your students are your future.

99% of artists and entrepreneurs flame out within 6 months of graduating, and their schools miss out on alumni stories of entrepreneurship and artistic success. We’ve got two seemingly intractable problems in education. (1) Tens of thousands of art students graduate each year with little to no business know-how. And (2) tens of thousands of business students graduate and hope to start their own business but lack the creativity to differentiate themselves.

These two problems are each other’s solutions. It’s time to pair art and business like never before.

Culture Hustlers unites the narrative power of art to teach the efficacy of business. We bring together schools of business with schools of art, music, theater, composition, architecture, film, fashion and other cultural studies. Artists & entrepreneurs share the same journey: they must go where no one has gone before. All the top business schools use case study, and Culture Hustlers has distilled over 3,500 conversations on entrepreneurship into 50 crucial case studies across 11 industries and 13 topics.

 
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HARVARD UNIVERSITY

OCT 24 - NOV 2, 2017

The Mobile Incubator parked at Harvard’s “The Grove” to engage students & the public with 54 open office hours hosted by BFA/MBA Lucas Spivey. From over 400+ visitors, Lucas created 6 full length podcasts with creative entrepreneurs.

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FIU ART + DESIGN INCUBATOR

MARCH 31, 2018

Florida International University sponsored a potent one day visit to do a “Competitors” workshop and host open office hours. Students from the new Ratcliffe Art + Design Incubator discussed their business models, focusing on competitive analysis.

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RINGLING COLLEGE OF ART & DESIGN

November 28-30, 2017

Leading up to their graduation, 15 students in Ringling College’s Business of Art & Design program got personal feedback leading to a pitch contest and an upcoming Culture Hustlers exhibition on campus.

An “exhibition of art business models” at Boston Center for the Arts.

An “exhibition of art business models” at Boston Center for the Arts.

A “virtual road trip” of unique business models across the US.

A “virtual road trip” of unique business models across the US.

A “punk rock value prop” workshop at University of St Thomas.

A “punk rock value prop” workshop at University of St Thomas.

A “gong show” pitch contest at University of Wisconsin.

A “gong show” pitch contest at University of Wisconsin.

A “free business advice picnic” at Endicott College.

A “free business advice picnic” at Endicott College.

“Open office hours” at the Artists Thrive Summit at Berea College.

“Open office hours” at the Artists Thrive Summit at Berea College.


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42 STATES

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100+ STOPS

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600+ OPEN OFFICE HOURS

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48 CASE STUDIES

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12 DIFFERENT SUBJECTS


A BUSINESS SCHOOL MADE BY ARTISTS

 
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Millions of self-starters are unsure of how to turn their side hustle into being their own boss. These 12 classes follow the true stories of entrepreneurs discovering their own unique business model. Each class has assigned documentaries and podcasts, along with questions and exercises that build into a full business model.

 

 

MEET LUCAS

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In 2016, Lucas Spivey built the Mobile Incubator and traveled across 42 states, meeting over 3,000 artists, performers, writers, designers, makers and other entrepreneurs. Their true stories inspired him to create the permanent class field trip called Culture Hustlers, a 100% experiential education. With his BFA in Interdisciplinary Art & Art History, and his MBA in Finance, he's developed experiential education for MIT, Boston Center for the Arts, University of Washington, the Arts & Business Council, and over 100 other institutions.

 
 
 

CURIOUS?

Let’s chat about bringing Lucas and the Mobile Incubator to your campus!

Jeff Robinson, Agent, jeff@culturehustlers.com