How I Use Visualization to Drive Creativity

Both Sides of the Table

Creativity. So I thought I’d write a post about how I drive my personal creativity. (A As a practitioner of creativity rather than as an instructor of it I’m certain that there are many ways to get the creative juices flowing and how to release more creativity.

Design Thinking: Refresh Your Business Model and Insert Creativity into Your Routine

Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative

With design thinking, “you use creativity and imagination to think outside the box and solve large-scale issues,” he says. Design thinking may inspire a teacher to present the same information through more creative means, such as a class game that quizzes students. Creativity is key!

The Secret to Successful Mentorship

Entrepreneurs' Organization

Kristen Harris is the co-founder and COO of Portfolio Creative , a workforce innovation firm based in Columbus, Ohio, USA. Kristen Harris is the COO and co-creator of Portfolio Creative , an award-winning recruiting and staffing firm, and a leader in the industry. .

Thinking About Berlin: Unleashing a Creative Opportunity

This is going to be BIG.

There are a ton of fantastically creative people here. You have amazing creative talent and ridiculously sharp entrepreneurs--let 'em go on some crazy ideas that teach us what the future of technology in our lives will be.

Bias Against Creativity

Tomasz Tunguz

In Bias Against Creativity , a team of researchers at Cornell discuss the bias against creativity they revealed in their study. It raises the question of how to evaluate creative ideas and how to engender internal incentives to support creativity. From the Cornell paper: People often reject creative ideas even when espousing creativity as a desired goal. Theoretically we all support the notion of creative ideas.

And don’t forget creative fund raising.

Berkonomics

These are just some of the ways to creatively raise funds without offering equity or taking on new debt. Since some entrepreneurs are completely adverse to sharing equity, and some greatly fear taking on any form of debt, creative fund-raising is certainly worth considering.

[Honeybook in Forbes] Martha Bitar’s Flodesk Is Making Email Marketing Easier For Creatives

OurCrowd

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Creative Selection - An Inside Look at Some Key Moments at Apple

Tomasz Tunguz

His book, Creative Selection, is the first book that provides a view of the day to day environment at Apple. Ken calls this concept Creative Selection. I’ve wondered what it’s like to work at Apple.

Want to get in front of a VC? Be a little creative--human even.

This is going to be BIG.

Given that, the lack of creativity and ingenuity around reaching an investor really astounds me. There are a lot of ways to reach investors by being a little more creative--without being creepy. That's not to say you should follow me home and stand outside my house, but being a little bit creative about how to reach someone goes a long way. Since I launched my fund , I've gotten around 50 offers to work with me. For some reason, everyone wants to be a VC.

2019 LaunchPad Propel Pitch Competition Winners Help Build Student Credit Scores, Connect Young Creative Talent to Opportunities, and Provide Healthy Snacks

TechStars

After struggling to balance her own successful creative content development work with the demands of school, Cllctve cofounder and Syracuse University student Kelsy Davis is developing an online marketplace to efficiently connect other young creators with companies needing talent.

The tension between predictability and creativity

Tomasz Tunguz

I think every startup, company and business must maintain tension between creative chaos and a drive toward predictive performance. In every one of my conversations with Peter Lehrman, founder of AxialMarket, he always speaks about AxialMarket as “the business.” Never the company, the startup or any other word.

These Music Innovators Are Shredding The Industry's Obsession With The Past

Entrepreneur - Entrepreneurs Category

Gamechanger Audio wants to build tech and tools that fuel musicians' creativity. Real Entrepreneurs

5 Reasons Corporations Seek Startups for an Innovation Infusion

UBI Global

A Question of Innovation… Corporations may recognize that they could use a good dose of innovation, and some seek startups as a shortcut to creative thinking.

Growing a Living Community

Co Starters

Since its early work with creative entrepreneurs beginning in 2008 and relaunch as a scalable program and brand in 2013, CO.STARTERS has equipped more than 630 leaders across 190+ communities, impacting more than 10,000 starters.

How One Entrepreneur Empowers Adults With Disabilities Through Art

Smart Hustle Magazine

About Creativity Explored. Creativity Explored gives artists the space to create, and a space to show off their work. These artists have a deep relationship with Creativity Explored, as their art originates in their studio and then is seen and sold in their exhibits.

Funding Friday: Break Kickstarter

A VC: Musings of a VC in NYC

But there are many more super interesting and creative campaigns. Last month our portfolio company Kickstarter invited project creators to “ break conventions, but not our rules ” and create campaigns that were different from the traditional Kickstarter campaign. There are 99 “break Kickstarter” campaigns live on the platform now and I featured one of them last week. I backed a bunch of them this week and thought I’d showcase them to all of you today.

Founders from Warby Parker, Plated, and The Muse to Speak at LaunchPad Propel

TechStars

LaunchPad accelerates student entrepreneurs’ growth by expanding their networks and providing access to founders and other business leaders to help students think more creatively, take more calculated risks, and thrive.”

A Scorecard: Should a decision be fast, or slow?

A Smart Bear

Online marketing teams are accustomed to throwing creative things at the wall, with new technology and platforms, because that’s the day-to-day reality of their job. We all know that startups should make decisions quickly.

Building an Entrepreneurial Culture

TechStars

Here it is: Creativity can be taught. By learning and applying creative thinking processes, we can teach creativity. . By Carley Jacobson, Techstars Innovation Coach.

Culture Eats Strategy for Breakfast

Entrepreneurs' Organization

Find creative ways to assess potential recruits. By Miranda Naiman, accidental entrepreneur, motivational speaker, member of the EO Tanzania chapter and founder of Empower Limited , a Tanzanian human capital consultancy firm.

Six Reasons We Love Investing in Founders in Small Cities

GAN

Plus, being in places where there are typically fewer resources means that teams in smaller cities are necessarily super creative. No matter where you run a company, you’re probably making trade-offs. There are pros and cons to operating anywhere, for sure. But, I know that operating your company in a smaller city can feel really, really hard.

Five Years of Transformation

Co Starters

What we now call CO.STARTERS began in 2008 as a grassroots effort supporting local creative entrepreneurs in Chattanooga, Tennessee. By Enoch Elwell, CO.STARTERS Founder & Visionary.

Faculty Spotlight: Marc Facciotti from the University of California-Davis

Venture Well

Marc Facciotti from the University of California-Davis a strong advocate for creative work that is initiated by students or that is student-directed.

Next Media Accelerator on How Hamburg Helps Startups Gain Momentum

GAN

Hamburg prides itself as “The Gate to the World” and is home to all branches of the economy, ranging from aviation to maritime and logistics, as well as the creative and media industry. Hamburg is Germany’s second-largest city with 1.8 million people and a metro region of about three million. The city is, of course, known for its seaport, the third-largest in Europe. It’s also among the top three locations for the aviation industry in the world.

How a Fashion Brand in Honduras Is Preserving the Country’s Traditional Culture

Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative

I wanted to provide her with the tools and resources she needed to express her creativity and to provide for her family.”. He is also the creative director of Oneblis, a digital marketing agency.

ESHIP Year Three: From Inspiration to Action

Co Starters

The first ever CO.STARTERS pop-up book—a long-time idea of our Creative team—also made its debut at our Science Fair booth, bringing together our models and frameworks for ecosystem building in the form of a touchable, tangible story.

Follow Your Curiosity and Success Will Follow

Entrepreneurs' Organization

In the theatre I earned an MBA from the school of life—learning first hand about human psychology, leadership, management, recruiting, talent development, creativity, budgets, negotiations, raising capital, hustling, marketing, pitching, contracts, politics, fraud and betrayal.

How to Build Authentic Customer Relationships That Spark Innovation

Entrepreneurs' Organization

When you establish authentic channels for two-way dialogue with your customers, you’ll discover a pipeline for fresh, creative ideas. Written for EO by Jason McCann , a lifelong entrepreneur and experienced founder.

2 Reasons Why Forums Are Important for the Mental Health of Entrepreneurs

Entrepreneurs' Organization

So, it’s natural that many of us keep everything locked away inside our own heads—leaving a fight between right and left hemispheres, pre-frontal cortex vs. amygdala, feelings vs. data, money vs. emotions, practical vs. creative, risk vs. guarantee, change vs. constant and the list could go on.

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T.A. McCann on how sailing in the America’s Cup is like running a startup

TechStars

Aligning creativity with process: T.A.: Greg [Gottesman, Co-founder of PSL] is so creative. So it’s amazing to have creative people like Greg, and it’s amazing, especially in our world here at PSL, to have lots and lots of ideas. And so we have tension between creativity, lots and lots of new ideas, and productivity or structure by which to evaluate those ideas, know which ones to try, which ones to explore and and which ones to just put on the back burner.

Building Your Brand: Lessons from SXSW 2019

Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative

In contrast, Apple has developed a brand associated with modern style and luxury that allow creative individuals to turn their ideas into a reality. Innovation and creativity often generate “buzz” that can be an effective way to get people talking about your brand.

From Zero to Tech: Growing Startup Culture in Bhutan

TechStars

“If Bhutan is ever to escape the economic lethargy largely attributed to our size and our geographical disposition, it must do so on the success and vitality of creative free enterprise. An economy without sufficient innovation and creative enterprise risks stagnation and decline.

10 Key Buildings in the Brooklyn Innovation Community

This is going to be BIG.

Not only did I want it to include people working on the future of digital media at ABC, but I also had in mind the roll that other types of creative people have in the inspiration of a city.

No Limits: Looking Back with GSEA Finalist Carlos Rivas

Entrepreneurs' Organization

I continue at Kadevjo Studio in El Salvador as its creative director. Carlos Rivas was a student in El Salvador when he competed in the 2012 EO Global Student Entrepreneur Awards (GSEA). After earning a spot as a finalist, he traveled to New York City to take part in the Global Finals.

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Impact Hub Bergen: Where History Meets Innovation

Impact Hub

Silje had a vision for a space that would invite interactions between unlikely allies in the name of creativity and innovation. The community here is diverse; it houses startups, established businesses, NGOs, creatives, freelancers, food entrepreneurs and more.

EIGHT FINALISTS ANNOUNCED IN BEN FRANKLIN’S BIG IDEA CONTEST!

Ben Franklin Technology Partners

This year’s contest challenged tech-entrepreneurs located in Northwest PA, to develop new “game-changing” products, processes, or techniques in creative spaces.

The Business of Who Makes is Changing

This is going to be BIG.

The other day I had a conversation with a friend about Vine and Instagram--and the sheer amount of creativity they''ve unleashed. something that many creatives feel about technology, that for all it has given us is has also robbed us of expressiveness and the ease of making. He aims to bring the immediacy back with the goal of making more people more creative. ". The 1970''s was a boom for minicomputers.

The Most Successful Startup Teams are Curious

GAN

Encourages more innovation and promotes positive changes in both creative and noncreative jobs. A couple of weeks ago, I found myself in a conversation about startup newsletters with some of GAN’s corporate partners during our yearly Partner Summit. We’d been chatting about newsletters we loved when I went a bit negative and opened up about a newsletter I had a lot of judgments around.

How much time do you spend “outside the box?”

Berkonomics

Creative entrepreneurs find niches for their business that are not full of competitors fighting over the last dollar of margin, or niches that are mature and shrinking in size. Even creative entrepreneurs are often trapped inside the box of their experience.

Before Ever Applying to an Accelerator, Here’s What You Need to Know

GAN

Cover all the roles—Creative, Hacker, Hustler, Hero. There are 115 accelerators spread across 160 cities in the GAN Community. Their breadth, impact, and results are amazing. In 2018 alone, more than 35,000 startups applied for just 1,344 spots at those accelerators. So, this past week, I asked leaders at GAN programs one simple question: Before applying to your accelerator, what would you tell startups they need to do to prepare for your program? Here’s What They Said.

World After Capital: Freedom to Create

Continuations

As adults we self-censor, inhibiting the natural creativity we enjoyed as children. We’ve been told that we aren’t creative or we’ve seen people reject or mock work we have created. The educational system, with its focus on preparing for standardized tests, further squelches our creative impulses. Eventually, we come to believe that creativity is something that other people do, not us.

TWO WINNERS ANNOUNCED IN BEN FRANKLIN’S BIG IDEA CONTEST!

Ben Franklin Technology Partners

This year’s contest challenged tech-entrepreneurs located in Northwest PA, to develop new “game-changing” products, processes, or techniques in creative spaces.

Edition #10: Cat Johnson

GCUC

The Coworking Out Loud Podcast is my favorite creative project right now. Here at GCUC we are immensely fortunate to cross paths and work with so many amazing people. Through our work, we’ve cultivated a global community of people we think you should know about.