Accelerate The Creative Economy: New Ventures
2012-2013 Creative Venture Alan Languirand of 13 Protons
The New Creative Ventures
Those of you who follow our work on regular basis know that earlier this summer we were really excited to announce this year’s participants in our Creative Ventures program. Over the past two months since the program kicked off its second year, these new ventures have been busy developing plans to advance their businesses while continuing to deliver quality work to their clients and customers. DC3 staff has been busy meeting with each venture and providing feedback on key strategies. As a teaser for what is to come, here are some things they are working on:
Order & Other has been hard at work producing documentary pieces for their client Shinola, which is an exciting new brand of products literally coming off the line in Detroit. Click here to view their Detroit watch factory coming to life in this video from Order & Other.
13 Protons has just completed the website for Detroit Manufacturing Systems, a new company set to create 500 auto-related jobs in the city over the next three years. Read all about the company’s launch in the Detroit Free Press here.
Detroit Bike City has been busy this summer, to say the very least! Some might even say they are leading the charge for a mobilized and enthusiastic bicycle culture in Detroit, with their weekly rides drawing participants of 100+ each time. They have been hosting several weekly rides, a weekly film event, and organized this year’s Colin Hubbell annual bike ride. They have also been busy preparing for the next Detroit Bike City swap & trade show. To keep on top of all they are making happen you call visit their site here.
To learn more about all seven of our current Creative Ventures and last year’s alumni, please visit our program page here. We also do our best to make sure that we announce all Creative Ventures news and updates on the program’s Facebook page, so please “like” us and stay in touch.
Finally, keep your eye on this blog for more updates as the 2012-2013 Creative Ventures move forward.
- The DC3 Creative Ventures Team