Innovation workspace provider, I/O Spaces, has announced a strategic partnership with Nigerian company, AfriLabs to provide African startups with access to I/O’s US office space in the Washington DC Metropolitan Area.
AfriLabs has gone into #strategicpartnership with I/O Spaces to give AfriLabs Hub #Startups access to I/O’s Creator Community, Events, Classes and Office Space at I/O Spaces US Workspaces in the Washington DC Metropolitan region.
— AfriLabs (@AfriLabs) April 25, 2018
Both companies will collaborate to provide a cross-continental membership that is focused on helping to ease African startups plans for US expansion, hiring a workspace and fundraising events. It will also provide startups in AfriLabs Hub Network access to I/O’s US-based startup community.
Some other services the partnership will offer to the Startups in AfriLabs Hub Network, includes:
Access to I/O’s online classes & workspace, office space and conference booking credits to each company. Additionally, an official US -based physical address for US company offshore incorporation, mailing address, bank account creation, legal and online payments.
— I/O SPACES (@IOSpaces) April 27, 2018
Speaking on the partnership, Leslie Tita, Co-founder of I/O Spaces says,
“I/O Spaces is excited about our new partnership with AfriLabs. This partnership will enable I/O Spaces become a premiere destination for African companies looking to expand into United States, and by offering our membership services to the AfriLabs network, we grow our member base across 27 African countries, and give these startups the ability to grow their global market reach, an HQ to work from when they travel to the US and finally a platform to hire both US and African diaspora talent looking to work for Africa-based startups.”
Also according to Anna Ekeledo, Executive Director, AfriLabs, the strategic partnership will help build solid relationships that would promote inter-continental trade and partnerships in the technology and innovation space.
AfriLabs is a pan-African network of over 80 technology innovation hubs across 27 African countries (including Nigeria). AfriLabs is an organisation that supports innovations across African countries in order to raise successful entrepreneurs that will create jobs and develop innovative solutions to African problems.
About I/O Spaces
I/O Spaces is an award-winning innovation workspace for the local and African Diaspora Startups in Downtown Silver Spring, Maryland. I/O Spaces is home to over 100 startups and provides office space solutions to early-stage companies and individuals. It is also the leading provider of managed workspace for African Diaspora startups in the Washington DC Metropolitan region.
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