Startup workspace TechHub today announced its expansion to Prague. The new space will be much like the original TechHub London site, featuring a drop-in working space for annual members, permanent desks for resident startups and most of all a networking platform for the local startup scene. The space will open in the first quarter of 2012.
In charge at the office will be serial entrepreneur and former Skype engineer Lukas Hudecek, who currently runs the Startup Yard accelerator program. Obviously excited about the project, Lukas commented on the announcement saying the “rapid development of the startup scene in Prague and the lack of necessary communities make it the perfect time to open a Prague location”.
Pearson, Google and Telefonica’s BlueVia are confirmed sponsors of TechHub Prague. Like TechHub London the project will draw its funding from membership fees and corporate sponsors.
TechHub has plans to open a number of other offices throughout 2012 to continue its global expansion.
“We’ve seen the tech scene continue its global expansion impressively this year and, while the TechHub London has been enthusiastically welcomed by the community here and abroad, we want to ensure that this community spirit and support is accessible to technology startups all over the world,” co-founder Elizabeth Varley said.
TechHub was founded in 2010 as a co-working space for the tech community. Its London office is located in Old Street, hosting workspace facilities, meeting rooms and occassional events.