18 organizations win at Detroit Creator Awards

A total of 18 organizations—ranging from a group that sponsors theater productions in a women’s prison to a company that markets vintage athletic shoes—were among the winners at WeWork’s Creator Awards, held last week in Detroit.

There were three categories of Creator Awards, including the Incubate Award for great ideas or specific projects that need funding, and the Launch Award for young businesses and organizations that need a little help getting off the ground. The third, the Scale Award, is for more established operations aiming to get to the next level.

Sponsored by WeWork, the Creator Awards gave out $1.5 million at its event in Detroit. Over the course of a year, WeWork will be giving out more than $20 million in cities spanning the globe.

Incubate Awards

$36,000

Arkiv
Chicago Biofuels
Detroit Public Theatre’s Shakespeare in Prison
Exoneree
Feedback App
GirlForward
Jovan Landry
On the Town Riddles
Mommy Monitor
Studio Variously

Launch Awards

$130,000

Assemble Sound

$72,000

Brave Initiatives
Luna Lights
Victor App
Warmilu

Scale Awards

$360,000

Bunker Labs

$180,000

Imerman Angels
The Empowerment Plan

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