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New CCE Member Alert: Nakila Evans

Nakila Evans is serving as our 2019 Fall intern. Nakila is a senior at Salem College. She double majors in Business Administration with a concentration in Entrepreneurship and Sociology. She one day aspires to own a non- for- profit organization that helps foster children in the transition to adulthood. She currently participates in many organizations… MORE

Velocity Cohort Feature: Beryl Young + Momtography

Beryl Young helps moms use photography as a tool to reignite their creative spark and build greater confidence while raising kids.  Beryl understands the stress and overwhelming nature of the role and has developed Momtography, a creative business solution to help moms capture the joys in life without adding stress. Beryl is part of the… MORE

Velocity Cohort Feature: 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 Accelerator… MORE

New CCE Team Member Alert: Destinee Charles

We are extremely thrilled to have Destinee Charles join us as an intern this summer! Here’s a hello from Destinee: My name is Destinee Charles and I am from Lincolnton, North Carolina. I am senior at UNC Greensboro double majoring in Music and Arts Administration and minoring in Entrepreneurship. Although I am still trying to… MORE

Velocity: A New Creative Accelerator

CENTER FOR CREATIVE ECONOMY OPENS APPLICATIONS FOR 4th ANNUAL CREATIVE ENTREPRENEUR PROGRAM 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,… MORE

CCE New Team Members Alert | Meet Joanna Haboon and Liz Simmons

We are all extremely thrilled to have two interns at CCE this spring! Both are driven young women that have contributed to many different tasks in CCE. Whether it is researching new ideas or prepping for our events they are always willing to lend a helping hand. Additionally, their passion for the visual arts is… MORE

Welcome 2019 | Meet the CCE Team

Happy New Year! The Center for Creative Economy is looking forward to another great year in 2019. For those who have attended some of our most recent events, you may have noticed some very exciting changes to our organization. In the past six months, we’ve introduced two new team members to the CCE family! We… MORE

Center for Creative Economy Announced as Grantee of the 2018 NC IDEA ECOSYSTEM Grant

“NC IDEA, a private foundation committed to supporting entrepreneurial ambition and economic advancement in North Carolina, announced today that the organization is awarding thirteen grants, totaling over $1.5 million to organizations throughout the state that support the Foundation’s vision to empower North Carolinians to achieve their entrepreneurial potential. “Today’s announcement is the Foundation’s largest single… MORE

Three Creative Startups Are Winners of $50,000 From The Center For Creative Economy

 The 2018 Creative Startups Winston-Salem Winners Margot and Trevor Toppen of Edumotion, Wendy Hickey of ArtPop Street Gallery, and Kevin Clark of Point Motion   “During the past two months, ten creative enterprises completed an 8-week business educational program and came to Winston-Salem, NC, to compete for a split of $50,000 in seed stage investment… MORE

The One Relationship Every Entrepreneur Needs

Center for creative community mentorship

  For most entrepreneurs, the hardest part about running a business isn’t starting it, but keeping it going. Entrepreneurship is a social career path, but it can also be lonely when working by yourself or with just a few others. As a result, the initial rush of starting a business can fade, and is replaced… MORE