Winston-Salem

WINSTON-SALEM
CITY OF ARTS AND INNOVATION
 


 

2016 Winston-Salem Impact

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2017 Dates

Application Open

May 1 - June 11

Classes

August 7 - September 15; On-Boarding July 31 - August 4

Deep Dive

September 24 - 30

For more information about information sessions and application process please fill out this short inquiry form so we can stay in touch.

Why Winston-Salem

Known as the City of Arts and Innovation, Winston-Salem has a spirit and personality that welcomes creativity. It is the home of the nation’s first Arts Council and UNC School of the Arts, the first state supported conservatory.  In addition Winston-Salem is home to Wake Forest Innovation Quarter, Flywheel coworking space, and the Kenan Institute for the Arts. All are part of a rapidly developing entrepreneurial ecosystem that is welcoming to creative companies.

The fastest way to learn is from others who have been in your shoes. Join us for a world-class program in entrepreneurship for creative entrepreneurs. You will connect with successful business leaders who are passionate about mentoring and can help access angel and venture capital investors. In this competitive 10-week program:

  • Learn to create a scalable business model and how to sell it to investors
  • Work 1-on- 1 with global visionary creative thinkers and entrepreneurs
  • Generate exposure for your company
  • Pitch your idea to potential investors
  • Compete for $50,000 toward investment in your business

The Center for Creative Economy (CCE) hosts Creative Startups Accelerator and is the lead partner for Creative Startups across the Southeastern U.S.  CCE is located in Winston-Salem and is the home of Swerve, a new hub for the creative community. CCE and has city-wide partnerships dedicated to developing creative enterprises and successful entrepreneurs. The Kenan Institute for the Arts, and the Arts Council of Winston-Salem are major partners and sponsors for the Creative Startups Winston Salem accelerator. 

Meet the 2016 Winston-Salem Cohort

 


 

MEET THE WINSTON-SALEM TEAM

CCE serves as a catalyst for innovation and an advocate for creative industries and entrepreneurs, promoting connectivity and growth. The center brings people, ideas, and resources together to benefit a burgeoning creative sector in NC. In addition to Creative Startups, its programs include Swerve, the new hub for creative enterprises in North Carolina's Piedmont Triad. 

For more information, visit www.Centerforcreativeeconomy.com

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