in the Hub. We have also sourced some extremely cool and eco-friendly phone booths for you to make those all-important sales calls from the comfort of your own private space.
Will there be any childcare facilities?
We love children. However, we think our time would be better spent enabling you and your business and leaving the childcare to the experts. We’re afraid that we won’t be able to provide childcare facilities.
We also love dogs, cats, rabbits and performing seals, but we think the Hub space is better designed for entrepreneurs than pets. Plus, we’re a bit precious about our new carpet so sorry, no pets at this time.
There is no formal dress code for the Hub, but we would suggest business casual for every day. We believe that entrepreneurs should be ready to snap up any opportunity and as Ignite Bermuda becomes notorious for creating credible, backable and investable entrepreneurs you never know who is going to walk through the door on a daily basis.
Will there be disability access?
If you have specific requirements in terms of access, washrooms or work space please let us know as we aim to accommodate all entrepreneurs and community leaders.