You may have seen the fairly-new, swanky WeWork digs on Piedmont Road in Buckhead, but this co-working space is anything but elite with its offerings. In fact, WeWork Tower Place is launching a major initiative to support local entrepreneurs with a social impact focus.
Mission Possible is a national WeWork program that has seen success in cities like New York, Washington D.C., and Philly. WeWork is dedicating up to 100 desks for 3-6 months to companies with a higher purpose of contributing toward a great good.
Along with office space, program participants will get access to WeWork’s amenities (think caffeinated drinks and snacks for those late nights brainstorming), printing, and conference room access. They will also get a robust educational program: lunch-and-learns with local founders and partner organizations, pitch practice, networking opportunities, and a final Demo Day event at the end of the program.
And, to round out the mission of giving back, all the entrepreneurs must participate in community service activities each month, facilitated through program partner and local mission-driven organization Community Bucket.
“I am so excited that WeWork has decided to launch Mission Possible in Atlanta,” says Porsha Thomas, Associate Community Manager at WeWork Tower Place. “Our city already has a such a strong entrepreneurial spirit and supportive startup community, Mission Possible will strengthen that by putting the entrepreneurs who need a little push in front of the organizations and influencers who can offer a big help.”
Mission Possible kicks off with a launch party on February 7. It’s open to the public, so come meet these do-gooder founders, hear their stories and goals for 2017, and check out the space they’ll be calling home.
Apply to join Mission Possible until January 31 here.