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In the digital age, intellectual property is an increasingly integral and driving force in our economy. Advances in technology are revolutionizing the way we do business, enabling innovators to thrive in The New Creative Economy. In 2016, an estimated 14.9 Million Americans nationwide earned roughly $5.9 billion in online revenue from their creative endeavors. Through social media and e-commerce, creative entrepreneurs have gained access to millions of consumers through internet advertising, direct sales, subscriptions, and brand sponsorship. The New Creative Advantage—how entrepreneurs and makers are advancing our region’s competitive advantage—is now online, and with new growth up ahead, businesses and entrepreneurs find themselves faced with unique opportunities to secure and strengthen our region’s economy.


The Arts + Business Council (ABC) invites you to experience Lessons From a Positive Disruptor with Anjali Kumar, a former Google executive and the Founding General Counsel and Head of Social Innovation at Warby Parker, a transformative lifestyle brand in the socially-conscious business space. Before this, Kumar was Senior Counsel at Google, where she was a commercial and product attorney on areas ranging from Google X to advertising technology to YouTube. She was Curator for the @Google speaker series, bringing Googlers around the globe face-to-face with some of today’s most prominent thinkers. Kumar shares lessons learned while working for two of the more disruptive companies of the past decade about relating to the 21st century consumer, building a business model that resonates with shareholders and consumers alike, and rethinking staid corporate cultures and processes.


The PA Patent program is the sole resource for pro bono patent prosecution assistance in the state of Pennsylvania. Working in partnership with the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), the program helps to facilitate the placement of under-resourced inventors, early-stage businesses, and nonprofits with volunteer patent attorneys to assist them in securing patent protection on their inventions. ABC is excited to present this initiative through our PVLA program, which already supports the strong base of creative entrepreneurship in the greater Philadelphia region. For 40 years, PVLA has provided pro bono legal services to the creative community in conjunction with services to the large start-up and innovative sector throughout the commonwealth. In sponsoring the program, Chase will provide vital support in highlighting the importance of pro bono support in the patent field, and joining ABC and the USPTO in leading the charge to encourage patent attorneys from the state’s firms and companies to give back to the inventor community.


5:30pm—6:00pm:         Registration + networking
6:00pm—6:10pm:         Opening remarks
6:10pm—6:30pm:         Moderated Interview with Keynote Speaker
6:30pm—7:15pm:         The Strategy Salon with Keynote Speaker
7:15pm—7:30pm:         Closing remarks
7:30pm—8:15pm:         VIP Meet + Greet with Keynote Speaker

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