The community platform WeWork today announced its expansion in Frankfurt. In September 2018, the city’s second WeWork location will open in Taunusanlage 8, offering office space for 2,200 future members.
With its community and services, WeWork aims to support enterprises, business founders and start-ups to set foot in the metropolis on the Main river, inviting them to connect, collaborate creatively and extend their networks.In addition to shared and private office space, WeWork offers its members a variety of workplace amenities and events for networking, knowledge sharing or wellness – such as language courses, “lunch & learn” sessions, yoga courses or hairdressers coming to WeWork.
“Frankfurt is an extremely attractive business location for both domestic and international companies. The city offers great growth dynamics, especially in the financial industry and service sector. But industries such as creative agencies, IT, and biotechnology are also booming. The mixture of established enterprises and innovative start-ups that increasingly shapes Frankfurt’s entrepreneurial spirit is the ideal ecosystem for working together creatively and learning from each other. We look forward to connecting Frankfurt’s entrepreneurs with our network of over 248,000 WeWork members worldwide,” says Wybo Wijnbergen, General Manager Germany & the Netherlands at WeWork.
In December 2017 WeWork opened its first location in Frankfurt, located in Neue Rothofstraße. Freelance Industrial Designer Cecilia Suarez is a member here and very happy with her decision to become part of the community: “I now have a beautiful open space to have clients over, a wider, more multidisciplinary network and of course, new friends I enjoy working by (and for!) every day. Imagine working surrounded by talented, inspiring people in a cool place where you learn a lot and get free beer, not too bad eh?”
Another member is Deborah Runge, a startup founder and investor, who particularly values the business opportunities and atmosphere at Goetheplatz: “I‘ve been able to build a company through my connections with other members – a lawyer, backend web developer, packaging designer, photographer, PR agency, CFO, and many others. I have even collaborated with WeWork members all over the world – New York, LA, Barcelona, China and Australia“.
Today, the company has six open locations in Germany, accommodating more than 5,500 members. Next to Frankfurt, Berlin and Hamburg, the first WeWork in Munich will open in July this year.
Across the world, WeWork connects more than 248,000 members at 253 locations in 22 countries and 74 cities. Next to supporting young companies through a work community and an inspiring environment, almost a third of WeWork’s global membership consists of large enterprise companies.
Social and communal areas at WeWork Goetheplatz: