As most of you know BinarySpace has recently got notice on our current space and we need to be out by the end of the month. It was a great space that served us well but due to unforeseen circumstances won’t be available anymore.
We were lucky that our space was pretty much 100% member funded for the past couple of years and we managed to do some awesome projects!
Unfortunately we have been scouting for a new space the past couple of weeks and while we have found some options they are all mostly our of budget. We are currently looking at a decent sized space that will allow us to continue and to expand. Unfortunately it is still out of our budget. We do believe that with the space we are looking at we can turn BinarySpace into a more sustainable environment, but we need some help to get started thus the reason for this email. We are looking for some companies that would be willing to sponsor us some rent money. In exchange we can provide branding and signage opportunities in the space and on our website/fb site and on our projects. Currently our expenses with the new space will be between R5000 and R6000 a month. We have some membership monies coming in each month that can cover part of it, but we are hoping to find a few companies that can come and brand our general meetup or training room in exchange for paying a part of our rent.
We posting this everywhere not to request sponsorship from you as individual, but rather to help spread the word and get it out to major companies that would like to get involved (I’m thinking Intel, Microsoft, etc)
We have done some very cool projects in the past couple of years including launching a near space balloon, 3d printed projects, monthly projects, PlenZA and hackathon participation. We have also provided a space where anyone can join in on the projects and learn new skills/technologies.
Near Space Balloon: http://www.
Meetups/Open Nights: http://www.
Project Evenings: http://www.
It would be a shame to close down BinarySpace due to lack of space, but we are doing everything we can to keep it up and running.
Thanks and Happy Hacking!