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Do you have an idea you’d like to take from hobby to fully-fledged business?

Maybe you’ve already got a business on the go but need funding to take it to the next level and really ‘go pro’.

If that sounds like you, you’ll love The Creator Awards – an initiative that furnishes individuals, startups and SMEs with the extra funding they need to take their ideas to the next level. Last year, WeWork, the creators of the initiative, gave away over £1 million in funding in the UK alone and millions of dollars were given away globally.

Prior to The Creator Awards being announced, WeWork is running a series of events, so called, We, The Creators, highlighting entrepreneurs and artists from the worlds of food, fashion, music and more, sharing their challenges, successes, and the road ahead. Guests include Jessie Ware, Levi Roots, Zoe Adjonyoh and Pandora Sykes, with more to be announced later.

There will be six We, The Creators events where last year’s winners will speak to audiences from industries spanning Food + Drink, Music, Health + Fitness, Tech, Fashion, and Art + Design.

Each event will see top industry spokespeople sharing their insights into creativity, community and how to engage with the future of work. They’ll also explain how businesses can make the quick and easy application for funding, and outline what it has enabled them to achieve with their businesses.

If your business or business idea falls into one of the below categories, why not attend to see how you can apply?

FOOD+DRINK: Cookery+Community

(launch event) 5 July | doors 1830 | WeWork Tower Bridge
Levi Roots, businessman and entrepreneur
Zoe Adjonyoh, chef and Founder of Zoe’s Ghana Kitchen

TECH: Changing the World One Byte at a Time

12th July | doors 1830 | WeWork Aldgate Tower
Dr Eyal Weizma, Director of Turner Prize-Shortlisted Forensic Architecture
Tristan Thoma, Head of Marketing and Community at Monzo
Yessi Bello Perez, Editor, KTN

ART+DESIGN: When Standing Out Attracts the Crowd

1 August | doors 1830 | WeWork Waterhouse Square
Lucinda Costello, Autumn Fair Director, The Affordable Art Fair

HEALTH+FITNESS: Fierce, Female Founders in Health + Fitness

21 August | doors 1830 | WeWork Waterhouse Square
Gabrielle Hale, founder of Secret Yoga Club
Sam Bake, Co-Founder and CEO of The Pool
Jools Walker, aka Lady Velo

MUSIC: The Great Convener

30 August | doors 1830 | WeWork Moorgate
Jessie Ware, singer/songwriter
Marshmello, Morning Marauders DJ, TS

Jessie Ware

Jessie Ware

FASHION: From Stylish to Superstar

5 September | doors 1830 | WeWork Moorgate
Pandora Sykes, journalist and presenter+Co-Founder of The High Low
Georgiana Huddart, founder of Hunza G

Pandora Sykes

Pandora Sykes

The Creator Awards is a global competition open to entrepreneurs, performers, startups, and nonprofits - anyone who wants to "Create Your Life's Work." If this sounds like you, enter to win funding at the London Creator Awards in September. Find out more and reserve your free space here.

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