SUCCESSFUL START-UP: Little Tokyo Two founder Jock Fairweather hopes young Ipswich entrepreneurs flock to the Springfield office.
SUCCESSFUL START-UP: Little Tokyo Two founder Jock Fairweather hopes young Ipswich entrepreneurs flock to the Springfield office. Inga Williams

Little Tokyo Two a boost for Ipswich's Fire station 101

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 more brains the merrier," Mr Fairweather said. "The more energy we can bring through more people the more opportunities that creates."

Little Tokyo Two, a community bringing innovators and young creative entrepreneurs together in co-working 'digital hub' supported by hand-picked mentors, started in Brisbane 17 months ago.

At first there were only 20 members.

Today the membership base has grown to 500.

Mr Fairweather says out of the 120 start-up companies involved in LT2, none have folded.

LT2 will grow its presence in Ipswich by connecting with the existing business community, reaching out to schools, and hosting events to showcase how it can help support budding business groups and entrepreneurs.

But if you're already convinced, it's not too early to join.

Mr Fairweather says anyone interested should contact LT2 via their website and the Springfield general manager will organise a one-on-one sit down.



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