News & Stories about the Creative Economy

UpStart Live!

UpStart Live! Feb. 5th – 7th, 2016 UpStart Live is an event like no other. It is collaborative approach to taking a startup through conception to market in just 48 hours. This event will focus on a creative industry, The Olio, Winston-Salem’s own glassblowing studio, and will create a sustainable revenue model […]

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Creative Economy Online Course

CCE’s colleague in the National Creative Economy Coalition, Christine Harris, will offer a unique online class in the Creative Economy through the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. It will be available for credit and non-credit.  Creative Economy is one of UMass Art Extension Service’s most unique arts management courses. AES recently spoke […]

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SWERVE’s December 3rd Final Launch Event

Center for Creative Economy wrapped up its three-event launch of SWERVE, the new hub for creative individuals and businesses in the Triad. The room was alive and inspired after hearing Kyle Webster, internationally-award winning illustrator, talk about his journey to success. Kyle began the presentation advising how to position your […]

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Local Creative Industries Inform the Tech Council

The Importance and Impact of Creative Enterprises in Forsyth County  Margaret Collins presented at the recent Tech Council Briefing hosted by the Winston-Salem Chamber on December 2nd. Collins provided an overview of the Creative Economy in NC and the Triad, sharing definitions, numbers and statistics. She sited Fast Company magazine’s […]

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Swerve featured in WSJ & TBJ!

CCE was recently featured in the Winston-Salem Journal, as well as the Triad Business Journal! Both articles go into detail about Swerve, a new hub for creative businesses in the Triad. “Creative entrepreneurs live locally, hire locally and jobs their businesses create are not easily shipped overseas,” said Margaret Collins, […]

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Creative Startups Accelerator

Creative Startups Accelerator While most accelerators focus on tech companies, Creative Startups is an accelerator built from the bottom up with creative entrepreneurs in mind. Creative Startups help artists and creative businesses overcome the challenges and ricks associated with a startup by providing a world-class intensive course in Creative Entrepreneurship […]

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The 2nd SWERVE Launch was a Success!

CCE held the second Swerve launch event on Nov. 19th, with over 40 people attending.  The word is getting out as over 50% were new attendees! Lizzy Hazeltine of The Startup Factory, and Peter Marsh of Flywheel presented on “How to Develop Your Idea into a Product or Service”.  The attendees […]

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Blog November 12

November 12, 2015 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 […]

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Triad Design Leadershop returns Sept. 30 – Oct. 1

CCE to host Triad Design Leadershop Sep 30-Oct 1 with Intuit’s Innovation Catalyst Leader, Wendy Castleman Center for Creative Economy will be host Triad Design Leadershop September 30 – October 1 at the new Center for Design Innovation, 450 Design Ave. in Winston-Salem. The distinguished guest Keynote is Wendy Castleman, […]

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