Need a coworking space in Lagos, Abuja or other cities in Nigeria? Discover the top 10 co-working spaces for small businesses and entrepreneurs in Nigeria.
As a business owner, we are always looking for ways to cut costs. If you operate out of a metro city, its difficult to find cost-effective options for business meetings, conducting interviews or finding an affordable place to work. Sometimes investing in an office infrastructure is not possible for early-stage businesses. This is where co-working spaces can help.
Talking about creativity and vibrancy of the office, you cannot miss knowing about co-working space, which is a new trend going viral. It is basically a Shared Office facility opted by smart professionals, freelancers, and startups where they work in collaboration or independently. It is a cost-effective method where one can get a good working place without digging a hole in the pocket.
Shared facilities like WiFi, communal printer, fax, copier, parking, CCTV, gaming area, etc and provisions including cafeteria, kitchens, furnished offices and conference rooms are the USPs of co-working spaces. Below listed is a list of the top 10 co-working spaces you can find in major Nigerian cities like Lagos and Abuja;
Co-Working Spaces in Lagos, Nigeria
1. Capital Square – Lekki / Ikoyi, Lagos
CapitalSquare is a collaborative community for independent professionals – entrepreneurs, creatives, and innovators – who are doing great things. Capital Square co-working space was founded by Modupe Macaulay and it is a much more professional sort of environment that houses businesses who have gone beyond the startup stage.
Asides the workspace provided, members participate in a variety of workshops, training, and networking events that help improve their skills and grow their businesses.
2. LeadSpace – Yaba / Ojodu Lagos.
Leadspace provides access to fully serviced offices that have a distinct aesthetic and vibe that will inspire your team and all of your invited guests.
Aside from basic facilities like office chairs, desks, internet access, and uninterrupted power supply, Leadspace provides businesses and startups with the right support system, enabling environment and ancillary services they ensure they stay lean and agile while they grow.
3. Seedsapce – Ikoyi, Lagos.
Whatever your need might be for a working space, Seedspace Lagos makes sure that they are met well and beyond expectations.
Seedspace Lagos is conveniently located in the central area of Parkview in Ikoyi and incorporates a spacious terrace overlooking the stunning Lagos lagoon.
4. Terra Kulture – Victoria Island, Lagos.
Terra Kulture houses a restaurant, bookshop, art gallery and a host of other enterprise focused on art and culture.
It also houses a co-working space termed ‘study room’ with great ambiance, daily and monthly workspace plans, power supply and internet access for members.
5. Venia Business Hub – Lekki, Lagos.
Whether as a freelancer, startup, or an established organisation, Venia Business hub’s shared workspaces are the ideal environment for growing business.
The design and furnishing of the co-working space is a beautiful sight to behold. With two locations in Lekki, Venia offers fully serviced workspaces, boardrooms, virtual office and training for business owners.
6. Cre8 Space – Victoria Island, Lagos.
Cre8 is Nigeria’s first fin-tech hub. cre8 provides a meeting point in Nigeria’s financial capital for technology start-ups, venture capitalists and established banks to collaborate and grow the fledgling industry.
Built around the needs of the fin-tech start-up community, the hub will rent workspace to young companies, provide access to mentors and host events. With key players in the fin-tech scene clustered under one roof, cre8 will also allow executives from the financial services and regulators to engage with members seeking to provide solutions to prevalent problems in the industry.
7. Workstation – Victoria Island, Lagos.
Workstation is one of the finest co-working spaces in Lagos Nigeria. Workstation brings productive people together through shared workspaces, special events, social spaces, and our digital member network.
Workstation’s mission is to drive innovation throughout Africa by providing entrepreneurs, creatives, start-ups and small businesses with dynamic, curated work-spaces designed to cultivate creativity, increase productivity and encourage community building.
Co-working Spaces in Abuja, Nigeria
8. Ventures Park – Maitama, Abuja.
Ventures Park, founded by Kola Aina, was launched in June 2016 and it has been dubbed the most interesting co-working space in Nigeria. Its unique and beautiful architecture is built mainly from shipping containers.
The hub offers spaces for incubation, events, residency, and co-working for tech-enthusiasts, freelancers, and start-up entrepreneurs. It has a unique structure which was set up with repurposed containers.
9. Box Office – Wuse 2, Abuja.
Box Office offers unparalleled services that are professional and personable both at the same time. They do this by providing startups with the facilities and services they should never be worrying about.
Box Office provides entrepreneurs and innovators in Africa an inspiring co-working space.
Co-working Spaces in Other Nigerian Cities
10. CoLab – Kaduna
CoLab is an innovation hub and a collaborative community of startups, innovators, creatives and entrepreneurs. Founded by Ismaila Sanusi, CoLab is a co-working space and innovation hub is located in Kaduna.
The hub which was launched in September has already hosted the Kaduna Startup Weekend, a ‘best practices in coding’ session in conjunction with Andela and even a hack for good governance with BudgIT.
11. nHub – Jos
nHub is the first technology center in Northern Nigeria. nHub works with Startups and Businesses at every stage of maturity to provide the tools, resources, knowledge, and expertise they need to succeed.
nHub also helps Startups scale their businesses, bring innovative services to the market and reach new customers using available networks. nHub’s work span from conceiving ideas, incubation, collaboration, and creation of services.