July 5, 2017
July 3, 2017
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Events London

A PROPER CELEBRATION

On September 14, creators in the UK won more than $1 million in funding to take their big ideas and innovative projects to the next level.

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What went down

The excitement in the air was palpable as we kicked off the London Creator Awards at Battersea Evolution, a dynamic venue just south of the River Thames. Attendees from near and far shopped from local vendors at the Creator Market, while forward-thinking companies networked with professionals at the job fair. As day turned to dusk, guests geared up for the awards ceremony in true British fashion—over mini meat pies and pints.

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Before the big event, industry leaders Grace Dent, Simon Hulstone, Estelle, Dave Burt, and Dumi Oburota hosted master classes to discuss mentorship and creativity. Next up, WeWork founder Adam Neumann kicked off the official ceremony with a keynote address before handing it over to hosts Reggie Yates and Carly Wilford to announce the winners. By the end of the ceremony—which included live pitches and awards presentations across three categories—UK creators walked away with more than $1 million in awards. The evening came to a close with a dance party for the books spun by DJ Annie Mac—a proper celebration, indeed!

UK Winners

From a clean technology startup recycling coffee grounds into reusable products to a company creating high-tech orthotic devices for children, UK creators are working on projects that are truly changing the world. Here’s our full list of winners by category.

Incubate Awards $18K-$36K

Launch Awards $72K-$180K

Scale Awards $180K-$360K

What Winners are saying

“This will have a big impact financially, but more important to me personally is the validation that comes with an award. Having taken a leap of faith six months ago and working on MURO by myself since, it’s a massive indicator that I’m doing something right.”

— Jeremy Bond Cofounder of MURO

“We have a waiting list of over 120 children. [Winning a Creator Award means] we will be able to hire a short-term clinic space to start treating them immediately. Whilst we are doing this, we will be able to secure a long-term space so we can start treating children more regularly.”

— Naveed R. Parvez Cofounder of Andiamo

“For the first year Chatterbox was just me. Winning funding means I can recruit the best staff. This is exactly the amount we need, at exactly the time we need it.”

— Mursal Hedayat Founder of Chatterbox

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