Petridish co-working space is pretty special for a number of reasons, in fact there are so many reasons I probably can't cover them all here, but I will try! Petridish is located in one of the most amazing triple brick & steel heritage buildings in Dunedin. There is something a bit magical about knowing you are part of a new era of co-working in a building over a hundred years old with a rich history of production and business. The owners of Petridish, Kate & Jason Lindsey have transformed a run-down, forgotten building into a co-working treasure, which is literally a delight to work in. Kate and Jason are integral to the Petridish vibe, as they are the generous heart and soul of the space that touches everyone who works in the building and makes Petridish not just a workplace but a community. This means Petridish is more than just a place to work as people help each other, share ideas, give advice, listen when you have a problem, and this creates an environment that is truly collaborative. Petridish offers a huge range of opportunities - from workshops, hosting events, organising business networks and mentoring, creating funding and pitching opportunities, social occasions, to te reo Maori classes, on-site massage therapy, yoga classes and regular weekly afternoon teas (and this is to name just a few of the events going on) - that creates a vibrant, informed and inclusive workplace where everyone, quite literally, knows your name. The sense of community also means you feel like Petridish is YOUR work place, not just a desk you rent in some unknown landlord's building. Petridish is comprised of multiple gorgeous work spaces - encompassing both the stylish and the practical in loads of ways-to-work-options. Each thoughtfully designed floor has comfortable couches, tables and chairs, top of the line standing/sitting desks, kitchen facilities with tea/coffee on tap, meeting rooms equipped with state of the art technology, and amazing views with lots of natural light. There is the noisy floor and the quiet zone allowing for different noise needs and ways of working. Pick your floor and work space - cafe style, desk, high-table, private office - Petridish is all about choices and something for everyone. In addition to awesome office and work floors, Petridish, as I said is a bit magical, so it's not surprising it also has bonus spaces that mean once you arrive, you really never have to leave the building. This is genius for those Dunedin days when weather keeps you from venturing outside too far, so why not pop down to the ground floor cafe for delicious food and coffees during the day and your craft beers in the evening. Alternatively, if you wish you could be outside but work commitments are keeping you in the building...wander up to the private, huge enclosed outdoor patio on the top floor for a Friday BBQ, outdoor lunch, laptop work in the fresh air, or that sunny-day meeting - the Petridish really is a co-working world with all your needs taken care of. And as if that wasn't enough, all of this exists within the heart of Dunedin city's vibrant warehouse precinct - a few minutes from the Octagon and home of fantastic cafes, views and business innovation. Why would you NOT want to work at Petridish?