The creative economy of the United States represents a market of more than $800 billion, and it accounts for more than ten million jobs. It includes disciplines traditionally considered to be "the arts" - theatre, literature, visual art, music, dance. But it also includes industries like food, fashion, media, and design.
The creative sector is a promising place to invest - if you know where to look. That's where Upstart Co-Lab comes in. They're a non-profit organization that connects investors who believe in the power of creativity and culture to drive positive impact with entrepreneurs in the creative economy addressing critical social and environmental issues.