startups

Unexpected startup success: creatives leading the way

Do artists work alone? When we think of the artist, we often think of the “solitary genius” figure that’s been implanted in our brains over the years. Well, that’s not really true! And if it’s not true about artists, it’s especially not true about creative entrepreneurs.

Startups Beware. Or, How to Pick the Right Accelerator

Accelerators are effective. Occasionally.

And only if they deliver three key ingredients:

1.) An awesome network of successful mentors, investors, and service vendors. (Right, we all know that.)

2.) An expertise in a specific set of industries with the network that comes with that. (Yup, got it.)

3.) Experienced entrepreneurship educators and learning systems designers in place. (What? Say that again?)

6 Lessons We Learned in Designing Our Book Cover

6 Lessons We Learned in Designing Our Book Cover

What’s the first thing you meet in a book? It’s not the first sentence. Chances are it’s not one of those awesome blurbs on the back telling you how great the book is. Nope—even in our contemporary age of the endless Amazon scroll, the first thing you meet on a book is the cover!

On women entrepreneurs, creativity, and #metoo

Alice Loy at Denver Startup Week 2017

Look around and you’ll see startups everywhere. Or, at least startups that are all grown up.

Facebook, Google, Uber, and The Weinstein Company, all started out as ideas and then were shaped, by their founders, into the mega companies they are today. Today’s startups are tomorrow’s behemoths.

But for far too long women have been brushed off, overlooked, pushed out or otherwise excluded from the startup landscape. We've been working on that problem for the last four years, and we're committing to do even more. 

Apply Today for Creative Business Cup USA Finals!

Described as the "United Nations of creative entrepreneurs," this summer the United States will launch a nationwide open call for founders and their teams to compete in the global Creative Business Cup (CBC). Hosted by Creative Startups, the CBC USA Finals will take place in Albuquerque, New Mexico, September 14th & 15th, 2017Applications are open now through August 13, 2017, 23:59:59 EDT.

Where are they now?

Since fall 2016 the inaugural Winston-Salem cohort has been actively working on their businesses. Each creative business has reached milestones and accomplished goals. Here are the updates on each of the creative companies.

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