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  • 08-Sep-2017

Building the Creative Economy


The mission of Creative Startups is "Accelerating Entrepreneurs, Building the Creative Economy". We deliver best-in-class startup acceleration programs including: Creative Startups Accelerator, LABS: A Pre-Accelerator, By Design Workshops, and Community Programs.

Creative Startups Accelerator is suited to startups scaling globally. Our 8 week online course and global mentor community have helped our alumni raise $11million in investment and reach $12million in sales. We license the Accelerator program in Europe, and across the USA.

A pre-accelerator program, Creative Startups LABS is designed to move startups from idea-stage, past prototype, and into the market. LABS help nascent startups prepare for growth - and to be prepared for a full-time accelerator. We also have our LABS in Malaysia.

Workshops are designed with your specific goals in mind and include interactive and hands-on activities leading to measurable increases in participants’ knowledge, skills, networks, and self-confidence. Our Clients include:

1) Economic development agencies

2) International NGO's

3) Universities and colleges

4) Federal and state government agencies



Additional Questions

Who is your customer?

Creative Startups equips regional entrepreneurship ecosystem leaders to implement a world class startup accelerator designed for creative entrepreneurs. We license our accelerator program to venture capital firms, city and provincial governments, co-working facilities, and NGO's. The Creative Startups Accelerator is for creative entrepreneurs building creative tech growth companies.

What problem does this idea/product solve or what market need does it serve?

Despite extraordinary growth globally, the Creative Economy remains underserved as an entrepreneurial and economic engine. Creative Startups is the leading accelerator for the creative industries. Founded in the USA, the accelerator is hosted in Asia, Europe, the Middle East, and 3 USA locations.

What attributes will make this idea/product successful? Why do you believe that those features will create success?

The Creative Startups approach to educating, mentoring, and supporting creative founders has proven effective: our 66 alumni companies have raised $11million in venture funding, generated $12million in new revenues, and created over 200 jobs in under 3 years.

Explain how you (your team) will execute to make this idea/product successful? What gives you (your team) an advantage over others already in the market or new to this market?

The Creative Startups team includes educators, operations experts, designers, and over 100 global mentors. Together we provide licensees a robust and effective solution for launching creative companies into growth markets.