CREATED IN CHINA
On April 12, WeWork awarded creators in China $742,000 in funding to take their big ideas and innovative projects to the next level.
What went down
The inaugural Shanghai Creator Awards took place in a massive former aircraft factory transformed into an art exhibition space, the West Bund Art Center. The whole night was a testament to the likewise outsized dreams, plans, and successes of the featured entrepreneurs from China, as well as to WeWork’s unprecedented growth in the country. It was a night that celebrated, as Shanghai itself often manifests, the glimmering vision of the future.
After master classes on the future of mobility and storytelling through technology, it was time for the big moment—the awards show. Hosted by actor Nick Wang and television host Winnie Wen Ya, the show gathered over 2,000 people gathered together for an evening of performances by up-and-comers and live pitching from six Nonprofit and and Business Venture finalists. The biggest winner was My Modoo Pregnancy Device, the world’s smallest fetus monitoring device. Angel House Cerebral Palsy won both the Nonprofit and Live Audience votes, taking home $202,000 to provides housing, education, and care for children and young adults with cerebral palsy.
$18,000 – Yuedong Jumprope, Calculasian
$72,000 – BaoSquared, Beijing Women’s Network
$202,000 – Angel House Cerebral Palsy
$360,000 – My Modoo Pregnancy Device
Launch Awards $180,000