Since the launch of the Co-creation Hub (CcHub) in 2012, there has been the emergence of many coworking spaces in Lagos. The Co-creation Hub is arguably one of the foremost innovation labs in Nigeria. What started off as a coworking space has snow-balled into an innovation ecosystem now spread across the nation.
Let’s start off by covering the basics. What exactly is a co-working space?
A co-working space is basically a type of workplace where we share the same work environment, thus making a community in the same area.
In simple words, it is a type of workplace where individuals from different organizations share the same office space.
This article lists ten major coworking spaces in Lagos. However, there are quite a number spread across Nigeria. Here they are in no particular order:
#1 – Coworking Spaces In Lagos: CapitalSquare
CapitalSquare is a membership-based coworking space with locations in Lekki and Ikoyi. Its Founder and CEO is Modupe Macaulay. She opened the space in 2013. Additionally, membership plans include community membership and resident membership. It also has a private office plan. Prices range from 5,000 Naira per month to 60,000 Naira per month. This depends on the plan you select. It also holds events and offers business advisory services to members.
#2 – Coworking Spaces In Lagos: Co-Creation Hub
CcHUB is Nigeria’s first open living lab and pre-incubation space located in Yaba. It was designed to be a multi-functional, multi-purpose space where work to catalyze creative social tech ventures take place. Its Founders are Bosun Tijani and Femi Longe. Additionally, it has dedicated its 6th Floor as a free coworking space for creatives. However, they have to earn points to get access to the space. You can check it out here. It also offers a space called the Cube. The Cube is a cozy, private space for brainstorming sessions and meetings.It is priced at 2,000 Naira per hour and 15,000 Naira per day.
#3 – Coworking Spaces In Lagos: Cranium One
Cranium One is a warm, open and inviting shared workspace for entrepreneurs and small businesses. The space is located in Victoria Island and launched in 2016. Its Founder is Olaotan Towry-Coker. Additionally, its mission is to operate a shared workspace that fosters – collaboration, openness, innovation, creativity, community, accessibility and sustainability. Membership plans include private office, shared and dedicated desk. It also offers meeting room and pay per use. It will also provide classes that cover topics such as creative thinking, effective project management so individuals can develop skills.
#4 – Coworking Spaces In Lagos: Cre8 Space
Cre8 Space is Nigeria’s first fin-tech hub, dedicated to building a community of start-ups, investors and relevant stakeholders in the industry. The space is powered by Cafe Neo. Cafe Neo’s founders are Ngozi Dozie and Chijioke Dozie. It is located in Victoria Island. Members will have access to events focused on the fintech industry. Additionally, it has a pay as you go plan, weekly and also monthly plan. Prices range from 5,000 Naira to 65,000 Naira depending on which plan you select. Furthermore, it offers a meeting room, conference and special rental service. Learn more here. Members will be able to engage with key players in the fintech industry.
#5 – Coworking Spaces In Lagos: Leadspace
Leadspace is a coworking space with locations in Yaba and Ojodu. It was founded in 2016 and is a sister company to Passion Incubator. Olufunbi Falayi is the CEO of Leadspace. Leadspace has plans to open in several other locations across Nigeria. If it does, it will be the coworking space with the highest number of locations in Nigeria. Its membership plans include daily pass, flexible desk, virtual and sleeper plan. It also offers a private room, training room, conference room and meeting room. Furthermore, the Ojodu location has a co-living space. Prices range from 2,000 Naira for a daily pass, to 100,000 Naira for its yearly virtual plan. This depends on the location you select.
#6 – Coworking Spaces In Lagos: Litcaf
According to its website, Litcaf was the first coworking space in Nigeria. It was opened in 2013 and provides an avenue for professionals and business people to network. It also offers a place to read for those studying for professional exams. The space is located in Yaba and Onikan. Its founder is Temitope Apoola.
#7 – Coworking Spaces In Lagos: Seedspace
Seedspace offers a coworking & coliving space for digital nomads and startups. It is located in Parkview Estate, Ikoyi. It is part of the Seedstars network; organizers of the Seedstars World pitching event. Additionally, it hosts workshops and training events for startups. Membership plans include shared desk, dedicated desk and private offices. It also provides meeting rooms and event spaces. Its shared desk option is priced at 35,000 Naira a month while the dedicated desk alternative costs 50,000 Naira a month.
#8 – Coworking Spaces In Lagos: V8 Valley
V8 Valley is a coworking space in Lekki Phase 1 operated by V8 Ventures. V8 Ventures is an organization whose vision is to bridge the gap between young businesses, investors and highly experienced mentors. The objective is to ensure rapid commercial growth across Africa especially in the digital technology space. Furthermore, its founders are Tobi Oke and Ugo Okoye. Membership plans include private office, dedicated desk and also traveler plan. It also has other plans like virtual plan, flex plan and traveler plus. Prices range from 5,000 Naira per month to 75,000 Naira every month depending on the plan you select.
#9 – Coworking Spaces In Lagos: Venia Business Hub
Venia Business Hub is a shared office and coworking space with two locations in Lekki Phase 1. It is part of the Venia Group whose Founder is Kola Oyeneyin. It offers private offices, meeting rooms and also a virtual office plan. Additionally, a free monthly business masterclass called The Boardroom. The space was opened in 2011 according to its website. This makes it one of the first coworking spaces in Nigeria. Prices range from 4,000 Naira per month to 220,000 Naira per month depending on the plan you select.
#10 – Coworking Spaces In Lagos: Wennovation Hub
Wennovation Hub describes itself as a pioneer innovation accelerator with locations in Lagos and Ibadan. Its Lagos location is in Ikeja – the state capital. Its focus is on social impact sectors including Education, Agriculture, Healthcare and Infrastructure. Furthermore, it emphasizes the importance of job creation in all its programs. You can visit the hub at 76, Mobolaji Bank Anthony Way, Opebi, Ikeja. The Wennovation Hub in Ibadan offers different plans for startups. Prices range from 2,000 Naira per day to 20,000 Naira monthly.
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