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THE INVESTOR
January 22, 2019
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Startups & Investors

WeWork invites Korean creators to global competition

  • PUBLISHED :December 20, 2018 - 16:22
  • UPDATED :December 20, 2018 - 17:40
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[THE INVESTOR] Office-sharing giant WeWork on Dec. 19 hosted the “K-Creators’ Night,” a meet-up for content creators in Seoul, prior to hosting its Creator Awards in February.

The event is the company’s major global initiative to support innovative projects led by creators, ranging from entrepreneurs and startups to performers and nonprofit organizations, who exemplify the WeWork mantra: “Create Your Life’s Work.”

The upcoming Seoul contest -- the first regional competition for 2019 -- will be co-hosted by WeWork Korea and the Seoul Metropolitan Government at Dongdaemun Design Plaza, an exhibition center in eastern Seoul on Feb. 28. 


Matthew Shampine, general manager of WeWork Korea.

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“We are very excited to have successfully hosted the ‘K-Creators’ Night’ event with renowned experts and influencers that have long been true inspirations to many creators in various fields,” said WeWork Korea General Manager Matthew Shampine.

“We are looking forward to being blown away by the innovative ideas and projects of enthusiastic creators at the Seoul Creator Awards that will make a real difference in the world.”

Officials from the Seoul Metropolitan Government, high-profile creators in Korea, including artists Eric Nam and Kiha Chang, and fashion designer Younhee Park, took part in the community party. Samsung SDS CEO Hong Won-pyo and AMCHAM Chairman James Kim were also present.

Explaining the application procedures and prizes for different categories, Shampine said that the February contest is aimed at supporting diverse creators and empowering the domestic creator community.

Entrepreneurs, startups, performers and nonprofit organizations that wish to participate can register with short answers to a series of questions about their ideas, business or organization, and a brief 90-second video that can show their passion and how they are going to use the funding if they win.

Applications for Seoul Creator Awards should be submitted by Jan. 10. The Seoul competition is open to anyone in Korea, regardless of WeWork membership status. The funding is available to creators in three categories -- performing arts, nonprofit and ventures -- with the intention of offering an opportunity to as many different types of creators as possible.

Click on the following link to apply for the award: (https://we.co/applyseoul)
 
By Kim Young-won (wone0102@heraldcorp.com)

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