Why Investing in Women is Both Smart Financially & For Communities Guest ALICE LOY

ALICE LOY PD, is the Co-founder & CEO of Creative Startups.

Dr. Loy has 25 years of experience working with entrepreneurs in creative industries. In 2013 Dr. Loy launched the world’s first accelerator for creative entrepreneurs.

Today Creative Startups operates a suite of acceleration programs on four continents serving 150+ creative companies each year. With over 100 global mentors, international network of investors, and 200+ alumni companies, Creative Startups is the leading creative industries accelerator.

As an angel investor and via the Accelerator, Alice has invested in over 40 creative businesses. Alice is currently founding DaVinci Ventures, a venture capital firm dedicated to creative entrepreneurs building story-driven immersive experiences and technologies.

In 2018 Alice co-authored the ground-breaking book, Creative Economy Entrepreneurs: From Startup to Success which makes the case for impact investment in creative economy entrepreneurs and provides economic catalysts and leaders practical advice on building creative economy ecosystems through entrepreneurship.

Alice consults with universities to develop courses and degree programs. At the University of Colorado she is co-founder of the Design Horizons Fellowship, a ground-breaking year-long program providing students a challenging interdisciplinary exploration of design innovation, entrepreneurship, engineering, and arts and media.  

A sought-after speaker on topics ranging from developing entrepreneur ecosystems to investing in creative growth companies, Alice frequently travels to Europe, the Middle East, Asia, and Latin America to work with entrepreneurs, venture investors, and ecosystem leaders.Alice holds an M.B.A. and a PhD in Entrepreneurship and Marketing. She lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico with her family.

Alice Loy PhD



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