Four Creative Entrepreneurs Receive Awards from CCE’s Kinetic Bootcamp

Four idea-stage entrepreneurs earned awards during the Center for Creative Economy’s Kinetic Creative Bootcamp final presentation. CCE accepted four creative entrepreneurs from Winston Salem, NC and Berlin, Germany to participate in Kinetic, a 4-week intensive entrepreneurial program guaranteed to turn creative ideas into growing businesses. Throughout the program, participants showed immense growth in validating theirContinue reading

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2020 Kinetic Boot Camp Wrap Up

On February 29, CCE welcomed our first cohort of the Kinetic Boot Camp for a full-day, action-packed Kick-Off event. CCE selected nine creatives with ideas for unique businesses, who then completed a four-week hands-on learning experience to turn their idea into a business. Kinetic helps creatives determine their business’ unique value proposition to get readyContinue reading

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Velocity’s Top Winner Interviewed by Furniture Today

Furniture Today’s Associate Editor, Anne Flynn Ear interviewed Preet Singh, Founder of Live Furnish. Preet is a member of the 2019 cohort of CCE’s Velocity Creative Accelerator. Live Furnish has reinvented how home furnishings and textile companies bring their products to life in photographs. Preet founded his company in New Delhi, India but since completingContinue reading

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Discover the Next Big Thing in Entrepreneurship

Ten finalists in “Velocity,” the fourth annual education and seed funding accelerator for creative entrepreneurs, will present their innovative business concepts during DEMO NIGHT.  Velocity is presented by the Center for Creative Economy (CCE) in Winston-Salem, NC. During DEMO NIGHT the 10 companies will showcase their initiatives to media, funding prospects and businesses. The 10Continue reading

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Beryl Young + Momtography

Beryl Young helps moms use photography as a tool to reignite their creative spark and build greater confidence while raising kids. 

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The Future of the Food Economy

Spring brings so much to the table and March’s meetup was all about FOOD! The Center for Creative Economy launched the Bonfire Encore series as a response to the Beta Bonfires hosted by IdeasCity WS and Wake Forest University. This third convo in our three-part series welcomed seasoned creatives whose engagement with the world asContinue reading

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Is Video Right for your Business? The When, Where, and How of Effective Video

February’s Momentum meetup focused on the role video can play in the development of your business.  This informational and inspiring discussion was led by Seth Wingate, founder and owner of Twin City Media, and Adam Flasch, assistant director at Twin City Media. Our two creative entrepreneurs provided an analysis of how video can be aContinue reading

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Makers and Shakers: Using Art and Tech to Disrupt and Inspire Change for Racial Equity

January’s Momentum meetup focused on the role art and technology can play in identifying and overcoming racial inequalities.  This Momentum meetup was moderated by Ryan Schmaltz, Director of UNCSA’s Media and Emerging Technology Lab (METL) and Mentor to participants of CCE’s Velocity Accelerator.  This powerful and inspiring discussion was led by Larry Barron “LB theContinue reading

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MeetupHighlight: Growing Your Creative Business When It Feels Hard

Our April Momentum meetup focused on growing your creative business when it feels hard. Taryn Jerez, Founder of One Crafty Miss, shared some advice and resources on how to continue to grow and succeed during this season of uncertainty.  Taryn Jerez is a creative business coach and blogger. She teaches creatives how to build andContinue reading

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December Member Spotlight: Jon Bowman, Salem One, Inc.

Jon believes that being an entrepreneur means you have to get creative. That it takes creativity to make things happen. Read to find out how Jon and Salem One supports creatives, what motivates him + more.

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5TH ANNUAL VELOCITY CREATIVE ACCELERATOR Applications Open

CCE announced today that applications are open for the 2021 Velocity Creative Accelerator. Applications can be submitted through June 6 at https://www.f6s.com/velocity-creative-accelerator-2021/apply. Now in its fifth year, Velocity, conducted in collaboration Chris Mumford of Kenan Flagler Business School at UNC-Chapel Hill, is a 10-week accelerator designed for the creative entrepreneur. Through a high impact, creativeContinue reading

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Velocity’s Top Winner Interviewed by Furniture Today

Furniture Today’s Associate Editor, Anne Flynn Ear interviewed Preet Singh, Founder of Live Furnish. Preet is a member of the 2019 cohort of CCE’s Velocity Creative Accelerator. Live Furnish has reinvented how home furnishings and textile companies bring their products to life in photographs. Preet founded his company in New Delhi, India but since completingContinue reading

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Beryl Young + Momtography

Beryl Young helps moms use photography as a tool to reignite their creative spark and build greater confidence while raising kids. 

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Melissa Capps + AstraHive

Melissa Capps is on a mission to make data fun and efficient for creative entrepreneurs who keep track of their business online. She is the founder of AstraHive, a dashboard for creatives that allows business owners to see data and key metrics in one place. Melissa is a part of our 2019 Velocity Creative AcceleratorContinue reading

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Velocity: A New Creative Accelerator

Applications open on April 9 for the Center for Creative Economy’s fourth annual Creative Accelerator, an education and seed funding program that helps creative entrepreneurs develop business models and identify resources for growth. Hosted by the Center for Creative Economy in Winston-Salem, NC, participants complete a 9-week virtual program, now titled “Velocity,” in which theContinue reading

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