Workshop17 is an initiative owned and funded by the V&A Waterfront, co-ordinated and run by OPEN.
Our shared vision is to create a space in which start-ups and experienced companies, profit and non-profit, big and small, can come together to talk, collaborate, experiment and innovate. By creating a space where a diverse community shares and build ideas, Workshop 17 will become part of the greater eco-system that works to shape a powerful, prosperous Africa.
Workshop 17 is an exciting hub that exists to accelerate innovation and entrepreneurship for a positive social and economic change. It is now the work place of more than 240 entrepreneurs, innovators and professionals and 80 companies. Corporates, government and civil society use the space daily for meetings, teachings and events. The public drops in for informal work and meetings in the café. The community buzz is felt every day!