Free Deep Ellum Event Offers Young Creatives the Opportunity to Ask Questions and Plan Ahead
Updated: Jan 14, 2022
As the Zoe Communications Agency approaches it's 10-year anniversary, the team is spending much of their year giving back, beginning with the Young Entrepreneurs Summit set to take place at Deep Ellum’s Lightwork Studio on January 22-23.
Founders Frankie and Feleceia Wilson know a thing or two about creating outside of the box. Both went on to pursue degrees in creative industries in college and beyond. Feleceia studied Advertising/Public Relations and Musical Theatre at Texas Christian University, and Frankie went on to get his first degree in Communications from Prairie View A&M University. He's also a member of the music fraternity, Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia.
"My family called me the flower child," Feleceia explains while recounting some of her early childhood memories. "I couldn't help but to twirl or dance or sing around the house. Creativity has always been my language of choice." Frankie grew up in youth programs, singing in the choir and even worked as a church musician, while Feleceia served in dance and arts ministries and the choir. "Both of our families are ministry families. Much of what I know about entrepreneurship, and art, actually happened within the four walls of the church," said Frankie.
The Young Entrepreneurs Summit will encourage aspiring creative entrepreneurs to hone their innovative passion in areas such as music, film, photography, art and design, and will be available to young people who face barriers to meaningful artistic education. The space is dedicated to dreaming and using the arts to connect, create, and celebrate.
The event will commence on Friday night with dinner and a fireside chat to discuss what it takes to be an entrepreneur and provide attendees the chance to ask open questions. Day two will feature a little grub, a little strategy, a little planning and a lot of problem solving—just the right amount of knowledge + motivation needed for young creatives to launch their next big move.
"There is so much that we've learned about being creatives AND being entrepreneurs. It's our goal to take some of what we've learned and to create a very, very safe space where young creative entrepreneurs can get real and ask questions. This is an opportunity I didn't have as a young creative. And it's one that we're anxious to provide," said Feleceia.
The Young Entrepreneurs Summit is free for the first 15 entrepreneurs by application only. Visit zoecreates.com/yes for more details.