Building places and spaces for innovation and entrepreneurship.

What are you building?

We provide strategic insights, real estate advisory and development services that help you build and operate spaces for innovation, companies and talent in your community.

Coworking / Flexible, on-demand workspace, meeting and gathering spaces

Coworking

Flexible, on-demand workspace, meeting and gathering spaces

Incubation / Innovation hubs to accelerate product and company building

Incubation

Innovation hubs to accelerate product and company building

Production / Makerspaces for prototyping, production, manufacturing; maker spaces

Production

Makerspaces for prototyping, production, manufacturing

Amenities / Social and retail amenities to enhance tenant experience

Amenities

Social and retail amenities to enhance tenant experience

Mixed-use / Integrated buildings and spaces that fuel work and life

Mixed-use

Integrated buildings and spaces that fuel work and life

Districts / Innovation districts, parks, and micro-neighborhoods

Districts

Innovation districts, parks, and micro-neighborhoods

Design: 5468796 Architecture / Kasian / CMLC

Design: DIALOG / Faculty of Engineering

Braintrust
Ken Bautista

The twin drivers of innovation in cities are people and place."

Our innovation practice is led by Ken Bautista, entrepreneur behind multiple tech companies; co-founded Startup Edmonton, home to 600+ members and startups; started Flightpath Ventures, a local seed fund; led entrepreneurship and innovation at Edmonton Economic Development; and, was a founding advisor of the Startup Canada Communities initiative.

Ken Bautista

Narrative experiences bring people and ideas together."

Jasmine Palardy was an early pioneer of crowdsourcing and online collaboration technology, and served as an ecosystem builder in Silicon Valley - helping create startup support programs in both Canada and the US before launching Beakerhead - an arts and engineering outreach organization in Calgary.

Services

Research & insights

Presentations and reports featuring trend insights and data-driven perspectives to help shape your space and operation

Workshops & training

Hands-on sessions focused on best practices for space operators, community managers, and ecosystem leaders

Development & advisory

Strategic advisory, exploration studies, market validation and project management for developers, policymakers and operators

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Capabilities

Exploration

User personas
Stakeholders
Brand & positioning
Financing strategy
Proforma modeling

Planning

Work spaces
Social spaces
Production spaces
Amenities & equipment
Area development

Building

Site selection
Project management
Design & engineering
Construction
Leasing, launch strategy

Programming

Community building
Engaging mentors
Program frameworks
Incubation, acceleration
Recruitment

Operations

Staffing & teams
IT systems, platforms
Tracking metrics
Customer support
Sustainability

Expansion

Multi-location
Scale-up playbooks
Franchising
Market entry
Partnerships

Get in touch and download our free innovation campuses starter playbook

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Building innovation campuses and spaces playbook

Our best practices and project case studies

Models for innovation-focused real estate projects

Development checklist for innovation campuses