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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

Center For Creative Economy receives $25,000 grant!

The Center for Creative Economy is one of five nonprofits to receive a $25,000 grant from The Ovation Foundation, an arm of Ovation TV. The grant is part of Ovation’s 2017 Creative Economic Innovation Grant Awards program, which focuses on nonprofits that work with artists and enterprises in creative industries through partnerships and fiscal support. READ… MORE

Meet Our New Marketing Manager: Andrew Hewitt

Andrew is a designer, musician, and entrepreneur. In 2014, Andrew was offered a promotion as a District Sales Manager with his previous employer. The promotion would include relocating from New Jersey to Winston-Salem, NC. Even though he enjoyed his new position, he wasn’t truly doing what he felt he was meant to do. Andrew has… MORE

Triad Business Journal names Margaret Collins, of CCE, Triad Power Player

Founding Executive Director for Center for Creative Economy, Margaret Collins, is named Triad Business Journal’s 2017 Power Player! “These are the individuals who have taken the baton, if you will, to champion truly catalytic efforts, to put their reputations and dollars at risk and to execute plans that move game-changing projects — and our region… MORE