Applicants Sought for Detroit Creative Corridor Center's Accelerator Program

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DETROIT — The Detroit Creative Corridor Center seeks high potential, design-based businesses to apply for its intensive, six-month Creative Ventures Residency Program.

Qualified candidates are encouraged to apply to join the Winter 2015 cohort of the Creative Ventures Residency Program. Four design-based service providers will be selected to join the six-month program where ventures will learn to quickly grow and scale their business by gaining access to DC3 expertise, exposure and exclusive opportunities — all while working out of the DC3 studio in Detroit. The deadline for applying is Oct. 24.

Ideal applicants are post-revenue, high potential service providers, studios and agencies seeking to scale and grow their business in one of the following industries:

 

  • Advertising/Branding/Copywriting
  • Architecture/Interior Design
  • Graphic or Industrial Design
  • Interactive Design/Web Development
  • Media/Video Production

 “DC3’s Creative Ventures Residency Program has delivered impressive results over the past four years,” says Matthew Clayson, DC3’s director. “The residency has served 45 firms thus far; more than 30 of those firms have made Detroit’s Creative Corridor their home and continue to grow.  Few programs in the country — or internationally, for that matter — have delivered such strong results for such a sustained period.”

DC3’s Creative Ventures Residency Program offers an opportunity for accepted businesses to co-locate in its facility at the A. Alfred Taubman Center for Design Education, College for Creative Studies. Businesses join a community of talented and dynamic professionals, where idea sharing, peer reviews, and collaboration are a part of everyday culture. Accepted businesses will receive access to mentors, subject-matter experts, and DC3’s entrepreneur-in-residence who all help to guide them through monthly milestones to work towards the shared program goals of increasing revenues and diversifying their client base.

“We were thrilled to be selected for the program. We’ve learned things about our business that would have taken us years to realize on our own” says 2014 Creative Ventures Residency Program member, Jesse Green of Mammoth Reach, a web design studio. “DC3 has paired us with resources and mentors that have been invaluable, taking our dream to the next level.”

Since it began in 2011,The DC3’s Creative Ventures Residency incubated 45 early stage creative startups, collectively reporting 89 employees, $2.1 million in revenues and 17,000 square feet of studio space absorbed.

For more information and to apply, visit dc3.fluidreview.com.
 

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