WeWork is launching the Creator Awards—a new, global initiative to recognize and reward the creators of the world.
Debuting on March 28 in Washington, D.C., the Creator Awards is a year-long initiative that includes over $20M of available awards for individuals and organizations and will be brought to life as a multi-faceted series of events taking place in cities around the world.
To learn more, RSVP for a regional event near you, apply or nominate another for a Creator Award, please visit the official Creator Awards website here.
The Creator Awards is intended to acknowledge and empower those who exemplify what it means to be a creator. Anyone who brings a new idea into the world, pursues his or her passion, and believes in something greater than oneself is a creator. From freelancers to founders, nonprofits to small businesses, artists to educators, creators are bringing new ideas into the world—and making it a better place—every day.
We Work is building an experience that will enlist and convene cities, experts and partners as well as make investments in communities through significant financial grants to their best. Open to everyone—WeWork members, other creators, and the public—each event will be a forum to deliver the resources, opportunities, and insights that creators need to thrive. The Creator Awards will provide opportunities to connect, learn, or improve upon a skill; find employment; buy and sell; and offer or acquire services.
Each day of events will be punctuated by a series of pitches from finalists competing for awards in three categories:
- Individuals with an idea or a project that needs funding
- Businesses or nonprofits that have launched but are still learning
- Businesses or nonprofits that have a proven record of success and are ready for the next level
Following the first Creator Awards in Washington, D.C. on March 28, the Creator Awards will go global. Over the course of 2017, WeWork will host several regional events across several cities in North America, Europe, and the Middle East. This incredible journey will culminate in the Creator Awards Global Final on November 30 in New York City. Our plans are even bigger for 2018 and beyond.
WeWork began with a group of people that believed community, passion, meaning, and intention could change how we live, work, and connect. We could not think of a better way to honor our members and all the creators who inspire us every day.
Adam has been creating companies in NYC for nearly 10 years. Prior to WeWork, he co-founded coworking space Green Desk, helping transform Brooklyn's DUMBO neighborhood into a hub for small, creative companies, and co-founded Big Tent Inc., where he developed well-known brands of children’s clothing.