WeWork Labs Launches in Downtown Miami

Miami is home to a rapidly growing and thriving startup ecosystem and the global business community has taken note. As the region’s innovation economy continues to evolve, WeWork is launching its first Labs location in the Magic City which will provide local entrepreneurs with the space, community, programming and mentorship connections they need to succeed. WeWork Labs, WeWork’s innovation arm supporting early-stage startups and corporations seeking to transform their industries, will be housed within the Security Building located at 117 NE 1st Avenue in the heart of Downtown Miami.

Miami is consistently recognized as being ripe for opportunity. In fact, earlier this year WalletHub ranked Miami as the second-best environment in the US for starting a new business. The region’s continued upward trajectory made it an ideal fit for WeWork Labs unique model and services.

“Since opening our first location in Miami in 2015, we have been committed to delivering inspiring workspaces and a global platform that can help foster the growth of South Florida’s workforce,” said Bobby Condon, WeWork Southeast General Manager. “Through WeWork Labs, we are taking our support for Miami’s entrepreneurs and creators to the next level. We look forward to creating a hub where innovative start-ups and companies can leverage our dedicated support to make their mark in a global city that is brimming with talent and opportunity.”

WeWork Labs has a dedicated space housing up to 60 startups at the Security Building. The space is equipped with a dedicated Labs Manager who builds out a custom curriculum for each individual startup, which includes a combination of 1:1 learnings and group workshops with local mentors. As part of the WeWork Labs membership, startups are given access to a network of over 1,800 mentors globally in addition to all the benefits and services that come with a full WeWork membership.

“Miami is consistently ranked as one of the top cities in the country for starting a new venture.  It is clear that the region is embracing innovation and hungry for the tools needed to turn big ideas into successful enterprises,” said WeWork Labs Miami Manager, Pedro Sostre. “WeWork Labs will create a critical mass of forward-thinking companies in Miami and arm them with the global resources they need to succeed and scale.”

For more information on WeWork Labs or if you are a startup interested in the program, please reach out to Pedro Sostre directly at pedro.sostre@wework.com  or visit www.weworklabs.com

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