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Sunday, March 21 • 5:00pm - 8:10pm
Creative Hustlin’

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An unparalleled event by Penn State Alum Shalom Dubas, Creative Hustlin’ serves to better equip creatives for sustainable success by featuring expert speakers who show them how to align their passions with business. The event features a live performance component that uses the transcendent power of music and performance to nicely contrast the speaker sessions while driving home the importance of quality and confidence in all actions.

Event schedule:
  • 5:10 - 5:25 pm - Music Set feat. Sydney Franklin
  • 5:30 - 5:50 pm - "Branding as a Creative" feat. Jamila White
  • 10 min Q&A
  • 6:00 - 6:15 pm - Spoken Word Performance feat. Dave Gaines
  • 6:20 - 6:40 pm - "You are a Startup " feat. Oluwasanmi Ariyo
  • 10 min Q&A
  • 6:55 - 7:15 pm - Music Set feat. Gaël
  • 7:20 pm - 7:50 pm - "Now What? Steps to Success" feat. Kokayi
  • 10 min Q&A
  • 8:00 - 8:15 pm - Key Takeaways & Resources feat. Shalom Dubas

Registration is not required for this event. You can view the event here: https://psu.zoom.us/j/96936207525.

This event is brought to you by Penn State Startup Week powered by PNC and Penn State Student Programming Association (SPA) and sponsored by Donald P. Bellisario College of Communications, Farrell Center for Corporate Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Flemming Creativity, Entrepreneurship and Economic Development (CEED) Center, Penn State Office of Education Equity, and Schreyer Honors College

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Shalom Dubas '17

Artist and Creative Entrepreneur
Shalom Dubas is a D.M.V (D.C Metro Area) based musician who makes music for young minded individuals who are moving through life and trying to succeed on their own terms. Outside of creating and performing music, she is a supporter of independent artists and a creative entrepreneur... Read More →

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Sydney Franklin

R&B/Soul artist, singer-songwriter
R&B/Soul artist, and singer-songwriter Sydney Franklin released her debut freshman EP Make It Hurt in February 2018 and made her debut appearance at the 2018 SXSW Conference and Festival performing at an all-female artist showcase. In addition to receiving Honorable Mention recognition... Read More →
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Dave Gaines '17

Spoken Word Artist
David A. Gaines (Dave G) is a Black poet, actor & filmmaker born and raised in the greater Philadelphia area. His work examines Blackness, masculinity, Christianity and mental health through an intersectional lens.In 2018, he won multiple championship titles including 2017 College... Read More →
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Gaël Georges

Rapper and Musical Artist
Gaël is a rapper and songwriter born and raised in Haiti who makes it a point in his music to address mental health as a general topic as well as documenting his personal experiences in hopes of helping people realize that we are all going through it.Inspired by Lil Wayne at the... Read More →
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Kokayi Walker

Artist/Producer and Grammy Nominated Musician
Halcyon Arts Lab fellow and the chief ideator and co-curator of BeatsnBeans: a cultural design project examining the intersections of creativity, coffee culture, and the re-imagining of creative spaces. He can be heard on Whose Hat is This? Everything’s Ok, Goldlink’s At What... Read More →
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Oluwasanmi Victor Ariyo '19

CEO, Wavlength
Victor Ariyo is the Founder/CEO of Wavlength, the "one-stop shop" for freelancers that integrates lead generation through social media platforms via profile links shared across the internet. Being a musician himself, Victor is passionate about the rapidly-growing creator economy and... Read More →
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Jamila White '17

Senior Producer, TV One
Jamila White, a Maryland-born, Panamanian raised creative, fell in love with the art of storytelling in elementary school as she was amazed that an individual could impact an audience's emotions through language. After graduating from Penn State University with a Bachelor's degree... Read More →

Sunday March 21, 2021 5:00pm - 8:10pm EDT