THE PLAN

Create a space for start-ups and experienced companies, profit and non-profit, big and small, to come together to collaborate and innovate.

THE RESULT

Workshop17. A hub to accelerate innovation and entrepreneurship for positive social and economic change, by connecting passionate people through learning and working together. An interactive space for the public, entrepreneurs, innovators, makers, and made products, as well as between disciplines, sectors and cultures.

In Numbers

Some data to show you how much we’ve served you since opening our doors.

DATA USED

13 TB

COFFEES SOLD

12 600+

EVENTS HOSTED

35+

MEMBERS

320

The Partners

Our partnerships are built on a shared vision and commitment.

Meet the Team

Westleigh Wilkinson
Westleigh WilkinsonOPS DIRECTOR

From ideation to implementation, I build processes that help streamline business.

Tamsin Jones
Tamsin JonesFOUNDING MEMBER, ADVISORY BOARD

I want to enable innovation in Africa. I believe that best way to predict the future is to create it.

Nicole Chalkey
Nicole ChalkeyCOMMUNITY MANAGER

Utilise social data so that our decisions and actions within the community are audience-inspired.

Trenton Devine
Trenton DevineWORKSHOP17 CAFE

Great food. Great times. I want to be remembered for revolutionising the way people eat at work.

Mark Seftel
Mark SeftelDIRECTOR, OPEN

I build great teams within business, and supplying those teams with systems to implement ideas.

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Paul Keursten
Paul KeurstenDIRECTOR, OPEN

I love to create collaborative environments in which people and products can thrive.

Barbara Stewart
Barbara StewartSTRATEGIC RELATIONS AND HR, V&A WATERFRONT

Cape Town has so much to offer Africa and the world through its technology and innovation.

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Julius O. Akinyemi
Julius O. AkinyemiFOUNDING MEMBER, ADVISORY BOARD

My mission: the commercialisation of innovation and technology to empower developing nations.

Dovi Temperson
Dovi TempersonFACILITIES MANAGER

I’m a problem solver motivated by complex challenges and the unique opportunities they bring.