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On Saturday, August 14th 2021 the Center for Creative Entrepreneurship hosted Reframe, a full day gathering of creatives focused on sharing stories of entrepreneurship and cultivating community through storytelling, networking, showcases, demos and great people.

Pianist, composer and producer Greg Spero is one of the most captivating young artists to emerge on today’s creative music scene. Quincy Jones once heralded him as a "...beautiful human being and artist who knows how to play from his soul." Greg is the mastermind behind the rhythmically-charged, groove-oriented and genre-bending SPIRIT FINGERS. The band's newest album PEACE was released in June of 2020 and received rave reviews from All About Jazz, UK Vibe, London Jazz News, and more. Prior to SPIRIT FINGERS, Greg was the long-time pianist for pop artist Halsey. During his time with Halsey he appeared on Saturday Night Live and Ellen. On top of that, Greg was picked up by Vince Wilburn Jr. to tour with the Miles Electric Band. Today, Greg is continuing to work on his music while also exploring other projects to help better the music industry landscape for artists. His most recent musical project, Tiny Room Sessions, is a series of singles released by Greg on a weekly basis with a variety of artists from different genres including TRANSVIOLET, Lido, Terreon "Tank" Gully, MonoNeon, and many more. Tiny Room Sessions is a great example of his musical prowess, with Greg aiding in production and arrangement while performing in almost every track. In 2020, Greg also founded Tiny Records, an imprint label under Ropeadope Records breaking new artists like R&B/soul singer-songwriter Carolyn Samuelson and folk band The Heartstrings Project.
In 2020, Spero founded WeeBID, a new app for artists to connect with their fans. WeeBID flips the crowdfunding model on its head by allowing fans to initiate crowdfundable ideas for artists. It gives fans a say in the creations of their favorite artists, and helps artists better understand and monetize their fanbase. WeeBID is scheduled for launch in early 2021 and has gained attention from the arts and tech communities.

More info: https://www.weebid.app/

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On Saturday, August 14th 2021 the Center for Creative Entrepreneurship hosted Reframe, a full day gathering of creatives focused on sharing stories of entrepreneurship and cultivating community through storytelling, networking, showcases, demos and great people.

Pianist, composer and producer Greg Spero is one of the most captivating young artists to emerge on today’s creative music scene. Quincy Jones once heralded him as a "...beautiful human being and artist who knows how to play from his soul." Greg is the mastermind behind the rhythmically-charged, groove-oriented and genre-bending SPIRIT FINGERS. The band's newest album PEACE was released in June of 2020 and received rave reviews from All About Jazz, UK Vibe, London Jazz News, and more. Prior to SPIRIT FINGERS, Greg was the long-time pianist for pop artist Halsey. During his time with Halsey he appeared on Saturday Night Live and Ellen. On top of that, Greg was picked up by Vince Wilburn Jr. to tour with the Miles Electric Band. Today, Greg is continuing to work on his music while also exploring other projects to help better the music industry landscape for artists. His most recent musical project, Tiny Room Sessions, is a series of singles released by Greg on a weekly basis with a variety of artists from different genres including TRANSVIOLET, Lido, Terreon "Tank" Gully, MonoNeon, and many more. Tiny Room Sessions is a great example of his musical prowess, with Greg aiding in production and arrangement while performing in almost every track. In 2020, Greg also founded Tiny Records, an imprint label under Ropeadope Records breaking new artists like R&B/soul singer-songwriter Carolyn Samuelson and folk band The Heartstrings Project.
In 2020, Spero founded WeeBID, a new app for artists to connect with their fans. WeeBID flips the crowdfunding model on its head by allowing fans to initiate crowdfundable ideas for artists. It gives fans a say in the creations of their favorite artists, and helps artists better understand and monetize their fanbase. WeeBID is scheduled for launch in early 2021 and has gained attention from the arts and tech communities.

More info: https://www.weebid.app/

www.cceglobal.org

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On Saturday, August 14th 2021 the Center for Creative Entrepreneurship hosted Reframe, a full day gathering of creatives focused on sharing stories of entrepreneurship and cultivating community through storytelling, networking, showcases, demos and great people.

Eric Sheinkop:
Entrepreneur, acclaimed author and tech innovator, Eric Sheinkop builds 21st century solutions for antiquated industries ripe for change.

In his latest venture, The Desire Company, Sheinkop is continuing his trend of creating disruptive, tech-based Entertainment Marketing solutions. A 'bite-sized, shoppable Master Class', The Desire Company gives consumers access to expert wisdom and advice to help them discover and learn practical, everyday skills and make more informed purchase decisions.

Desire Co’s use of video-led expert product reviews, how-to’s and classes, offers a new route to market for brands, transforming the way people discover and purchase the products used by the Pros.

Previously Sheinkop built and grew his music licensing company to over 600 brand clients with $35M in revenue, earning the company recognition as one of Inc. Magazine's "Fastest Growing Private Companies in America". Establishing a global community of over 20,000 independent artists, Sheinkop created a new route for emergingmusic talent to gain exposure, funding and distribution. High profile placements in TV commercials, shows, movies, gaming and live appearances including global stages like the 2012 London Olympics, 2014 Sochi Olympics and 2014 Brazil World Cup led to a strategic partnership with The Coca-Cola Company who ultimately purchased a stake in the company.
Sheinkop's accolades include being featured in Billboard Magazine’s "30 Under 30” list and Crain’s Chicago Business Magazine’s “Tech 50” list. Awards include multiple Cannes Lions, LIA’s and an Emmy.

A published, best-selling author, Sheinkop's written works include Hit Brands: How Music Builds Value for the World's Smartest Brands, released in 2013, and Return of the Hustle: The Art of Marketing with Music which was released in 2016 and went on to become #1 New Release in Music and #1 New Release in Business Communications on Amazon. Both books, published by Macmillan, are included in University curriculums across the world.

Sheinkop considers his greatest honor to be representing Entrepreneurs Building Companies that Unite the World when he ran with the Olympic Torch at the 2014 Sochi Olympics.

More info: https://thedesirecompany.com/

www.cceglobal.org

On Saturday, August 14th 2021 the Center for Creative Entrepreneurship hosted Reframe, a full day gathering of creatives focused on sharing stories of entrepreneurship and cultivating community through storytelling, networking, showcases, demos and great people.

Eric Sheinkop:
Entrepreneur, acclaimed author and tech innovator, Eric Sheinkop builds 21st century solutions for antiquated industries ripe for change.

In his latest venture, The Desire Company, Sheinkop is continuing his trend of creating disruptive, tech-based Entertainment Marketing solutions. A 'bite-sized, shoppable Master Class', The Desire Company gives consumers access to expert wisdom and advice to help them discover and learn practical, everyday skills and make more informed purchase decisions.

Desire Co’s use of video-led expert product reviews, how-to’s and classes, offers a new route to market for brands, transforming the way people discover and purchase the products used by the Pros.

Previously Sheinkop built and grew his music licensing company to over 600 brand clients with $35M in revenue, earning the company recognition as one of Inc. Magazine's "Fastest Growing Private Companies in America". Establishing a global community of over 20,000 independent artists, Sheinkop created a new route for emergingmusic talent to gain exposure, funding and distribution. High profile placements in TV commercials, shows, movies, gaming and live appearances including global stages like the 2012 London Olympics, 2014 Sochi Olympics and 2014 Brazil World Cup led to a strategic partnership with The Coca-Cola Company who ultimately purchased a stake in the company.
Sheinkop's accolades include being featured in Billboard Magazine’s "30 Under 30” list and Crain’s Chicago Business Magazine’s “Tech 50” list. Awards include multiple Cannes Lions, LIA’s and an Emmy.

A published, best-selling author, Sheinkop's written works include Hit Brands: How Music Builds Value for the World's Smartest Brands, released in 2013, and Return of the Hustle: The Art of Marketing with Music which was released in 2016 and went on to become #1 New Release in Music and #1 New Release in Business Communications on Amazon. Both books, published by Macmillan, are included in University curriculums across the world.

Sheinkop considers his greatest honor to be representing Entrepreneurs Building Companies that Unite the World when he ran with the Olympic Torch at the 2014 Sochi Olympics.

More info: https://thedesirecompany.com/

www.cceglobal.org

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On Saturday, August 14th 2021 the Center for Creative Entrepreneurship hosted Reframe, a full day gathering of creatives focused on sharing stories of entrepreneurship and cultivating community through storytelling, networking, showcases, demos and great people.



Priya Shah:
Priya Shah is triggering social consciousness to challenge barriers and empower communities from the inside out.  As a Chicago creative and entrepreneur, she has built a network of artists and collaborators dedicated to igniting social awareness and change through art and imagination. Shah began volunteering in developing countries at a young age, which inspired her to fill the gap between business and the social sector. She went on to earn degrees in both Accounting & Finance from the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign, using her studies as an opportunity to deepen her understanding of diverse cultures and perspectives through international travel. After graduating she went on to work at Big Four Accounting firm, Ernst & Young, and finally Groupon, leading strategic planning in Operations. Shah's passion for art and travel has fueled her purpose to help better communities in Chicago and around the world. Through her experience, Shah has developed a unique perspective on humanity and believes it is her responsibility to engage communities in need. Her purpose took shape when she founded The Simple Good, a non-profit with the mission to connect the meaning of good from around the world, empowering youth to become positive activists through art and discussion.  By uniting communities under a universal truth, Shah hopes to bridge understanding across all walks of life in order to bring down obstacles separating us in working towards improving the lives of our children and in turn, our future. Outside of her work with The Simple Good, she aims to build the next generation of positive leaders as a Strategist for Obama Foundation Scholars in Chicago and continues to lead necessary global dialogue as a Legacy Fellow at the Ariane de Rothschild Foundation. Shah was nominated for Forbes 30 Under 30 and is also a speaker with the Peace is Loud Bureau who promotes female changemakers promoting peace around the world. You may spot her in a print ad or two as she spends her free time as a model, promoting inclusive and diverse representation, empowering others with each new opportunity. She is the co-author of the latest children’s book focused on representative literature called, ‘Sheroes of COVID-19’ and also the producer on the upcoming documentary, Project: Building Hope, documenting the journey of spreading art and resilience from Chicago to East Africa.


More info: http://www.thesimplegood.org/


www.cceglobal.org

On Saturday, August 14th 2021 the Center for Creative Entrepreneurship hosted Reframe, a full day gathering of creatives focused on sharing stories of entrepreneurship and cultivating community through storytelling, networking, showcases, demos and great people.



Priya Shah:
Priya Shah is triggering social consciousness to challenge barriers and empower communities from the inside out. As a Chicago creative and entrepreneur, she has built a network of artists and collaborators dedicated to igniting social awareness and change through art and imagination. Shah began volunteering in developing countries at a young age, which inspired her to fill the gap between business and the social sector. She went on to earn degrees in both Accounting & Finance from the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign, using her studies as an opportunity to deepen her understanding of diverse cultures and perspectives through international travel. After graduating she went on to work at Big Four Accounting firm, Ernst & Young, and finally Groupon, leading strategic planning in Operations. Shah's passion for art and travel has fueled her purpose to help better communities in Chicago and around the world. Through her experience, Shah has developed a unique perspective on humanity and believes it is her responsibility to engage communities in need. Her purpose took shape when she founded The Simple Good, a non-profit with the mission to connect the meaning of good from around the world, empowering youth to become positive activists through art and discussion. By uniting communities under a universal truth, Shah hopes to bridge understanding across all walks of life in order to bring down obstacles separating us in working towards improving the lives of our children and in turn, our future. Outside of her work with The Simple Good, she aims to build the next generation of positive leaders as a Strategist for Obama Foundation Scholars in Chicago and continues to lead necessary global dialogue as a Legacy Fellow at the Ariane de Rothschild Foundation. Shah was nominated for Forbes 30 Under 30 and is also a speaker with the Peace is Loud Bureau who promotes female changemakers promoting peace around the world. You may spot her in a print ad or two as she spends her free time as a model, promoting inclusive and diverse representation, empowering others with each new opportunity. She is the co-author of the latest children’s book focused on representative literature called, ‘Sheroes of COVID-19’ and also the producer on the upcoming documentary, Project: Building Hope, documenting the journey of spreading art and resilience from Chicago to East Africa.


More info: http://www.thesimplegood.org/


www.cceglobal.org

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WeeBID is the first fan-initiated crowdfunding platform, where fans submit ideas to creators, and commit small amounts of money to crowdfund those ideas. This gives creators a list of exactly what their fans want, and an easy way to monetize their ideas, while enabling fans to leverage the crowd to get what they want from creators.
Bio:
Pianist, composer and producer Greg Spero is one of the most captivating young artists to emerge on today’s creative music scene. Quincy Jones once heralded him as a "...beautiful human being and artist who knows how to play from his soul." Greg is the mastermind behind the rhythmically-charged, groove-oriented and genre-bending SPIRIT FINGERS. The band's newest album PEACE was released in June of 2020 and received rave reviews from All About Jazz, UK Vibe, London Jazz News, and more. Prior to SPIRIT FINGERS, Greg was the long-time pianist for pop artist Halsey. During his time with Halsey he appeared on Saturday Night Live and Ellen. On top of that, Greg was picked up by Vince Wilburn Jr. to tour with the Miles Electric Band. Today, Greg is continuing to work on his music while also exploring other projects to help better the music industry landscape for artists. His most recent musical project, Tiny Room Sessions, is a series of singles released by Greg on a weekly basis with a variety of artists from different genres including TRANSVIOLET, Lido, Terreon "Tank" Gully, MonoNeon, and many more. Tiny Room Sessions is a great example of his musical prowess, with Greg aiding in production and arrangement while performing in almost every track. In 2020, Greg also founded Tiny Records, an imprint label under Ropeadope Records breaking new artists like R&B/soul singer-songwriter Carolyn Samuelson and folk band The Heartstrings Project.
In 2020, Spero founded WeeBID, a new app for artists to connect with their fans. WeeBID flips the crowdfunding model on its head by allowing fans to initiate crowdfundable ideas for artists. It gives fans a say in the creations of their favorite artists, and helps artists better understand and monetize their fanbase. WeeBID is scheduled for launch in early 2021 and has gained attention from the arts and tech communities.

Description:
WeeBID is the first fan-initiated crowdfunding platform, where fans submit ideas to creators, and commit small amounts of money to crowdfund those ideas. This gives creators a list of exactly what their fans want, and an easy way to monetize their ideas, while enabling fans to leverage the crowd to get what they want from creators.
Bio:
Pianist, composer and producer Greg Spero is one of the most captivating young artists to emerge on today’s creative music scene. Quincy Jones once heralded him as a "...beautiful human being and artist who knows how to play from his soul." Greg is the mastermind behind the rhythmically-charged, groove-oriented and genre-bending SPIRIT FINGERS. The band's newest album PEACE was released in June of 2020 and received rave reviews from All About Jazz, UK Vibe, London Jazz News, and more. Prior to SPIRIT FINGERS, Greg was the long-time pianist for pop artist Halsey. During his time with Halsey he appeared on Saturday Night Live and Ellen. On top of that, Greg was picked up by Vince Wilburn Jr. to tour with the Miles Electric Band. Today, Greg is continuing to work on his music while also exploring other projects to help better the music industry landscape for artists. His most recent musical project, Tiny Room Sessions, is a series of singles released by Greg on a weekly basis with a variety of artists from different genres including TRANSVIOLET, Lido, Terreon "Tank" Gully, MonoNeon, and many more. Tiny Room Sessions is a great example of his musical prowess, with Greg aiding in production and arrangement while performing in almost every track. In 2020, Greg also founded Tiny Records, an imprint label under Ropeadope Records breaking new artists like R&B/soul singer-songwriter Carolyn Samuelson and folk band The Heartstrings Project.
In 2020, Spero founded WeeBID, a new app for artists to connect with their fans. WeeBID flips the crowdfunding model on its head by allowing fans to initiate crowdfundable ideas for artists. It gives fans a say in the creations of their favorite artists, and helps artists better understand and monetize their fanbase. WeeBID is scheduled for launch in early 2021 and has gained attention from the arts and tech communities.

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Weebinar - Demonstration of new app Weebid by Greg Spero

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