The Moment is Now
Applying for a Creator Award only takes a few minutes, what do you have to lose? We’ll walk you through the process and give you some pointers below.
Our categories are designed to reward innovation in every industry. To apply, pick the category that fits where your idea or business is today.
You’re a musical group, dance troupe, slam poet, aerial silk artist, or other live performer, and you’re interested in sharing your art with our audience. Finalists from this category will secure a paid gig at their regional event.
You’re a registered NGO, charity, or nonprofit organization looking to establish or expand your efforts. Semi-finalists will pitch their idea to a panel of judges; finalists will pitch live on stage at their regional event for the chance to take home funding.
You’re a startup, entrepreneur, or established enterprise with a plan to take things further. Semi-finalists will pitch their idea to a panel of judges; finalists will pitch live on stage at their regional event for the chance to take home funding.
Creator Awards prizes vary depending on what type of company you are. Certified nonprofits and performance artists will receive cash prizes, while entrepreneurs, startups, and other for-profit companies will receive a Simple Agreement for Future Equity structure Investment. Read more about how Simple Agreement for Future Equity structure Investments work here.
THE APPLICATION PROCESS
Here’s what to expect:
First things first: You don’t have to be a WeWork member to apply. This competition is open to entrepreneurs, performers, startups, and nonprofits from our designated regions (more on those, below!).
Be prepared to answer a series of brief questions about your idea, business, or organization.
Next up: Shoot a brief, 90-second video introducing yourself, telling us what you do, why you’re passionate about it, and how you would use funding if you win. Professional-quality video not required.
It goes without saying (but we’ll say it anyway): Be sure to get your application in before the deadline. Once you submit, you’ll receive a confirmation email for your records. As an added bonus, all applicants will be eligible for a free one-year We Membership.
For our second year, we’re hosting awards ceremonies in multiple regions around the world. Find out where you’re eligible to apply below. Stay tuned for more details on 2018 regions!
MexicoIf you're based in Mexico, apply for:Mexico City Creator Awards
ChinaIf you’re based in any of the following places, apply for:Shanghai Creator Awards
- Mainland China
- Hong Kong
Western US & British ColumbiaIf you’re based in any of the following places, apply for:San Francisco Creator Awards
- British Columbia
- New Mexico
- North Dakota
- South Dakota
IsraelIf you're based in Israel, apply for:Jerusalem Creator Awards
Eastern US & Puerto Rico & OntarioIf you’re based in any of the following places, apply for:Nashville Creator Awards
- New Hampshire
- New Jersey
- New York
- North Carolina
- Puerto Rico
- Rhode Island
- South Carolina
- Washington DC
- West Virginia
South KoreaIf you're based in South Korea, apply for:Seoul Creator Awards
Application Deadline: To be announced
UK & IrelandIf you're based in UK or Ireland, apply for:London Creator Awards
Application Deadline: September 7, 2018
Germany & NetherlandsIf you're based in Germany or Netherlands, apply for:Berlin Creator Awards
Application Deadline: September 28, 2018
BrazilIf you're based in Brazil, apply for:São Paulo Creator Awards
Have a question? Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
AFTER YOU APPLY
Our judging committee takes the review process seriously, carefully considering each and every application before choosing finalists. Because of the volume of applications we receive, we cannot offer personalized feedback; however, we will get in touch to let you know whether or not you’ve been selected. Applicants will be notified approximately two weeks before their regional event.