Swerve, the cool new hub connecting creative enterprises for networking, collaboration and learning new skills launched on November 5th!    Check out this video to learn more!

Fifty creative individuals joined the Center for Creative Economy to participate in the launch of Swerve. Each joined in conversations around the challenges they are facing with their business, and what they need to solve them.

Swerve seeks to retain, attract and grow our creative businesses and impact the local economy. “Creative entrepreneurs live locally, hire locally and jobs their businesses create are not easily shipped overseas. Swerve is here to support the success of the Triad’s creative economic engine,” said CCE Director, Margaret Collins.

Swerve will develop a member base, host monthly meetings, and provide specialized programming to help individuals, startups, mid-level, and mature creative businesses thrive. “The meetups will provide forums for members to discuss the presentations together, and explore how to apply the information to their business,” said Collins. See our events lined up for the year.  Topics include moving your idea into a product or service, marketing a creative product or service, pitching and funding a creative business, mentorship partnering, and much more. An online creative directory, and helpful articles will also be shared through the Swerve blog, website, and social media channels.

Swerve is sponsored in-part by The Winston-Salem Foundation, NC Arts Council, and Technicon Design. Community strategic partners include Flywheel, Technicon Design, Arts Council of Winston-Salem, Kenan Institute for the Arts, Forsyth Tech Small Business Center, Center for Design Innovation, and Wildfire.

Participants at Nov 5 Swerve launch

Participants at Nov 5 Swerve launch

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