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Standard Bank takes client engagement to the next level as it supports launch of the MESH Club in Rosebank’s exciting new lifestyle precinct
15 June 2017
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Johannesburg, April 2017 – Standard Bank, which has played a central role in the development of the southern African economy for over 150 years, continues to move with the times.

As a founding sponsor of the MESH Club - South Africa’s first purpose-designed workspace in Rosebank’s new lifestyle precinct, the Keyes Art Mile – the bank is taking client engagement and networking to the next level.

The MESH Club is a place where young creatives, established entrepreneurs and captains of industry can gather in an exciting environment to meet, work, connect and socialise. Expanded reach is planned as MESH Club prepares to open in Cape Town in 2018. This will extend into Africa, with openings planned for Nigeria, Ghana and Kenya.

The Mesh Club founded by CEO Jonathon Meyer, who understands hospitality and crafting unique spaces in ways that few can. He has been, among other roles, sales and operations manager for Mandela Rhodes Place in Cape Town, and an integral person in taking the SLOW lounge concept out of the airport and into the city, with SLOW in the City business lounge.

“Having Standard Bank as one of our Brand partners makes the journey of creating the platform for entrepreneurs to connect and collaborate with like-minded people all that more exciting. There are so many synergies in the many programmes that Standard Bank is involved in; from the supporting of Entrepreneurs and small businesses, to their many festivals and programmes in support of South African Art “said Meyer.

The MESH Club will be launching a series of events in March hosted in the MESH Lab. These events are aimed at thought leadership and innovation and are intended to provide the platform for members to connect, create and lead.

“This is about the creation of an ecosystem that opens the door for connections. The designers have therefore created a physical space that is conducive to connections that transcend into the social space. It is in line with moves globally to radically alter the workplace of tomorrow,” says Yolisa Koza, Wealth Marketing Executive at Standard Bank.

The MESH Club sponsorship also follows on the heels of the bank’s highly successful Incubators, launched in 2015 in Johannesburg, with the aim to educate, create, empower and develop entrepreneurs.

Virtual incubators in Cape Town, Free State, Limpopo, and KwaZulu-Natal are further tangible expressions of the bank’s strategic objective to help entrepreneurs grow.

“Through our network in 20 countries on the continent, and deep expertise across personal, business and commercial and wealth markets, this partnership allows us the opportunity to support and fuel the entrepreneurial spirit of the Mesh Club members.”

For more information on the MESH Club, visit

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