It’s one of the biggest nights of the year. No, it’s not the Oscars and it’s not the Grammys, it’s the WeWork Creator Awards Global Final.
The awards show which is the culmination of regional finals will see outstanding social enterprises from around the world battle it out to win the $1 million grand prize.
What do we know about this glamorous event? Here’s your sneak preview.
Where will the awards take place:
The Event will take place at the Theater in Madison Square Garden, New York. The Theatre seats between 2,000 and 5,600 people according to Wikipedia so there will be a massive crowd.
Who will be presenting:
Jane the Virgin actor Justin Baldoni is set to co-host the inaugural WeWork Creator Awards Global Finals, alongside former supermodel Adi Neumann.
Here’s who the entrepreneurs will have to impress on the night.
- Adam Neumann, CEO and Co-Founder, WeWork.
- Joy Mangano, Founder and President, Ingenious Designs LLC.
- Lisa Price, Founder, Carol’s Daughter.
- Tamara Steffens, GM Business Development, Microsoft.
- Tim Ferriss, Investor, Best Selling Author, Top-Rated Podcaster.
What about performers:
As always, WeWork will not disappoint. The awards show will feature world-class musicians such as Macklemore and Soren Bryce.
And finally, the amazing entrepreneurs:
The Creator Awards are all about the amazing innovators that are taking part. Over 6000 applicants were whittled down to just 8 finalists. Here they are.
1. Eat Offbeat, Manal Kahi and Wissam Kahi (NYC Scale Winner).
Eat Offbeat delivers authentic home-style meals conceived and prepared by refugees who live in New York.
2. Andiamo, Naveed R. Parvez (London Scale Winner).
Andiamo creates custom medical braces, splints, casts and external body supports using 3D printing and biomechanics.
3. Bunker Labs, Becca Keaty (Detroit Scale Winner).
This non-profit works with veterans, active duty service members and their spouses to help them to set up businesses.
4. Byte Back, Elizabeth Lindsey (DC Scale Winner).
This enterprise provides multi-level computer training and career preparation to Washington, DC metro area residents.
5. RE:3D, Samantha Snabes (Austin Scale Winner).
Re:3D’s Gigabot printer is the most affordable large-scale 3D printer on the market. They are also pioneering solutions to print from recycled plastic waste.
6. CADUS, Sebastian Jünemann (Berlin Launch Winner)
CADUS is a nonprofit, humanitarian relief organization that has created mobile hospitals that have been used in Syria, Iraq and other conflict areas.
7. EyeControl, OR Retzkin (Tel Aviv Launch Winner)
EyeControl is a wearable easy to use communication device that will enable “locked in” patients with diseases like ALS to communicate easily with those around them.
8. It’s a mystery
Yes, you read that correctly. The 8th finalist will be revealed later tonight. Attendees will be able to vote for their favourite from six semi-finalists.