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Byte Back Wins Biggest Prize at WeWork Creator Awards

Author: Yvette Scorse
Published: March 30, 2017

The co-working company WeWork kicked off their epic, international Creator Awards Tuesday, awarding more than $1.5 million to innovators from across the Northeast. In Washington, DC alone, 1,100 applicants competed. Out of all of them, Byte Back stood out as a truly life-changing cause.

Byte Back won the top prize of the night –  $360,000 to expand to Maryland and pilot strategies for national expansion.


 

Here’s how it happened:

Byte Back was selected as 1 of 50 finalists. Elizabeth Lindsey, Byte Back executive director, delivered a 5-minute pitch in front of 4 judges …

Photo: Lauren Kallen, WeWork

Byte Back was selected for the top 5 in the scale category, with 2 prizes for $180,000 and just 1 for $360,000 to be awarded. Next came the 1-minute pitch in front of hundreds of people …

 

Byte Back's 60 Second Pitch to WeWork Won $360,000

 

And the $360,000 winner is … Byte Back!


Share in the Media Buzz:

“WeWork Makes A $1.5M Splash With Inaugural ‘Creator Awards’ Celebration,” Washingtonian

“WeWork Creator Awards recognizes creators who are leading the way for innovation!” Good Morning Washington, WJLA

“Byte Back wins big at the inaugural WeWork Creator Awards,” Technical.ly DC

“Innovators: DC Rises at WeWork’s Creator Awards,” Washington Life Magazine

“At Creator Awards, Women Entrepreneurs Take Home Top Prizes,” Creator, WeWork

“WeWork Gives $1.5M to Local Entrepreneurs and Doubles Down on D.C.,” DCInno

“WeWork Is Committing $20 Million to Innovators with Creator Awards,” Tech.Co

“WeWork Hands Out $1.5M To Small Businesses At Global Creator Awards Launch In DC,” Bisnow

 

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