They revealed that they are joining forces to create the country’s “largest innovation community” that will offer flexible access to all workspaces and networks.
Nairobi Garage is home to over 150 companies across its four premises who use it for office space as well as for business development and networking. METTĀ is a club with 370 members and over 15,000 members on its digital community that offers a range of events and workshops.
“We are confident in the resilience and capacity of Kenyan entrepreneurs to come back from this pandemic stronger than ever. We want to support them in doing just that, and this merging of forces is a demonstration of our belief in the strength of both our communities. It’s of utmost importance and the importance for Kenya that innovation in business continues to be a priority, and we’re here to facilitate that process for the country’s top entrepreneurs,” says Hannah Clifford, director of Nairobi Garage.
“We have always believed that “Innovation doesn’t happen in isolation”. Outstanding innovation breakthroughs occur when the right people collaborate, to spark commercialization and scale. This partnership is a true testament to our vision, as we are taking our own advice and leading by example – the value we offer our customers and the community at large through this is greatly increasing,” Esther, GM of METTĀ, said.
The companies say that by them joining forces, their members will have access to both organizations workspaces throughout Nairobi which is in Westlands, Riverside Drive, Karen and Kilimani. They will also have access to all complimentary business support services provided across the two communities.
They have also announced that they have combined their entrepreneurship events and will launch an online event series that offers thought leadership, innovation and practical business advice. This will involve six monthly events including panel discussions, netwoking, e-meetups, and podcasts.