The Business of Creating

Recording: The Business of Creating, Mar 12, 2019


Jack Conte


Money. Business. Finances. Management. AKA, a list of words that gives creators headaches, but really shouldn’t. That’s how Jack Conte, YouTube creator and touring musician, felt before starting a company. Fast forward through five years co-founding and running Patreon, and Jack has come to realize that everything he’s learned as a CEO has made him a better creator.

Pursuing a creative career requires the same smarts, grit, organization, and management that it takes to scale a business. Hear Jack’s story — from successes to failures and everything in between — in this 45-minute talk on what he learned in business that he wishes he’d known as a creator.

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Primary Entry: Platinum Badge, Interactive Badge
Secondary Entry: Music Badge, Film Badge
Format: Solo
Event Type: Session
Level: Beginner