We see community becoming a buzzword and taking the startup world by storm. We have to admit, building a community is a tough nut to crack. Building a lively community, filled with exceptionally talented and dedicated entrepreneurs is borderline impossible… We are proud and grateful to have built this amazing network.
Exactly one year ago, we launched the Factory Membership and opened our doors to over a thousand entrepreneurs and creatives. Now we look back at 12 months of crowded events, a busy community space and a white-hot Slack group.
Ever since, we experience an increasing demand from companies from all stages and verticals to be part of our business club and connect with the brightest minds throughout the Factory network.
Catering to the needs of our ever-growing community has become our number one priority. That is why today we are beyond excited to announce the launch of a brand new, 1,000 square meter addition to our community space in Berlin Mitte.
The existing club space on Factory HQ’s ground floor and the new space on the first floor together allow for a 2,000 square meter playground for the Berlin tech community. Apart from 220 additional seats, a handful of meeting rooms and event venues, the new space will offer “project labs” that provide direct access points for our corporate partners to digital talent and fresh ideas.
Expanding the club space in our main building is one of a number of key steps we’re planning to roll out in 2017. Apart from growing in physical space, we’re currently looking at AI and machine learning to facilitate the matchmaking process among our members. Stay tuned!