Why the Parsons Entrepreneur Academy?

We built the Parsons Entrepreneur Academy because we noticed a major problem. Many creatives just aren’t taught the business skills they need to successfully sell, promote, and form an audience around their art. 

The Parsons Entrepreneur Academy was created in partnership with The New School and Parsons to give you the tools, skills, and knowledge to build a business around your passion. We developed a unique system specifically for working creatives and entrepreneurs based on three pillars: courses, community, and mentoring. 

Wherever you are in your creative business, we understand that your time is valuable. You just shouldn’t have to sacrifice your business or creative work to get the training you need to thrive. That’s why everything we do is 100% online and easy to fit into a busy schedule. Practicality is at the root of everything we do and teach, and we strive to make sure that everything you take away from your training is something you can use to make your business better.

As a creative, YOUR HANDS have the power to SHAPE the future of your creative industry. Parsons Entrepreneur Academy is committed to looking FORWARD into the future - to be the voice of progressive development and innovation in business and entrepreneurship,  and to share these new ideas with the creatives who will use their art to make a positive impact on the world.

Mission and Vision


Our mission is to empower creatives of all disciplines to make an impact on the world with their creative work. We believe in the power of small business and the creativity and passion that goes into entrepreneurship. And we seek to provide artists, musicians, designers, writers, crafters, photographers, and other creatives with the tools they need to thrive and make the world a better place through their art.

Creativity First

The Parsons Entrepreneur Academy was built FOR creatives, BY creatives. We get that as creatives, we all look at the world a little differently. And we get that the challenges you face are totally different from the challenges entrepreneurs in more traditional businesses encounter. That’s why we built a team around the idea of creativity FIRST. 

Everyone on our team has some experience in one or more creative fields - either as a hobby or as a creative business owner. This goes for your instructors and mentors as well! We sought out instructors and mentors who not only understand their subject through and through, they also have practical experience applying that subject in a creative field.


Ready to Give Back?

If you have experience building or running your own company or have business skills you want to give back to the creative community, we'd love to hear from you! Just click the button below to fill out the form and tell us what you have to offer and why you want to contribute to this creative community as either an instructor or a mentor. We can't wait to work with you!

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