As you get ready for the weekend, lets take a moment to run down the latest innovation news from Xconomy Texas.
Since we spend so much of our time working, Work Well Win believes we might as well do it in a healthier fashion. The self-described wellness co-working space is based in Greenwich, CT, and plans to open eight new locations across the country this year, including one in Austin, TX, the company announced Thursday in an e-mailed statement. In keeping with its wellness focus, Work Well Win said its locations will have air purification and water filtration systems, local and organic food, meditation spaces, ergonomic desks, and other features. Founded by Frank Bistrian, formerly the head of domestic development at WeWork, the company said Thursday it has raised $22 million in a seed round of funding, the company said.
Eighty-four startups will participate in MassChallenges inaugural accelerator in Austin. The Boston-based program, which does not take equity stakes in portfolio companies, said it chose the companies out of nearly 300 that made pitches. The startups, which are pursuing innovations in health IT, energy, and social impacts, hail from 11 countries and around the US, including 45 from Texas. The program goes for four months and starts in April.
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