Your idea is the future

Kinetic Boot Camp helps creatives determine their unique value proposition and define their customers. It's a 4-week intensive hands-on "learning and doing" experience for creatives who are ready to turn their idea into a reality.
The cost of Kinetic is $299 for those who are selected and confirm their participation.

Workshops will take place online and in Winston-Salem, NC. Local participants are welcome to attend the Kinetic sessions in person. North Carolina and CDC guidelines are closely followed for health and safety.

So who is creative?

Kinetic serves creative entrepreneurs that are using their design, art, music, theatre, film, writing, culinary, interactive digital media, and an array of artisanal skills to solve a problem for their customers.
Kinetic is designed for you to take that cool idea you’ve been thinking about and create a mission, vision and value proposition for a potential customer. Do you want to bring this to life, but don’t know how? Kinetic can help you ideate and implement!

Prize:

We are offering a $1,000 Kinetic Potential Award to the idea we think has the most potential after the 4 week bootcamp.
Validate your creative idea
Develop a business model
Identify & talk to customers
Build and use a budget

Info Sessions

Attend an info session to learn about the curriculum, what to expect, the application process, and have any questions answered. Check out the schedule for Info Sessions below.

Dates

November 16th,  Mixxer – In Person 5.30pm        Register  here

December 7th Virtual – zoom link TBA

December 14th  Arts Council – In Person 5.30pm     Register here

 

 

Read about the Fall 2020 Cohort

 

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You've got potential.

Are you ready to put your plan into action? Kinetic Creative Boot Camp is for individuals and teams that want to take their creative idea to the next level and build a foundation of business skills and knowledge.
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Business Idea

Creatives working on a great business idea that you'd like to see take off

Testing

Creatives who are ready to test their idea, but aren’t sure what the first step is

Hobbyist Entrepreneur

Creatives who are ready to turn their hobby into a business

Knowledge

Creatives who need help building a foundation of business skills

Meet the team

Get to know our team. These are the folks behind the Center for Creative Economy which powers the Kinetic Boot Camp. CCE's mission is to Launch, Grow, and Accelerate creative entrepreneurs and businesses.

CCE has been serving creative entrepreneurs since 2011 and has hosted a creative business accelerator annually since 2016. The four cohorts that have completed the accelerator have launched 40 startups, with 90% still in business. They have raised over $7.4M in investment and have earned over $8.1M in revenue.
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Margaret Collins, Founding Executive Director 

CCE was launched from the work Margaret directed at the Piedmont Triad Partnership based in Greensboro. She led the creative economy initiative between 2007-2011. Prior to her move to North Carolina, she worked in New York City as an Artist Manager and Senior Booking Representative for ICM Artists. Her work entailed booking concert engagements for the ICMA roster throughout the Southeast, managing soloists and attractions. Other positions held in NYC include Shaw Concerts, Vice President, and Frank Salomon Associates, Artist Manager.  

Collins has been named a Triad Power Player by the Triad Business Journal and serves on the Board of Directors of the Piedmont Triad Film Commission. Nationally, she is a co-founder of the Creative Economy Coalition. Originally from Shelby, NC, Collins attended Wake Forest University and UNC School of the Arts receiving a B. A. in music from WFU studying trombone and piano. In Washington DC, she received an M.A. from The American University in Performing Arts: Arts Management. Margaret enjoys playing in the Winston-Salem Community Band, practicing yoga, and hiking on scenic trails. Her husband Ray Collins is the founder of TrueVoice, a vocal presentation coaching business. They have a son, Michael, who is studying Radio and TV broadcasting. Connect with Margaret at margaret@ccetriad.com.

 

Jody Cauthen, Development & Operations Manager

Jody joins the CCE team with over 25 years experience in nonprofit management where she has supervised intricate marketing and development initiatives for various local non-profit organizations including The Nussbaum Center for Entrepreneurship, East Greensboro NOW, Triad Stage and the Community Theatre of Greensboro. 

In the realm of academic entrepreneurship, Jody designed and launched the Arts Administration major and minor degree program/curriculum at UNCG and served as Program Director from 2014-2017 where she grew program enrollment 2150% in 3 years.

Jody has enjoyed a “side hustle” career as a nonprofit consultant and has served as moderator and participant in such conferences/seminars as The Association of Arts Administration Educators, Wake Forest University Creativity Conference, The UNCG Bryan School of Business’s Entrepreneurship in the Arts forum, The Art of Public Memory Conference, Southeastern Theatre Conference (SETC), and the Southern Entrepreneurship in the Arts annual conference. Additionally, she is a licensed grant writer with SenWorks, and actively collaborates with fellow “Unicorn Grant Writers” through that network.  In her spare time, she’s an avid gardener, “amateur” chef and food anthropologist, and a lover of all things involving coffee or wine.

Become a Sponsor

2020 Kinetic Creative Boot Camp Sponsors

The following companies believe in the potential of creative startups. They help us provide useful and essential content for our attendees and guests.
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Contact Details

500 West 5th Street, Suite 800, Winston-Salem, NC 27101336-701-2783kinetic@ccetriad.com