That Unusually Stylish Tech Hub Finally Launches In Abuja


Ventures Platform, a world-class full-service innovation hub which I described as unusually stylish in this piece, has finally been launched and opened for business.

Located at 29 Mambilla Street, (off Aso Drive), Maitama, Abuja, Ventures Platform was launched on June 3, 2016 with bigwigs from both Government and private institutions in attendance.

The hub, which is housed in stylishly designed shipping containers and decked with eye-popping works of arts, will offer three important values to the Nigerian tech community. They are co-workspaces, events and incubation.

Its co-workspaces have private and shared desks, as well as limited private offices to suit the needs of the modern entrepreneur.

Superbly designed, the co-workspaces have facilities such as high-speed Internet, meeting rooms, photocopy and fax machines, kitchen facilities, audio-visual equipment, mailboxes et al. 

One of the facilities that caught my eye is the gym. Entrepreneurs housed in the hub will not only be helped to build their startups, but also their bodies (I’m sure we’ll start seeing entrepreneurs with amazing abs).

The hub will host weekly programs that comprise of professional events as well as unique cultural events where technology, art, music and literature will be shared and discussed.

These events are designed to foster collaboration and ensure that work is fun.  

At the core of the hub’s offering is an intensive 16-week hybrid incubation program, a residence for need-based cohorts and a paid co-working space for freelance entrepreneurs and professionals on the go. 

Through this program, entrepreneurs will have access to the hub’s co-workspaces and other facilities. Seed funding and amazing support and tools will be provided to startups that show promise.

Tech-enthusiasts, freelancers, startup entrepreneurs, and professionals on the go across Nigeria and Africa can become members of the hub. Check out its membership option HERE.

Ventures Platform hopes to become the most ideal community in Africa for nurturing disruptive and financially sustainable technology ventures that also have a social impact.

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