ALU and MEST partner with Nairobi Garage for their Kenyan operations
The African Leadership University (ALU) and the Meltwater School of Entrepreneurial Technology (MEST) are launching their operations in Kenya. The two organisations have chosen Nairobi Garage as their centre of operation as they seek to reach more Kenyans and expand their operations.
ALU is expanding its operations to Nairobi with its new offering, ALX – a six-month leadership Programme that empowers high potential individuals to launch careers of impact or their own venture. The organisation is currently operating in Mauritius and Rwanda. MEST, on the other hand, is set to launch a highly-anticipated Kenya-based incubator from its new Nairobi Garage home.
“We chose Nairobi Garage because we wanted to focus on what we do best and outsource the hassle of office operations to someone who is the best at that. It has been great to have a custom-built solution and also plug into the amazing network available at Nairobi Garage,” said Victoria Peill, head of ALX, African Leadership Group.
“MEST Africa is on a rapid expansion across the continent, and so being able to have a plug-and-play space, with facility operations completely taken care of, allows us to focus on what we do best and execute that much faster. Our team also get really enjoy the buzz, energy and serendipity that comes from being around the great extended network of businesses that work from Nairobi Garage,” Aaron Fu, managing director of MEST Africa added.
With two spaces covering 50,000 square feet in prime business locations in the Kenyan capital, Nairobi Garage is the largest co-working space provider in Africa, and in recent years has concentrated its efforts on providing a comprehensive 360° workspace solution.
“With the increased supply of offices in Nairobi, businesses have a lot of choices when it comes to their workspace solution – so it’s important that business owners get it right and choose an option that really works for them. We’re very pleased to welcome the African Leadership University and MEST to our network of members – their decision to trust Nairobi Garage with their workspace needs really underscores the value of a well-managed and serviced solution that also provides access to a vibrant network and market,” Hannah Clifford, director of Nairobi Garage said.