Category: COVID-19

Futuremakers Botswana Masterclass

David delivered an online Masterclass on Creative Entrepreneurship for Futuremakers Botswana in May 2021. Organised by Young Africa Botswana in Gaborone, the interactive masterclass for creative entrepreneurs in the Futuremakers Botswana programme covered the following themes: – How to create and sell value using creative business models – How to adapt to the challenges resulting …

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meetings industry association (mia) online workshop

David delivered an online workshop for the meetings industry association (mia) on the subject of: ‘Business Strategies: Creativity, Diversification & Transformation’. The interactive workshop was designed and delivered by David for events and hospitality sector enterprises to adapt creatively and profitably in the current Covid-19 crisis. The workshop included practical techniques for generating and testing new …

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Dutch Design Week: The MVP for Innovative Diversification

David gave a presentation at Dutch Design Week 2020, in partnership with the WORTH Partnership Project. The topic was “The Minimum Viable Product (MVP) for Innovative Diversification”. In addition to the presentation at Dutch Design Week, the following links provide even more information about the subjects covered: – Use “i-Creativity” in business (more…) – Design …

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Fundraising Webinar for GEN Namibia Startups

David presented a fundraising webinar for startups in Namibia, hosted by Global Entrepreneurship Network (GEN) Namibia. In the webinar “Creative Fundraising for Startups”, David discussed several sources of funding for startups, giving examples from around the world: – Bootstrapping – Crowdfunding – Grants – Loans – Sponsorship – Advertising – Equity Investment There are free …

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Africa’s Creative Responses to COVID-19 – article published online

David has written an article about Africa’s creative responses to COVID-19. It is published online in the journal of the Good Business Festival here. In researching the article, David drew on his extensive international contacts in the creative economy. These are associated with his worldwide work as a creative industries business coach, keynote conference speaker …

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Tunisia event online: Creative Strategies for Survival in a Crisis

David gave a presentation on Creative Strategies for Survival in a Crisis for cultural, creative and digital enterprises in Tunisia. The event was organised and hosted by the Tunisian Startups Association with support from GIZ. “David’s webinar for Middle East and North Africa (MENA) cultural and creative entrepreneurs was very informative. We are grateful that …

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Milan Design Week – online presentation on Innovative Diversification

David gave a presentation at Fuorisalone, the digital version of Milan Design Week 2020, in partnership with the WORTH Partnership Project. The topic was “The Minimum Viable Product (MVP) for Innovative Diversification” and participants also have the opportunity to take part in Open Forum online business advice sessions with David following his online presentation. In …

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Better Online Pitching – presentation for APFI Finland

David delivered an online presentation on Better Online Pitching for Creatives International as part of a Pre Mission Briefing for a Virtual Trade Mission to Germany for APFI (Audiovisual Producers Finland). The online Pre Mission Briefing was hosted by Simon Preston and featured an in-depth presentation from Nicola Pinder about the German market for audiovisual …

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“IP and Copyright: Making it Work” – online workshop

IP and Copyright: Making it Work is an online workshop for artists and creative entrepreneurs, designed and delivered by David Parrish, in association with the Future’s Venture Foundation. The interactive workshop is about intellectual property for creative, cultural and digital entrepreneurs includes: – An overview of Intellectual Property: Copyright, Design Right, Trademarks and Patents. – …

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COVID-19: время следовать за любовью

This is a Russian translation of the article “COVID-19: It’s time to ‘follow the love’!”, first published in English here. Руководство к действию для творческих и культурных предпринимателей во время COVID-19 кризиса звучит просто – «следуйте за любовью». Что я имею в виду? Отношения с покупателями, клиентами и заказчиками лежат в сердце любого креативного бизнеса. Мы строим эти отношения иногда на протяжении …

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