{n.} the soul, creativity, or love put into something; the essence of yourself put into your work

But what does that mean?

In 2016 Susanne finally made the decision of giving in. She gave in to nearly 3 years of people saying "someone should do this" "there is so a need" "it's what Cambridge needs" "why hasn't anyone done this".... The idea was to create a co-working space in Cambridge. It didn't take long and Emma came on board - being called by the excitement of creating something from scratch, some unique and inspiring for the vibrant business community of Cambridge. Although the two of them thought it would only be them, it didn't take long and Rachel bulged in. Instantly convinced by the concept of a co-working space she's put her money where her mouth was and it was all go from there.

Unfortunately, real estate in Cambridge is sought after and office space is very limited (hence the demand for a co-working space in the first place). It took the team a while to find not only a suitable, but affordable space that fit all their requirements. They become good friends with their commercial real estate broker (or at least they told themselves, maybe he won't agree.)

Finally a place was found, however, the end of the year neared, overseas trips where already booked and so the decision was made to postpone opening till the new year.

February 2017 sees Meraki Workspace opening in the heart of Cambridge.
Cambridge's very own and first co-working space - a space as unique and inspiring as its members and Cambridge's business community.

The Meraki Team

Susanne Lorenz

Susanne is your textbook online entrepreneur - after completing her Bachelor majoring in Accounting of all things, she's set out to start her first online business, being a virtual assistant. Middle of 2016 saw big changes for her and she finally grabbed the idea of co-working space and decided to turn it into a reality for Cambridge (before someone else did).

About 8 months and some hard work later the vision became a reality and Meraki opened! Currently Meraki is Susanne's main gig - until the next idea....

Emma Sinclair

Emma is one of the managing directors at Meraki. Her main gig is Emma's Food Bag, you might have heard of that before, a local business creating delicious recipes and delivering them together with all the ingredients directly to your house. Anyway, Emma's Food Bag has also won a few awards over the years and has grown into a successful - not so little anymore - business. Emma and Susanne have over the last 3 years toyed with the idea of a co-working space quite a bit and when Susanne said go, Emma was ready to run.

Rachel O'Reilly

Rachel is a full-time accountant working at a Cambridge accountancy firm but when she heard about our plans to start Meraki she was instantly taken by the idea and wanted to be part of it.

Rachel is mostly happy for Susanne and Emma to take the lead but always surprises with some real gems. Due to her financial background it was clear she'd also take over the financial side at Meraki - thank you!!


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