5 Reasons you Definitely Want to be at Creative Class 2.0

The Creative Class makes its triumphant return as The Assembly Hub seeks to further support the vast community of Nigerian creatives seeking to turn their passion into concrete entrepreneurial endeavours. Through a series of curated support classes that cut across the various facets of running a successful business attendees work in teams and individually to gain a better understanding of what it takes to be a true creative entrepreneur.

For those that don’t know, The Assembly Hub moves closer to marking it’s third year by bringing back one of their foremost flagship programmes, Creative Class. Last year we launched the first edition through the support of the British Council and our key partners. We were able to train and certify upwards of 60 emerging creatives with the essentials of putting together the necessary elements to start and run a creative startup.

From creating a working business model fuelled by a clear value proposition, to creating engaging digital content to distinguish you from your competition and even pitching to prospective investors. The programme covered a variety of topics put together to start our creatives on the path to business success. This year we’re coming back better than ever expanding the programme to cater to a wider entrepreneurial base featuring Filmmakers, Fashion Designers, Photographers, Illustrators e.t.c Creative

Class 2.0 is here for those looking to start and those looking to level up. No matter what stage you are in your business either our ENTR or NXT pathways will have something for you.

I’m sure by now you’re thinking what makes this different from any other programme out there that claims to do the same thing ore or less.

As a Fashion and Media Entrepreneur here are a few things that made my experience all the more worth it at last year’s Creative Class

  1. The Creative Class wasn’t like any other training programme.This time there was an emphasis on team work and creating lasting relationships. A lot of the relationships I built during the program, have turned out to be  beneficial to me and my business.
  2. During the Creative Class Programme, you’re not just a creative,you’re also a business owner. The programme focused a lot on building the business side of your brand, making profits and scaling your brand to the next level.
  3. The class built up my business confidence with various classes. For example we worked on pitching to investors, something I wasn’t experienced with. Learning this seemed difficult. At the end however, I realised that I was up to the task of pitching my business to anyone in five minutes.
  4. The  Creative Class helped me create a structure around my business. There was an emphasis on brand structure, values, your mission as well as your vision. Most importantly there was a need to clarify the problem your brand was trying to solve.
  5. Lastly, the food was always great. Lunch break was always a fun time for me, good food, great people, awesome environment. Kudos to The Assembly!

If last year was this good, this year will definitely be way better, you don’t want to miss out on the opportunity to develop yourself, your brand and your business.

For more information on all our training programs, masterclasses, workshops and opportunities for emerging creatives you can follow us on our social media platforms below:

Instagram: @AssemblyOfficial
Facebook: The Assembly Hub
Twitter: @theassemblyhub

You can also join the Assembly Hub Facebook Group to keep updated with news on all our upcoming workshops and connect with other creatives.

Words by Rhoda Aguonigho
Images by Olumide Onafuwa