Ohad Gilad, founder of 42workspace and managing partner of main investor Keadyn, says, “Startups require a lot more than just an office, fast wifi and good coffee. We offer an international network of startups, investors, and other partners who can give ‘our’ startups a boost. It’s crucial to have the right connections, particularly in the early stages of a startups. 42workspace provides tech-entrepreneurs with precisely the environment they need in order to focus on what is most important: growth.”.
It can faciliate up to 60 young companies, with a total of 260 work spots. 42workspace Rotterdam facilitates everything a startup needs to succeed, so everyone can focus on their business instead of wasting time as office managers. Not only business facilities are provided.
De Boom elaborates that “work-life balance is practically nonexistent. However, we differentiate ourselves from ‘usual’ co-working spaces by taking this into account. It’s what we call: work, eat, play. What we offer our companies is a real, all-round home base. That way people can work out, eat lunch, have a beer, or even host an event, for instance.
The collaboration with Ohad Gilad, Anniek Roosenschoon, Gaston Heuts, Pim Schachtschabel and Ruben Cieremans is an inspiration for Lensvelt. Lensvelt provided the workstations with the 7100 tables and HG303 office chairs on the floors and also the green AVL Workbench table, the Made in The Workshop chairs by Piet Hein Eek and WH Gispen chairs on the ground floor.
Architect: Atelier Roosenschoon, www.atelierroosenschoon.nl