Frankfurt, April 6, 2017 -
alstria, the leading German office property operator, is launching a new
Fintech innovation center ‘The Spot’ in the heart of Frankfurt with the aim
of promoting and enhancing the city’s leadership in Fintech. Tenants are a
mix of young, technology-driven companies in the Fintech environment as well
as more established players, which aim at providing an attractive mix of
innovation and experience. The tenants mix is complemented by a next
generation co-working space.
3,200 sqm building located in Mainzer Landstrasse 33, will be rebranded as
‘The Spot’ and entirely dedicated to Fintech. It is ideally located between
the main central station and the central banking district. Start-ups will
benefit from this location which offers both short way access for their
clients, but also a vibrant life and atmosphere in the surroundings.
main tenants in ‘The Spot’ are main incubator, the leading Fintech incubator
of the Commerzbank Group, and start-up companies such as Ginmon and Billwerk,
the fintech-investor Digital+Partners and the Frankfurt office of Clairfield,
a leading international finance and M&A boutique.
Spot’ will also host a new ‘Beehive’ space. This is a 24/7, next generation,
fully automated co-working space, which offers affordable and flexible office
space. Co-working desks can be rented for as short as one day, and starting
prices are at EUR 3.97/day. Private offices are also available, for teams up
to four people, and can be booked for as short as one week. ‘Beehive’ offers
to its member access to its full network across the major German cities.
‘Beehive’ also provides several meeting rooms that can be used by the
co-working community as well as all the other tenants in ‘The Spot’.
‘Beehive’ is supplemented by an online community (http://community.beehive.work/),
which enables entrepreneurs to exchange ideas, to market their own company or
to search for new talents. Online community-sponsor for Frankfurt is the main
are strong believers in the synergies that can be built in an environment
like ‘The Spot’’ says Olivier Elamine, CEO of alstria. ‘We are strong
believers in the key importance of the creation of an eco-system that allows
companies to share ideas and help unleash further innovation potential. The
combination of a co-working space, a leading incubator and start-up companies
will help doing just that’.
‘‘The Spot’ is an ideal
addition to Commerzbank's already extensive Fintech commitment, which has
been a platinum partner of the tech quarter in Frankfurt since 2016,’ says
Christian Hoppe, founder and CEO of main incubator. ‘Here, we can better
understand the trends and needs of the scene through a close exchange with
the Fintech actors in the house and the co-working space’.