Seven Austin Entrepreneurs Win Big at WeWork Creator Awards

AUSTIN, TX – JUNE 27: WeWork Creator Awards Austin at ACL Live at The Moody Theater on June 27, 2017 in Austin, Texas. (Photo by Rick Kern/Getty Images for WeWork)

In the first ever Austin WeWork Creator Awards, seven Austin entrepreneurs won $845,000 in financial grants and now head to New York City fo the final event.

The biggest winner, GrubTubs, took home $360,000 in the scale category, the top prize at the event held at Austin City Limits Live at Moody Theater Tuesday night.

Other winners included re:3D Inc., CatSpring Yaupon, Kwaddle, Freehand Arts Project, Rancho Alegre Radio and Successful Smiles of Texas. In all, 34 finalists pitched before a live audience.

Winners from the scale and launch category will compete for additional financial grants at the global finals at Barclays Center in New York City on November 30.

SCALE: Businesses/nonprofits with proven success, ready for next level

Robert Olivier, GRUBTUBS – $360,000
Samantha Snabes, re:3D INC – $180,000
Abianna Falla, CATSPRING YAUPON – $180,000

LAUNCH: Businesses/nonprofits launched and still learning

Deven Hariyani, KWADDLE – $72,000

INCUBATE: Ideas/projects that need funding

Murphy Anne Carter, FREEHAND ARTS PROJECT – $18,000
Piper LeMoine, RANCHO ALEGRE RADIO – $18,000
Roberto Rivera, SUCCESSFUL SMILES OF TEXAS – $18,000

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