Accelerating the success of creative entrepreneurs

Inmerssion demonstrates the Oculus headset at the Creative Startups Accelerator Demo Day

Ivan Gris and the Inmerssion team tackle the challenge of innovation in an evolving world at the same time that the fledgling company is hoping to develop relationships with other players and potential applications.

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The Right Margin team at the 2015 Deep Dive

What is it really like to go through the Creative Startups accelerator? Christine Lee from TheRightMargin shares her experience as one of the 2015 cohorts. 

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Sequoia Brown of FAR Botanicals speaking at Creative Startups Demo Day 2015

There’s almost nothing more difficult than starting your own company. Add to that dealing with expectations linked to gender, race, and socioeconomic class, and it can feel like an impossible task. But for female entrepreneurs, the world is finally moving faster in some areas, and it’s happening largely because investors and support organizations are paying attention in the micro to get macro effects

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Marga Virtual Reality Goggles - courtesy of Jaunt VR

Legs dangling from a swivel chair, head strapped into virtual reality goggles, and the tips of his toes barely grazing the ground, a seven-year-old boy waved excitedly to his favorite football players, naming each and shouting out their stats as they passed by.

As the boy watched, his parents looked on with excitement and delight in his reaction. When the three of them finished the demo, I overheard the boy asking mom and dad how he could get one of those headsets so he could watch the clip again, and the parents discussing how excited they were for virtual reality to become a real part of our everyday lives.

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Women-owned businesses have been the fastest growing segment in the American economy over the past two decades, adding more than a half a million jobs. By 2013, there were roughly 8.6 million women-owned businesses and that number continues to climb.

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Something about the old sprinkler pipe, the way its black metal has corroded and blossomed in bright patches of rust, puts a smile on Matt King's face.

The 31-year-old artist thinks it will look great in his latest creation, a room he has transformed into a ghost town with scrap lumber and construction detritus. His portable bandsaw growls to life as he begins cutting.

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