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Jennifer Edwards

Principal, JenEd

Jennifer Edwards is a multi-faceted creative, a storyteller, facilitator, educator and strategist who consults with creative ventures, incubators, universities and organizations. She is also an award-winning spoken word artist and choreographer, skills that inform all of her work. Clients include The New Museum, The Jerome Robbins Foundation, New York University, The Georgia Institute of Technology, Welcome to Night Vale, and Jacob's Pillow Dance. She has designed and taught courses for Skidmore College and Point Park University in Entrepreneurship and the Arts, as well as bootcamps and workshops on entrepreneurial thinking for NYU Tisch School of the Arts, the University of Colorado at Boulder, Temple University and at The Juilliard School. Jennifer recently completed an engagement as the Facilitator for Creative Entrepreneurship at The New Museum's incubator, NEW INC, where she taught her approaches to 80 teams launching ventures that sit at the intersection of art, design, technology, and social innovation. In the summer 2017, she launched on online learning series for professors titled, 'Embed Entrepreneurial Practice into Arts-based Curricula,' as a way to seed change in the way future generations of artists are taught to approach their practice. Jennifer's work and advice to creatives and business professionals has been featured in publications including The New York Times, Dance Magazine and The Chicago Tribune.

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