Upstart Co-Lab to Promote a Creative Economy

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Upstart Co-Lab to Promote a Creative Economy

by Vikas Vij
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Upstart Co-Lab will connect artists w/ opportunities of #impact investing & social #entrepreneurship bit.ly/1SVas43 via @Justmeans

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Wednesday, April 20, 2016 - 4:00pm

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A creative economy is quintessential to building a sustainable future. Artists are the original social entrepreneurs who strengthen the society with their creative thought processes and their ability to take risks. However, they often pursue a lonely path because of a prevailing disconnect between artists and other social changemakers.

To address this challenge, a group of artists, impact investors, philanthropic funders and social innovators has announced the launch of Upstart Co-Lab, a unique collaboration connecting artists, impact investors, and social entrepreneurs.

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Vikas is a staff writer for the Sustainable Development news and editorial section on Justmeans. He is an MBA with 20 years of managerial and entrepreneurial experience and global travel. He is the author of "The Power of Money" (Scholars, 2003), a book that presents a revolutionary monetary economic theory on poverty alleviation in the developing world. Vikas is also the official writer for an international social project for developing nations "Decisions for Life" run in collaboration between the ILO, the University of Amsterdam and the Indian Institute of Management.

Keywords: Innovation & Technology | Justmeans | Philanthropy & Cause Initiatives | Responsible Business & Employee Engagement | Sustainable Finance & Socially Responsible Investment | Upstart Co-Lab | art | creative economy

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