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Three Creative Companies Win Top Prizes from the Velocity Creative Accelerator

Three startups have earned the top seed-stage investment awards in the Center for Creative Economy’s Velocity Creative Accelerator. In the organization’s fifth annual education and seed funding program, ten creative entrepreneurs completed a 9-week entrepreneur education program that refined their business plans and pitches to investors to be one of […]

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2020. velocity demo day

10 finalists of the Velocity Creative Accelerator will be presenting their innovative businesses during this year’s virtual Demo Day on Thursday, October 1. This is the fifth creative accelerator hosted by the Center for Creative Economy (CCE) in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.  The 10 creative companies have been participating in a […]

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Announcing 10 Finalists for Velocity Creative Accelerator

2020 Velocity Creative Accelerator

Winston-Salem, NC (August 11, 2020) – The Center for Creative Economy has selected 10 creative entrepreneurs to participate in the organization’s fifth creative accelerator. Velocity is an intensive high impact program that helps creative entrepreneurs discover their target customers, develop business models, and develop a go-to-market strategy. Top startups in […]

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2020 Kinetic Boot Camp Wrap Up

On February 29, CCE welcomed our first cohort of the Kinetic Boot Camp for a full-day, action-packed Kick-Off event. CCE selected nine creatives with ideas for unique businesses, who then completed a four-week hands-on learning experience to turn their idea into a business. Kinetic helps creatives determine their business’ unique […]

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Velocity’s Top Winner Interviewed by Furniture Today

Furniture Today’s Associate Editor, Anne Flynn Ear interviewed Preet Singh, Founder of Live Furnish. Preet is a member of the 2019 cohort of CCE’s Velocity Creative Accelerator. Live Furnish has reinvented how home furnishings and textile companies bring their products to life in photographs. Preet founded his company in New […]

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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 […]

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Velocity: A New Creative Accelerator

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, participants complete a 9-week virtual program, now […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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