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Creative Startups Winston-Salem is now accepting applications for the Fall 2018 cohort.
The Center for Creative Economy (www.CenterforCreativeEconomy.com/create) is the lead partner for Creative Startups across the Southeast USA and hosts an annual Accelerator designed by and for creative entrepreneurs. If you are determined to grow your creative company CCE and Creative Startups will work to deliver knowledge, networks, mentors, and investors to accelerate your startup success!

THE DATES
Application Open: April 3 - June 10, 2018
On-Boarding: week of July 31
Virtual Classes: August 6 - September 14
In-Person Deep Dive: September 23 - 28

THE PROGRAM
- Rigorous program powered by Creative Startups (www.creativestartups.org)
- Local & global network of mentors
- 6 week virtual engaging course
- Weekly mentor sessions
- Peer group collaboration
- 1 week in-person Deep Dive in Winston-Salem, NC with cohort, mentors, and investors

THE MONEY
There is no fee to apply.
If chosen, the par...
Creative Startups Winston-Salem is now accepting applications for the Fall 2018 cohort.
The Center for Creative Economy (www.CenterforCreativeEconomy.com/create) is the lead partner for Creative Startups across the Southeast USA and hosts an annual Accelerator designed by and for creative entrepreneurs. If you are determined to grow your creative company CCE and Creative Startups will work to deliver knowledge, networks, mentors, and investors to accelerate your startup success!

THE DATES
Application Open: April 3 - June 10, 2018
On-Boarding: week of July 31
Virtual Classes: August 6 - September 14
In-Person Deep Dive: September 23 - 28

THE PROGRAM
- Rigorous program powered by Creative Startups (www.creativestartups.org)
- Local & global network of mentors
- 6 week virtual engaging course
- Weekly mentor sessions
- Peer group collaboration
- 1 week in-person Deep Dive in Winston-Salem, NC with cohort, mentors, and investors

THE MONEY
There is no fee to apply.
If chosen, the participation fee is $895 per person. This covers the online curriculum, supplies, access to mentors and investors, hotel and food during the Winston Salem Deep Dive. All you have to do is book your own travel.

$50,000 in seed stage funding is split among the top three startups based on the final week's pitches. The funding is awarded as no interest loans, all equity free.

Also available in 2018 is an additional $10,000 in support and shared services for a creative business affiliated with the University of North Carolina School of the Arts.
The selected recipient must fully participate in the Accelerator, as well as agree to operate in or relocate to Winston-Salem. This funding is a grant with final reporting required. It is not a loan.

WHO SHOULD APPLY?
A creative company located ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD that is ready to scale their business and reach goals quickly.
We look for companies beyond the idea stage that have some customer development and have already or are gearing up to launch. We are one of the few Accelerators that caters exclusively to the creative industries and select teams that continue our mission of growing the creative economy.

INFO SESSIONS
Visit www.CenterforCreativeEconomy.com/CREATE to find one near you.

MORE INFO
We know you may want more details if this is right for you. Visit www.creativestartups.org/locations/ws for extra information.
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Alice Loy, PhD
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Alice Loy, PhD Love creatives and startups. Working with entrepreneurs since 1995.
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