Today, Kikao64 has announced the opening of its new co-working space, an ‘Inspirational Hub’, in the centre of Eldoret town.
Kikao64 says its mission is to cultivate opportunities each new day for its community of individuals, businesses, startups and non-profits to work, connect and thrive. Members will have access to regular networking sessions, training workshops and special events ranging from guest speakers to art exhibitions to film screenings.
The company offers members either daily, weekly, or monthly passes through an online booking system available at kikao64.ke.
Inspired by the Swahili word ‘kikao’ (a place of coming together), Kikao64 explains it was conceived as a modern gathering place where people can work, connect and thrive, in a space designed to provide a fully serviced, flexible and conducive environment to increase business opportunities and provide access and exposure needed for success, especially for young people in Eldoret facing barriers, while also supporting non-profit organisations, athletes and startups in need.
Members will have access to a stylishly and sustainably designed space that is equipped with state-of-the-art amenities, including 100 fully serviced and spacious workstations, 3 private offices and 2 meeting rooms equipped with whiteboards and TV screens. There is also a dedicated on-site team of customer service professionals.
Users will, according to Kikao64, enjoy the “fastest and most reliable WiFi and Internet connection in Kenya”. They will also enjoy auxiliary services such as printing and other key consulting services on company registration, legal, tax and audit matters and web design and social marketing.
According to the company, the new frontier is a comprehensive response to Eldoret’s new high-tech community of entrepreneurs, start-ups, non-profits, freelancers and creatives with a growing demand for flexible modern office spaces in their home town – Eldoret.
The company explains that the hub is housed in a sensitively-restored heritage building, and that they’ve not only conserved the charm of the original architecture but they’ve also designed and refurbished it to the highest environmental standards. They explain that the desks were built from reclaimed timber, the office spaces partitioned using recycled milk cartons, phone booths sound proofed using felt from old clothing and blanket lines, while the windows and door grills were made locally from wrought iron.
Additionally, according to Kikao64, the space runs completely on solar power to light the rooms and charge laptops while rainwater is harvested, filtered and used for general cleaning and sanitation, and garden irrigation.