Creating The Culture of Entrepreneurship

submission by maceopaisley

About Your Application

Organization(s) name(s):

Citizens Of Culture,

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Describe Your Organization(s)

Non-profit organization

For-profit organization


Other (please specify below):

In one sentence, please describe what your organization does.


Citizens Of Culture uses an experience design and “culture hacking” to educate, inspire, and motivate people to think critically and put their creativity into action.

In one to three sentences, please describe your proposal.


Citizens Of Culture will develop a cross platform community of artists, entrepreneurs and everyday citizens that extends to web, print, and live events. We are establishing a culture of entrepreneurship that moves people to start their own firms and gives them resource to be successful, specifically surviving the first year in business.

Please write a sample tweet to describe your submission.


Join our citywide initiative to give Angelenos the perfect platform to CREATE successful enterprises. #la2050

Where will you be working? Please be specific (e.g. Third Street Middle School; Boyle Heights; LA County).

Central LA

East LA

San Gabriel Valley

San Fernando Valey

South LA


South Bay

Antelope Valley

County of Los Angeles (countywide)

City of Los Angeles (citywide)


Other (please specify below):

e.g. Third Street Middle School; Boyle Heights; LA County:

Chuco's Justice Center

How do you plan to use these resources to make change? (check all that apply)

Conduct research

Engage residents and stakeholders

Implement a pilot or new project

Expand a pilot or program

Mobilize for systems change

Advocate with policymakers and leaders

Implement and track policy

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How will your proposal improve the following “Create” metrics? (check all that apply)

Employment in the creative industries

Arts establishments per capita

Concentration of manufacturing activity in LA

Federal research grant funding

Patents per capita

Jobs per capita

Minority- and women-owned firms

Gini coefficient

Number of high growth startups

Venture capital investment

Measures of cultural and global economic influence (“soft power”) (Dream Metric)

Recruiting and retention rates for local higher education institutions (Dream Metric)

Percentage of graduates from local higher education institutions that remain in LA County 5 years after graduating (Dream Metric)

Unemployment rates (and opportunities) for the formerly incarcerated (Dream Metric)

Describe in greater detail how you will make LA the best place to create.


Culture is a powerful educational vehicle. It transmits our values, and ethics, and wraps us in a shared perspective about our environment. Citizens Of Culture harnesses the power of culture to communicate the values of critical thinking,problem solving, and instill a sense of efficacy and entrepreneurship through our events, platform and content.

We’ve developed a series of programs dedicated to helping people transition from consumers to creators by recognizing problems, their potential solutions, and developing an entrepreneurial skill set that will make their efforts sustainable into the year 2050 and beyond.

Through partnership with experts in the fields of entrepreneurship at Loyola Marymount College of Business, civic leaders of the Youth Justice Coalition, and individuals who have started successful enterprises we will create and active community that moves from ideation and prototyping, to refinement and revenue.

We are taking the principles put to use in incubators and classrooms across the field and embedding them into the culture of our city through various communities in the transcending geography, age, and economic status.

Please explain how you will evaluate your work.


Success is defined for us by the:

- Attendee participation expectation versus actual for each event.

- Feedback from After Event Reviews by attendees (attendee rating system)

- Analytics regarding impressions of content

- Collection of useable data set regarding obstacles to entrepreneurial initiation and success (Why people are not starting businesses and why they are failing when they do.)

- # Of business plans and new enterprises begun as a result of program.

- Amount of Local and Major Press coverage gained

How can the LA2050 community and other stakeholders help your proposal succeed? (check all that apply)

Money (financial capital)

Volunteers/staff (human capital)

Publicity/awareness (social capital)

Infrastructure (building/space/vehicles, etc.)


Technical infrastructure (computers, etc.)

Community outreach

Network/relationship support

Quality improvement research

Other (please specify below):

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by rnkopp
5 months ago

voted! good luck!!

by mylenfe
6 months ago

Awesome idea

by MathieuYoung
6 months ago

voted! love you, love your work!

by viajessie
6 months ago

Good luck friends. We are on create also. We are called Heart of Art Gallery. I hope we can collaborate someday and help each other reach communities. Keep working hard.
Thank you


by Hoagirls35
6 months ago

This is amazing!

by Heidsrod
6 months ago

Yes I love what you are doing as well!

by maceoIII
6 months ago

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Winner Announced
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