The Rainmaking Loft

Rainmaking Loft

  • Rainmaking Loft, London

    Rainmaking Loft, London

  • Rainmaking Loft, London

    Rainmaking Loft, London

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  • Rainmaking Loft, London

    Rainmaking Loft, London

  • Rainmaking Loft, London

    Rainmaking Loft, London

  • Rainmaking Loft, London

    Rainmaking Loft, London

  • Rainmaking Loft, London

    Rainmaking Loft, London

  • Rainmaking Loft, London (12)
  • Rainmaking Loft, London

    Rainmaking Loft, London

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Rainmaking is launched Rainmaking Loft in July 2013, a new, not-for-profit startup hub in London, located at the iconic St Katharine Docks, a historic marina right by Tower Bridge and Tower of London.

The Loft has over 10,000 sq ft of space and in addition to being home to 120+ entrepreneurs, it will also house all the Rainmaking startups and the global headquarters of Startupbootcamp. The Rainmaking Loft also has an events venue for 100 people and will host a variety of startup events every month. The Loft will house early stage investors and ambitious, early stage start-ups from across Europe who want to be based in London. 

Rainmaking Loft is dedicated to supporting startups by providing them with a highly collaborative and inspiring working environment, at a significantly subsidised price. We believe startups create great innovations and economic growth – and a good co-working space can accelerate this by fostering collaboration, creativity and community – generating value far greater than the sum of its parts.

Tesco is tapping into the brain power of would-be digital entrepreneurs by backing a Silicon Valley-style technology incubator in London’s Docklands area.
The UK’s biggest supermarket has provided a substantial level of funding for the Rainmaking Loft project

Startups & entrepreneurs can rent desks for only £299/ month per desk.

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Dovestarr has worked with the Rainmaking family for a few years and was asked to provide the technical infrastructure for the Loft. This involved consultation, design and installation of many systems:

Electrical

Electrical installation of power networks to cater for the array of desks at multiple positions & other facilities

Data

Installation of POE data networks for Cisco Meraki WiFi cloud management system.

CCTV

CCTV system incorporated throughout the loft with remote view.

Event space

Installation of Audio & Video to the already iconic event space @ The Loft

As part of Loft design was to provide the means for an event space with requirements for hosting presentations/talks, cinema events & party mode. This required the use of a new sound not yet released to the open market, the V Line Medium Power line source was selected.

The Line Source Loudspeaker has been in existence for many years. The original theory set down by Olsen many years ago defined the principle of sound radiation as a vertical cylinder which radiates evenly in the lateral direction but is constant in the vertical plane giving the benefit that sound pressure levels only fall by 3 dB for each time that the distance from the loudspeaker is doubled as opposed to a normal enclosure in which the sound pressure levels fall by 6dB for each time that the distance from the loudspeaker is doubled. The benefit of this type of loudspeaker configuration is that large areas can be covered very evenly and that the sound pressure levels close to the loudspeaker location are markedly lower than for a conventional loudspeaker system, typically 12dB quieter at source for the same sound pressure level 10-20 metres distant from the loudspeakers. There is a secondary benefit from the line source configuration in that sensitivity to microphone feedback for mid and high frequencies is much reduced as a result of the lower sound pressure levels close to the loudspeakers when compared with more conventional systems.