Looking for a place where your tech obsessed brain can flourish? Enter: Techspace.
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Providing a launchpad for tech-savvy innovators who are determined to make a change, the community and creative spaces will undoubtedly assist you on your journey to wherever you’re headed. With over a decade of experience in the tech sector, these guys know what it takes to make a business soar. We caught up with their Co-Founder and Marketing Director, Phil Ellis, to find out more about what makes Techspace such a great place to work.
WHAT MAKES TECHSPACE DIFFERENT?
Techspace is a growing community of change-maker businesses with tech at the heart of what they do. With locations in London and Berlin, Techspace has spent more than 10 years curating a unique community of like-minded businesses, now hosting 3,500 members and more than 75 tech businesses across Europe. By focusing purely on tech, the Techspace membership benefits from services, content, and events programmes that are tailored to the needs of a forward-thinking business. More than just a space, some of Techspace's other core services include best-inclass IT infrastructure, workplace design services, and leadership programmes to prepare tomorrow’s leaders for the next step in their career.
WHEN/WHY DID IT START, AND BY WHO?
Before Silicon Roundabout was named so, before Google Campus landed in East London, and before WeWork made coworking mainstream, three budding entrepreneurs grew frustrated by the lack of startup friendly workspace available in East London. Forming a close-knit community of entrepreneurs and founders near Hoxton, Techspace was born. The intention? Building a community for the droves of VC-backed startups that were flooding into East London. Today, Alex Rabarts and Phil Ellis are two of four founders that are still driving the business forward more than 10 years on!
HOW MANY LOCATIONS?
Techspace currently has six locations, with its seventh launching in London this June. The new London location, Worship Street, is a stone's throw from Old Street roundabout, often considered the birthplace of London’s tech startup ecosystem. The capital’s tech scene has scaled and matured over the past decade, but a new guard of operators in East London are breathing life back into the community. The new space has a view of the original Google Campus which spent years hosting startups and tech enthusiasts. Bringing this community together again is at the heart of Techspace Worship Street. As with all its new openings, Techspace will offer its members priority on taking space before opening up to new customers. In turn, accommodating the expansion needs of its community before accepting new membership applications. In this instance, French born, and now global cash-flow management startup, Agicap, is one of the first Techspace members to sign up as they continue their push into European markets.
“We’re looking for something with a wow factor and this space has it in spades,” said Timothee Clement, Country Opener at Agicap.
Techspace offers a range of pricing options for hot desks through to private offices as well as meeting rooms and events.
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PLANS FOR THE FUTURE
Alongside its new location opening this summer, Techspace have also announced the signing of a third location in Berlin, Dieffenbachstr. 33, a historic industrial piano factory which will be converted into a buzzing community of new Techspace members by 2025. Further expansion can also be expected across London as the team begins to grow its footprint into more tech hubs within the capital.