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Frequently Asked Questions

What is IGNITE by WorkLodge?2019-03-12T16:19:49+00:00

‘IGNITE by WorkLodge’ in an inaugural event by WorkLodge that celebrates all local communities of entrepreneurs. If you are a startup seeking to expand your connections and business growth, this event is for you. WorkLodge is giving away a free team-sized office to one unstoppable entrepreneur on the path to changing lives, along with other prizes and benefits.  

Why is WorkLodge hosting such an event?2019-03-12T16:20:00+00:00

We believe in innovation and the desire to create. We also believe in the unique and intimate journey of today’s entrepreneurs. IGNITE is our mission to provide opportunity, growth, and networking to the startup community. We’re the invisible supporter, the knowledgeable moderator, and want to be the loudest cheerleader in the entrepreneurial kingdom.

Why should I enter the contest?2019-03-12T16:46:36+00:00

All who participate in IGNITE will benefit from the knowledge gained and contacts made through this event. Take advantage of the opportunity to learn about our incredible, Houston, entrepreneurial community and meet with some amazing people. If you’re eligible, we encourage you to apply!

When does the 2019 application process begin?2019-03-18T16:47:35+00:00

Our call for applications will begin on March 1, 2019 at 9:00AM and will close on April 7, 2019 at Midnight.

What information is required?2019-03-12T16:48:06+00:00

The application entry form has all the details to complete the nomination process, which will include business ownership details, marketing, basic financial information, and entrepreneurial vision questions.

Who can submit an applicant for consideration?2019-03-12T16:48:28+00:00

Self-nominations are encouraged, after all, you know your business best. If you know a new start-up business that could benefit by being at WorkLodge, encourage them to apply.

Do I have to be a WorkLodge member or client?2019-03-12T16:48:51+00:00

No, you don’t need to be a WorkLodge Member. We do, however, encourage that you visit one of our locations, just to see part of the great prize you could potentially win!

I’m already a WorkLodge member, can I apply?2019-03-12T16:49:03+00:00

Sure! If you meet the entry criteria, then yes!

What about a nonprofit?2019-03-12T16:44:29+00:00

No, the contest is limited to for-profit businesses. But don’t be too disappointed- if you’re a nonprofit, email operations@worklodge.com for more information on our office giveaway during our Gabriel Week in November 2019.

Are application forms kept confidential?2019-03-12T16:49:29+00:00

Yes. The information on the application form will be used by WorkLodge (in connection with the administration of the competition), the sponsors (non-financial information), and the panel.

Is there a cost associated with this program?2019-03-12T16:49:53+00:00

There is no cost to submit an entry, or for anything else related to the contest.

How do I apply?2019-03-12T16:50:42+00:00

Nominations can be submitted through a secure portal on our website:

https://worklodge.com/ignite

What is the time commitment?2019-03-29T14:58:46+00:00

We estimate that the total time commitment for finalists from March 1 to April 11, 2019 is between 2 to 10 hours. Please see the timeline below:

• March 1: Contest open for entry submissions beginning at 9AM
• April 7: Contest deadline is midnight.
• After deadline: Submissions are evaluated, and finalists are selected
• April 11: IGNITE by WorkLodge pitch event to panelists

How will I find out if I’m a finalist?2019-03-12T20:03:01+00:00

Once all applications are reviewed and finalists are selected, we will contact you directly to tell you the great news!

Who are the panelists?2019-03-12T16:52:12+00:00

The panel of judges include entrepreneurs and prominent leaders within the business communities of Houston, incubators, and WorkLodge executive management.

How many award recipients will be selected?2019-03-12T16:52:34+00:00

The judging panel selects award recipients based on the quality and quantity of the nominations received. The panel is allowed complete discretion in determining categories and award recipients.

What are the judges looking for when they evaluate the entries?2019-03-12T16:53:04+00:00

Please see our criteria for entry here.

When will the office prize be ready to use?2019-03-12T16:53:43+00:00

Should you win, your move-in date will be May 1st, 2019.

If I win, which WorkLodge location will my new office be?2019-03-12T16:54:49+00:00

The winner will be able to select an office at any of our corporate WorkLodge locations: North Houston’s Vintage Park, The Woodlands, or Dallas Design District.

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