VIDEO: The Kells Tech Hub is open and it’s looking for your business
Fledgling start-ups, SME’s wishing to grow and entrepreneurs with dreams to make reality are being advised to check out the new Kells Tech Hub, in the Kells Enterprise and Technology Centre which has officially opened for business.
Following 24 months of research, planning and development, the new Kells Tech Hub was officially opened by the Cathaoirleach of Meath County Council, Cllr Gerry O’Connor last month.
The Kells Tech Hub is a world class regional enterprise development facility that will, through collaboration, clustering and creative thinking, help to support, promote and develop a culture of entrepreneurship in Kells, throughout Meath and across the wider region.
The brand-new first floor facility comprising of over 12,000sq ft of modern co-working and flexible office space could provide the perfect springboard for local business to grow and expand.
Arising from support received through the ‘Rural Economic Development Zone’ (REDZ) initiative in 2015 and again in 2016 (€275,000 in total) the ‘International Technology Hub’ or Kells Tech Hub project, was developed by Meath Enterprise and Meath County Council.
The purpose of the project was to provide premium quality high tech workspace and training facilities to start-ups and SME’s at affordable prices.
Fully enclosed Office Rental is available for only €350pm while Co-Working Desks at only €150pm and that includes electricity, WIFI, meeting rooms, lockers and coffee.
Speaking ahead of the launch, Gary O’Meara, CEO Meath Enterprise and Project Director of the Kells Tech Hub said “that this is a very unique project that seeks to support start-ups and SME’s to scale and go global by providing direct access to world class entrepreneurship training and development programmes and facilitating collaboration across a full spectrum of national and international government and state agencies, academic institutions and business leaders. Meath County Council is being proactive in its approach to supporting entrepreneurs and the Kells Tech Hub another step towards establishing Meath as Europe’s Business Ready Region.”
Minister Helen McEntee and Meath East TD who was present for the launch was full of praise for the new initiative. “The kells Tech Hub is a fantastic new resource for the people of Meath and surrounding areas and offers a fantastic new space to start or grow your own business.”
Also present at the launch were Minister Damien English, Deputy Shane Cassells and Deputy Thomas Byrne.