WeWork Gives $20 Million to Entrepreneurs

November 2, 2017
Updated 5mo ago
On March 28 in Washington, D.C., WeWork announced the Creator Awards. It's a year-long initiative with $20 million of awards available to individuals and organizations. Sara Droz, Vice President of WeWork Creator Awards, joins Cheddar to discuss why the company is on a mission to empower artists, startups, nonprofits, freelancers, solo-practitioners, makers, retailers, and small businesses. The Awards could provide funding up to $360,000 per company! She talks about how WeWork is a start-up itself, albeit worth $20 billion, and wants to encourage other entrepreneurs to expand their businesses. Plus, recent winner Elizabeth Lindsey, Executive Director of Byteback, joins to give advice to other non-profit founders. Byteback provides computer training and career preparation to underserved Washington, D.C. metro area residents.