Creative Startups Accelerator Applications
Submission Deadline07/04/2016

Thank you for applying to Creative Startups!

If you have questions about the program itself please watch one of our recorded information sessions here and read our FAQ section on our website. If you have further questions please email us.

This year we are excited to offer the accelerator in two locations - Winston-Salem, NC and Albuquerque, NM. Please choose whichever city and dates suit your timeframe best - regardless of your location. The Creative Startups Accelerator is intense: classes are held twice a week for 6 weeks online, you'll also meet online with a small group during the week, and you will have "homework" related to building your company. After the 6 week course all participants, along with investors and mentors, meet for a weeklong Deep Dive event in their city (Winston-Salem or ABQ). 

Applications are open to both U.S. and international startups.  We accept applications from nonprofit creative organizations but limit acceptance to one per cohort.

Our goal is to accelerate the success and inspire the next generation of entrepreneurial-minded creatives. We equip brilliant and driven entrepreneurs with all of the tools and connections they need to add to the thriving creative industries.
Alice Loy, cofounder  


  • Classes - August 8 - September 16, 2016
  • Deep Dive - September 25-30, 2016


  • Classes - September 6 - October 14, 2016
  • Deep Dive - October 24-28, 2016

Should you have questions regarding your eligibility and what to expect through the Creative Startups Accelerator please visit our info page.

Helpful Hints:

  • Please proofread and avoid grammatical errors.
  • You have the opportunity to save your progress and return at a later time, so consider starting the application process early so you can plan your answers thoughtfully.
  • Be sure to give yourself enough time to complete the application. Even if you are working within the application tool, submissions will no longer be allowed, accepted or available for edits on July 1st at 11:59pm EST.
  • No applications will be accepted after July 1st 11:59pm EST.
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