As a London based online media startup focusing on translating technology in a fashion voice, we, at FashNerd.com, were super excited to hear about Plexal. Promising to bring together companies pioneering new technology in their fields, Plexal City seems to be the perfect tech hub for a company like ours.
Based in east London, Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park to be exact, Plexal is the brainchild of CEO Claire Cockerton. Described as a “serial entrepreneur” by Brooke Roberts- Islam in the Huffington Post, Cockerton hopes to empower businesses to come together and collaborate. Housed in 68,000sq.ft at Here East, neighbors include the likes of Loughborough University, UCL and London College of Fashion.
Acting as the beating pulse of the merge between industries, Plexal looks to not only preserve and enrich local assets and strengths, they are also looking to support entrepreneurs who want to scale their businesses and corporate companies realise and incubate new ideas.
From Sport and Wellbeing to Fashion and IoT, Plexal will encourage companies to design products that will improve all areas of life. They will achieve this by offering a wide range of services that include bespoke accelerator and corporate innovation programmes, practical entrepreneurship courses for post-graduate students, prototyping facilities, a suite of back-office & professional services, financing options, and a state of the art technology lab.
At full capacity, Plexal plans to connect up to 800 members who will benefit from being part of an active and connected community. With the bold ambition to kick start a chain reaction nationally and internationally, Plexal will open fully in Spring 2017. If you are interested in forging relationships with like minded innovators then look no further than Plexal. They are currently accepting membership, so be sure to apply soon. We did, and now we look forward to working with you under one roof.