New startup co-working space opens its doors in Nairobi


e523lr-photo-1422479516648-9b1f0b6e8da8Getting somewhere to work from is not as easy as folks think. Offices in CBD are expensive and not as convenient as you will have to look for your own Internet, furniture and the worst-parking!

Now, a team of friends led by Lilian Nduati, CEO and founder Redcape Consult have launched a co-working space dubbed Space111 to help end this founder woes. The space has a working desk, this guys are promising fast Internet and coffee, tea and snacks. Users can access toeh space around the clock, access to a boardroom for meetings and a phone booth for calling your clients or family at home.

“We give startup founders the space theu need to work on their ideas and focus on building thier businesses. From as low as Ksh. 10,000/- for one workstation sitting one and Ksh 15,000/- for 2. First 10 entrepreneurs will get Kshs. 2000 discount on their first month,” Nduati told us.

“Starting and scaling your own business needn’t be such a hustle, when you just need a place to work from – uninterrupted,” added Nduati.

The Kilimani based co-working space aims to inspire, support and lead SMEs in business excellence. It joins the Nairobi Garage, Growthhub (Now GrowthAfrica-this guys no longer do memberships or co-working spaces), iHub and Nailab as some of the incubators also offering co-working space on the side. Though Space111’s launch is great, the demand for co-working space in Nairobi is huge especially for tech startups and social ventures. More players are still needed to meet the demand of the hundreds of entrepreneurs working from home.

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Update: An earlier version of this story said growthHub offer co-working space but the firm has since stopped memberships and co-working spaces and is a fullyfledged accelerator.