WeWork announced that it is accepting applications for its Creator Awards taking place in Nashville on September 13.
The Creator Awards will award up to $600,000 to entrepreneurs, small businesses, growing companies, non-profits, and artists. WeWork said it is accepting applications from creators in Ontario, Eastern United States, and Puerto Rico.
WeWork invites both WeWork members and companies outside of the WeWork network to submit applications for an award in one of the following four categories:
- Business Venture Award: for entrepreneurs and companies with innovative ideas ($130,000 – $360,000 awarded)
- Nonprofit Award: for big and small charitable organizations ($72,000 – $130,000 awarded)
- Performing Arts Award: for entertainers and groups with a unique point of view ($18,000 – $72,000 awarded)
Finalists selected from each region will present their ideas to a panel of judges at the Regional Semi-Final event in Nashville. The event will give attendees the opportunity to gain skills at master classes, shop at the pop-up market, and network at a job fair. Winners will advance to the Creator Awards Global Finals in New York in January 2019.
WeWork said it has awarded more than $16 million in funding through the Creator Awards. Last year, two Toronto entrepreneurs won a combined $60,000 in the Creator Awards’ incubate category.
Those interested in applying for the Nashville awards have until July 20 to apply.