BOSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--IdeaPaint, the leader in workplace collaboration technology, today announced the formation of an exclusive partnership with Startup Institute. Startup Institute is the #1 career accelerator for individuals looking to gain the skills, network and mindset needed to succeed in jobs at startups and high-growth companies. Under the terms of the agreement, IdeaPaint will provide, for all Startup Institute locations worldwide, its dry erase paint that turns any surface into a boundless erasable canvas.
This exclusive partnership will deliver a unique element to the Startup Institute program in numerous ways. IdeaPaint will provide best-practice collaboration consulting for the design of the classroom space, as well as through dedicated Lunch and Learns and Fireside chats. Students will learn the best ways to ideate, brainstorm and activate their ideas on the IdeaPaint wall. The first location to showcase the partnership is Boston, where a custom installation was designed using key Startup Institute imagery and IdeaPaint products. See the pictures here: Boston Startup Institute
The goal for the remainder of 2015 and beyond is for IdeaPaint to provide custom designed solutions to all Startup Institute offices worldwide, including facilities in Boston, New York, Chicago, London and Berlin. IdeaPaint will also create non-wall solutions where needed and sponsor joint events, like The Studio Sessions, for up-and-coming artists. See pictures here: IdeaPaint Studio Sessions
Lastly, IdeaPaint will offer exclusive discounts to Startup Institute partners and students as they join new companies upon graduation. This offer will help graduates create more collaborative environments in their own workplaces.
“We are thrilled to partner with IdeaPaint,” said Diane Hessan, CEO of Startup Institute. “Every day, we teach our students new skills, challenge their current thinking, and ask them to collaborate on the problems they need to solve. With IdeaPaint in our classrooms, our students can work faster and smarter in a far more creative and powerful learning environment.”
“We are big fans of Startup Institute and the impact they are having globally to help close the talent gap,” said IdeaPaint CMO Jen Reddy. “IdeaPaint was created to make people work better, together: to solve problems, to innovate faster, to bring out the creativity that lives inside all of us. We are excited to have our product be a part of the Startup Institute experience. This partnership is a true win/win for all involved.”
About Startup Institute
Startup Institute gives professionals the skills, mindset and networks to get a job in a startup or high-growth company – and thrive in a new career. To date, over 800 alumni have graduated from Startup Institute’s 8-week learning experience and are now working all across the innovation economy in sales, technical marketing, web design and web development. With offices in Boston, New York, Chicago, London and Berlin, Startup Institute has hundreds of partners from hiring companies who help to teach its programs and mentor its students. More information on the Startup Institute’s curriculum is available online, applications are now being accepted for summer sessions, which begin June 22. Visit www.startupinstitute.com to learn more about Startup Institute and its offerings.
IdeaPaint is the creator of the high-performance dry erase paint category. The company’s products and accessories create dynamic, collaborative environments in corporations, educational institutions, and homes. IdeaPaint has achieved UL GREENGUARD Gold Certification and is LEED compliant. For more information, please visit http://www.ideapaint.com. For ongoing company and product updates, follow IdeaPaint on Twitter at www.twitter.com/ideapaint or connect on Facebook at www.facebook/com/ideapaint.