WeWork Labs is New York City’s newest stomping grounds for aspiring entrepreneurs.
It opened its doors last week to 50 founders and freelancers with backgrounds ranging from PR and marketing to IT and biz dev.
Founders Matt Shampine, Jesse Middleton, and Adam Neumann hope that by sticking talented people in a room together for months at a time, promising ideas, friendships, and businesses will emerge.
After the first fleet of people moved in, we checked out the office. Lined with exposed brick and decorated with kegs and the Microsoft Kinect, it’s a pretty sweet place.
Founders Jesse Middleton, Adam Neumann, and Matt Shampine. Neumann founded WeWork last year, and Shampine is cofounder of We Are NY Tech.
Glass walls also mean you can write on them. Residents have already begun turning these into whiteboards.
Joseph Fasone (of WeWork) and Glen Goates (of Handshake) try really hard to look like they're working.
Brandon Gracey is one of many freelancers in WeWork Labs. The freelancers will be helping fellow startups on projects in their spare time for some extra cash.
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