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.
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
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
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.
EPISODE 9 | Phillip jung
investment associate, maryland venture fund
Thursday, Dec 14th at 2:00PM EST.
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.