New York, NY – June 8, 2022 – WeWork (NYSE: WE), a leading flexible space provider, today announced the winners of its U.S. Small Business Week contest, which the company launched in early May to celebrate innovative small businesses in recognition of National Small Business Week. All ten winners will receive a WeWork private office for six months.
As small business owners continue to recover from the complex challenges of the past few years, WeWork is committed to providing small businesses with the dedicated resources and professional amenities needed to help these companies do their best work. After WeWork announced the contest in early May, more than 1,300 small businesses applied for the opportunity to win private office space and shared how flexible work solutions would help their companies grow and achieve their missions.
The ten winners of WeWork’s Small Business Week contest are:
- HerMoney Media: HerMoney is on a mission to level the playing field for women when it comes to money, information, and power through the HerMoney podcast, daily content, weekly newsletters and growing e-coaching division.
- Black Lady Business School: Black Lady Business School helps full-time women entrepreneurs be successful by reducing hurdles to success and providing education, networking, and resources to help them grow their businesses.
- Go Together, Inc.: Go Together provides a school bus drive alternative in the midst of the national school bus driver shortage and the massive route inefficiencies, by deploying school-branded web and mobile apps exclusive to parent communities to easily meet, organize and schedule transportation.
- DC Youth Orchestra Program: DC Youth Orchestra Program empowers young people to transform their lives through music and community, by creating access to the transformative power of music education for young people.
- Cityface LLC: Cityface provides Gen-Z college students and young professionals with affordable, clean, vegan, skincare products that follow the strict Korean beauty industry standard of “clean” excluding fragrance, parabens, and animal-derived ingredients to promote long-term skin health.
- G.IRL: G.IRL provides girls and gender-nonconforming youth from underserved communities access to resources, knowledge, and skills that are not readily accessible to them in their own neighborhoods.
- Immersiva: Immersive is an entertainment technology company that creates interactive family programming to strengthen bonds between caregivers and young children, strengthen social-emotional skills, and help children develop healthier habits with screens.
- Edifye: Edifye connects platformed athletes to community initiatives — taking the causes they care about in the cities they represent and connecting them to the resources to act on them.
- Alleviate Inc: Alleviate designs self-treatment systems for specific chronic pathologies such as Plantar Fasciitis, combining digital and physical technologies sold direct-to-consumer.
- Social Circle: Social Circle is a social health company focused on ending the loneliness epidemic by helping adults better understand how to find an authentic sense of in-person community & belonging.
“We’ve constantly seen big ideas come from small-scale innovators in our spaces,” said Melinda Holland, President and COO of The Americas at WeWork. “WeWork celebrates being entrepreneurial in our company values, and we are proud to help empower small businesses to achieve their greatest potential.”
WeWork (NYSE: WE) was founded in 2010 with the vision to create environments where people and companies come together and do their best work. Since then, we’ve become one of the leading global flexible space providers committed to delivering technology-driven turnkey solutions, flexible spaces, and community experiences. For more information about WeWork, please visit us at wework.com.