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
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!
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.
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 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!
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