CCE actively supports creative entrepreneurs by hosting the
Creative Startups Accelerator
Application Open: May 1 – June 11
On-Boarding July 31 – August 4
Classes: August 7 – September 15
Deep Dive: September 24 – 29
The Center for Creative Economy hosts Creative Startups Accelerator and is the lead partner for Creative Startups across the Southeastern U.S.A. This intensive 8-week program virtual program is open to all startups regardless of location. The first 7 weeks startups will critically analyze their business model and be provided tools and training to combat tough situations. The final week all startups, mentors and investors will travel to Winston-Salem, NC to work together and network during the Deep Dive. This week ends with a pitch competition where the top three startups split a pool of $50,000.
New this year is an additional $25,000 in support and shared services for a creative business affiliated with the University of North Carolina School of the Arts. The creative enterprise must be accepted and fully participate in the Creative Startups Accelerator, and agree to operate in or relocate to Winston-Salem. This increased support is made possible through a continued partnership with the Thomas S. Kenan Institute for the Arts.
We have scheduled many information sessions to help with Q/A. Hope to see you at one of them soon!
|Wednesday May 3rd||7:30 AM||Register||Flywheel @ CDI, Winston-Salem NC|
|Wednesday May 10th||2:00 PM||Register||UNCW Center for Innovation & Entrepreneurship, Wilmington NC|
|Wednesday May 10th||5:00 PM||Register||Online|
|Thursday May 11th||11:00 AM||Register||HQ Raleigh, NC|
|Wednesday May 17th||5:30 PM||Register||Creative Community Lab, Winston Salem NC|
|Friday May 19th||10:30 AM||Register||The Refinery Creator Space, Asheville NC|
|Wednesday May 24th||5:30 PM||Register||Hygge Coworking, Charlotte NC|
|Thursday May 25th||6:00 PM||Register||UNC School of the Arts, Winston-Salem NC|
|Tuesday, May 30th||2:00 PM||Register||Online|
|Wednesday, May 31st||5:00 PM||Register||Co//ab, Greensboro NC|
|Thursday, June 1st||6:30 PM||Register||Imurj, Raleigh NC|
|Monday June 5th||5:00 PM||Register||Online|