Yier Erin Bargeld is a serial entrepreneur and investor on three continents, from her home bases in Berlin, Shanghai, and Silicon Valley. As a Chinese-American now living in Berlin, she has invested in a dozen Berlin-based startups on diverse topics, from women’s health to online language learning. Today she builds and invests in international bridge-building projects with a common base in technology and communication networks, focusing on topics such as renewable energy, electric mobility, e-commerce, and education. In her spare time, she built and ran the first online crowd-funding platform in 2002 for the seminal German band Einstürzende Neubauten, which has been revived in 2019 for a fourth phase via the Patreon platform.
Speakerslots at c/o pop Convention 2020:
15:30 - 16:30
VUT Indie Days Köln: The Power of Creative Communities: Together we are strong (Engl.)
The creative community and its relation to individual creativity and the social purpose of a creative network.
Creativity is a way of living life that embraces originality and makes unique connections between seemingly disparate ideas. The most creative people find ways around obstacles because they see them not just as roadblocks but also as opportunities. Working in a creative community makes life infinitely interesting and fulfilling. Whether we are talking about online collaboration platforms or personal interaction at the same physical location, the exchange of ideas and creations, the combination of different talents and mindsets, as well as interaction with fans and supporters can spark innovation, avoid loneliness, increase bonds and boost creative output. The discussion will explore what is meant by the individual power to create, and the value that creative communities can add both in terms of their work and a broader social purpose.