Co-working center WeWork Lincoln Road launched a new initiative offering Miami area entrepreneurs a chance to receive support to achieve their missions, while at the same time giving back to their local community.
The new program, called Mission Possible, offers Miami area companies of all sizes, stages and industries a chance to be selected for 3 to 12 sponsored months of membership (valued at $220/month per team member) at WeWork's Lincoln Road workspace free of charge, along with other services to help them grow their companies. “It is a specific way to support Miami locals who want to impact change but also may not have the resources to join the WeWork community otherwise,” said Anna Prisse, WeWork's Miami community manager for Miami.
In addition to the collaborative work space, the selected companies will receive programming from partners such as Refresh Miami, South Florida's largest entrepreneur and tech meetup group, Mentor Day, a new initiative offering entrepreneurs mentorship sessions with experts in their needs; and AGP Miami, an active South Florida angel investor network; entry to events and a Demo Day pitch competition; and access to WeWork’s global community, including reduced rates on services.
In exchange, Mission Possible members are asked to donate five hours per person to a nonprofit of their choice for each month that they are part of the program. Apply here: we.co/missionpossiblemiami. Read more about the program on the Starting Gate blog.
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Part of a wave of co-working spaces rolling into South Florida, WeWork Lincoln Road opened last summer. The New York-based company, with more than 100 locations worldwide, opened its WeWork South of Fifth location this summer. At least two more South Florida locations are on the runway: WeWork has recently leased four floors in Brickell City Centre and the entire Security Building in downtown Miami.