Parsons Entrepreneur Academy is proud to be named a World Changing Ideas Awards 2021 honoree in the category of Education by Fast Company! The Education award is selected by a panel of industry leaders tasked with identifying “initiatives that help inspire better and more equitable learning.”
Thank you to the editors and writers at Fast Company for this recognition!
“We are honored to be identified as a World Changing Idea by Fast Company,” says Belén Aranda-Alvarado, who leads the marketing efforts at Parsons Entrepreneur Academy. “Our mission is to inspire creative entrepreneurs to build successful businesses around their art. Since launch, we have created a network of almost 2,000 creative entrepreneurs, enrolled over 350 individuals in our online courses, mentored creative professionals at very different stages in their start-up journey, and shared business training with over 4,000 webinar participants from all over the world."
“There is no question our society and planet are facing deeply troubling times. So, it’s important to recognize organizations that are using their ingenuity, impact, design, scalability, and passion to solve these problems,” says Stephanie Mehta, editor-in-chief of Fast Company. “Our journalists, under the leadership of senior editor Morgan Clendaniel, have discovered some of the most groundbreaking projects that have launched since the start of 2020.”
Parsons Entrepreneur Academy was selected from a globally diverse pool of more than 4,000 entries across design, education, food, politics, technology, and more. We are proud to join other World Changing Ideas Award recipients such as: Microsoft, Nike, Levi’s and fellow honoree in the education category digital learning company Duolingo.
Affordable web tools are providing many creatives with an opportunity to launch their own business ventures, allowing them to find new ways to financially sustain and protect their creative practices. Parsons Entrepreneur Academy will be launching 3 new online courses that will empower creative professionals in the early stages of their entrepreneurial journey. "Courses like Building a Mission Driven Creative Business are an opportunity to design a solid foundation for a business and its community to grow, while Quickbooks for Creatives and Funding Your Business shine a light on finance strategies available to new business founders." said C.A. Long, MFA, Director of Digital Learning at Parsons Entrepreneur Academy. Enrollment is open now and these 8 week Instructor-led courses will begin in June.
You can learn more about our courses here.