ACHTUNG: TechHub to open in Berlin

First it was Swansea, then it was Banglore. Now TechHub have announced a third location for 2013.

The London co-working space is to open up in Berlin early next year.

It will become TechHub’s seventh location – which currently includes London, Manchester, Swansea, Riga and Bucharest.

No specific details have been unveiled as to the size or services offered by the new office in the German capital.

Building the relationship

TechHub was founded in 2010 by Elizabeth Varley and TechCrunch European Editor Mike Butcher.

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Speaking about the launch, Ms Varley said:

“In the coming months TechHub Berlin events will begin and we’re already in talks with some very exciting companies that are keen to be founding partners for our launch.”

TechHub advocate Jess Erickson from Berlin Geekettes expressed that the move will benefit both cities:

“Berliners are aware London is home to the HQ’s of more FORTUNE500 companies than anywhere outside the US, and London also has some of the leading incentives in Europe for seed capital investment.”

“Bridging these communities will be fantastically exciting for both cities.”

Creating contacts

The project is in conjunction with The Factory Berlin and will give Berliners access to TechHub’s contact list.

This includes Google, Blackberry, Barclays Bank and BT.

Only last month, the co-working space unveiled plans to open in Swansea with assistance from the Welsh Government.

Tech City News found out that £20,000 of public money was being spent to help initial startup costs.

Image source: flickr/TechHubLondon