With an unexpected twist – WeWork Food Labs and an accompanying accelerator. A massive coworking business may sound like an unusual ally to the food industry, but Roee Adler, global head of WeWork Labs, says.
An idea heavily rooted in what WeWork is known for – creating inspirational coworking spaces – the WeWork Food Labs program offers paid members access to a shared space and programming dedicated to nurturing startups across the food and agriculture industries. WeWork is welcoming businesses focused on anything from food tech and agriculture to supply chain management and beyond.
By eliminating some of the typical roadblocks young businesses face, the Food Labs Accelerator allows early-stage food industry innovators the opportunity to explore their ideas with fewer limitations. With the help of WeWork’s $1M in equity investment, the young companies will home in on their most impactful ideas that are poised to have a lasting impact on the future of food.
You can learn more about the Food Lab and accelerator in this FAQ. This may be the first time we’ve heard of a coworking company designing a food industry accelerator program, but it’s certainly not the first time a big name has offered a springboard for innovation in the space.