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Find Direction and Speed with Velocity, the accelerator for creative entrepreneurs. Now is the perfect time to get serious about developing your business skills. Up to 10 teams will participate in the 2021 Accelerator developed and hosted by the Center for Creative Economy in Winston-Salem, NC. Velocity is cohort based, and mentor focused.

WHY VELOCITY
- Designed specifically for creative companies
- Customized one-on-one mentoring & peer group collaboration
- 10 weeks of online/in-person business skill development

THE DATES
- Application Open: April 5 - June 6, 2021
- Online Onboarding Week: Week of July 27 -30
- Kick-Off Weekend: August 6 - 8
- Curriculum: August 3 - September 23 (Sessions on Tuesdays and Thursdays)
- Velocity Week: September 26 - October 1 with cohort, mentors, and investors

THE MONEY
- $995 fee per person (Scholarships available to BIPOC and Female founders)
- $50K in seed-stage funding split between three founders based on final presentations.
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Find Direction and Speed with Velocity, the accelerator for creative entrepreneurs. Now is the perfect time to get serious about developing your business skills. Up to 10 teams will participate in the 2021 Accelerator developed and hosted by the Center for Creative Economy in Winston-Salem, NC. Velocity is cohort based, and mentor focused.

WHY VELOCITY
- Designed specifically for creative companies
- Customized one-on-one mentoring & peer group collaboration
- 10 weeks of online/in-person business skill development

THE DATES
- Application Open: April 5 - June 6, 2021
- Online Onboarding Week: Week of July 27 -30
- Kick-Off Weekend: August 6 - 8
- Curriculum: August 3 - September 23 (Sessions on Tuesdays and Thursdays)
- Velocity Week: September 26 - October 1 with cohort, mentors, and investors

THE MONEY
- $995 fee per person (Scholarships available to BIPOC and Female founders)
- $50K in seed-stage funding split between three founders based on final presentations.
Funding is equity-free, 0% interest loans.
- There is no fee to apply.

THE PROGRAM
- Refine your creative business model
- Understand and analyze your market and industry
- Deepen your customer discovery and understand the benefits your business provides
- Develop and prepare your financials
- Define your target customer, and construct plans for marketing and launch
- Develop a pitch for seed-stage funding and more

THE BEST APPLICANTS FOR VELOCITY
- Creative teams that are ready to grow their business
- Inception stage entrepreneurs, and companies building traction in the market
- Creative businesses that solve a problem or create a unique user experience
- Companies looking to reboot

***In person gatherings will be dependent on the current COVID-19 policies. CCE follows the State of NC and CDC guidelines. Residential components of the program will be adjusted to online delivery as needed.

For more details, visit velocity.ccetriad.com or email Destinee Charles at destinee@ccetriad.com.
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Destinee Charles
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Destinee Charles Program Coordinator Program Coordinator | Center for Creative Economy
Margaret Collins
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Margaret Collins Founding Exec. Dir. I love helping creatives entrepreneurs build their businesses!