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WE’RE SO HAPPY TO HAVE YOU HERE!

WESTRAS was founded in the spring of 2017 with the simple belief that when good people with great ideas meet one another phenomenal things can be accomplished. Diversity is key. That is why we are open for all kind of startups and entrepreneurs. Step out of the regular trails, go head first with people from different areas of business and watch new ideas pop!

WESTRAS is a community with a co-working hub in the center of Västerås, close to the train and the busiest streets in town.

Make it a marathon. For us, it is important to think at the long run – our mission is to attract companies that want to further develop their business and at the same time understand the added value of sustainable growth over time. Both from a human, economic and environmental perspective. It’s no secret that our mantra sounds: “PEOPLE, PLANET, PROFIT”.

WESTRAS is the community for entrepreneurs by entrepreneurs.

HOW IT ALL STARTED

The idea to WESTRAS started with a simple thought in entrepreneur Björn Larsson’s head. He had launched his startup, establishing products globally and made the exit. It was a great ride and it all started in Västerås.

All done, he thought there must be more people like him in this town. People with at vision to go from Västerås on to concur the world. H&M has done it, ABB has done it. Why not you?

Backed by the towns leadership and startup incubator Create, Björn started connecting the dots. He found a business partner in social entrepreneur Liena Ljungström. Next step, do the market analysis. Is there a need for a co-working space in Västerås? The response was overwhelming and the project got green light.

Björn and Liena formed a group of driven entrepreneurs to be the operation of the community and the space. Eric Hedlund, Isabelle Åström and Tomas Rydh joined without hesitation.

Things went fast and on the 4th of May the non-profit startup community WESTRAS was founded and a few weeks later the contract for the co-working space was signed. 600 sqm in the center of town. The deal was made possible by hard work and the support of Västerås Stad.

WESTRAS will not have a niche towards certain areas of business and will be open to all kinds of innovators, creators and entrepreneurs. The community will be funded, developed and run by the members for the members. No private investor, company interest or political decisions has been necessary. Simply good people with great ideas FROM Västerås working together to accomplish great things.

Welcome to join!

OUR MEMBERSHIPS

COMMUNITY MEMBER

As a community member you will be invited to our events, get our newsletters and be a part of our broad network. You will also get 20% off coffee in our “coffice” and free wi-fi.

COMMUNITY MEMBER

Member charge (one time payment):
200 SEK
Monthly rent:
0 SEK

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CLIP CARD 10x

With our clipcard you will get 10x access to our open office while also getting all benefits included in the community membership. Free wi-fi, access to meeting rooms, office tools and coffee is included.

CLIP CARD 10x

Member charge (one time payment):
200 SEK
Price per card:
1500 SEK

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OPEN OFFICE

With our open office membership you will always have access to a free seat in our open office landscape. You will of course also get all benefits included in the community membership. Free wi-fi, access to meeting rooms, office tools and coffee is included.

OPEN OFFICE

Member charge (one time payment):
200 SEK
Monthly rent:
1900 SEK

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FIXED SEAT IN LANDSCAPE

With a fixed seat in landscape you will get your own desk in our open office landscape. You will of course also get all benefits included in the community membership. Free wi-fi, access to meeting rooms, office tools and coffee is included.

FIXED SEAT IN LANDSCAPE

Member charge (one time payment):
200 SEK
Monthly rent:
2500 SEK

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SEAT IN SMALL OFFICE (2)

This membership gives you all benefits included in the community membership while also getting a fixed seat in a room for two, where you can create your own office. Free wi-fi, access to meeting rooms, office tools and coffee is included.

SEAT IN SMALL OFFICE (2)

Member charge (one time payment):
200 SEK
Monthly rent:
2900 SEK

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LARGE OFFICE (4)

This membership gives you all benefits included in the community membership while hiring a room with four seats. A room where you can create your own office. Free wi-fi, access to meeting rooms, office tools and coffee is included.

LARGE OFFICE (4)

Member charge (one time payment):
200 SEK
Monthly rent:
6900 SEK

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PARTNERS

GOLD

Create

Creater Business Incubator is a member of Westras and will arrange four events annually, have a monthly coach meeting with entrepreneurs and cover the yearly costs of a fixed seat in our coworking space for one entrepreneur.

SILVER

Nordea is a member of Westras and will arrange two events annually together with Westras. Nordea will also have a financial advisor on site at Westras during one day a month during a nine month period to answer any questions regarding financial support to entrepreneurs. Apart from this, they will cover the cost of one fixed seat in our landscape during six months to an entrepreneur that work with societal challenges.

Swedbank

Swedbank is a member of Westras and will arrange a workshop with the companies at Westras, focusing on “The Challenges Of An Entrepreneur”. During the workshop, the entrepreneur will present themselves, their businesses and the challenges they are facing, especially from a financial perspective. A financial advisor will be present to help answer questions and offer support.

We are super happy to be able to work with organizations that want to contribute with their expertise in different areas and support a thriving community of startups. Do you want to join our journey? Contact us!

GET IN TOUCH!

WESTRAS

Kopparbergsvägen 6
722 13 Västerås

hello@westras.com