11 Austin Individuals, Companies and Nonprofit Organizations Chosen to Compete at WeWork’s Creator Awards

This week, WeWork announced 11 Austin companies have been selected as finalists for The Creator Awards South Regional Final, which will be held next week at ACL Line.

WeWork selected the finalists from more than 2,000 applications from all across the south. The event is Tuesday, June 27 at ACL Live at The Moody Theater, 310 W Willie Nelson Blvd. It kicks off at 4 p.m. Register and RSVP here.

The finalists will present their idea to compete for financial awards, ranging from $18,000 to $360,000.

“There aren’t too many awards out there for companies like ours,” Abianne Falla, cofounder CatSpring Yaupon, said in a news release. “We’re not a new startup. We haven’t created an app. We’re people who want to makes things better for our community.”

Falla’s company makes tea from yaupon. WeWork’s Creator Awards will give out $1.5 million to “recognize and reward creators.”

WeWork has held other events throughout North America, Europe, and the Middle East. Winners from each event will come together for the global finals, to be held at Barclays Center in New York City on November 30.

The Other Austin Finalists Include:

Incubate: Individuals with an idea or a project that needs funding ($18K – $36K)
Freehand Arts Project
Rancho Alegre Radio
Successful Smiles of Texas

Launch: Businesses or nonprofits that have launched but are still learning ($72K – $180K)
Weird Homes Tour
Kwaddle
Fusebox Festival

Scale: Proven record of success and are ready for the next level (Awards: $180K – $360K)
Maggie Louise Confections
Re: 3D inc
Brian Chase Productions
Grub Tubs
CatSpring Yaupon

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