With over 14,000 co-working spaces globally and the number of co-working members expected to rise to 3.8 million by 2020 and 5.1 million by 2022, according to StartupBlink, innovation hubs are becoming more and more valuable to startup ecosystems around the world.
In Africa, although South Africa ranks as number one with the most co-working spaces, Lagos, Nigeria ranks number one (ahead of Cape Town and Johannesburg) in terms of the strength of its startup ecosystem.
No wonder Lagos has been described as having the fastest-growing and most valuable startup ecosystem in the continent, with startups there raising $17.6 million in the first quarter of 2019 alone, a 8.5% increase when compared to Q1 2018, according to WeeTracker.
That’s why global startup competition, Seedstars is teaming up with GrowthLab (formerly Starta) to launch Seedspace Growthlab in Lagos on September 20 in order to help birth more inclusive and interconnected spaces where corporate and startups can learn, collaborate and grow.
Located in the brand new business centre at Circle Mall, Lekki, it is the second Seedspace location in the city (the first one is located in Ikoyi, Lagos) and an exclusive platform for entrepreneurs and executives in Africa who are committed to building high growth businesses in Africa.
Through its growth-driven platform and programmes, Seedstars and Growthlab are empowering the next generation of entrepreneurs and executives in Nigeria and Africa to identify their true north, build high growth businesses, get access to investment and a global network of mentors and experts.
Seedspace GrowthLab will be the 13th innovation hub by Seedstars in more than 10 cities around the world including Abidjan, Bogota, Cairo, Cape Town, Casablanca, Dar es Salaam, Geneva, Lima, Medellin, Mexico City, Nur-Sultan, and Yangon.
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