SA startup finalist in Global Startup Awards 

Workshop17, a local workspace solutions provider and proudly South African startup has secured the position of a finalist in the Global Startup Awards category for Best Co-Working space. 

 Workshop17 finalist in Global Startup Awards

The local startup will go head-to-head with five other inspiring startup workspace solution providers for the title. 

Paul Keursten, CEO and Co-Founder of Workshop17 comments on being placed in the finalist round of the prestigious awards.

“We are very honoured to receive this recognition and extremely excited to be given the opportunity to compete on a global level with game-changing co-working space providers from across the world.” 

The awards

The renowned awards take place every two years and it aims to recognize selected innovative and forward-thinking startups in a range of industries. Each selected winner is recognized for their consistent achievements in service and business. 

This year’s finale will take place virtually on 27 January 2021. Members of the public are encouraged to cast their vote for their chosen finalist. Public voting is open until 21 January 2021. 

The future of work

The Covid-19 pandemic has highlighted the need for working spaces and the rise of remote working in South Africa has resulted in the expansion of Workshop17’s spaces. The local startup plans to open a new co-working space in Rosebank, Johannesburg. 

The Bank, new Workshop17 location, render (Supplied)

The new addition to its operating locations makes it the sixth Wokrshop17 hub for locals to use. 

“Our vision is to support South Africans to be more productive wherever they are by providing the necessary physical and digital resources. To meet the moment, our catalogue boasts physical and virtual offices, boardrooms, hospitality services, as well as enterprise technology solutions and solutions for workspaces in the home,”  Keursten concludes. 

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Featured image: Paul Keursten, CEO and Co-Founder of Workshop17 (Supplied) 

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