In mid 2014 Jock came across an old Japanese restaurant for sale. ‘Little Tokyo’ had been in the O’Brien family for 50 years and the resident owner, Michiko, was hesitant to let it go. Competing with a property developer who wanted to tear the place down and put in 45 units, Jock promised that not only would the building always be safe, but he would honour her family by keeping the name. Michiko was so thrilled by this she not only offered the keys to the place but donated two of her family’s traditional Kimonos (which can now be seen at The Capital.)
Little Tokyo Two has expanded to several sites and has supported over 600 businesses, making it one of the fastest growing coworking spaces in the Australia. Focussing solely on helping members and making their lives awesome, LT2 separates itself from the competition by providing a fantastic customer experience and employing people that all share the same core values. We question why work and life should be separated when we can make everyday a member comes in impactful, educative and most importantly, fun.
Little Tokyo Two started as a place where a group of friends could get together, do business and drink beers. Almost two years later, Little Tokyo Two is one of the largest and most dynamic communities of entrepreneurs, innovators and creators in South East Queensland.
This community represents the very ethos of Little Tokyo Two, which is based on collaboration, trust, openness and support. Without these core values, Little Tokyo Two would be just like every other work space that you have ever visited.
What makes us unique is that our community will do everything in its power to help you succeed. Whether you need to brainstorm ideas or are looking for assistance with your pitch deck, Little Tokyo Two will ensure that you have the right people, tools and resources at your fingertips.
We currently have five locations across South East Queensland: Spring Hill, Petrie Terrace, Springfield, Gold Coast and The Capital in Brisbane's CBD. Our goal is to continue to grow this support system so keep a look out for new spaces opening in Brisbane and other strategic locations across Queensland.
Across all these sites, we invest in our community of members, mentors and partners. A thriving event program provides plenty of chances to rub shoulders with like minded folks. Mentors will give you the right guidance and advice to take your business forward, while strategic partnerships will create untapped opportunities that you may never have thought possible.
Here's to you and your personal and business goals.
I started Little Tokyo Two with ten friends. The entire idea was to turn up everyday and work alongside people you loved and spending time with and trusted. We would conquer each day doing everything we could to help each other succeed. The essence of LT2 remains exactly the same to this day.
I love helping people who are passionate about what they do. There is nothing more rewarding than supporting someone to grow both as a business and as an individual. The fact that every day I get to work with people who are innovative, creative, and driven is just an added bonus!
Why do I get up every day to work for LT2? I love working for LT2 as it encapsulates all I want from an organisation. They contribute to the community (both within our organisation and beyond); it's a company which is eager to improve and grow; it's a company which has strong values which are not compromised; the staff are young and hungry to develop - both themselves and the organisation; and it's a company with immense potential for growth simply through keeping focus on IMPACT.
This morning, like any of my mornings when getting up to come to LT2, I come here for making a difference for people I meet during my day. I feel useless at the end of the
Growing up, I’ve always had a passion for Entrepreneurship. There’s something about creating something from nothing that provides both meaning and value to others that drives me in life. I love working for LT2 because it allows me to work with some of the most innovative and brightest individuals in the startup world.
I love witnessing an entrepreneur work on something they are very passionate about. To be there from the beginning watching them create this new entity and grow it into a success is very exciting and inspiring to me. I want to use my skills and experience to help the LT2 community as much as I possibly can. I love the attitude and culture that LT2 has created here. I want to be part of that and contribute to it. I want to make every day meaningful and help people become the best possible version of themselves.