Deadline Nears for WeWork Creator Awards

There’s $1.5 million set aside for groups and individuals in the southern U.S. alone.

Entrepreneurs and artists looking to be considered for WeWork’s inaugural Creator Awards should submit applications by June 12. 

The New York-based coworking company, which has locations in the Dallas area, is giving out more than $20 million to entrepreneurs, small businesses, growing companies, nonprofits, artists, and more around the world as part of the awards program. There’s $1.5 million set aside for groups and individuals in the southern U.S. alone. 

“Millions of creators around the world are nurturing their communities and inspiring others with work fueled by passion and purpose,” WeWork co-founder and CEO Adam Neumann, said in a statement earlier this year. “Yet, there is no adequate system to recognize, reward, or support the ideas, businesses and organizations driven by creators across all fields and in all stages. We are ready to change that.”

There are three grant levels available depending on the applicant’s development stage: 

The Incubate—$18,000-$36,000

The Launch—$72,000-$180,000

The Scale—$180,000-$360,000

Those selected as finalists in the area will be invited to the South Regional Finals June 26-27 in Austin. The two-day event will include workshops, a pop-up market, and job fair. Also, there will be a live pitch session and awards ceremony. 

Winners from the regional finals will move on to the Creator Awards Global Finals Nov. 30 in New York City. 

Candidates don’t have to be WeWork members to be eligible. To learn more and apply, visit the WeWork website

Updated May 24, 2017, 5:09 p.m. Deadline was extended to June 12. 

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