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Today at FounderCon, Techstars and WeWork are teaming up to expand options for where Techstars Mentorship-driven Accelerator Programs and Techstars Startup Programs work from. Techstars accelerator programs in Toronto, Kansas City, Boston and New York City are in WeWork locations, and other accelerator programs will have the option to use WeWork facilities for their program space.

Techstars is the worldwide network that helps entrepreneurs succeed. We have more than 30 accelerators and host thousands of Techstars Startup Week and Techstars Startup Weekend events in nearly 170 countries around the world. WeWork’s platform for creators is used by 150,000 members ranging from entrepreneurs, freelancers, and small businesses, to middle-market and Fortune 500 corporations.

In addition to the accelerator space, WeWork is offering Techstars’ accelerator founders and alumni discounted workspace, to empower the global entrepreneurial community to work to make a life, not just a living. Techstars Startup Week and Techstars Startup Weekend organizers will have the opportunity to use WeWork locations at a discount as well. Techstars founders and Techstars Startup Program organizers should reach out to their local WeWork office for more information.

WeWork and Techstars are cut from the same cloth, aligned in our missions to help entrepreneurs make connections and provide access to resources to accelerate their business success.

Techstars’ accelerator companies already benefit from an ecosystem of founders, mentors, investors, and corporate partners around the world, but they’ll now have access to a global community of 150,000 creators via the WeWork digital member network, across 170+ WeWork locations, 56 cities and 17 countries.

About WeWork

WeWork is a community for creators, providing more than 150,000 members around the world with space, community, and services through both physical and virtual offerings. WeWork’s mission is to help create a world where people work to make a life, not just a living. WeWork currently has more than 170 physical locations in over 56 cities and 18 countries around the world. WeWork was founded in New York City in 2010 by Adam Neumann and Miguel McKelvey. Follow us @WeWork on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook or visit www.wework.com to find out more.

About Techstars

Techstars is the worldwide network that helps entrepreneurs succeed. Techstars founders and their teams connect with other entrepreneurs, experts, mentors, alumni, investors, community leaders, and corporate partners who will help their companies grow.  Techstars operates four divisions: Techstars Startup Programs, Techstars Mentorship-Driven Accelerator Programs, Techstars Corporate Innovation Partnerships, and the Techstars Venture Capital Fund. Techstars Mentorship-Driven Accelerator Programs help founders do more faster and Techstars Startup Programs inspire, educate and connect entrepreneurs. Techstars Venture Capital Fund invests in the most innovative and disruptive Techstars companies to fuel their success. Techstars Corporate Innovation Partnerships helps brands supercharge growth by accelerating innovation and cultural transformation. Techstars accelerator portfolio includes more than 1,000 companies with a market cap of $10.2 Billion. www.techstars.com



Amy Smith Amy Smith
Amy is the VP of Partnerships at Techstars. Prior to Techstars, Amy was the Director of Product Management at ZOLL, where she was responsible for opportunity identification, business case creation, and evaluation. She has a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology and Exercise Science from Michigan State University. @AmyMachSmith