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Creative Communities and Economic Development (Ginny Sterpka)

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Presentation delivered at the 2019 SWREDA Conference, December 4-6, 2019

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Creative Communities and Economic Development (Ginny Sterpka)

  1. 1. Accelerating the startups creating the future. GROWING Creative Business BUILDING the Creative Economy STRENGTHENING Entrepreneurs INCREASING Creative Jobs
  2. 2. 2 © 2019 Creative Startups Ecosystem and venture leaders around the world utilize Creative Startups’ proven programs to develop regional excellence in the creative tech and innovation economy. Creative Startups is the only global accelerator for creative entrepreneurs. We provide guidance and opportunity for founders revolutionizing the creative tech and storytelling, entertainment and design, food and food tech sectors. Our accelerators operate on four continents. ON A MISSION YOU’RE A PIONEER, ACCELERATING THE CREATIVE ECONOMY. We’re the team that supports your success.
  3. 3. The creative economy is a global economic wave. We help you catch it. In partnership with your innovation organization, we apply our singular ability to identify creative founders driven to build a profitable company while retaining uncompromising commitment to their creative vision. 219 CREATIVE COMPANIES SERVED 72% FOUNDED BY WOMEN AND/OR PEOPLE OF COLOR OUR TRACK RECORD 3 © 2019 Creative Startups
  4. 4. 4 © 2019 Creative Startups 560 215 MILLION USD RAISED BY STARTUPS OUR TRACK RECORD $ 45$ MILLION USD IN NEW REVENUES NEW JOBS CREATED BY ALUMNI
  5. 5. © 2019 Creative Startups ECOSYSTEM 5 GLOBAL NETWORK 5 The world’s fastest growing creative network.
  6. 6. 6 © 2019 Creative Startups WHY CREATIVE ENTREPRENEURS?
  7. 7. 7 © 2019 Creative Startups TACKLE SOCIAL & CIVIC CHALLENGES QUALITY JOBS RESILIENT ECONOMIES INNOVATIVE INVESTMENT DIVERSE TALENT LOCAL TO GLOBAL ECONOMIES YOUTH ENGAGEMENT SENSE OF PLACE
  8. 8. 8 © 2019 Creative Startups Lighting Designers Media Technologists Museum Technologists Photographers Projection Mapping Artists Sculptors Sound Designers Theatre Technicians Virtual Reality Technologists Visualization Experts Web Designers Writers and Publishers 3-d Modelers 3-d Print Specialists Animators Architects Art Directors Branding Specialists Creative Directors Fashion Designers Filmmakers Game Developers Graphic Designers Industrial Designers Invest in the startups building tomorrow’s high wage jobs. 12%jobgrowthby2022* THE FUTURE IS CREATIVE *US Department of Labor
  9. 9. RESILIENT ECONOMIES -1 -0.5 0 0.5 1 GROWTH DURING GREAT RECESSION Creative Economy Other Sectors 9 © 2019 Creative Startups
  10. 10. SENSE OF PLACE Creative Entrepreneurs Enhance the Unique Qualities of Place! 10 © 2019 Creative Startups
  11. 11. Our approach, proven effective with 200 creative companies. • 3 year committment to region • Build investor/mentor network • Engage higher education • Attract the best startup talent • Connect startups to global market channels • Faculty teach at Stanford, Babson College, and Stockholm School of Economics • Curriculum is for creatives • Rigorous and comprehensive modules built on direct-action learning • Largest network of investors and market leaders dedicated to creative economy • Accelerator startups and leaders access 100+ mentors around the world 11 © 2019 Creative Startups INTEGRATED APPROACH EFFECTIVE PROGRAMS GLOBAL NETWORKECOSYSTEM BUILDING
  12. 12. © 2019 Creative Startups ECOSYSTEM 12 PROVEN PROGRAMS LABS: PRE-ACCELERATOR Increasing business startups in creative sectors. Four-week “startup bootcamp” for idea-stage & pre- revenue startups. Delivered in- person and online. ACCELERATOR Identifying and scaling the next creative unicorns. Rigorous 10-week intensive providing startups knowledge, networks & confidence to scale their companies. LIBRARIES AS LAUNCHPADS Expanding access to startup resources. We work to develop a network of rural and urban libraries becoming economic resources for creative entrepreneurs. WORKSHOPS To accommodate businesses at any level. Delivered in-person or online.
  13. 13. Accelerating growth ready startups ACCELERATOR ACCELERATOR 13 © 2019 Creative Startups • Founded: 2014 • Designed for growth ready startups • Increases a city/region’s global visibility in the creative economy
  14. 14. ACCELERATOR 14 © 2019 Creative Startups PROFILES. . . of New Mexico alumni ETKIE Social Enterprise/Design EMPLOYEES 10 NATIVE ARTISTS FULL TIME NATIVE REALITIES Indigenous Pop Media THE 1ST COMICON FOR INDIGENOUS PEOPLE MEOW WOLF Entertainment RAISED $180MILLION SITES IN DENVER, LAS VEGAS, DC
  15. 15. ACCELERATOR 15 © 2019 Creative Startups PROFILES. . . of MENA alumni @createstartups #creativestartups CREATIVE STARTUPS WAS LIGHTER FLUID FOR EILA! We could have lit the fire on our own, but boy it would have been a long and painful road without the program. CREATIVESTARTUPS.ORG “ ” - Samer Tarazi, Founder Eila, Creative Startups Alum @eila.io EILA.IO VIAVII AI travel itinerary planner STARTED IN JORDAN AND MENA NOW IN THE E.U. EILA AI sales chatbot INTEGRATES W/ FACEBOOK & INSTAGRAM MESSSAGING ORGANIC PRESS JUICE UEA’s first certified organic company $800K USD ANNUAL SALES
  16. 16. LABS:PRE-ACCELERATOR 16 © 2019 Creative Startups Recognizing and serving a need for early stage entreprenuers LABS Pre-Accelerator • Founded: 2017 • Designed for early and pre- revenue stage startups/ideas • Builds a city/region’s local creative entrepreneurship ecosystem
  17. 17. LABS:PRE-ACCELERATOR 17 © 2019 Creative Startups PROFILE . . . of a New Mexico LABS alumni KATELYN HILBURN Madre Foods FOOD & HEALTH ROBERT HOBERG Zocaloca LOCAL PRODUCT DISTRIBUTION LISA MAYNES & PANAIOTIS PanMuse MUSIC
  18. 18. LIBRARIESASLAUNCHPADS 18 © 2019 Creative Startups Increasing access to entrepreneurship education LIBRARIES as LAUNCHPADS • Founded: 2018 • Designed for early stage startups/ideas and small businesses • Builds capacity in local communities to serve creative entrepreneurs
  19. 19. LIBRARIESASLAUNCHPADS 19 © 2019 Creative Startups PROFILES. . . of New Mexico alum LIZ BRINDLEY Prints & Plants VISUAL ART & HEALTH EDUCATION CHRIS GCHACHU Emerald Arrow Arts HANDMADE ARTISAN GOODS ERICK & JEN FOXX BumbleBee Pet Co. LIFESTYLE PRODUCT ANDREA ALVAREZ La Riena Hatch Chile FOOD & AGRICULTURE
  20. 20. The first accessible in-depth introduction to the creative entrepreneurs shaping the 21st century... 20 © 2019 Creative Startups LEARN MORE!
  21. 21. 21 © 2019 Creative Startups CreativeStartups.org GINNY STERPKA :Creative Placemaking Programs Manager ginny@creativestartups.org @createstartups

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