WeWork launches Food Labs in New York City

WeWork launches Food Labs in New York City
WeWork Food Labs New York Photo: Courtesy of WeWork Photograph by Alexandra Rowley / The Luup

WeWork has launched the WeWork Food Labs New York, aiming to provide food-focused entrepreneurs and companies with collaborative and flexible workspace, custom programming, and global community.

The New York City workspace marks the latest addition to the successful WeWork Food Labs program. Since its launch, the growing program has welcomed more than 400 businesses, ranging from new and emerging players to large and established food industry enterprises developing innovative approaches and technologies to transform the food industry.

WeWork Food Labs currently operates workspaces in New York, San Francisco and Austin – with member access to resources and community across locations.

“WeWork Food Labs is a perfect example of how our global network uniquely positions us to create diverse workplace solutions for companies across industries and geographies. This unparalleled offering enables our members to innovate, collaborate, and drive their businesses forward,” said Marcelo Claure, Executive Chairman, WeWork.

“The launch of WeWork Food Labs in New York City demonstrates our unique ability to tailor our workspaces and support leading startups and enterprises in creating innovative food solutions of the future. We look forward to continuing to foster our members’ success and further expand the Food Labs community,” added Prabhdeep Singh, Global Head of WeWork Labs.

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WeWork Food Labs provides startups and enterprises:

  • Innovative & Custom Workspace, intentionally designed with the food community in mind. WeWork Food Labs provides amenities and services including a custom R&D kitchen and pantry, classroom, tasting table, merchandising area, vertical farming units, and more.
  • Member-Focused Curriculum, crafted by an in-house team of former food entrepreneurs and experts. WeWork Food Labs includes a monthly membership offering and accelerator program, which provides New York-based startups with programming and access to equity investments over a five-month period. Eight startups were selected for the current accelerator cohort in the Fall of last year.
  • Global Member Community & Mentor Network, including companies across the food industry – from supply chain and agriculture tech to distribution software, consumer goods, hospitality and more. Members benefit from access to WeWork’s global network and mentorship platform to connect, collaborate and scale their businesses.