WeWork has announced the shortlist for The Creator Awards, a global initiative designed to recognise and reward ‘creators’ from all over the world.
More than a third of the UK finalists are involved in the tech space, with companies from various verticals including EcoTech, digital journalism, EdTech and HealthTech.
The selected companies include EdTech startup Perlego, and Those – maker of digital drawing robot Joto.
The finalists will pitch to a panel of judges at the UK Regional Finals in London on 14th September for their chance to win a share of a £1.5m prize.
Rail company seeks startups for accelerator
German rail company Deutsche Bahn AG is looking for startups to work on projects that could change the future of the transport industry.
Selected startups will take part in a six-month business accelerator and benefit from funding and mentoring opportunities, including up to €100,000 of investment, equity free; introduction to business partners and investors; and access to technology and datasets.
Data will be made available from many of Deutsche Bahn AG’s subsidiaries, including bike share and car share programmes Call-a-bike and Flinkster; logistics and shipment data for containers from DB Schenker; car park occupancy data from DB Bahnpark and data relating to its rail services from DB Cargo and Fernverkehr (long distance trains).
The selected startups will be encouraged to use this data to develop apps or algorithms to change the way in which customers use transport systems.