As a diverse business Octane strives to provide services to clients who strive to increase diversity through its services and / events.
Recently, Octane owner Danielle Meadows Stinnett, alongside Samantha Johnson of SamanhattanPR and Shalon Thomas owner of Passionate Event Designs was selected to participate in the University of Kentucky Gatton College of Business’ Von Allmen Entrepreneurship Bootcamp.
About the Program
The business incubator program runs for 15 consecutive weeks covering various topics from branding to business finances. According to their website the program is:
“Designed for creative and collaborative entrepreneurial learning, growth, and innovation. The “Entrepreneurs Bootcamp Program” is a one semester program designed to assess and validate the feasibility of a business concept, create a business model, and provide hands-on experience with real world projects. With a schedule of programs created to foster collaboration among UK students, faculty, clinicians, postdocs, and community mentors/entrepreneurs, the Entrepreneurs Bootcamp is open to those interested in immersive learning.”
Successful completion of the program concludes with a $3000 grant to the winning company/ idea business pitch.
Welcome to Kinship
Our business pitch is simple; we offer services that share and execute inclusion for festivals and events to incorporate diversity according to there needs. This is the basis of Kinship: “inclusiveness anywhere; diversity everywhere.”
Our team is still growing within the program but its foundational members share core attributes to execute the ideals and structure of our agency. Meet them below:
Samantha Johnson, SamanhattanPR
Samantha Johnson is no stranger to Octane and brings years of multicultural marketing experience to the group. As Event Director of ever popular community event The Night Market, Samantha has a natural talent for not only finding diverse talent but showcasing / marketing it wherever the party is!
Shalon Thomas, Passionate Event Designs
Shalon Thomas brings years of event design to the group. Her specific background in knowing how to create mood by interior & exterior design on a budget sets the tone of the level of style execution we want to offer each client. From layout to lounge and booth decor, Kinship offer services that are welcoming, inviting and inspirational.
We are more than excited to see where this goes! Be sure to follow our Instagram accounts as we continue to progress in the program!
For more information about the boot camp visit, http://vace.uky.edu/venture-studio.