Tuesday, November 15 • 6-9pm
@ MICA Falvey Hall
The Baltimore Creatives Acceleration Community (BCAN) marks 5 decades of igniting imaginative enthusiasm and investing in inventive genius on Tuesday, November 15 with a blowout celebration at the iconic Falvey Corridor. This milestone anniversary party, aptly titled Evolve, features music by DJ Ty Alexander, tasty foods and drinks from some of Baltimore’s most interesting local brands, charismatic guest speakers, and dynamic displays from the latest customers of the BCAN family, the Scale Your Passion (SYP) Fellows of the program’s third cohort.
In just 5 limited a long time, BCAN has aided some of Baltimore’s most ground breaking imaginative companies scale and grow into much more broadly recognized makes, including Mess in a Bottle, Le Monade, and Fruit Camp Tattoo. These business ownerswere selected to participate in BCAN’s many programming based mostly on BCAN’s commitment to hold house for creatives who typically lack illustration in the entrepreneurial house, which includes the Black and LGBTQIA+ communities. To day, BCAN has collaboratively invested virtually $1 million into Baltimore’s inventive neighborhood and presented holistic and personalized guidance and local community through professional partnerships, journey prospects, and a “mindfulness first” tactic that is normally missing from other company enhancement courses. The program has “evolved” to concentrate on the wholeness of the inventive entrepreneur to better ensure prolonged-lasting, feasible business ecosystems and steer absent from the previous “starving artist” trope that has lengthy plagued those who dare to pursue their innovative passions to make a dwelling.
The ten bold, visionary Baltimore-based mostly inventive founders that make-up cohort #3 of this year’s SYP Fellowship will current their firms to the community, including potential investors, good friends, family, and supporters employing what they’ve figured out during the intensive 8-week SYP system. Individuals founders involve:
BLK ASS FLEA MKT | Founders Bri Mobley and Sola Ekunseitan
BrickRose Trade | Founder Bianca J. Jackson
Forex Studio | Founder Michael Haskins Jr
The Empanada Lady | 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 Stay Studios | Founder Akilah McCrorey
Yele | Founder Yele Oladeinde
Moreover, BCAN’s Entrepreneurship & Innovation Director, Sharayna Ashanti Xmas, will reasonable a riveting panel dialogue on the topic of developing imaginative group and the imaginative entrepreneur evolution, such as 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 Models, as panelists.
Evolve stages Tuesday, November 15 from 6 PM-9 PM. This party is free and open to the public. To RSVP, tickets are obtainable on Eventbrite.