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V&A Waterfront has opened a co-working space called Workshop17 in Cape Town, Disrupt Africa reports.

Workshop17 will be managed by OPEN, a collaborative city workspaces firm, on behalf of V&A Waterfront.

OPEN indicated that Workshop17 will serve as a hub for innovators, entrepreneurs, professionals, academics and policymakers to work, showcase and host events.

“The V&A Waterfront’s investment in Workshop17 is intended for positive social impact, and illustrative of our goal of always investing in a responsible, impactful manner. This is an investment in people and ideas, and not one focused entirely on commercial return,” said David Green, CEO of the V&A Waterfront.

Julius Akinyemi, a former global director of emerging technologies for PepsiCo and a member of the hub’s advisory board, will be will be the hub’s first entrepreneur in residence. The hub also has codeX, a coding academy, mLab Southern Africa and Silicon Cape as residents.

Source: Disrupt Africa

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