Tuesday, November 15 • 6-9pm
@ MICA Falvey Hall
The Baltimore Creatives Acceleration Community (BCAN) marks 5 years of igniting resourceful passion and investing in imaginative genius on Tuesday, November 15 with a blowout celebration at the iconic Falvey Hall. This milestone anniversary bash, aptly titled Evolve, options music by DJ Ty Alexander, delicious food and beverages from some of Baltimore’s most thrilling neighborhood models, charismatic visitor speakers, and dynamic displays from the most recent users of the BCAN relatives, the Scale Your Passion (SYP) Fellows of the program’s 3rd cohort.
In just 5 limited decades, BCAN has assisted some of Baltimore’s most ground breaking innovative corporations scale and expand into far more greatly acknowledged brand names, such as Mess in a Bottle, Le Monade, and Fruit Camp Tattoo. These business ownerswere picked to participate in BCAN’s a variety of programming primarily based on BCAN’s dedication to hold area for creatives who frequently lack illustration in the entrepreneurial place, including the Black and LGBTQIA+ communities. To day, BCAN has collaboratively invested practically $1 million into Baltimore’s imaginative community and furnished holistic and custom made aid and neighborhood by means of skilled partnerships, travel alternatives, and a “mindfulness first” tactic that is often missing from other business improvement systems. The plan has “evolved” to target on the wholeness of the resourceful entrepreneur to better guarantee extensive-lasting, viable enterprise ecosystems and steer absent from the old “starving artist” trope that has prolonged plagued people who dare to pursue their innovative passions to make a living.
The ten bold, visionary Baltimore-based creative founders that make-up cohort #3 of this year’s SYP Fellowship will current their firms to the community, including potential investors, good friends, relatives, and supporters employing what they’ve realized in the course of the intensive 8-week SYP method. These founders involve:
BLK ASS FLEA MKT | Founders Bri Mobley and Sola Ekunseitan
BrickRose Exchange | Founder Bianca J. Jackson
Currency Studio | Founder Michael Haskins Jr
The Empanada Girl | Founder Elisa Milan
GRL PWR | Founders Amy Reid and Pangelica
Habesha Taste | Founder Micknai Arefaine
ihenryphoto | Founder Webster Phillips III
JPJackson Artwork | Founder Jordan Jackson
Visionary Reside Studios | Founder Akilah McCrorey
Yele | Founder Yele Oladeinde
In addition, BCAN’s Entrepreneurship & Innovation Director, Sharayna Ashanti Christmas, will moderate a riveting panel discussion on the subject matter of building creative neighborhood and the innovative entrepreneur evolution, like DeShuna Elisa Spencer, Founder & CEO, KweliTV and Nicoletta de la Brown, Interdisciplinary Artist and Chamána, and the hosts of “Kontent Queens” podcast, Kia Marie and Vic Kinds, as panelists.
Evolve levels Tuesday, November 15 from 6 PM-9 PM. This event is totally free and open up to the public. To RSVP, tickets are obtainable on Eventbrite.