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Artists Make Interesting Entrepreneurs

Mayor Wharton’s Office of Talent and Human Capital

Friday, May 9, 2014 from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM (CDT)

Artists Make Interesting Entrepreneurs

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Memphis is filled with artists and cultural innovators - let’s turn these passions into economic opportunity. Mayor Wharton’s Office of Talent and Human Capital and Start Co. invite you to join us for a reception and dynamic conversation about the role of cities in supporting creative entrepreneurship.


The discussion will feature Dr. Ann Markusen, Professor & Director of the Humphrey School of Public Affairs at the University of Minnesota ( Her work focuses on artists, arts organizations, cultural industries, and cultural activity as economic and quality of life stimulants in regions and cities. Dr. Markusen will engage with some of the leaders of our local entrepreneurial landscape, including:  Andre Fowlkes, President, Start Co., Carlton Crothers, CEO, Emerge Memphis, Steve Bares, President & Executive Director, Memphis Bioworks Foundation, Ekundayo Bandele, Executive/Artistic Director, Hattiloo Theatre, and John Weeden, Arts Advocate and Teacher.


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Friday, May 9th

2:00pm until 4:00pm

Start Co. – 88 Union Avenue, 2nd Floor, Memphis, TN



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Start Co.
88 Union Ave
2nd Floor
Memphis, TN 38103

Friday, May 9, 2014 from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM (CDT)

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Mayor Wharton’s Office of Talent and Human Capital

The mission of the Office of Talent and Human Capital is to secure the City of Memphis' competitive position in the knowledge economy by supporting innovative strategies, tactics, and initiatives that focus on retaining, recruiting, and developing the nations' most talented workforce.

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