We are now getting ready for our doors to slide open. On 15th September weXelerate officially opens its 9000 square meters of innovation space for startups to accelerate. Here is a short preview of the headquarters.
You can get the best view of the Design Tower from Schwedenplatz in the centre of Vienna looking across Donaukanal. The striking building was designed by star architect Jean Nouvel and is now the home of weXelerate – Europe’s most enterprising startup & innovation hub.
While writing for this article the workspace is being prepared for launch opening. Parts of the space are still quiet, while other areas are busy with workmen getting the facilities ready.
On the ground floor there is a spacious atrium right in the middle of the workspace. From a glass rooftop daylight reaches the ground floor and gives light to all the offices around.
The atrium is the ideal place for events and will take center stage for the grand opening. On the ground floor there will also be co-working space available.
“We have another very spacious area upstairs which is perfect for daytime events”, says Clemens Pegritz who is cultivating Investors Relations at weXelerate.
Take the stylish escalator – or elevator – up to the first floor where the weXelerate office is right now, you see an inspiring planted green wall. Here is the startup accelerator workspace, and there will be offices for other startups on this level.
Going up to the second floor there is a generous event area and additional space for startups and for startups participating in the accelerator program. With different sizes and shapes of office space.
Arriving on the top floor there is a patio set into the building offering a splendid view of Vienna’s City Center. Here venture capital organisations, business angels and channel partners will have offices and residency.
Take the elevator back down to the atrium and just a few steps away from weXelerate is Donaukanal – an oasis in the city with cafes, bars and even a small sandy beach with deckchairs. It also offers great jogging and cycling paths.
Tucked behind weXelerate is Karmeliterviertel where you can shop for sustainable locally produced products and go out with friends and colleagues. Across the bridge, and you are in the heart of Vienna near museums, cinemas, shops, and galleries.
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