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Simon Cronshaw

Co-Founder, CultureLabel.com & REMIX Summits

Cultural entrepreneur who co-founded and in 2014 sold CultureLabel.com, a VC-funded ecommerce marketplace where creative minds find inspiration and shop the greatest art and artist-designed gifts, homeware and accessories from over 800 iconic cultural institutions, galleries, artists and boutiques. 

Also co-founded the global REMIX Summits (http://www.remixsummits.com) on Culture, Technology and Entrepreneurship. Produced in partnership with partners Google, Bloomberg and Mindshare, REMIX tackles the big ideas shaping the future of the culture and creative industries and is attended by thousands of creative leaders worldwide. Summits take place annually in London, NYC, Sydney and Dubai with media partners including VICE, The Guardian and Time Out. 2017 also saw the launch of our Creative State Summit in Melbourne, produced by REMIX Summits for Creative Victoria (http://creativestatesummit.com). 

Through REMIX Agency (http://www.remixsummits.com/agency), Simon consults for private clients on commercial and digital strategies for cultural and creative organisations - reference cases include the Houses of Parliament, BFI, Bestival, The School of Life and London Evening Standard. 

In partnership with the British Council and Arts Council England, Simon led on the launch of REMIX Academy, a new approach to arts training. Through a combination of workshops, a year-round community and online modules, it provides arts leaders with insights, tools and exercises to support their entrepreneurial development and help build financially resilient organisations. REMIX has developed two strands of learning: one for creative entrepreneurs starting or growing a new business, and one for leaders within creative and cultural organisations looking to inspire entrepreneurial change from within. REMIX Academy events have so far been held in locations including London, Manchester, Newcastle, Melbourne, Sunshine Coast and Perth.

Between 2014 and 2017, Simon supported creative start-ups from across Europe as part of a major European Union project, E-Space (http://www.europeana-space.eu/). The aim of this was to create new opportunities for employment and economic growth within the creative industries based on the development of applications and services from Europe’s digital cultural content. REMIX managed the monetisation and business modelling outcomes, including intensive mentoring and incubation support.

Simon has also co-authored a number of books and thought papers on topics relating to cultural entrepreneurship and new revenue models for cultural organisations: 

In 2009, 'Intelligent Naivety' explored new commercial revenue streams for not-for-profit cultural organisations - where better to get on and create great ideas than the space where culture and consumers meet? Available as a free e-book at http://www.slideshare.net/culturelabel/culturelabel-intelligent-naivety

In 2014, 'Golf, Art & Spa Days' emerged out of the observation that incredible experiences are the bread and butter of the arts sector. Yet when it comes to marketing unique experiences for gift buyers, the arts are strangely absent from popular gift experience sites. Why? And can this change? To test this, we received support from Nesta, the Arts & Humanities Research Council and public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England to spend a year working with six leading arts organisations (Dulwich Picture Gallery, Whitechapel Gallery, the Royal Academy of Arts, Design Museum, English National Opera and Barbican), exploring the market for cultural gift experiences. Download our consumer research, competitive summaries and overview of the opportunities at http://www.remixsummits.com/experiences/ 

In 2016, 'The Big Ticket Questions' examined how arts organisations can use technology to meet customer needs, including a detailed debate on the question of in-house versus third party technology platforms. Details at http://www.tinyurl.com/bigticketquestions

Glenn D. Lowry

Director of The Museum of Modern Art

Dan Goods

Visual Strategist, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, NASA (USA)

Scott Belsky

Founder & CEO, Behance

Joshua Topolsky

CEO & Editor-in-Chief, The Outline

Amanda Sharp

Co-Director & Co-Founder, Frieze Art Fair

Amit Sood

Director, Cultural Institute, Google

Sree Sreenivasan

Chief Digital Officer, The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Duane Bray

Partner at IDEO

Julia Kaganskiy

Director of NEW INC, New Museum

Doreen Lorenzo

President of Quirky

Brad Hargreaves

Founder & CEO, Common

Seb Chan

Chief Experience Officer (CXO), Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI)

Josh Rubin

Editor-in-Chief & Founder at Cool Hunting

Timothy J. McClimon

President, American Express Foundation & Vice President, Corporate Social Responsibility, American Express

Brad Wilson

President, ACE Hotels

Tod Machover

Professor of Music and Media, MIT Media Lab

John L. Gray

Director of The National Museum of American History

Terri White

Editor-in-Chief, Time Out New York

Andrew Lih

Associate Professor, American University and author, The Wikipedia Revolution

Eamonn Store

CEO, The Guardian (US)

Dr. Beth Harris

Dean of Art History at Khan Academy

Heather Corcoran

Executive Director of Rhizome

Timothy Shey

Director, Development, YouTube Spaces

Stephanie Ruhle

Anchor & Managing Editor, Bloomberg Television

Aditya Julka

Co-Founder and CEO of Paddle8

Tim Leberecht

Chief Marketing Officer, NBBJ & Author, The Business Romantic

Leslie Koch

President for The Trust for Governors Island, New York

Kendel Ratley

Director of Partnerships, Kickstarter

Camilla Velasquez

Director of Payments & Multichannel at Etsy

Merritt Price

Head of Design, The J. Paul Getty Museum

Anita Contini

Program Lead, Arts and Culture, Bloomberg Philanthropies

Jake Barton

Principal & Founder, Local Projects

Randy Weiner

Creative Producer

Dawn Rodney

Senior Vice President, Brand Marketing, National Geographic Society

Marissa Shorenstein

New York State President, AT&T

Jen Willig

Co-founder of motive & former CMO of RED

Erik Fabian

Director of Brand & PR for Moleskine America

Cindy Gallop

Founder and CEO of IfWeRanTheWorld

Nick O'Flaherty

Strategy Director at Wolff Olins

Jess Butcher

Co-founder and CMO, Blippar

Rameet Chawla

Founder of Fueled

Dr. Steven Zucker

Dean of Art and History at Khan Academy

Sean Lyons

Global Chief Digital Officer, Havas Worldwide

Betty Liu

Anchor, Bloomberg News & Host of “In The Loop with Betty Liu”

David van der Leer

Executive Director, Van Alen Institute

Alexa Clay

Co-Founder, League of Intrapreneurs | Founder, Wisdom Hackers

Fabien Riggall

Founder & Director, Secret Cinema (UK)

Chris Wild

Director, Retronaut

Rytis Vitkauskas

Co-founder and CEO of YPlan

Colin Vernon

Cloud Platform Lead, littleBits

Ryan Seashore

Founder & CEO, CodeFirst

Lindsay Siegel

Director, Zahn Innovation Center, CCNY

Jeremy Lockhorn

VP, Emerging Media, Razorfish

Joe Hall

Founder, Ghetto Film School

Ruth Shapiro

‎Director of Business Development, MoMA

Allegra Burnette

Principal Analyst, Forrester Research

Simon Cronshaw

Co-Founder, CultureLabel.com & REMIX Summits

Ryan Fix

Founder, PUREHOUSE

Colin Walker

Director of Policy, West Australian Department of Culture and the Arts

Adrian Ellis

Founder of AEA

Maggie Hartnick

Director of Strategy & Branding, LaPlaca Cohen

Calder Zwicky

Associate Educator, Teen & Community Programmes, MoMA

Peter Corbett

Founder & CEO, iStrategyLabs

Dean Kamen

Founder, FIRST

Vivian Rosenthal

Founder, 30 Weeks & Founder, Snaps

Tyler Gage

Co-founder, RUNA

Jim Roberts

Chief Content Officer and Executive Editor, Mashable

John Vaskis

Senior Director of Outreach, Indiegogo

Steven Sare

Chief Merchandising Officer, UNIQLO

Oke Okaro

Global Head & GM of Mobile and Connected Devices, Bloomberg

F. Javier Torres

Director of National Grantmaking, ArtPlace America

Elena Park

Supervising Producer, The Metropolitan Opera: Live in HD

Emily Hawkins

Director of Partnerships and Business Development, CrowdRise

Rachel Shechtman

Founder, STORY

Sherry Huss

Vice President, Maker Media and Co-founder, Maker Faire

Gillian Ferrabee

Director, Creative Lab at Cirque du Soleil Media (Canada)

Lindsay Miller

Managing Director, Dubai Design District

Wayne Losey

Chief Creative & Playmaker, Modio3D

Nick Fortugno

Co-founder and Game Designer, Playmatics

Anne Hamburger

President, En Garde Arts

Paola Prestini

Composer

James Shulman

President, ARTstor

Brendan Spiegel

Co-Founder and Editorial Director, Narrative.ly

Ian David Rosenbaum

Percussionist

Joseph V. Melillo

Executive Producer, Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM)

Caralyn Spector

Arts Policy Advisor, National Endowment for the Arts

Laurent Gaveau

Head of the Lab, Google Cultural Institute

George Fertitta

CEO, Bloomberg Associates

Laura Walker

President & CEO, New York Public Radio