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A short film screening and educational event centered around Latinx women filmmakers presented with Mezcla Collective.

Follow Mazcla Media Collective's channel at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC0Ym7hirHcuSn_J9h1XC2mQ and
http://www.mezclamediacollective.org/
Find more CCE events at https://cceglobal.org/

About this event:
Latinx Women in Film was organized with Mezcla Collective as a part of DCASE professional development series to provide educational business resources for participants to learn and grow their craft, provide helpful feedback from industry leaders on their film shorts and help increase connectivity within Chicago creative community in film.

Films:

Good Mothers by Wendy Mateo
Seven by Christy Michelle
Emergence by Rey Tang

Featured panelists:

Estrella Vargas - Estrella Vargas is a professional multi media storyteller passionate about visually telling the stories of humanity. Through cinematography, directing, and editing, she works to amplify the voices of marginalized communities. Currently, in her graduate studies at Depaul University, she spearheads a research initiative that looks for the best techniques to properly light darker skin tones on camera.

Erika Valenciana - Erika Valenciana, a filmmaker, printmaker, and teaching artist, received a Film and Video degree from Columbia College Chicago. Her work focuses on bringing stories of marginalized groups, particularly women of color, from the background to the foreground. Valenciana has screened A number of her documentary films and short videos and one various awards in the United States and abroad.

Diana Quiñones Rivera - Diana Quiñones Rivera is a Puerto Rican filmmaker based in Chicago since 2015. Since her move away from the East Coast, Diana has collaborated with numerous local dance and music artists and with various non profits on music videos, promos, documentaries and a docu-series. She is currently working on writing a narrative feature length script and on premiering/ distributing her second feature length documentary title.

A short film screening and educational event centered around Latinx women filmmakers presented with Mezcla Collective.

Follow Mazcla Media Collective's channel at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC0Ym7hirHcuSn_J9h1XC2mQ and
http://www.mezclamediacollective.org/
Find more CCE events at https://cceglobal.org/

About this event:
Latinx Women in Film was organized with Mezcla Collective as a part of DCASE professional development series to provide educational business resources for participants to learn and grow their craft, provide helpful feedback from industry leaders on their film shorts and help increase connectivity within Chicago creative community in film.

Films:

Good Mothers by Wendy Mateo
Seven by Christy Michelle
Emergence by Rey Tang

Featured panelists:

Estrella Vargas - Estrella Vargas is a professional multi media storyteller passionate about visually telling the stories of humanity. Through cinematography, directing, and editing, she works to amplify the voices of marginalized communities. Currently, in her graduate studies at Depaul University, she spearheads a research initiative that looks for the best techniques to properly light darker skin tones on camera.

Erika Valenciana - Erika Valenciana, a filmmaker, printmaker, and teaching artist, received a Film and Video degree from Columbia College Chicago. Her work focuses on bringing stories of marginalized groups, particularly women of color, from the background to the foreground. Valenciana has screened A number of her documentary films and short videos and one various awards in the United States and abroad.

Diana Quiñones Rivera - Diana Quiñones Rivera is a Puerto Rican filmmaker based in Chicago since 2015. Since her move away from the East Coast, Diana has collaborated with numerous local dance and music artists and with various non profits on music videos, promos, documentaries and a docu-series. She is currently working on writing a narrative feature length script and on premiering/ distributing her second feature length documentary title.

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Club Creative - Latinx Women in Film

62 views October 20, 2021 10:43 am

Global Industry Spotlight is a conversational series focused on providing resources and insight for the creative entrepreneur.

If you look for the Berlin-based, Finland-bred producer Jonas Verwijnen, you’re most likely to find him on a flight to a new country with a new project and a vision in mind. Wearing his signature beanie, of course, regardless of the climate of the said country. In many ways, he was always meant to be an international explorer after being born into a Dutch-Finnish family in Switzerland and raised in Finland. Brought up in Helsinki, Jonas went to study music production in the Finnish capital, then ended up working at the local recording establishment Seawolf Studios. Located in a Russian 19th century military barrack in Helsinki harbour, he established himself as a producer and an engineer in this rather unique environment. All which swiftly led to him setting up his first studio. 

At 25, Jonas relocated to his current adopted hometown, Berlin, and founded Kaiku Studios. Ever since setting up Kaiku alongside business partner Janne Lounatvuori, Jonas has ceaselessly continued to work with both established international acts like Kings of Convenience, Jason Spaceman, Moon Duo, Washed Out, Wolf Parade as well as Spencer Krug’s Moonface project, Liima and Siinai. Not to mention a whole host of exciting newcomers like Ballet School and P2X. 

Jonas’ innate understanding of music derives from his multi-instrumentalist background that can be heard throughout his richly layered discography. Versatile in genres and sounds, his production, mixing and mastering CV is a token of his love for music and exploration. Jonas’ musical savviness, mixed with his vast knowledge of recording equipment ranging from vintage to the very latest, allow him to navigate the most intricate layers of music production. His hands-on attitude and personable character is what makes him a producer that’s not just the guy with a red hat standing behind the desks but a member of an extended musical family. 

As a unique extension of his technical work, Jonas has ran international residencies with a number of bands, one of the most notable being Liima’s residency at Ian Schrager’s London EDITION in summer 2016. Hosted in the basement of the hotel, the 4AD signees opened a temporary studio where guests were invited to watch the quartet experiment and craft new music in front of them, culminating in a big show at the end of the week. This is a perfect example of where Jonas goes above and beyond the traditional producer role, creating a one-of-a-kind experience that feels fresh, new and thoroughly relevant. This particular event was complimented by Jonas pulling together sponsorship from Patrón Tequila and furniture by Fritz Hansen, producing a multi-brand sonic experience elevating Liima’s innovative music. Wallpaper Magazine praised the event, saying that it “hit all the high notes”.

Right up to date, Jonas is set to work on another residency with the UK band SULK in collaboration with the producer legend Dave M. Allen (The Cure, Depeche Mode, The Human League). In addition, he’s kept himself busy working with two new releases by the Portland twosome Moon Duo and Jason Spaceman’s collaboration with Chilean cosmic rockers Föllakzoid. Both to be released under the revered experimental Brooklyn label Sacred Bones (John Carpenter, David Lynch, Zola Blood), Jonas’ forthcoming year is looking as thrilling as ever.

Global Industry Spotlight is a conversational series focused on providing resources and insight for the creative entrepreneur.

If you look for the Berlin-based, Finland-bred producer Jonas Verwijnen, you’re most likely to find him on a flight to a new country with a new project and a vision in mind. Wearing his signature beanie, of course, regardless of the climate of the said country. In many ways, he was always meant to be an international explorer after being born into a Dutch-Finnish family in Switzerland and raised in Finland. Brought up in Helsinki, Jonas went to study music production in the Finnish capital, then ended up working at the local recording establishment Seawolf Studios. Located in a Russian 19th century military barrack in Helsinki harbour, he established himself as a producer and an engineer in this rather unique environment. All which swiftly led to him setting up his first studio.

At 25, Jonas relocated to his current adopted hometown, Berlin, and founded Kaiku Studios. Ever since setting up Kaiku alongside business partner Janne Lounatvuori, Jonas has ceaselessly continued to work with both established international acts like Kings of Convenience, Jason Spaceman, Moon Duo, Washed Out, Wolf Parade as well as Spencer Krug’s Moonface project, Liima and Siinai. Not to mention a whole host of exciting newcomers like Ballet School and P2X.

Jonas’ innate understanding of music derives from his multi-instrumentalist background that can be heard throughout his richly layered discography. Versatile in genres and sounds, his production, mixing and mastering CV is a token of his love for music and exploration. Jonas’ musical savviness, mixed with his vast knowledge of recording equipment ranging from vintage to the very latest, allow him to navigate the most intricate layers of music production. His hands-on attitude and personable character is what makes him a producer that’s not just the guy with a red hat standing behind the desks but a member of an extended musical family.

As a unique extension of his technical work, Jonas has ran international residencies with a number of bands, one of the most notable being Liima’s residency at Ian Schrager’s London EDITION in summer 2016. Hosted in the basement of the hotel, the 4AD signees opened a temporary studio where guests were invited to watch the quartet experiment and craft new music in front of them, culminating in a big show at the end of the week. This is a perfect example of where Jonas goes above and beyond the traditional producer role, creating a one-of-a-kind experience that feels fresh, new and thoroughly relevant. This particular event was complimented by Jonas pulling together sponsorship from Patrón Tequila and furniture by Fritz Hansen, producing a multi-brand sonic experience elevating Liima’s innovative music. Wallpaper Magazine praised the event, saying that it “hit all the high notes”.

Right up to date, Jonas is set to work on another residency with the UK band SULK in collaboration with the producer legend Dave M. Allen (The Cure, Depeche Mode, The Human League). In addition, he’s kept himself busy working with two new releases by the Portland twosome Moon Duo and Jason Spaceman’s collaboration with Chilean cosmic rockers Föllakzoid. Both to be released under the revered experimental Brooklyn label Sacred Bones (John Carpenter, David Lynch, Zola Blood), Jonas’ forthcoming year is looking as thrilling as ever.

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Global Industry Spotlight - Jonas Verwijnen

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Learn how to build a sustainable and manageable content marketing strategy and get your questions answered by industry experts.

About this event:
Content marketing is a form of marketing focused on creating and distributing content for a targeted audience online. 

Content marketing increases brand awareness and attracts new customers using free and valuable content. Moreover, a strong content marketing strategy can foster fierce brand loyalty among existing customers.

2112 and the Center for Creative Entrepreneurship are proud to present the virtual panel, “Content Marketing for Creatives,” on Wednesday, October 6th at noon. Learn how to build a sustainable and manageable content marketing strategy and get your questions answered by industry experts.

The panel and Q&A will be featured live on the Center for Creative Entrepreneurship's YouTube channel. Tune in at 12 p.m. on Wednesday, October 6th.

Panelists:

Demetri Morris - Morr Creative

Demetri Morris is a producer and digital consultant from Naperville, Illinois and now based in Nashville, Tennessee. He graduated with a bachelor degree in Management Information Systems from Olivet Nazarene University an hour south of Chicago. He’s currently the Founder & CEO of a digital agency called Morr Creative focused on providing businesses with strategic tech & marketing solutions. Him and his team have provided digital services to healthcare, education, technology, client businesses, eCommerce, and more. He’s passionate about creating strategies & work that resonates with people of all kinds. He’s worked with national brands like Uber, Chick-fil-A, U.S. Foods, Ekso Bionics and more. He’s helped people launch their startups/coaching businesses and has been apart of bringing countless big ideas to life. Additionally, he co-founded a 501(c)(3) not for profit organization called Somebody’s Nobody with Emmy-Nominated producer, Jon Ross, with the goal of creating opportunities within the entertainment industry for individuals who are talented but often overlooked and give them opportunities to work on real projects. He’s a forward thinking entrepreneur that's truly passionate about empowering individuals to unleash their full potential through the power of authenticity, practicality, and self-belief. 

Lauren Ramsey - Betsy Bash

Lauren Ramsey is a Digital Strategist who focuses on bringing community engagement to the forefront of social media campaigns. Whether she is sitting on a panel, mentoring startups at 1871, or working with retailers and restaurants to build a killer social media strategy, she is always focused on one thing: growing an authentically engaged community of brand advocates and customers for her clients through excellent digital marketing strategies.

Jack Eckblad - HubSpot

Jack is Head of Partnerships in the Midwest for the HubSpot for Startups program. As a President’s Club HubSpot Rep, Jack helped hundreds of companies scale their sales, marketing, and customer service efforts before he transitioned to the HubSpot for Startups team to pursue his passion for all things Startups. He graduated with a Bachelors in Political Science from Beloit College.

Learn how to build a sustainable and manageable content marketing strategy and get your questions answered by industry experts.

About this event:
Content marketing is a form of marketing focused on creating and distributing content for a targeted audience online.

Content marketing increases brand awareness and attracts new customers using free and valuable content. Moreover, a strong content marketing strategy can foster fierce brand loyalty among existing customers.

2112 and the Center for Creative Entrepreneurship are proud to present the virtual panel, “Content Marketing for Creatives,” on Wednesday, October 6th at noon. Learn how to build a sustainable and manageable content marketing strategy and get your questions answered by industry experts.

The panel and Q&A will be featured live on the Center for Creative Entrepreneurship's YouTube channel. Tune in at 12 p.m. on Wednesday, October 6th.

Panelists:

Demetri Morris - Morr Creative

Demetri Morris is a producer and digital consultant from Naperville, Illinois and now based in Nashville, Tennessee. He graduated with a bachelor degree in Management Information Systems from Olivet Nazarene University an hour south of Chicago. He’s currently the Founder & CEO of a digital agency called Morr Creative focused on providing businesses with strategic tech & marketing solutions. Him and his team have provided digital services to healthcare, education, technology, client businesses, eCommerce, and more. He’s passionate about creating strategies & work that resonates with people of all kinds. He’s worked with national brands like Uber, Chick-fil-A, U.S. Foods, Ekso Bionics and more. He’s helped people launch their startups/coaching businesses and has been apart of bringing countless big ideas to life. Additionally, he co-founded a 501(c)(3) not for profit organization called Somebody’s Nobody with Emmy-Nominated producer, Jon Ross, with the goal of creating opportunities within the entertainment industry for individuals who are talented but often overlooked and give them opportunities to work on real projects. He’s a forward thinking entrepreneur that's truly passionate about empowering individuals to unleash their full potential through the power of authenticity, practicality, and self-belief.

Lauren Ramsey - Betsy Bash

Lauren Ramsey is a Digital Strategist who focuses on bringing community engagement to the forefront of social media campaigns. Whether she is sitting on a panel, mentoring startups at 1871, or working with retailers and restaurants to build a killer social media strategy, she is always focused on one thing: growing an authentically engaged community of brand advocates and customers for her clients through excellent digital marketing strategies.

Jack Eckblad - HubSpot

Jack is Head of Partnerships in the Midwest for the HubSpot for Startups program. As a President’s Club HubSpot Rep, Jack helped hundreds of companies scale their sales, marketing, and customer service efforts before he transitioned to the HubSpot for Startups team to pursue his passion for all things Startups. He graduated with a Bachelors in Political Science from Beloit College.

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Content Marketing for Creatives Test TEST TEST

6 views October 12, 2021 2:17 am

Content marketing is a form of marketing focused on creating and distributing content for a targeted audience online. 

Content marketing increases brand awareness and attracts new customers using free and valuable content. Moreover, a strong content marketing strategy can foster fierce brand loyalty among existing customers.

2112 and the Center for Creative Entrepreneurship are proud to present the virtual panel, “Content Marketing for Creatives,” on Wednesday, October 6th at noon. Learn how to build a sustainable and manageable content marketing strategy and get your questions answered by industry experts.

The panel and Q&A will be featured live on the Center for Creative Entrepreneurship's YouTube channel. Tune in at 12 p.m. on Wednesday, October 6th.

Panelists:

Demetri Morris - Morr Creative

Demetri Morris is a producer and digital consultant from Naperville, Illinois and now based in Nashville, Tennessee. He graduated with a bachelor degree in Management Information Systems from Olivet Nazarene University an hour south of Chicago. He’s currently the Founder & CEO of a digital agency called Morr Creative focused on providing businesses with strategic tech & marketing solutions. Him and his team have provided digital services to healthcare, education, technology, client businesses, eCommerce, and more. He’s passionate about creating strategies & work that resonates with people of all kinds. He’s worked with national brands like Uber, Chick-fil-A, U.S. Foods, Ekso Bionics and more. He’s helped people launch their startups/coaching businesses and has been apart of bringing countless big ideas to life. Additionally, he co-founded a 501(c)(3) not for profit organization called Somebody’s Nobody with Emmy-Nominated producer, Jon Ross, with the goal of creating opportunities within the entertainment industry for individuals who are talented but often overlooked and give them opportunities to work on real projects. He’s a forward thinking entrepreneur that's truly passionate about empowering individuals to unleash their full potential through the power of authenticity, practicality, and self-belief. 

Lauren Ramsey - Betsy Bash

Lauren Ramsey is a Digital Strategist who focuses on bringing community engagement to the forefront of social media campaigns. Whether she is sitting on a panel, mentoring startups at 1871, or working with retailers and restaurants to build a killer social media strategy, she is always focused on one thing: growing an authentically engaged community of brand advocates and customers for her clients through excellent digital marketing strategies.

Jack Eckblad - HubSpot

Jack is Head of Partnerships in the Midwest for the HubSpot for Startups program. As a President’s Club HubSpot Rep, Jack helped hundreds of companies scale their sales, marketing, and customer service efforts before he transitioned to the HubSpot for Startups team to pursue his passion for all things Startups. He graduated with a Bachelors in Political Science from Beloit College.

Content marketing is a form of marketing focused on creating and distributing content for a targeted audience online.

Content marketing increases brand awareness and attracts new customers using free and valuable content. Moreover, a strong content marketing strategy can foster fierce brand loyalty among existing customers.

2112 and the Center for Creative Entrepreneurship are proud to present the virtual panel, “Content Marketing for Creatives,” on Wednesday, October 6th at noon. Learn how to build a sustainable and manageable content marketing strategy and get your questions answered by industry experts.

The panel and Q&A will be featured live on the Center for Creative Entrepreneurship's YouTube channel. Tune in at 12 p.m. on Wednesday, October 6th.

Panelists:

Demetri Morris - Morr Creative

Demetri Morris is a producer and digital consultant from Naperville, Illinois and now based in Nashville, Tennessee. He graduated with a bachelor degree in Management Information Systems from Olivet Nazarene University an hour south of Chicago. He’s currently the Founder & CEO of a digital agency called Morr Creative focused on providing businesses with strategic tech & marketing solutions. Him and his team have provided digital services to healthcare, education, technology, client businesses, eCommerce, and more. He’s passionate about creating strategies & work that resonates with people of all kinds. He’s worked with national brands like Uber, Chick-fil-A, U.S. Foods, Ekso Bionics and more. He’s helped people launch their startups/coaching businesses and has been apart of bringing countless big ideas to life. Additionally, he co-founded a 501(c)(3) not for profit organization called Somebody’s Nobody with Emmy-Nominated producer, Jon Ross, with the goal of creating opportunities within the entertainment industry for individuals who are talented but often overlooked and give them opportunities to work on real projects. He’s a forward thinking entrepreneur that's truly passionate about empowering individuals to unleash their full potential through the power of authenticity, practicality, and self-belief.

Lauren Ramsey - Betsy Bash

Lauren Ramsey is a Digital Strategist who focuses on bringing community engagement to the forefront of social media campaigns. Whether she is sitting on a panel, mentoring startups at 1871, or working with retailers and restaurants to build a killer social media strategy, she is always focused on one thing: growing an authentically engaged community of brand advocates and customers for her clients through excellent digital marketing strategies.

Jack Eckblad - HubSpot

Jack is Head of Partnerships in the Midwest for the HubSpot for Startups program. As a President’s Club HubSpot Rep, Jack helped hundreds of companies scale their sales, marketing, and customer service efforts before he transitioned to the HubSpot for Startups team to pursue his passion for all things Startups. He graduated with a Bachelors in Political Science from Beloit College.

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Content Marketing for Creatives

57 views October 6, 2021 1:47 pm

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

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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Greg Spero - Reframe 2021

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Suzanne Jurva - Reframe 2021

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Israel Idonije - Reframe 2021

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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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Eric Sheinkop - Reframe 2021

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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/


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Priya Shah - Reframe 2021

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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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