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Accelerating the startups creating the future.
GROWING
Creative Business BUILDING the
Creative Economy
STRENGTHENING
Entrepreneurs
INCREASING
Creative Jobs
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.
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 © 2019 Creative Startups
560
215 MILLION USD
RAISED BY
STARTUPS
OUR TRACK RECORD
$
45$ MILLION USD
IN NEW
REVENUES
NEW JOBS
CREATED BY
ALUMNI
© 2019 Creative Startups
ECOSYSTEM
5
GLOBAL NETWORK
5
The world’s fastest growing creative network.
6 © 2019 Creative Startups
WHY CREATIVE
ENTREPRENEURS?
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 © 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
RESILIENT ECONOMIES
-1 -0.5 0 0.5 1
GROWTH DURING
GREAT RECESSION
Creative
Economy
Other
Sectors
9 © 2019 Creative Startups
SENSE OF PLACE
Creative Entrepreneurs
Enhance the Unique
Qualities of Place!
10 © 2019 Creative Startups
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
© 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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
The first
accessible
in-depth
introduction
to the creative
entrepreneurs
shaping the 21st
century...
20 © 2019 Creative Startups
LEARN MORE!
21 © 2019 Creative Startups
CreativeStartups.org
GINNY STERPKA :Creative Placemaking Programs Manager
ginny@creativestartups.org
@createstartups
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Creative Communities and Economic Development (Ginny Sterpka)

  • 1. Accelerating the startups creating the future. GROWING Creative Business BUILDING the Creative Economy STRENGTHENING Entrepreneurs INCREASING Creative Jobs
  • 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. 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 © 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. © 2019 Creative Startups ECOSYSTEM 5 GLOBAL NETWORK 5 The world’s fastest growing creative network.
  • 6. 6 © 2019 Creative Startups WHY CREATIVE ENTREPRENEURS?
  • 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 © 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. RESILIENT ECONOMIES -1 -0.5 0 0.5 1 GROWTH DURING GREAT RECESSION Creative Economy Other Sectors 9 © 2019 Creative Startups
  • 10. SENSE OF PLACE Creative Entrepreneurs Enhance the Unique Qualities of Place! 10 © 2019 Creative Startups
  • 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. © 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. The first accessible in-depth introduction to the creative entrepreneurs shaping the 21st century... 20 © 2019 Creative Startups LEARN MORE!
  • 21. 21 © 2019 Creative Startups CreativeStartups.org GINNY STERPKA :Creative Placemaking Programs Manager ginny@creativestartups.org @createstartups