Nairobi Garage sees more growth opportunities in Nairobi and across the continent after it signed a deal to host the new Nairobi operations of the African Leadership University (ALU) and the Meltwater School of Entrepreneurial Technology (MEST).
“With the increased supply of offices in Nairobi, businesses have a lot of choice when it comes to their workspace solution – so it’s important that business owners get it right and choose an option that really works for them. We’re very pleased to welcome the African Leadership University and MEST to our network of members – their decision to trust Nairobi Garage with their workspace needs really underscores the value of a well managed and serviced solution that also provides access to a vibrant network and market,” says Hannah Clifford, director of Nairobi Garage.
With two spaces covering 50,000 square feet in Nairobi, the Nairobi Garage workspace provides companies with flexible office options, ranging from hot-desking, to serviced private offices, and even custom-built floor space. The Garage experience includes furnished office space, boardrooms, high-speed internet, security, professiona services such as legal, accounting and HR, event space, networking lounges, concierge, as well as an in-house cafe.
With its all-inclusive approach, Nairobi Garage is proving an increasingly popular choice for organisations of all sizes, and its selection by industry leaders such as ALU and MEST provides another endorsement of serviced shared workspace as an ideal office solution for African companies.
The choice makes a lot of business sense when you consider all the time, energy and capital expenditure that goes it to establishing an office space alone. With existing operations in Mauritius and Rwanda, ALU is expanding to Nairobi with its new offering, ALX – a six-month leadership programme that empowers high potential individuals to launch careers of impact or their own venture; while MEST is set to launch a highly-anticipated Kenya-based incubator from its new Nairobi Garage home.
“MEST Africa is on a rapid expansion across the continent, and so being able to have a plug-and-play space, with facility operations completely taken care of, allows us to focus on what we do best and execute that much faster. Our team also get really enjoy the buzz, energy and serendipity that comes from being around the great extended network of businesses that work from Nairobi Garage,” says Aaron Fu, managing director of MEST Africa.