London, June 15, 2017–London coworking provider Huckletree today announced the planned opening of Huckletree D2, its first international workspace. Located in Dublin, Ireland, the 30,000 square foot space will bring together 400 members from the city’s vibrant community of tech startups and entrepreneurs.
Hot Desks will start at €250 per month, Dedicated Desks at €500 and Private Studios from €700. The site also features an events space, workshops with curated partners and a holistic wellbeing programme. The expansion brings the total number of Huckletree members to 1,500 across four locations.
Huckletree D2’s mission is to connect the Dublin and London ecosystems of tech visionaries, creating an international network of thought-leaders. A unique open membership across Huckletree’s spaces will spark collaboration between members in Dublin, East and West London. Members will have access to cross-location interchanges to connect with industry peers, alongside mentorship workshops with Huckletree’s ambassadors. With a strong transport infrastructure and over 350 flights a week between Dublin and London, members will have unrivalled connectivity with both cities’ most influential startups and scaleups.
Huckletree is also partnering with Irish content creators The Startup Van. Founded in Dublin, they travel the world showcasing entrepreneurs’ stories and recently became members at Huckletree Shoreditch. The partnership will see The Startup Van capture Huckletree’s member stories and host exclusive video content workshops across their London and Dublin spaces.
Based in the heart of Dublin’s innovation quarter, Huckletree D2 joins a thriving local network of academic and tech pioneers. World-renowned university Trinity College is within five minutes walk, as is Silicon Docks, home of the European headquarters of Facebook, Stripe, Google and AirBnB.
In-keeping with Huckletree’s model of taking on inspiring spaces, Huckletree D2 is located on Dublin’s Pearse Street in a 19th century landmark, The Academy. Built in 1824 as the headquarters of the Dublin Oil and Gas Company, it soon became a fixture of the city’s art and theatre scene and has major historical significance.
Over the years, it played host to The Antient Concert Society, performances by world renowned names including Keats, Shaw and McCormack and is immortalised in Joyce’s iconic works, Ulysses and Dubliners.
In 2001, Omniplex Holdings redeveloped the site into contemporary office space, restoring the building’s historical features including the original auditorium. Heralding a new era of creativity and innovation, the space became home to Twitter’s European Headquarters. Huckletree D2’s curated community of startups and connectivity to the London tech scene will continue to ensure its legacy as one of Dublin’s most enduring
Andrew Lynch, Co-Founder of Huckletree commented:
“With an ambitious pool of up and coming startups, and strong economic links to Europe, Dublin is the natural next step in Huckletree’s expansion. Our goal is to create an epicentre for entrepreneurial talent in the heart of Dublin – so no pressure! Dublin’s ambition to promote itself on a world stage, develop new technologies, and build globally successful companies has been a constant over the last few years.”
“As a business, our vision is based around empowering Huckletree members to grow through our workplace accelerator model, and our mission extends to providing unrivalled opportunities across our network.”
“The capital is already home to some of the world’s most successful tech businesses, but Huckletree D2 will provide a platform for investors, startups, scale ups and corporate innovation teams to come together. Our community will encompass everything that makes Dublin a great place to start and scale a tech business.”
Huckletree is built on the premise that the Google and Facebook office model should be available to everyone. Founded in 2014, Huckletree is led by Gabriela Hersham and Andrew Lynch. It facilitates collaboration between thought leaders within the creative economy; not only in terms of workspace, but also by providing unique opportunities and events tailored to