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


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


  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

Blog November 12

November 12, 2015 Swerve, the cool new hub connecting creative enterprises for networking, collaboration and learning new skills launched on November 5th! Check out this video to learn more! Fifty creative individuals joined the Center for Creative Economy to participate in the launch of Swerve. Each joined in conversations around the challenges they are facing… MORE