Dublin-based coworking space Huckletree specifically picks new members in order to set itself apart from other flexible offices in the area.
General manager Aislinn Mahon said the office looks for potential members that are open to working in a collaborative environment and engaging with others in the space.
The company also has its Alpha initiative, which is a 12-week program for early-stage startups that is split between Huckletree’s Dublin and London offices. The firm does not take out equity from the companies, but hopes they will stick around once completing the program.
“The whole goal of Alpha is to get pre-seed companies investor-ready by the end of the three months,” Mahon says. “Then we bring the Dublin cohort over to London and we set up meetings with investors for them.”
This year’s Alpha class focuses on accepting underrepresented founders in order to bring in more diverse entrepreneurs and startups to the space.
As far as competition goes in the area, Mahon said the company is not concerned about adjusting its pricing and instead focuses on providing premium services for its members.