Miro, the leading online whiteboard platform designed for distributed team collaboration, today announced they are the latest global sponsor of Techstars Startup Weekend. Techstars, the worldwide network helping entrepreneurs succeed, produces the three-day program throughout the year, during which participants can experience startup life by connecting with founders, leaders, and other co-creators. Miro’s sponsorship offers Techstars Startup Weekend participants, organizers, and facilitators in more than 130 countries an enterprise grade version of the platform, as well as mentorship opportunities with the company’s executive team.
“Techstars Startup Weekend was built around the need for entrepreneurs to have a community in which they could share ideas, collaborate, and hone their skills,” said Jose Iglesias, senior director of Community at Techstars. “Miro is an ideal partner for Techstars because their platform is rooted in visual co-creation and the possibilities to use a tool like Miro during Startup Weekend are truly endless.”
In addition to use of the enterprise-ready version of Miro, Startup Weekend participants are accelerated into the Miro Startup Program, which is designed for both early-stage startups and scale-ups. The Miro Startup Program leverages the company’s deep relationships with other leading accelerators, incubators, and VCs to help startups validate their ideas, conduct market research, and design their product from the ground up. In addition to free templates already available for any startup, Miro and Techstars partnered to create a unique template in the Miroverse gallery specifically for Startup Weekend participants to get started using the platform and all its enterprise features right away.