Creative Startups helped companies create 80 jobs, more planned

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — An accelerator catering to entrepreneurs in creative services rather than tech, Creative Startups graduated 12 companies who went on to generate 80 full-time jobs over the last year. They collectively raised $1.5 million, as well.

Creative Startups, now in its second year, was recognized as one of the country’s top accelerators by the U.S. Small Business Administration and received a $50,000 award through the Accelerator Growth Fund competition.

The accelerator’s program director, Roxanne Blair, recently announced a new program called CreateABQ designed to support creative professionals and entrepreneurs. She hopes Creative Startups will expand beyond New Mexico with sites in the U.S. and abroad, including Portugal and Kenya.

Source: Albuquerque Business First

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