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Triad Business Journal names Margaret Collins, of CCE, Triad Power Player

Founding Executive Director for Center for Creative Economy, Margaret Collins, is named Triad Business Journal’s 2017 Power Player! “These are the individuals who have taken the baton, if you will, to champion truly catalytic efforts, to put their reputations and dollars at risk and to execute plans that move game-changing projects — and our region… MORE

Maximizing Your Leadership Potential Program

Are you interested in prototyping a new leadership development activity being created by the Center for Creative Leadership? As part of CCL’s product development process, we invite volunteers to help us test out our new creations free of charge and in return we ask for their input on how to make the experience better.   On Thursday… MORE

Center for Creative Economy Announces Accelerator Finalists and Awards Funding

The Center for Creative Economy announced the three Winston-Salem based companies that have taken the top prized in the Creative Startups’ Southeastern Accelerator Program. Read the full press release here. Recent news articles: www.bizjournals.com – “Three Winston-Salem companies receive funding from Creative Startups accelerator” Want to learn more about Creative Startups Winston-Salem? Learn more here…. MORE

CCE Announces Creative Startups Winners

Embodied Labs, The Feeling Friends, and Muddy Creek Cafe and Music Hall were the top 3 finalists for the 2016 Winston Salem cohort! Read the full article here

HAPPY 5th BIRTHDAY, CCE!

May 2016 marked a milestone year for the Center for Creative Economy as we celebrated our 5th year in existence!  

CCE WELCOMES NEW TEAM MEMBER!

  On April 4th, the Center for Creative Economy officially bid farewell to Brittany Mashburn and welcomed Magalie Yacinthe into our creative family! Magalie serves as the newest Project Management Assistant alongside Executive Director, Margaret H. Collins. Magalie comes to the Center for Creative Economy with experience working with a Winston-Salem nonprofit, Delta Arts Center,… MORE

The Olio – Recap of Upstart Live!

        Upstart Live! took place Feb 5th-7th at Flywheel and featured The OLIO – a local hot glass blowing studio and nonprofit, led by Winston-Salem resident Rebeccah Byer. The concept developed by Flywheel founder Peter Marsh, is a collaborative approach of taking a startup from idea conception to market in just 48 hours…. MORE

UpStart Live!

UpStart Live! Feb. 5th – 7th, 2016 UpStart Live is an event like no other. It is collaborative approach to taking a startup through conception to market in just 48 hours. This event will focus on a creative industry, The Olio, Winston-Salem’s own glassblowing studio, and will create a sustainable revenue model for a new product line…. MORE

Local Creative Industries Inform the Tech Council

The Importance and Impact of Creative Enterprises in Forsyth County  Margaret Collins presented at the recent Tech Council Briefing hosted by the Winston-Salem Chamber on December 2nd. Collins provided an overview of the Creative Economy in NC and the Triad, sharing definitions, numbers and statistics. She sited Fast Company magazine’s June 2015 story, U.S. Creative… MORE

Creative Startups Accelerator

Creative Startups Accelerator While most accelerators focus on tech companies, Creative Startups is an accelerator built from the bottom up with creative entrepreneurs in mind. Creative Startups help artists and creative businesses overcome the challenges and ricks associated with a startup by providing a world-class intensive course in Creative Entrepreneurship built, in partnership, with leading… MORE