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Three Kansas City Startups Advance for WeWork's Creator Awards

(View full article from Kansas City Business Journal here)

Three Kansas City startups made the cut for WeWork's Creator Awards, which will give away more than $20 million in grants this year to entrepreneurs, businesses and nonprofits.

The area startups are finalists in the June 27 Creator Awards' South Regional Final in Austin, Texas, and will compete against about 30 other startups. The startups were selected from more than 2,000 applicants and will have a chance to win grants ranging from $18,000 to $360,000. The winners from each regional final will move on to compete in the global finals on November 30.

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