Nairobi Garage today announces the launch of the Club Space, a membership-only space featuring on-demand office facilities, and an exclusive networking lounge to promote connections within the entrepreneurship ecosystem.
The Club Space introduces an all-new concept to the Kenyan market, offering an ultra-flexible, affordable workspace and selective networking opportunity for entrepreneurs, business owners, investors and stakeholders.
Members of the Club Space can drop by at any time from Monday to Friday 9am-5pm to make use of the open work area with high speed internet at the Ngong Road premises of Nairobi Garage. Membership includes half-price access to professional meeting rooms, discounts on event space, and access to the central Nairobi Garage online network of over 500 members.
The networking lounge offers the opportunity to meet like-minded members from Kenya and across Africa, make all-important connections, and attend a variety of events and seminars.
The new offering aims to open the Nairobi Garage doors to the widest audience yet – providing for the very early-stage entrepreneurship community which does not yet need full-time workspace, while also bringing corporate and large-scale organisations into the fold, offering them an entry point into the ecosystem.
“At Nairobi Garage we constantly endeavour to create the best possible environment for the continent’s innovators to thrive. We want to make it easy for our members to access the services and networks they need. The launch of the Club Space reflects our belief in the importance of connections – we understand success is built on a foundation of strong partnerships and collaboration, and we want to help make those connections happen,” says Hannah Clifford, director of Nairobi Garage.
Membership of the Club Space is on an application-only basis, with 200 places available. Early confirmed members include investors, established entrepreneurs, and international media.
“The Club Space works for me because I have meetings all over town – it’s incredibly helpful to have an alternative place to work from for a couple of hours a day. I can schedule meetings there easily too. I’m always bumping in to interesting people in the Club Space, which is great to be able to grow my network and share insights from the PE/VC industry with a variety of ecosystem actors present at the space,” says Esther Ndeti, executive director at the East African Private Equity and Venture Capital Association (EAVCA).
“As a constantly-moving organisation, the Club Space is ideal for the Disrupt Africa team when we’re in Kenya. It provides a work ‘home away from home’, and puts Nairobi’s top talent at our fingertips,” says Tom Jackson, co-founder of Disrupt Africa.
The Club Space membership is priced at KES4,500 (US$45) per month.