February 1st, 2019 – Mindspace is welcoming Techstars, the worldwide network that helps entrepreneurs succeed, to its offices in Munich and Amsterdam. Techstars will have space in the brand new Mindspace Dam location in Amsterdam for its first program in the Netherlands, Arcadis City of 2030 Accelerator, Powered by Techstars, and space in the new Mindspace Stachus office in downtown Munich for its new program in Germany, BSH Future Home Accelerator, Powered by Techstars.
Techstars has long had a presence in the Netherlands and Germany through the Techstars Startup Weekend and Techstars Startup Digest programs, dating back to 2010. Opening these accelerator programs is a vote of confidence in both cities, and choosing Mindspace for both locations gives the global accelerator a great location to launch its new programs.
“We’ve been investing in the Netherlands and Germany through a variety of Techstars programs for almost a decade now,” said Scott Ford, executive vice president of operations at Techstars. “We’re excited to partner with Mindspace to house our new Amsterdam and Munich accelerator programs, and provide our programs with the benefits of Mindspace’s inveterate role in the entrepreneurial and start-up scenes in both locations.”
Techstars launch of accelerator programs in Amsterdam and Munich comes as no surprise, as both cities have a rapidly developing startup scene. Mindspace’s alignment in audience, design and approach to the startup community emphasizes the values Techstars preaches.
“We are proud that Techstars has chosen our locations for the expansion of their global presence”, said Yotam Alroy, co-founder and chief business officer at Mindspace. “We share the same values of innovation, entrepreneurship, diversity, community and education, and we are grateful for their ongoing commitment to the startup community and to Mindspace. It’s an honor to host a program that kick-starts so many businesses.”
Techstars Munich-based program, BSH Future Home Accelerator, Powered by Techstars, begins February 4th with a culminating Demo Day event on May 9th. Arcadis City of 2030 Accelerator, Powered by Techstars based in Amsterdam will begin program on March 4th with a Demo Day held on May 29th. Both programs will bring with them regular public events hosted at their respective Mindspace office locations.
Mindspace is the global provider of Office as a Service solutions. Mindspace creates exceptional work experience that helps companies get their best work done. Member companies drive higher productivity and innovation, attract and retain the best talent, and save money and resources they can invest back into their business. The Mindspace experience brings hospitality-level service, inspiring and beautifully designed offices, vibrant communities, and wellness, lifestyle and professional programs into primely-located buildings that most companies wouldn’t be able to afford on their own. The company operates spaces in prime locations across major world cities like San Francisco, Washington D.C., London, Berlin, Munich, Tel Aviv and more. Among Mindspace’s customers are world-leading brands, such as Microsoft, Samsung, Spotify, Barclays Bank, Expedia, Schwan-Stabilo, M&C Saatchi, GoPro, Visa, Frank Recruitment Group, ABSL, Techstars Accelerator and Startupbootcamp.
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 three divisions: Techstars Startup Programs, Techstars Mentorship-Driven Accelerator Programs and Techstars Corporate Innovation Partnerships. Techstars Mentorship-Driven Accelerator Programs help founders do more faster and Techstars Startup Programs inspire, educate and connect entrepreneurs. Techstars Corporate Innovation Partnerships helps brands supercharge growth by accelerating innovation and cultural transformation. Techstars accelerator portfolio includes more than 1,600 companies with a market cap of $18.2 Billion. www.techstars.com