Making money as a creative (artist, musician, marketer— you name it.) is more accessible now than ever before. The rise of digital platforms and the internet has opened up a world of possibilities for creatives to make money on their own terms.
It’s Your Time Conference is designed to provide the whole creative community—from artists to entrepreneurs—with the latest information and trends in music and business, as well as the opportunity to network with like-minded professionals. This year’s conference theme is Making a Difference, so Benny Pough launched the IYTC Creativity & Innovation Challenge⸺a pitch competition for entrepreneurs and startups in the creative economy that are driving innovation and change.
Our inaugural IYTC Creativity & Innovation Challenge is a search for new business ideas that can enable economic development amongst the creative economy and/or benefit the creative community in the U.S. & Canada.
Concepts should offer a solution in the form of tools, applications, resources, and/or services that help emerging creatives and entrepreneurs grow their businesses.
Solutions may focus on a brand new single tool, resource, or service, or suggest a suite of tools. In addition, solutions may build off of existing technologies or an enhanced version(s).
Plans may leverage ideas from industries other than credit cards and finance. Strategic online and technical partnerships are allowed.
The primary focus of the plan should go beyond social networking and collective purchasing power.
The Grand Prize winner will walk away with: