GENERAL ASSEMBLY BUILDS UP BIG IN AUSTRALIA
14 September 2016, Written by Laura Daquino
GENERAL Assembly is going big in Australia and laying groundwork in our Sunshine State.
"In this expansion we also looked at well-connected hubs, how can we go outside of our comfort zones so in two years we will have a fully-formed campus, and also hub and spoke communities that are still connected. That's how we see Brisbane - we think within a year or two, we will get to the point of a fully-formed campus."
In his words, Meyer has 'earned his grey hairs', having lived all over the world for his own businesses and General Assembly.
"One of the things that drew us to Queensland, the regional government is really taking a lot of steps to foster an environment of innovation," he says.
"We are not signed up for any of the public funds, but there's a lot of announcements and movement towards thinking about the future. We are also in the process in Australia of finalising an RTO partnership, so prospective students of web development will soon have access to funding. We have only ever signed up with government funding in one market before, in Singapore, so we are very excited by that, and think the timing and market is just right."