Thinking About Berlin: Unleashing a Creative Opportunity

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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.

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.

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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!

Oklahoma startup Cage aims to change creative collaboration

Innovation 2 Enterprise

Cage provides a web-based tool that helps creative professionals—from freelancers to branding agencies to in-house creative departments—collaborate on projects and share ideas in one place in real time, no matter who is working on what. “We We are on a mission to transform the way creative professionals work on a massive scale,” said Sandip Patel, Cage founder and CEO. Constraints lend themselves to creativity and intentionality—and Oklahoma entrepreneurs are second to none.

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.

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. .

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

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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.

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


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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.

The Creativity of Entrepreneurship: Community Leader Spotlight with João Marinelli


To João, the truly amazing thing about entrepreneurship is the way that it gives life to people’s creativity, and helps them use their creativity to change the world. “I He’s currently working for Darwin Startups, a Brazilian accelerator—named the best accelerator in Brazil by Associação Brasileira de Startups—where he has “freedom to use my creativity and entrepreneurship to develop new products or approaches.”. “If you don’t understand people, you don’t understand business.”

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


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

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

What is a Starter?

Co Starters

Has this narrowing of the language of business success suppressed our instinctual expression of (entrepreneurial) creative problem-solving? Why talking about “starters” more than “startups” can change the way you view entrepreneurship. By Enoch Elwell.

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.

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


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.”

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.

Funding Friday: Make 100

A VC: Musings of a VC in NYC

It’s a hodgepodge of creativity in the best sense of the word. Kickstarter kicks off the new year with a campaign called Make 100. The idea is to stimulate a lot of smaller projects where the creator makes 100 of something. Here are the current crop of Make 100 projects live on Kickstarter. I just went and backed a bunch of them. It’s so much fun. My favorite is this project where the creator, JJ Chuan, is going to make 100 city maps out of old cassette tapes. I just love that.

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.

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.

[Honeybook in WebWire]HoneyBook’s Second Annual ‘20 On The Rise’ Honors 120 Freelance Solopreneurs Making Waves in 2019


HoneyBook, the leading business and financial management platform for creative solopreneurs and freelancers, is announcing its second annual 20 On The Rise, a celebration of 120 independent business owners making waves in their creative industry.

Navigating the Stages of Community Growth

Co Starters

Taking local institutional leaders by surprise, rapid economic and cultural transformation is occurring in unlikely places, often led by strange grassroots groups of creatives and non-traditional entrepreneurs. A Model for Starting and Sustaining an Entrepreneurial Community. By Enoch Elwell.

10 Key Buildings in the Brooklyn Innovation Community

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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.

Lighting the torch of change: Youth volunteering in Haiti

Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative

Jimmy’s optimistic attitude can be summarized with the fact that he does not see problems, he only sees opportunities for creative solutions. By Elise Kemp. As a part of the YLAI Network’s mission, community involvement in fostering development is critical.

[Honeybook in Forbes] This Latina Entrepreneur Shares 4 Things She Kept In Mind As She Built Her New Venture And Raised $4 Million


Shadiah Sigala co-founded HoneyBook back in 2013 as a business management tool for creative entrepreneurs. Under her leadership, HoneyBook helped creatives navigate everything from invoicing to building community. Read more here. The post [Honeybook in Forbes] This Latina Entrepreneur Shares 4 Things She Kept In Mind As She Built Her New Venture And Raised $4 Million appeared first on OurCrowd. News Center FinTech honeybook portfolio news

Building an Entrepreneurial Culture


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

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.

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.

The Business of Who Makes is Changing

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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.

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.

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.

Tinybop and Crafting a Brand

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As a biased investor, I not-so-humbly submit that this is the most creative thing any startup in New York City has ever produced as part of a launch: Plants by Tinybop from Tinybop on Vimeo.

Six Reasons We Love Investing in Founders in Small Cities


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.

Next Media Accelerator on How Hamburg Helps Startups Gain Momentum


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.

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.

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


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.

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.

Most impressive thing about the Old Spice Guy ads

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Have you ever had to get creative copy approved by a client? That’s why I think that more so than even doubling Old Spice’s revenues for the month, the most impressive and notable thing about the campaign was the speed of the creative from user tweet to Old Spice guy response.

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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Do Androids Get Songs Stuck in Their Heads? My investment in Amper Music.

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But a computer could--and what if a computer could interpret my suggestions in order to manipulate creative works. We're doing that in creative fields already. It's something that can catapult not only productivity, but also creativity. This weekend, Heathens by Twenty One Pilots has been stuck in my head. It has such a great sound--and I wanted to figure out what else I could listen to that sounded like it.

Keeping Order in Your Office

Entrepreneurs' Organization

A cluttered physical space affects your mental health, increases stress and anxiety, brings confusion to your thoughts and blocks your creativity and workflow. From EO Melbourne , we share how to declutter and organize your workspace. Work never stops in your office.

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Edition #19: Tobi Skovron


Tobi Skovron is the founder of Creative cubes (along with several other brands) and is making waves. Title and space: Founder of Creative Cubes. Here at GCUC we are immensely fortunate to cross paths and work with so many amazing people.