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Pursuit is a full day experience for creative professionals to learn about biz growth + collaborate with others on the same mission.
Pursuit is a full day experience for creative professionals to learn about biz growth + collaborate with others on the same mission.
Pursuit is a full day experience for creative professionals to learn about biz growth + collaborate with others on the same mission.
106 backers pledged $12,760 to help bring this project to life.

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Pursuit Creative Conference

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Pursuit is a full day experience designed specifically for creative professionals to share their passion for entrepreneurship, learn about business growth and collaborate with others on the same mission.

Whether you run your mini empire outside of regular office hours, have a home studio or set-up shop at your kitchen table… The Pursuit Creative Conference revolves around supporting your unique needs and your unconventional ventures.

All three founders of the Pursuit Creative Conference are creative business owners that noticed a need for a space for creative people to connect in person.

Growing your business to a sustainable level is tough and often frustrating. There are so many things that you should do and it’s hard to find clarity and focus on what matters. While it's easy to get pulled in a million directions, it's also hard to find traction.

The trio came together, along with a slew of ambitious volunteers to provide the business tools to thrive in addition to the support of camaraderie. We want to create something that is bigger than our individual business… Pursuit is about Community.


The Pursuit Creative Conference is a full-day experience for 150 creative professionals to come together with others on a mission: to take their business to the next level.

Purchasing a ticket for the Pursuit Creative Conference is an investment in you + your business.  Have you ever stepped into a room filled with others that share your same mission and are facing the same highs and lows? It's powerful. 

Insights from our experienced speakers and panelists will leave you with a fresh perspective and reinvigorated you to take action. By connecting with our community of ambitious creative types, you’ll always have a crew to hold you accountable and will spark the motivation to take your business to the next level.

The Pursuit Creative Conference will be held on October 3, 2015 at Propeller in New Orleans, LA.

The conference is centered around five national level speakers + keynotes that approach topics related to the top five struggles that small creative business owners face on a regular basis.  

Note: We are currently vetting the schedule of speakers and will be introducing them throughout the campaign... until then, its top secret.

We're curating a group of our favorite New Orleans small business owners to share insights and stories as featured panelists.

A food truck round up will make for great conversation and collaboration over lunch.

To wrap up the day, we'll celebrate in true New Orleans style... over cocktails.  All conference-goers will be invited to attend the after hours event to download the experience.

Have questions? Please email pursuitcreativeconference@gmail.com


After six months of research and logistical planning- we’ve mapped it all out. With your funding we will secure national industry leaders and speakers to provide a great learning and inspirational experience. 

Whether you’re interested in starting a creative business, are ready to grow your start-up or simply support our ambitions to empower other creative entrepreneurs- please consider backing our campaign at any level.

Money raised from this campaign will be directly invested in marketing and producing the creative conference, specifically:  

  • securing speakers that are in-line with our mission 
  • renting a venue  
  • furniture rental for the audience  
  • audio visual needs  
  • signage  
  • spreading the word 

Remember: unless we hit the total goal, we don't get ANY of the money that's been pledged, which means we can't make the conference happen - so make sure to spread the word!


Not sure if Pursuit is right for you?

The creators of Pursuit have tailored its programming for creative professionals who either own a business or aspire to start one. Speakers are hand-selected based on topics that span any level of aspiring business owners.

 In other words, there is no prerequisite to be a part of the experience and we’re making sure that nothing will be too basic. Photographers, designers, lifestyle bloggers, artists, stylists and writers who strive to grow a business around your unique talents- this one’s for you.

Here’s a quick test: Have you read the Pursuit Manifesto? Listen to the first minute of the Kickstarter video as a refresher… did your brain say “Yes! This is me”.  If so, come on in.

If you’re still on the fence, we’re here to help. 

Email: pursuitcreativeconference@gmail.com and we’ll answer any more specific questions regarding the conference.

Risks and challenges

Where we are in the process: We've booked the venue, secured the date and mapped out programming for the entire weekend. With your funding, we will be able to determine our budget for moving forward and finalizing plans. We're right on track + incredible excited to deliver the first creative entrepreneur conference to New Orleans.

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    Pledge $10 or more About $10

    FRIEND OF PURSUIT.
    You're a creative enthusiast with a small budget but big hopes. Express your belief in the future of our conference by contributing as little as $10 dollars.

    Reward is a digital download of the Pursuit Manifesto as a desktop wallpaper.

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    PURSUIT FAN.
    You can't make it to the conference, but you still want to support our ambitions to empower other creative entrepreneurs and make this conference a reality.

    For as little as $29 you'll get a printed copy of the Pursuit Manifesto as a poster.

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    Pledge $49 or more About $49

    PURSUIT SUPPORTER.
    You're interested in good times + cool perks.

    Get the Pursuit Manifesto printed poster, desktop wallpaper and a ticket to the closing party.

    The closing party will be an exclusive event directly after the conference to let loose with other creative entrepreneurs.

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    SUPER EARLY BIRD CONFERENCE-GOER. This is getting serious! We're opening 10 early adopter registrations for the first to claim them. Yes, you get a full pass to the conference for one, but you do have to hurry! Includes entrance to closing party, poster, and desktop wallpaper. Plus surprise swag once you get to the conference! *pickup poster at conference

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    Pledge $79 or more About $79

    EARLY BIRD CONFERENCE-GOER. We're opening 25 half-priced registrations for the first to claim them. Yes, you get a full pass to the conference for one, but you do have to hurry! Includes entrance to closing party, poster, and desktop wallpaper.

    Plus surprise swag once you get to the conference! *pickup poster at conference

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    Pledge $119 or more About $119

    EARLY BIRD SECOND CHANCE. Now we're getting good! Not only will you be a part of the conference and all of its creative goodness you’ll also get to attend the closing party, a copy of the manifesto poster and desktop wallpaper.

    Plus surprise swag once you get to the conference! *pickup poster at conference

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    Pledge $149 or more About $149

    AWESOME CONFERENCE-GOER.
    Missed the early bird? No problem, you're still awesome. Get everything the conference has got to offer at Kickstarter rate (post campaign ticket = $159).

    Includes entrance to closing party, poster, and desktop wallpaper.

    Plus surprise swag once you get to the conference!
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    Pledge $249 or more About $249

    DINING WITH THE STARS CONFERENCE-GOER.

    The big daddy. You'll get entrance for one to the conference, you'll receive an invite to Saturday night's festivities, and you'll be a part of Friday evening's exclusive, intimate VIP dinner featuring speakers, and other special guests.

    This dinner is all inclusive. **There will be no other way to gain access to this event than through this kickstarter ticket!**

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    Pledge $349 or more About $349

    BRONZE SPONSORSHIP
    · Name listed on the conference web site
    · a quarter-page advert in the conference program
    · name inclusion on Sponsor banner
    · Includes 1 ticket to the conference
    · Social Media Promotion (1 Facebook, 3 Twitter)

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    Pledge $475 or more About $475

    SILVER SPONSORSHIP
    · name listed on the conference web site
    · quarter-page advert in the conference program
    · name inclusion on sponsor banner
    · 1 ticket to the conference
    · group sponsored blog post (with other silver sponsors)
    · social media promotion (1 Facebook, 4 Twitter)
    · promotional material at the conference

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    Pledge $580 or more About $580

    GROUP TICKET SPONSORSHIP
    · 4 tickets to the conference
    · name listed on the conference web site
    · quarter-page advert in the conference program
    · name inclusion on Sponsor banner
    · social media promotion (1 Facebook, 3 Twitter)

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    Pledge $799 or more About $799

    GOLD SPONSORSHIP
    · gold logo placement on the conference web site
    · half-page advert in the conference program
    · banner signage opportunities
    · sponsorship signage at the conference
    · two tickets to the conference
    · sponsored blog post
    · included in all email correspondence
    · social media promotion (2 Facebook, 6 Twitter)
    · promotional material at the conference

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    Pledge $1,499 or more About $1,499

    PLATINUM SPONSORSHIP
    · platinum logo placement on the conference web site
    · full-page advert in the conference program
    · sponsorship mention in press releases
    · banner signage opportunities
    · sponsorship signage at the conference
    · two tickets to the conference
    · 3 minute presentation during the conference / personal story / or demo in the lobby
    · sponsored blog post
    · included in all email correspondence
    · social media promotion (2 Facebook, 6 Twitter, 1 Instagram)
    · promotional material at the conference
    · invitation for two to the “speaker dinner” the night before the conference

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    Pledge $5,000 or more About $5,000

    PRESENTING SPONSOR

    This is a completely customizable package. Email pursuitcreativeconference@gmail.com and we'll discuss custom package options.

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Funding period

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