Keep reading to learn more about our inaugural event and be sure to check out photos from the 2013 conference and after party.
Connect with fellow creatives while learning how to start or grow your creative business, hear practical advice from industry experts and participate in collective discussions. Tickets are $100 and include breakfast and lunch.
February 2nd, 2013
We invited some of the most talented people in the tech, craft, and design communities to join us at The Makers Summit. These folks will share their stories and advice while inspiring us to dream big.
In 2008, Stephen co-founded the world’s first Internet-based custom fabric printing service. Prior to launching Spoonflower he worked as a consultant for Internet start-ups and served as marketing director for Lulu.com, a print on demand book publishing company.
Previously a buyer for Bloomingdale’s, Saks.com and Barney’s New York, Grace Kang knows retail. In addition to her boutique, Pink Olive, she created RetailRecipes.com – a site devoted to help designers & artists make their products consumer ready.
A Brooklyn-based artist and graphic designer with her own line of screen printed goods, Kimm heads up Etsy’s Community Outreach teams. She’s an expert at creating events and strategic partnerships that help small businesses succeed.
Coffee & Light Breakfast
Stephen Fraser from Spoonflower
KEYNOTE: The Blossoming of
People-Powered Textile Design
Establish Your Identity
Grace Kang from Retail Recipes
KEYNOTE: How to make it happen:
My journey as a creative entrepreneur
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Expanding your Market
Kimm Alfonso from Etsy
KEYNOTE: Doing Business Intentionally:
Setting goals and meeting them
These interactive sessions let you guide the conversation. Our panelists will share their backgrounds and various areas of expertise, then answer your questions. This year's topics are focused around growing your business, so come prepared to get involved and ask questions!
Each attendee will have access to 10-minute complimentary consultations with experts in various creative and non-creative fields: accounting, legal, branding, marketing, public relations, and Etsy shop reviews.
The Makers Summit after party is a great time to connect with other makers and
learn from their experiences. Mingle with peers and experts over dinner, followed
by a time of making. We'll have various projects on hand so that everyone can
chat while making something.
The Best Craft Party Ever begins at 7pm and is separate from the conference. Tickets can be purchased for $50.
The Makers Summit sponsors are hand picked to ensure their product or service is relevant and meaningful to our event. Our goal is to provide valuable resources to independent artists, and our sponsors help us accomplish this. Please let them know how much you appreciate their support! If you'd like to find out more about being a sponsor, please contact us.