CREATIVE MINDS

Live interviews with experts, industry connoisseurs, leaders, and individuals who have nuggets of wisdom, insights, and advice to share.

 

There are a lot of innovators in different spaces and fields who carry a wealth of information, wisdom, intelligence, and ideas. But it is difficult to gain access to those information and insights!

Creative Minds brings these stories and insights to you through Live Interview series - shared via popular social media channels!

Type of Program: Video Series

Length of the event: Typically about 20 to 30 minutes

Best for: Everyone who likes to learn about the innovative and creative minds around us and gain insights and wisdom that they can share with us. Directly from them, to you! Just follow us on Facebook, and tune in!

 

EPISODE 6 | DESIREE VENN FREDERIC : CANCELLED

FOUNDER, NOMAD YARD COLLECTIV

UPDATE: Our next episode of #CreativeMinds that was originally scheduled for Thursday, Oct 19th at 2:00PM EST had to be cancelled due to an unforeseen circumstance. However, we're working towards rescheduling this episode. Stay tuned. 

Desirée Venn Frederic is a Sierra Leonean born entrepreneur, writer and installation artist of Geeche and Maroon ancestry. Her work pulls heavily from her transnational experiences. The artist and thought leader explores identity, ownership and contemporary ideas in aesthetics. As the founder of Nomad Yard Collectiv, a globally minded vintage retail incubator in Washington, D.C., Venn Frederic creates a playground for those who love culture, history and rare antiques steeped in stories.

InnovatorsBox | Desiree Venn Frederic | Nomad Yard Collectiv

EPISODE 7 | BRITTANY SICKLER & JENNIFER SHIEH : next

Our next episode is Thursday, Nov 2nd, at 2:00PM EST

Brittany Sickler: Outreach and Partnership Strategist

Jennifer Shieh: Chief Scientist & Senior Technology Policy Advisor

 

InnovatorsBox | Brittany & Jennifer | SBA

Brittany Sickler serves as outreach, training, and partnership strategist for the SBA’s Office of Investment and Innovation. Her primary duties support the advancement of the Small Business Innovation Research/Small Business Technology Transfer (SBIR/ STTR) programs, which enable small businesses to explore their technological potential and profit from its commercialization.

Dr. Jennifer Shieh advances technology commercialization through the Small Business Innovation Research/Small Business Technology Transfer (SBIR/STTR) programs, building partnerships and coordinating policy across the 11 participating Federal agencies. Previously, she managed the Small Business Program for the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI).


EPISODE 8 | MARCUS BULLOCK

CEO/FOUNDER, FLIKSHOP

Thursday, November 9th, at 2:00PM EST

Marcus Bullock is a justice reform advocate, public speaker and entrepreneur. Following his 2004 release from prison, he launched a painting business and is now CEO of construction firm Perspectives Premier Contractors, which employs other returning citizens.

Bullock is also founder and CEO of mobile app Flikshop, a free app that enables incarcerated people the ability to receive mail and postcards.

InnovatorsBox | Marcus Bullock | Flikshop

EPISODE 9 | Phillip jung

investment associate, maryland venture fund

Thursday, Dec 14th at 2:00PM EST

InnovatorsBox | Phillip Jung | Maryland Venture Fund

Phillip Jung works at the Maryland Venture Fund, an early-stage, evergreen venture capital firm dedicated to growing the next generation of exceptional businesses in Maryland. With $110M in assets under management, the Maryland Venture Fund partners with entrepreneurs to build high-growth technology companies that last. Prior to joining the Maryland Venture Fund, Phil was a Venture Capital Fellow for Foundation Capital, a $325M fund based in Menlo Park, California. Previously, Phil was a Venture Fellow for TDF Ventures, a $180M venture capital firm based in Chevy Chase, Maryland.

 

PAST EPISODES

Our past episodes in the #CreativeMinds series have been greatly insightful!

Missed any of the Facebook Live events? We've got you covered. Here are the recorded videos to help you learn about the insights, wisdom, information and perspectives from all our amazing speakers.

 

Episode Five | deshuna spencer

founder, kweli tv

DeShuna Spencer is CEO of kweliTV, a video streaming network dedicated to the stories and culture of the global black community, and radio host of emPower Hour on DC’s 89.3 FM WPFW. 

Spencer was honored with the "Who's Got Next" award in 2014 by the National Action Network. A 2014 winner of Unity Journalist’s NewU Start-up Competition, she has also written for The Clarion-Ledger, The Oakland Tribune, the Crisis Magazine, AOL and the Washington Examiner. 


Episode Four | LESLIE TITA

CO-FOUNDER, I/O SPACES

Leslie Tita, is the Chief Executive and Co-founder of I/O Spaces, a coworking space located downtown Silver Spring.

Leslie appeared on Season 2 premiere of Kamau Bell Show United Shades of America on CNN, and has also been featured on Buzzfeed, Technically DC, was Nominated for 50 on fire DC Award 2016.

Learn more about I/O Spaces at iospaces.com


Episode Three | Gayle Karen Young

PROVOCATEUR / FORMER CTCO OF WIKIMEDIA FOUNDATION

Gayle believes the world needs more leaders who are “able for” what lies ahead, who have developed the capacity to meet the complexity of global challenges. 

Working in the field of leadership for the past two decades, it has become abundantly clear to her that there are the visible, tangible, practical, and pragmatic aspects of leadership that need to be executed on a day-by-day basis. 


Episode Two | Leigh George

CEO of FREEDOM

Leigh is the founder of freedom, a strategic branding and marketing un-agency wholly devoted to innovation. She recognizes that organizations are struggling to innovate and tackle important challenges because they are being held back by rigid approaches and old ways of thinking.

Freedom uses innovative processes, tools and teams to help brands create new solutions to connect with people in our dynamic, digital world.


Episode One | Scott Beale

Founder and CEO of Atlas Corps

Named one of the Top 50 Nonprofit CEOs in the U.S. by the Nonprofit Times, Scott Beale is the Founder and CEO of Atlas Corps, a leadership development program for the world’s best social change professionals. Sometimes called a “reverse Peace Corps,” Atlas Corps brings leaders from around the world to serve in the U.S., Colombia and Australia.


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