Free Cambridge cocktail bar event as WeWork serves up £1.5m giveaway
PUBLISHED: 19:17 10 August 2017 | UPDATED: 13:38 14 August 2017
Panel discussion and networking at Baroosh is aimed at creative industries.
"The city is a thriving centre of business and innovation, and a hub of entrepreneurship and fresh thinking, so it’s a fitting place for this special event."
A free-to-attend evening of conversation and cocktails will be held in Cambridge on Tuesday (August 15) by WeWork, a global network organisation that is giving away £1.5million to creative businesses in the UK.
Called ‘We, The Creators: Cambridge’ and taking place at Baroosh, on 8 Market Passage, Cambridge, entrepreneurs, creative types and the wider business community are invited along to network over food, snacks and music.
The evening will centre around a panel discussion featuring Gerla De Boer, founder of the Cambridge Food Tour, Emerson Patton, CEO at Bright Business Advice, Emma J Clark, founder of Emma J’s Party Food, and Michaela Eschbach, co-founder of Form the Future.
WeWork, which provides flexible workspaces and services, has established The Creator Awards to reward creators around the world.
It will grant $20million to entrepreneurs, small businesses, growing companies, non-profits, artists and others – £1.5 million of which will be given away in the UK.
Eugen Miropolski, WeWork managing director in Europe and Israel, said: “We’re thrilled to be taking the We, The Creator series to Cambridge. The city is a thriving centre of business and innovation, and a hub of entrepreneurship and fresh thinking, so it’s a fitting place for this special event.”
The awards are available to creators in three different categories:
■ The Incubate Award: For individuals with an idea or a project that needs funding – $18,000-$36,000 will be granted per award;
■ The Launch Award: For businesses or non-profits that have launched but are still learning – $72,000-$180,000 will be granted per award in this category; and
■ The Scale Award: Businesses or non-profits with a record of success, ready for the next level – $180,000-$360,000 awaits the winners in this category.
WeWork aims to offer funding to as many people as possible.
Entrants can apply via a simple online form and will also be asked to film a 90-second video demonstrating their passion.
Finalists for each category will be invited to pitch at the UK regional finals in September to be in with the chance of winning a share of the £1.5million.
Tuesday’s one-off event, which runs from 5.30-8pm, is supported by the Cambridge ideaSpace.