As part of D&AD Festival 2019, Creative Entrepreneurs are delighted to bring their creative networking and mentoring event, ‘The Surgery’ to Second Home Spitalfields.
Join them for a panel discussion with leading creative business experts covering the key topics every creative entrepreneur or freelancer needs to know including marketing, legal and finance. Next, the creative experts will host ‘mini-surgeries’ where you’ll have the chance to put your questions to them directly in small groups of your peers. The evening will finish with fun drinks, nibbles and networking.
Meet the experts:
Carolyn is the founder Creative Entrepreneurs, which she started in 2016 to empower creative people to turn their ideas into successful businesses.
Previously she spent 20 years in London with Time Warner, helping HBO, CNN, Warner Bros. and Time Inc. expand their reach in Europe.
Shaun is a part of the Corporate Finance Faculty at ICAEW, where his work focusses on promoting access to finance, growing businesses and venture capital. He devised and co-authored ‘Creative Industries – Routes to Finance’, the seminal financing guide for Creative Entrepreneurs.
Rich is a founding member of PwC’s Raise team, who help scale ups raise equity funding from institutional investors. Richard is also Co-Founder and CFO of a start-up with which he has raised a seed funding round of £250k. He also mentors two high growth tech business, and is a board advisor to afintech which has recently raised £4m.
Merlie Calvert launched Farillio in April 2018. Farillio opens up legal support for freelancers, micro businesses and SMEs, making law quicker and easier so they can grow their businesses.
Stephanie Melodia runs startup marketing agency, Bloom, delivering London’s freshest marketing to the city’s best startups in beauty, fashion and technology. Prior to setting up Bloom, Stephanie ran the UK marketing for Top 10 Global App Developer, Meitu, and, before this, spent the best part of a decade working agency side.