Renting a traditional office will require the need for signing long-term leases accompanied by a huge deposit amount which is mostly not in sync with most of the startups. But a coworking space provides flexible payments options with no need for signing any kind of leases or deposits thereafter managing efficiency in your cash flows.
Whether you are a freelancer or an already established business, you can rent or sign for membership from one day up to one month and experience other benefits like high-speed internet, access to a shared printer, meeting rooms and free refreshments.
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With the growth of the startup ecosystem, so as this precipitated the growth of coworking spaces in Nairobi. This has been largely necessitated by the need for affordable flexible office spaces and the need for collaboration.
And these are some of the best coworking spaces for entrepreneurs in Kenya.
Price Range: US$20 per day to US$250 per month
Nairobi Garage is one of the most vibrant and largest co-working spaces in Nairobi. The coworking space is designed to offer an open-plan office with special areas for privacy and group work.
In Addition to benefits like24-hour access, high-speed internet, and refreshments, members also get to receive accounting and legal services offered in-house as per the package one selects. Nairobi Garage has two locations and hosts startups such as Mdundo, Umati Capital and iRokoTv among others.
Price Range: US$2 per hour to US$700 per month
iHub is an innovative tech hub serving as a connection point for technologists, investors, young entrepreneurs, designers, researchers, and programmers. The iHub co-working space offers members avenues for can receiving mentorship, business support services, product development workshops, events and access to startup funding in partnership with other venture firms.
Price Range:$7 to $100 per month
Nailab is a business incubator that offers an entrepreneurial program focussing on growing innovative ideas into thriving global competitive businesses through their incubation and accelerator programs. Nailab also offers innovative and vibrant workspaces to work from that includes both individual and groups. They also offer event spaces business and tech-based that can accommodate up to 100 people.
Location: Bishop Magua Centre, Ngong Road
Price Range: US$20 per day to over US$200 per month.
Inspired by the need for freedom to create and leverage opportunities to be resourceful within our tribe and plug into the bigger ecosystem, Nexus Co-work is built for people and organizations that are passionate about changing the world through entrepreneurship and innovation.
The Mint Hub
Price Range: US$70 to US$2,000 per month
The Mint Hub offers both office space and virtual office for startups, entrepreneurs, and the creatives. In addition to private offices and club membership, packages involve virtual assistants, messengers, parcel delivery, and collection. Their price ranges from.
The Twig Cowork
Price Range: US$20 per day to US$250 per monthly
This is a co-working space that has been built by a team of artists, designers, and engineers targeting start-ups and seasoned businesses. The Twig Cowork offers a range of flexible membership options allowing month-to-month agreements and providing space enough to host up to 150+ people.
Location: West End Towers, Waiyaki Way
The Foundry Africa
Price Range: US$200 to US$350 per month
The Foundry Africa offers premier office spaces for startups, small business and freelancing providing a robust and supportive community of innovators. The Foundry Africa provides both fully furnished and customizable lockable private offices and work desks for freelancers.
Location: Nelleon Place, Rhapta Road, Westlands
Price Range: US$25 per day to US$400 per month
Workstyle is the new entrant in the Kenyan coworking space community. They offer a variety of packages that include among other benefits like in-house legal, auditing and consulting services.
Price Range: Starts at US$100 per month.
Ikigai is a coworking office space in Nairobi that promotes wellness by creating workspaces that blend into the natural environment.
They offer creative and unique working spaces blended into an outdoor setting while promoting community, productivity, socializing and collaboration. Ikigai Nairobi aims to be the destination that supports wellbeing in the workplace.
Price Range: US$75 to US$200 per month.
Axlr8 is a coworking space designed to foster the optimal collaborative environment for entrepreneurs and freelancers.
Price Range: US$30 to US$75 per month.
The Hive is a premier Co-Working space that provides a serene, sophisticated and upmarket premise where entrepreneurs, freelancers, and startups can share a collaborative environment to drive success in their businesses without the hassle of dealing with setting up and managing offices.
This is an updated version of an earlier article on the same.