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.
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