Rainmaking Group expands co-working space from London to Berlin

Rainmaking Group, the company behind a new Tesco-backed co-working space in East London, is expanding to Berlin, Germany, next month.

Rainmaking Loft Berlin, set to open on February 27, will be located in a former art gallery near Checkpoint Charlie.

The Loft aims to act as a bridge between the Berlin and London tech ecosystems by giving members of either co-working space access to the resources and events at both locations.

The 1,000 square-metre open plan workspace will feature 80 desks in addition to a 200-person events space, cafe, and bar.

It will be a smiliar size to the UK facility they have next to the Tower of London in St Katherine’s Docks, which opened last July with 150 desks and a 150-person event space.

Rainmaking Loft Berlin will also include Skype booths, a video and sound studio and a "mentoring and play room".

In order to work from Rainmaking Loft Berlin, start-ups must pay €200 (£164) per person per month, which is nearly half as much as the £299 per person start-ups must pay in London.

“We believe startups can create great innovations and economic growth - and a good co-working space can accelerate this by fostering collaboration, creativity and community - generating value far greater than the sum of its parts,” read the Rainmaking Loft website.

Other co-working spaces in Berlin include Betahaus, Mobilesuite, The WYE, and St Oberholz, while start-up centre TechHub is set to open early this year.

The Rainmaking Group website indicates that Denmark's Copenhagen will be the next city to gain a Rainmaking Loft.

Techworld is hoping to vist Rainmaking Loft Berlin next month while investigating the city's wider start-up ecosystem.

This story, "Rainmaking Group expands co-working space from London to Berlin" was originally published by Techworld.com.

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