On Thursday night, we celebrated the launch of Moonshine Lab, a project born from local digital agency, The Distillery to help support local innovators with bright ideas. It is for anyone who has ever had an amazing idea but never had the opportunity, or know-how, to get if off the ground. The Moonshine Lab team have recently moved into a stunning, heritage listed building on Flinders Street thanks to the dream genies at Renew Adelaide.
The team at The Distillery decided to take their expertise from their involvement with several start-up projects over the years to help partner with local entrepreneurs to make their business ventures happen. The Moonshine Lab is situated in the back of WOTSO, an open plan co-working space on Flinders Street, with the most gorgeous, industrial interiors and a colourful rooftop space that immediately inspires imagination and creativity.
Renew Adelaide CEO, Tim Boundy shared, "Moonshine laboratory is Renew Adelaide's eighth office project, but first technology-based startup project. It's so exciting for Renew Adelaide to be servicing new industries and using the old Hamilton laboratory to show Adelaide's entrepreneurial community how adaptive reuse of buildings can be done in a great way."
The Moonshine Lab will be led by Christian Ullmark, who also believes that the Renew Adelaide program is perfectly fitting with the project’s aim to get local start-ups off the ground. Ullmark shared that cash flow is one of the major hurdles that start-ups have to tackle, saying, “[The] Renew Adelaide's efforts to revitalise the CBD and create jobs by activating vacant space represent a great opportunity for startups."
The event space looked like something out of our dream office spaces, with minimalist, white interiors combined with luscious, green plants, desks with iMacs and a space to play ping pong.
After a few speeches from the team at Renew Adelaide, The Distillery and The Moonshine Lab, the party was taken to the colourful, rooftop space where everyone celebrated with more food and beverages.