30. January 2014–
In its first expansion, London-launched coworking space Rainmaking Loft today announced it is coming to Berlin. Set to open on 27 February, the new Rainmaking Loft will be located in the original home of accelerator Startupbootcamp in a former art gallery near Checkpoint Charlie. A total of 80 desks will be available within the 1000 square-metre office, which also includes an events space, cafe and bar.
The loft aims to form a link between the Berlin and London tech ecosystems – members of either coworking space have access to the resources and events at both locations. So-called "hotdesks" are also available in both spaces for visiting founders, plus the Berlin location offers its "Angels in Residence" a mezzanine area that they can rent when they're in town.
Startupbootcamp MD Alex Farcet said: "We started our presence in Berlin in 2012 with the launch of Startupbootcamp Berlin and moved into a beautiful ex-gallery space near Checkpoint Charlie in June 2013. That space has now grown into one of the coolest and most startup-friendly spots in Berlin and we're super proud to join forces under the Rainmaking Loft brand".
Berlin is a hotbed of coworking spaces – other prominent locations include Betahaus, Mobilesuite, The WYE and St Oberholz, while startup centre TechHub is set to open early this year.