Cape Town’s latest co-working innovation hub Workshop17 is looking for startups

Co-working spaces play a huge role in facilitating a collaborative startup community; engineering serendipity.

The V&A Waterfront in Cape Town, South Africa and the collaborative workspace initiative, OPEN, have announced a partnership to put together an innovation and co-working hub called the Workshop17 at the popular marina’s Watershed building.

The space is in its final phase of opening its doors and is thus calling for small-and medium-sized enterprises to apply for membership.

CEO of the V&A Waterfront, David Green said in a recent press release, “Our plan was to create a space in which start-ups and experienced companies, profit and non-profit, big and small, could come together to collaborate and innovate. The space will facilitate a community of passionate, innovative and interesting people, learning and working together to create new solutions.”

Drop in and hourly rates are available, while hot-desking rates start from R1 500 per person, per month including super fast internet. Meeting rooms and event space are also available for hire at competitive prices. This is backed up by world-class facilities and services.

What’s even more exciting is that the space is fitted with 1Gb per second internet capacity, offering some of the fastest speeds to end users in South Africa.

Paul Keursten from OPEN said, “Workshop17 will go beyond a traditional co-working space. We are creating a multifunctional platform on which people and organisations can work, share, innovate and showcase. On this platform everyone is treated equally: it is a level playing field where personal passion, ideas and contributions matter and status and hierarchy are left at the door.”

Given its unique approach, applications will be reviewed based upon their ability to both benefit from and contribute in a complementary manner to the Workshop17 community. Please visit the website for more info.



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