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If you are a creative entrepreneur building a startup in a creative or cultural sector, such as fashion, education, music, film, design, apps, cuisine, architecture, publishing, craft, performance, you are leading the innovation economy. The Creative-Startups (CS) accelerator is designed specifically for Creatives like you. Your creativity, artistic talent, and use of innovative technologies are essential to your success. Entrepreneurs whose startup concept marries music, film, or design, or other creative work with innovation and technology needs this information on mentoring, seed funding and other benefits available through Creative Start-Ups.

Programs like Accelerators are gaining popularity across the globe, but nearly all serve the tech industry. Creative-Startups is unique in that teaching and mentoring come entirely from successful entrepreneurs whose core skills are for the creative industries, which encompass design, games, software, film, music, publishing, performance arts, visual arts, new media, video, museums and education technology. Mentors include musicians, filmmakers, designers, branding experts, and investors who invest in creative businesses. Combined, Creative-Startups Mentors have raised over $360 million for new ventures.
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You donít have to do this alone, there is help available and we will discuss how working with Creative Start-Ups can be the most valuable resource and use of your time.
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A Sharpe Outlook: Creative Start-Ups

Startup accelerators are popping up around the globe. Yet, Creative-Startups is the first accelerator whose sole purpose is the success of creative + cultural entrepreneurs. Startups we have mentored have gone on to win Emmy awards, finish top in Project Runway, be named to national lists of "Who to Watch" in arts and culture, and received growth investment. We will learn more from Alice Loy, the co-founder of GCCE, the company that has developed Creative-Startups.
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Alice Loy, PhD
Alice is the Co-founder of GCCE and currently serves as Director of Programs. Her driving passion is applying creative entrepreneurship to social and cultural challenges and opportunities. Alice believes an entrepreneurial spirit exists in all communities and can be leveraged to address poverty, injustice, and to cultivate self-determination. Alice has lived and worked in Europe, Mexico, Central America, and Native America, researching cultural industry development and enterprise creation. Through mentoring and tapping into her vast and diverse network, Alice creates value for creative entrepreneurs entering new markets and scaling their ventures. She has designed and taught university level courses ranging from Social Entrepreneurship to Environmental Ethics. Alice holds a PhD in Strategic Communication and Entrepreneurship and an MBA. Combining sophisticated analytical tools and research to program development, Alice has led the creation of award-winning programs in social entrepreneurship, digital inclusion, and cultural entrepreneurship.

Global Center for Cultural Entrepreneurship