Dana James Mwangi (Cheers Creative)

Memphis
October 18, 2017 / 6:00 PM

About this event

Let's Celebrate National Women's Small Business Month!

Women have made incredible strides in business and deserve to be celebrated for the many advancements they have made! Support a women-owned business this month and help keep the growing community of women-owned businesses going!  Tag us when you patronize a women-owned business using #MemWomenBiz or #StartupGrindMemphis on IG (@startupgrindmemphis)!

Who is Dana James Mwangi?

With her love for clean design and belief that everyone has a story to tell, Dana founded Cheers​ ​Creative​, a Memphis-based agency that builds award-winning brand visuals and websites for industry leaders, conferences, non-profits, and entertainment platforms. Cheers also provides workshops on branding to the local community. While Dana has always been an artist, entrepreneurship kindled a yearning to conquer the business side of creating. Since the opening of Cheers in 2012, Dana has developed an international client roster. Her writings about effective logo design have been referenced in Forbes.com,​ and she’s been featured in dozens of business, branding and design podcasts, blog interviews and ‘Women in Tech’ roundup discussions.

Why should you come hear Dana's journey? Are you contemplating taking the leap from corporate to full-time entrepreneur? Hearing her story may give you the push you need to take the leap! Come to ask her those burning questions you have about letting the 9 to 5 go.


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Identify opportunities from dynamic conversations and encounters.

Absorb new information from our guest’s and your peer’s expertise.

Implement & Test an idea so you are utilizing good startup practices of validation.

Speaker

Dana James Mwangi (Cheers Creative)

Dana James Mwangi

Founder - Cheers Creative

From corporate employee to full-time entrepreneur, Dana’s career has evolved from being an in-house print designer to agency founder, visual strategist, website specialist, creative director, speaker and mentor. After undergrad, Dana landed jobs where she designed marketing pieces for SunTrust and Wells Fargo, and package design for home storage items sold in major retail stores including Walmart, Target. This shaped her understanding of brand design consistency and sparked a desire to offer her knowledge to a wider variety of businesses. With her love for clean design and belief that everyone has a story to tell, Dana founded Cheers​ ​Creative​, a Memphis-based agency that builds award-winning brand visuals and websites for industry leaders, conferences, non-profits, and entertainment platforms. Cheers also provides workshops on branding to the local community.

While Dana has always been an artist, entrepreneurship kindled a yearning to conquer the business side of creating. Since the opening of Cheers in 2012, Dana has developed an international client roster. Her writings about effective logo design have been referenced in Forbes.com,​ and she’s been featured in dozens of business, branding and design podcasts, blog interviews and ‘Women in Tech’ roundup discussions.  Dana has been endorsed by ThemeCo, the creators of X​, which is one of the most powerful and fastest-selling WordPress themes on the market today. Through her work​ ​with​ ​ThemeCo​, she has built website demos that help thousands of X Theme customers create beautiful websites. Dana’s web design work is also featured in various WordPress website showcases online. Dana received a BFA with a concentration in Graphic Design from the University of Memphis. When she’s not working or contributing to the Memphis arts scene, Dana mentors middle-school and high-school age girls about entrepreneurship through the non-profit organization Envision Lead Grow, and spends time with her husband, two sons, and twin girls

Date and Time
October 18, 2017
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
 
Address
Memphis Bioworks
20 Dudley St.
Memphis, 38103
 
Agenda
6:00 pm Check-in
6:15 pm Networking and Food
6:45 pm Startup Spotlight
7:00 pm Fireside Chat
8:00 pm Networking/Wrap-up
 

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