CC Grads Launch Startup in South America

Originally pitched for the Big Idea competition at CC, recent grads Monica Mueller ’13 and Bryn Merrell ’13 launched a company called Artful Venture. Inspired by their work with Fundacion Arte del Mundo, Monica and Bryn set up their non-profit as a way to bring together a unique group of artists and organizations with a shared dream of making a living doing what they love while making a difference in the world.  Through the sale of hand-crafted goods, the mission of Artful Ventures is to “support the creativity, passion, and tradition of artisans while giving forward through our partner nonprofit, Arte Del Mundo, to support the arts and literacy.”  Recently, they launched a video that offers a glimpse into the work of Artful Ventures:

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  1. Monica and bryn,
    I’m so impressed to see how your talents have made a difference. In others world and your also. Thanks for keeping us posted with your great website

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