WeWork and Techstars are buddying up, a organizations announced today.
Techstars, a tellurian accelerator module obliged for companies like ClassPass, Sphero and Digital Ocean, will be bringing a module into a WeWork village by using a curriculum during WeWork locations in Toronto, Boston, Kansas City, and New York City.
As a partial of a deal, Techstars alumni will now get a bonus on WeWork workspace.
Techstars portfolio companies mostly stay in a accelerator space following a program,” pronounced Techstars COO Jenny Lawton. “Some companies immigrate usually for a generation of a module and immediately lapse to their home cities to continue to build and grow their companies. Now we can consistently offer space to a Founders during a WeWork space that is a best fit for them.”
This will yield Techstars alums entrance to an even incomparable village of entrepreneurs and startups around WeWork’s 150K digital members and a folks pity space during their sold WeWork location. As members themselves, they’ll also have entrance to WeWork’s 170+ locations opposite 56 cities and 17 countries.
This comes reduction than a week after WeWork announced a acquisition of Flatiron School.
“For Techstars founders or companies possibly wanting to learn to formula or wanting coders to assistance them with their product, there is no improved tie to make than between a students and village of Flatiron and labor marketplace in need of their skills,” pronounced WeWork CFO Artie Minson. “The Flatiron School will be a prolongation line of tip peculiarity engineers prepared to container into any pivotal product or engineering position as shortly as they hurl off a line.”
WeWork clearly wants to be a “platform” of a entrepreneurial community, providing a junction fabric on that companies, founders, students, VCs, and some-more control their business.
“WeWork sees a spaces as a pipes by that we can yield a members with a creative, collaborative village proramming that touches all aspects of a members’ lives…training, development, culture, art, music,” pronounced Minson. “Not to discuss other hold points outward of a evident member village like a Airbnb partnership, a Creator Awards, Rise by We (our wellness offering), a Mailroom during WeLive, etc…”
Techstars alums can hit their internal WeWork for sum on workspace discounts.