“Create Your Life’s Work” is more than a mantra to us, it’s a way of life. Through 2017 and beyond, we’ll be hosting events around the world to recognize and reward those who are thinking in new ways, building fresh projects, and achieving real change. Whether you’re an entrepreneur or artist, startup or nonprofit, you’re a creator, and
we want to support you.
WeWork is committing over $20 million to empower creators around the world. From Washington, DC to Tel Aviv, Berlin to New York City, applicants will pitch their projects and businesses at Regional Finals for the chance to win meaningful grants. Throughout the events, guests will also enjoy the full WeWork experience in one place—educational workshops, job fairs, pop-up markets, live entertainment, and plenty of inspiration.
WeWork has always called itself the platform for creators. A platform can provide support, it can provide a forum for discussion, action, or creation, and a platform can be foundation for a certain set of beliefs or principles. We believe as the nature of work changes, more and more people are pursuing careers with intention. The Creator Awards is a way for us to celebrate those leading the way.
You’ve got a great idea, or even a specific project that needs funding, but need some help introducing it to the world. Individual finalists are selected for Regional Finals, where your work is displayed during the event and grants are awarded.Apply Now
You’ve introduced your idea to the world, but are still learning as you make it real. Businesses and organizations selected for Regional Finals will pitch before judges, competing for a grant—winners move on to the Global Finals in New York City.Apply Now
You’ve launched, learned, have a solid approach, and are ready for the next level. Businesses and organizations selected for Regional Finals will pitch before judges, competing for a grant—winners move on to the Global Finals in New York City.Apply Now
Join us for the London Regional Finals on September 14, 2017.
Applications are due August 24, 2017. Please apply above.
Join us for the Berlin Regional Finals on September 26, 2017.
Applications are due September 7, 2017. Please apply above.
Join us for the Tel Aviv Regional Finals on October 26, 2017.
Applications are due October 15, 2017. Please apply above.
Join us for the Mexico City Regional Finals on October 19, 2017.
Applications are due October 2, 2017. Please apply above.
Stay tuned for more information on the 2017 New York City Regional Finals.
Join us in NYC on November 30, 2017 for our Global Finals.
More information coming soon.
Applications are open! Please apply above.
May 25, 2017
WeWork in partnership with Rock Ventures and Detroit Demo Days truly changed the entrepreneurial landscape across the Midwest. In total over $2.5M was awarded to over 20 small businesses. Creator Awards Detroit took place on May 25th, with 26 local sellers, a Job Fair that brought together 20 local employers, 8 hands-on workshops and 4 Masterclasses including the likes of Shinola CEO Tom Lewand and Chief Brand Officer of Ford, Musa Tariq. The evening kicked off with a fireside chat between WeWork CEO Adam Neumann and Rock Ventures CEO Dan Gilbert followed by the award show celebrating creators from across the region, with many hometown favorites taking home top awards, and a live performance by Wyclef Jean to close out the evening.
March 28, 2017
The inaugural Creator Awards hosted over 1,300 guests packing the Mellon Auditorium to celebrate in DC on March 28. From top judges to the Deputy Mayor for Economic Development to DJ Mark Ronson, local sellers, hiring employers, and Master Classes including Sweetgreen CEO Jonathan Neman and Axios co-Founder Mike Allen, WeWork succeeded in bringing a diverse community together. Top winners were all female, including Jay Newton-Small of Memory Well (TIME journalist starting business to write “life stories” to improve care for Alzheimers patients).