Creative entrepreneurs bridge the gap between artists and audiences. Ranging from book publishers to music promoters, from film producers to interactive games developers and much in between, all are key in defining what culture we consume and how we do so. In the changing marketplace they play a vital role in developing innovative business models of production and distribution, highlighting the economic, cultural and often social benefits in doing so. The British Council supports creative entrepreneurs through a range of projects, including the global YCE awards and network.
When the British Council and partners took a leap ‘out of the box’ of academic and industry partnerships, no one quite imagined the remarkable power of creativity and technology in response to India's design challenges.
Amina launched her first jewellery collection in 2008 and is now a core designer at Azza Fahmy Jewellery, one of Egypt's leading jewellery makers.
Sandeep is an Indian Furniture Designer, owner of Sangaru Design Studio, a multidisciplinary design consultancy firm, and Sangaru Design Objects Pvt Ltd, a manufacturing company based in Bangalore, India.
Dewi is the founder of De Tanjung, an Indonesian crafts social enterprise that empowers female communities across the archipelago.
Tammam is the co-Founder of PenguinCube, a Beiruti Design Consultancy.
Christian runs MiniBar, the UK's largest technology meet up and community with over 6000 members.