DESIGNING HIS VERY OWN BUSINESS
Studio 26 Associates provides architecture, design, and space planning services to building owners, property managers and commercial tenants. Initially Anthony Nganga came across EforAll in search of co-working space, but in just a short amount of time he was convinced to join a Pitch Contest. At first he wasn’t sure a startup pitch contest made sense for a business like his, but by the end of the evening, he walked away winning fan favorite.
Seeing the value of EforAll, Anthony decided to apply to the free business accelerator program in an effort to make sure his business had the optimal business strategy, plan and goals. He worked closely with his Mentors to develop a strategy to focus on growth and further commercial expansion.
Nearly four years later, Studio 26 is thriving and Anthony has one full-time and two part-time employees. He is continuing to give back as an EforAll Mentor and as a member of the EforAll Lowell-Lawrence Leadership Advisory board. When looking back on his EforAll experiences, Anthony says, “When I started my company I never thought I was going to stay in Lowell, but I found EforAll, and because of EforAll and all the connections I’ve made since, I realized this is where my business was at home.”