"Membership based, completely flexible and totally urban – Little Tokyo Two encompasses workspace, breakout space, theatre, office, café and restaurant in one cohesive package.
The Brisbane based shoe designer came up with the idea after his mother returned from a business trip in London, spent in a shared workspace seminar room."
“When I came back to Australia to run my shoe business from Brisbane, I had a ton of friends who were in the same boat, like PR firms, supplement houses, photographers and fashion designers, who were constantly making trips to visit other industry professionals in order to do business.
So we basically came up with the idea that we can all be in the same space together and get everyone to come see us, and it developed into what it is now.” Explains Mr Fairweather.
"Little Tokyo Two can feed startups that really want to give it a red hot go to Fishburners, then Fishburners can send startups that receive funding to Little Tokyo Two for what they need to complete the ecosystem."
Fairweather says the increased government support offers emerging businesses clout with investors and business leaders, rather than financial incentives."
"LT2 offers Brisbane’s “big idea” people: creatives, start-ups and small business a collaborative, creative, supportive, unique workspace and the opportunity to meet top industry professionals, attend diverse industry events with like-minded people, a space to work, play, eat and hold all kinds of business.
Whether you work best out of an office, hybrid cubical or hot-desk, LT2 has a solution. And the results are already impressive."
“Little Tokyo Two shares our vision for the Gold Coast to be globally recognised as an entrepreneurial hotspot with the Hub acting as the epicentre of this activity,” Ms Hunneybell said.
“We are excited to be joining forces with the team at Little Tokyo Two and founder Jock Fairweather, leveraging their passion for helping emerging enterprises and track-record in creating environments to help them grow. This is a really exciting period as the Gold Coast Hub starts to take shape and we finalise our key partnerships.”
"As founder of co-working space, Little Tokyo Two, I have seen first-hand the power of diversity.
From my experience, the more a person surrounds themselves with a greater cross section of society, the more likely they are to be successful. At Little Tokyo Two, we have a 40 per cent female occupancy and a zero per cent fail rate with more than 51 start-ups outgrowing the space or gaining investment within a two-year period."
Mr Hurps said Fishburners wanted to expose the start-ups it nurtured to capital.
"You have the unique benefit in Brisbane in having the kind of foot-traffic that you have here," he said.
"And to have all those people walking past, see the beautiful building and to be inspired about they can do to as well."
"IPSWICH will be home to a second digital and innovation hub when Little Tokyo Two opens at Springfield in August.
The Springfield site will be the third opened by LT2, a successful mentoring organisation started in Brisbane by entrepreneur Jock Fairweather, and will compliment 'Fire station 101'; a similar project supporting innovation, integral to the city's emerging "IDEA City" precinct.
The 550 sq m space set aside at Springfield can accommodate 150 members and Mr Fairweather says when that's full, LT2 will open another."
The city is home to a number of fantastic co-working spaces, including Little Tokyo Two (LT2), run by the entrepreneurial shoe designer come startup support star Jock Fairweather."
Little Tokyo Two (LT2) has been created with the idea of offering a place that becomes your (better) home away from home. LT2 revolves around this concept, "We provide the space, you make it work, we make sure you have the best time."