Located on the first floor of CCAD's Design Studios on Broad, the MindMarket comprises three distinct functions to further CCAD’s role in the creative economy— the DesignLab, an art- and design-business Incubator for startups, and the ThoughtLab.
Check out photos on Facebook from the MindMarket launch party.
Organizations engage CCAD’s faculty and student talent to solve product, branding, fashion, interior and advertising design challenges through three flexible platforms:
- Charrettes: Intense 54- to 72-hour design challenges
- Class projects: 16-week, in-class creative problem solving with established classroom learning goals
- Partnerships: One-week to several semesters in length, students, faculty, and staff are recruited specific to the scope of the project
Creative startup and small businesses represent one of the fastest growing sectors of the overall economy. CCAD created the MindMarket Incubator to provide the mentorship, business coaching, and link to professional services needed for art- and design-based ventures to launch.
Throughout the year, the ThoughtLab will provide a variety of conversation opportunities for local businesses, creative industry leaders, and members of the community to explore topics important to infusing businesses with creativity and creative leadership. These opportunities can range from bringing nationally renowned design experts like Roger Martin to CCAD’s campus to providing entrepreneurial lessons for startups.
See our Flickr photos from past public events.
Gwenäelle Gobé, presentation & film screening of This Space Available, May 2, 2013
Roger Martin, presentation, Sept. 28, 2012
Fill out this short form to receive more information on any of the above MindMarket programs.
CCAD MindMarket Director: Cynthia Gravino
email | MindMarket AT ccad DOT edu | phone 614.437.7555