Co-working spaces are springing up every now and then, especially in states in South Western Nigeria. However, states in the North aren’t having any of it. In recent times, a few have been launched – nHub in Jos and Ventures Platform in Abuja.
A new one has just joined the growing list. It’s called Colab, and its the first co-working space and innovation hub in Kaduna and Northern Nigeria.
Colab is aiming to grow a collaborative community of programmers, developers, designers, bloggers, graphic designers, photographers, entrepreneurs, freelancers, startups and tech enthusiasts.
The space is aesthetically and beautifully designed with top-notch facilities such as outdoor workspaces, two open indoor workspaces, a private meeting room, a conference room, Internet, constant power supply and a modern library with paper books and kindles.
The long term goal of the co-working space is to make Kaduna as a whole an IT hub, and has put the necessary mechanisms in place to achieve this.
Aside the facilities, the hub will provide entrepreneurs high level mentorship and tools needed to help them build well-rounded and well-ground startups.
Mentors include the Ex Director of Global Search at Yahoo and also the former VP of an Investment bank in the UK.
Also, the hub will train anyone interested in learning in-demand ICT skills that are necessary to compete at an international level, and link community members with jobs and opportunities.
Lastly, the hub intends to build an in-house team of the best brains who will help tackle national and global problems. This way, it hopes to put Kaduna on the map, and make some extra “doughllars” while at it.
Although not a promise, the hub will find investors to fund any promising startup in its community!
For those looking to work from the hub, the prices aren’t neck-breaking. For as low as ₦5,250 – basic plan – you can have access. ₦7,875 and ₦10,500 per month are for the deluxe and premium plans respectively.
The hub is located on 4, Barnawa Close, Off Gongola Road, Barnawa, Kaduna. You can shoot them an email, book a tour or subscribe to their newsletter.
By the way, the hub is open for free till October 18, 2016 but there’s a catch – you need to subscribe to the newsletter or follow them on Twitter.