Creative Startups Accelerator

 

The leading startup accelerator for creative entrepreneurs in the Southeast


All teams participate in an eight-week intensive business development program developed by former Stanford University entrepreneurship faculty and customized for creatives.  The course ends in a five-day “Deep Dive” in Winston-Salem where teams work one-on-one with visionary mentors, and creative leaders.

Awards include  $50,000  in seed stage investment split between three finalists. New for 2017 is an additional $25,000 in support and shared services for a creative businesses affiliated with the University of North Carolina School of the Arts.  The UNCSA-affiliated creative enterprise must complete 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.

Register for Demo Night on 9/26

THE TEAMS:

FireLux

Wilmington, NC
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A tribe of filmmakers with the perfect alchemy to build beautiful productions, and passionately communicate stories.

Dance Adventures

Creative Experiences
Cambridge, MA
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An adventure travel company specializing in epic international dance tours that dive into local cultures.


Denizens
Plush

Toys & Games
Winston-Salem, NC
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An independent hand-manufacturer of weird, designer plush toys.


Do Good
Artist

Art & Design
San Juan, Puerto Rico
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A social enterprise that develops innovative partnerships between the arts and other industries.



Jenni Earle

Design
Winston-Salem, NC
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A design house specializing in hand-dyed bandanas inspired by tradition, southern culture, and courage.


Kidobit

Toys & Games
Wilmington, NC
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An educational game company whose first product teaches kids ages 5+ the basics of coding.


MEDwig Inc.

Design
Winston-Salem, NC
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A high quality, custom, medical wig making company for people experiencing hair loss due to a medical treatment.


Oh My Goodness

Health & Beauty
Winston-Salem, NC
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A boutique offering customized natural and holistic products and services to enhance health and overall wellbeing.


 Sincerely Cosmetics

Health & Beauty
Los Angeles, California
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A vegan non-toxic cosmetic company that gives a portion of sales to arts education for inner-city youth.


The Dream
School

Digital Media
Winston-Salem, NC
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An afterschool and summer camp provider that utilizes podcasting, digital video and coding to enhance student’s basic learning skills.


In the news:


The Business Journals – “Six Triad companies to participate in Creative Startups accelerator”

 

 

 

 


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