According to the startups at Factory Berlin, it’s not just another co-working space. After all, the company took its identify from Andy Warhol’s famed mill in New York City, and it describes itself as” Europe’s largest team for startups .”
Late last year, we toured Factory Berlin’s five-story, 14,000 -square-meter location in Gorlitzer Park. Yes, it’s a construct where startups can rent workspace, but as part of the tour, we had a chance to talk to various entrepreneurs, and everyone described it as a real community.
” Being part of the community, to us, means not isolating ourselves from the outer world-wide ,” said Code University founder Tom Bachem.” Or especially in Berlin, from the great startup ecosystem that we have — but instead, truly deep integrating into it .”
Similarly, Neel Popat of Donut pointed to the Factory’s blockchain phenomena and showcases as a major benefit, while Kip Carter of New School said his squad has utilized the Factory messaging app to find experts who can work with New School’s kids.
And | Pipe | founder and CEO Simon Hossell said it’s been a great base for entrepreneurs who aren’t from Berlin:” It’s the fact that you know although you may be a stranger or a stranger in a new metropoli, there’s always groupings of people — like-minded, smart-alecky, intelligent beings around you that are always there to help and encourage .”