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Welcome to CCE

The Center for Creative Entrepreneurship supports entrepreneurship in the creative industries through ongoing hands-on training, mentorship, networking events, industry sector specific boot camps and accelerators, and archived content for both artists and creative entrepreneurs. CCE also maintains a focus on equity, ensuring its programs engage communities of color and other historically marginalized spaces for creative entrepreneurs.

Upcoming Events

11. 04. 2021

This workshop will help founders understand various factors to consider when deciding what type of entity to form. About this event: The purpose of this workshop will be to help founders understand various factors to consider when deciding what type of entity to form. We will focus on corporations and limited liability companies and explore some of the advantages and disadvantages of each.   REGISTER HERE

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09. 30. 2021

This workshop will explore trademark law and help founders protect their brand's trademark rights. About this event: The purpose of the workshop will be to explore trademark law and help founders both analyze the risks of potential trademark infringement suits by third parties as well as how to best protect the company's own trademark rights in its brand names. We will discuss how to conduct a preliminary trademark search to identify other companies’ existing trademark rights in a proposed mark. […]

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09. 30. 2021

New York Times bestselling author Cal Newport is coming to LIFT Labs for a virtual fireside chat with Comcast’s Chief Technology Officer, Matt Zelesko. You don’t want to miss this insightful discussion about themes in Newport’s new book, “A World Without Email,” touching on the future of technology and how it will help us achieve a more intentional and productive work life. Save a virtual seat for this exclusive event! REGISTER HERE Cal Newport Author, Georgetown Professor Cal Newport is an associate professor of […]

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09. 24. 2021

Join us for a conversation with Kate Yoo McCrery, Director of Programs at digitalundivided, and Antonia Dean, Director of Pipeline Diversity, Comcast NBCUniversal as they discuss the benefits of founder focused programs designed explicitly for startups at any stage. This session will help you pick the right program for you and your team. REGISTER HERE

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Meet the Team

Scott Fetters
Founder
Daniel Crane
Program Director

Workforce Development

CCE commits to helping expand the talent pipeline within the creative sector through advanced professional development, job and entrepreneurship training, relationship building, and access to capital for individuals, creative businesses, institutions, and community organizations.  CCE maintains a focus on equity, ensuring its programs engage communities of color, LGBTQ, veterans, and other historically marginalized communities for creative workforce. To accomplish this, we partner with established community based organizations and workforce development agencies that intentionally serve, prepare, place, and support job-seekers from disinvested communities.

Sponsors

Program Partners

CCE is a pilot project, fiscally sponsored by Arts Alliance Illinois and funded by the Coleman Foundation. 2112 serves as programmatic lead, with ancillary support from MediaTech Ventures and partner organizations in each focus industry (Music, Film/Video, Dance, Theater, Fashion, Visual Arts/Design, Media, Sports, Culinary).