Creative Entrepreneurship Program
Looking to map and generate new revenue and markets for your work? Are you sharing the right ideas with the right audiences?
Our flagship 5-day program gives you the time and resources to explore the business side of your creative work. The creative sector is constantly changing and business-as-usual may not be good enough. Funding, copyright, business models, community engagement, branding, technology, and emerging markets and audiences are all central concerns of creators across disciplines and organizational forms.
We help you understand the problem you are trying to solve, the insights you bring to the issue, the partners that can support you in moving forward, and the strategy you’ll need to be successful. The Launchpad Creative Entrepreneurship Program draws on the strengths and qualities of creative work to prepare you to implement a new structure to better reflect the world around you.
This program runs weekly on Fridays from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM:
|Day 1:||Friday, January 25, 2019|
|Day 2:||Friday, February 1, 2019|
|Day 3:||Friday, February 8, 2019|
|Day 4:||Friday, February 15, 2019|
|Day 5:||Friday, February 22, 2019|
You won’t be asked to sit down and listen, but rather will engage with ideas, models, experts, and fellow participants to map out your future success and get a head start on a new path.
The focus is on you and the relationships, skills, and knowledge you need to move your ambitions forward. Launchpad Creative Entrepreneurship Program will equip you to make a meaningful difference for your organization, your community and yourself.
What will be different for me after this program?
- An understanding of how different relationships and activities make up your overall business while keeping your creative practice in the centre
- Identification of who you are trying to serve and their needs
- New insights and solutions using a new toolkit to help you and your team(s) think collaboratively and work on projects together
- Map and plan to generate new revenue and new markets for your work
- Confidence to share your ideas with familiar and unfamiliar audiences
About the Facilitator
Neha Kohli is a comedian, actress, writer, and a Chartered Professional Accountant. Neha is a graduate of The Second City’s Conservatory Program as well as a recipient of the 2018 Diversity Fellowship which is awarded by The Second City to the 15 brightest new, diverse voices in comedy. She has appeared on The Second City Toronto’s Mainstage in the student shows “It’s Funny Because it’s Trudeau” and “Wack Mirror.” One of her newer roles is producing "OTHER", a monthly comedy and variety show at the Second City Training Centre showcasing emerging and seasoned performers identifying as "other". Neha co-wrote and starred in the Luminari ad I Am A CPA (Rant) and has appeared in ads for The Real Canadian Superstore. Neha currently teaches for the Institute of Chartered Professional Accountants and is a Professor in The Business School at Centennial College. She has founded her own tax consulting practice, which specializes in tax consulting for entertainers. Neha is passionate about entrepreneurship, the arts, community building, and cilantro.