New startup accelerator Advise.me, home to the global startup initiative which encourages entrepreneurs from around the world to apply for seed funding, is today announcing new partnerships with LinkedIn, GoSquared and SnapEngage. All three companies will provide direct support and/or free subscriptions to their services to the program’s participants.
In addition, the team at Advise.me has grown again, and now includes folks from Spotify, Evernote, GetSatisfaction, MTV and more.
With the new LinkedIn partnership, the business social networking service will provide direct support to any Advise.me companies building on top of LinkedIn’s APIs. It will also allow the startups to post up to three jobs on the site for free when it comes time to recruit talent.
Meanwhile, real-time analytics company GoSquared will offer businesses 12 months of its Pro subscription service for free while live chat support company SnapEngage will offer 24 months of their premium offering (its Business subscription service).
The Advise.me team also has new members as of today, including:
- Mikael Krantz, Chief Architect at Spotify
- Philip Dean, VP of Customer Satisfaction at Evernote
- Andrew Dumont, Director of Business Development at SEOmoz
- Daniel Brusilovsky, Founder at Teens in Tech Labs
- Andrew Knapp, Creative Director at Rareview
- Allen Duan, VP of Strategy and Business Development at MTV Networks
The incubator’s team already included dozens of startup founders, engineers and execs from Google, Amazon, Apple, Facebook, Zynga, Microsoft, Twitter, EA, Rackspace and more.
In addition to helping other startups get off the ground, some Advise.me team members are using the incubator’s resources themselves to launch their own startup: Chirpr, a social networking app still in stealth mode.