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PRESS RELEASE: CREATIVE USES OF TECHNOLOGY HELP STARTUPS WIN VELOCITY ACCELERATOR

  Winston Salem, NC – December 9, 2019 – Three startups have earned the top seed-stage investment awards for creative uses of technology in the Center for Creative Economy’s Velocity Creative Accelerator. In the organization’s fourth annual education and seed funding program, ten creative entrepreneurs completed a 9-week entrepreneur education program that refined their business… MORE

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

Press Release: DISCOVER THE NEXT BIG THING IN CREATIVE ENTREPRENEURSHIP

Ten finalists in “Velocity,” the fourth annual education and seed funding accelerator for creative entrepreneurs, will present their innovative business concepts during DEMO NIGHT.  Velocity is presented by the Center for Creative Economy (CCE) in Winston-Salem, NC. During DEMO NIGHT the 10 companies will showcase their initiatives to media, funding prospects and businesses. The 10… 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

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

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

Center for Creative Economy awarded Parsec Prize

  May 3, 2018 Asheville, N.C. Parsec Financial, an independent fee-only wealth management firm, announced today it has awarded The Center for Creative Economy (CCE) a Parsec Prize for 2018. The CCE will receive $20,000 to connect and promote the creative industries in the Piedmont Triad. Founded in 2011, the CCE serves as an advocate… MORE