V & A Waterfront, South African cultural hub, and workspace designer, OPEN, have announced the launch of their co-working space, Workshop 17, at marina Watershed building in Cape Town, South Africa. The space is now open for applications, the partners say in a post on Waterfront’s website.

Workshop17 is a co-working hub that provides an environment for innovators, entrepreneurs, professionals, academics and policy makers to work, meet, showcase and host events.

CEO of the V&A Waterfront, David Green says the plan  “was to create a space in which startups and experienced companies, profit and non-profit, big and small, could come together to collaborate and innovate”.

The hub offers amenities such as a free public area for business or pleasure, co-working and meeting areas including dedicated work areas for teams, internet capabilities amongst other services.

Paul Keursten from OPEN said, “Workshop17 will go beyond a traditional co-working space. We are creating a multifunctional platform on which people and organisations can work, share, innovate and showcase”.

Startups can apply here.

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