Alliances are essential to create powerful and sustainable results. That’s why ´The big society´ is the buzzword in the UK. Cooperation between governments, corporate and educational institutions leads to unique results. Alliances in which every partner participates and contributes their own expertise, capabilities and effort.
BuzinezzclubThe Buzinezzclub offers talented youngsters new opportunities
An idea, a dream, becomes a business plan. Buzinezzclub supports youngsters to leave welfare and start their own company. For the pilot in Rotterdam, young people were trained and coached to make it as entrepreneurs. In 2010, 100 youngsters participated -70 now have their own company, or the job or education they need as a next step to owning their own business in future. PopVox strengthens the future.
An alliance of the City of Rotterdam, Rabobank and the Chamber of Commerce. Concept and management by PopVox.
ECBN (European Creative Business Network)
Development and management of a European network of creative hubs
ECBN is a network of Creative Factories throughout Europe. PopVox is co-founder and lead, and has helped to bring together an alliance of ten organizations from eight countries. The network
makes it easier for small, creative entrepreneurs to sell and export their products and find new customers and resources internationally. PopVox develops and runs the networks programme. PopVox strengthens beyond borders.
PopVox was commissioned by the Dutch ministries of Economic Affairs and Education & Culture to start a European network of the oldest and biggest residencies: the Dutch Creative Residency Network. It aims to introduce creative companies with new clients, investors and knowledge. Founders are Bink36, Creative Factory, Puddingfabriek, Strijp-S and Westergasfabriek.
Creative FactoryDevelopment and management of a creative incubator
PopVox is co-founder and owner of the Creative Factory, a unique alliance of 10 partners with the common aim of increasing the growth of creative businesses. The City of Rotterdam invested over € 5 Mio. in an old grain silo to create the incubator. The Creative Factory now houses over 70 companies and every day around 200 entrepreneurs, employees and interns work together in its open spaces.
Educational institutions and big businesses all contributed, with financial support, coaching, research, referrals and by contributing products and services.
Every day the Creative Factory produces the material to build bridges between big organizations like the Rabobank or Erasmus University and small Creative Factory startups.
Made possible by a partnership created specifically for the situation. Fine tuned by PopVox.