SEASON TWO | EPISODE 3 Donchris Nuwe (Catch App) & Cameron Zona (The Access Theatre Project)
Episode Themes: App Development, Art & Business, Making Art Accessible, Pricing
Cleveland State University
Theatre Access Project
Lake Erie College
Art is a business, and business is an art. Meet Donchris and Cameron, two entrepreneurs who had big ideas and brought them to life in between classes at Cleveland State University and Lake Erie College.
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Donchris Nuwe, CatchApp
Imagine it's the weekend and you're not sure where to go -- or even if you should go out at all. Wonder what's happening at your favorite club? Interested in checking out some place new? CatchApp helps you catch a glimpse at a participating venue's respective scene. You can even order from a bar before you leave house.
By founding CatchApp, Donchris not only planted his flag as a founder in the entertainment industry and the tech space, he launched a tool that helps support other entrepreneurs: club owners, musicians, entertainers and artists.
Being customer-focused means focusing on convenience.
The Access Theatre Project is Northeast Ohio's premier pay-what-you-can theater company. How can an organization that lets customers choose how much they are willing to spend be successful (and sustainable)? Easily. With a couple of productions under his belt, Cameron calculated that his patrons end up spending an average of $20/person, in line with set-priced productions in the area.
Cameron didn't begin his studies at Lake Erie as a business student. Rather, he was a theatre major who began to see the connections between the art world and business, which led to his pursuit of entrepreneurship courses. The Access Theatre Project is a great example of combining passion, purpose and productivity to bring a venture to life.
Network -- communicate with others in your industry.