The coworking provider and the innovation platform announce plan to create an enriched experience for Frankfurt’s fast-growing startup scene.

FRANKFURT, 16 November, 2018 – TechQuartier, a Frankfurt-based innovation platform and accelerator, along with Mindspace, a global provider of stylish and inspiring co-working and flexible office spaces, have joined forces in Germany’s financial capital. In addition to a dedicated floor for TechQuartier in Mindspace’s offices, the partnership will see them connect their respective communities, propose joint events and explore fresh content ideas and services to improve the offering for the growing startup scene.

Frankfurt’s startup scene is developing rapidly and making the most out of its large base of financial institutions. Earlier in October, an Artificial Intelligence (AI) Hub with a specific focus on applications for the financial sector was announced. Back in April, Frankfurt was praised in the Global Startup Ecosystem Report 2018 for having created a world-class Fintech cluster, one with the highest concentration of startups globally in any sub-sector. Moreover, through its Masterplan, the Hessian Ministry of Economics, along with companies and universities of the region, aim to invest heavily in the creation of startups, with the goal of reaching 1000 by 2022.

‘’Coworking is booming in Frankfurt. That’s good news for entrepreneurs because they benefit from a growing selection, flexible conditions and increasingly tailored offerings’’ said Hugo Paquin, marketing manager at TechQuartier. ‘’While we also offer work spaces to our community, our goal was always to focus more on the other services for entrepreneurs, such as acceleration and corporate matchmaking. We are therefore very happy to have found in Mindspace a complementary partner who excels creating an exceptional employee experience in their space, and that also values thinking outside the box and trying out new ideas.’’

Four startups from TechQuartier’s community have already moved into the Eurotheum building location, in the heart of Frankfurt’s financial district, and are joining the Mindspace community. This development fuels TechQuartier’s rapid expansion and now represents its third location in Frankfurt. A joint event on the topic of Artificial Intelligence in the field of Arts will be the first joint event they will propose.
Florian Fellmer, Senior Community Manager at Mindspace Frankfurt said: “At Mindspace, we have members from all industries and at different stages of their business maturity. The members coming to Mindspace from TechQuartier get access to our entire community across the globe – ranging from startups to multinational corporations – and we get to learn more from an expert in the local startup community. We’re looking forward to see what content, events and activities we can produce together for the community. We’re also excited about the partnership with TechQuartier as a model for other sites we have worldwide and thankful for the opportunity to partner with such an important player in the Frankfurt startup scene.

About TechQuartier
Founded in December 2016, TechQuartier (TQ) is a Frankfurt-based startup hub and cross-industry innovation platform. Now established as the main access point to the local FinTech cluster, it is the reference point both for local startups wishing to grow their business and for corporates aiming to collaborate and leverage their disruptive potential. TQ offers a complete innovation experience made of flexible coworking spaces across 4 locations, acceleration programs, community events, matchmaking with corporates and investors, along with access to an international network of partner hubs.
TechQuartier and Frankfurt were together named Germany’s Fintech Hub as part of the Digital Hub Initiative (de:hub) run by the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy.


About Mindspace
Mindspace is the rapidly-growing global provider of stylish and inspiring coworking space for teams of all sizes. The company operates 28 spaces in prime locations across major world cities in the U.S., U.K., Germany, Netherlands, Poland, Romania, and Israel. Mindspace, the enterprise experts, hosts many corporations at its Germany locations and worldwide, including Schwan-Stabilo, Microsoft, Yahoo!, Taboola, Agoda and M&C Saatchi.

With acute attention to detail and unwavering quality standards, Mindspace offers beautiful private offices, creative lounges, fully-equipped meeting rooms, and open plan kitchens. The diverse community of over 14,000 members from global enterprises, SMBs, and startups is collaborative and supportive. Organic connections are made in shared areas as well as through weekly networking events, professional workshops, and happy hours.