PCSE Seed Grants in Action: Report #1 from Nebula

Each year, the Patricelli Center for Social Entrepreneurship awards $5,000 seed grants to fund the launch or early-stage growth of a project, program, or venture

Nebula is an educational platform for creators and entrepreneurs. Founders Kya Lloyd ’22 and Jahmir Duran-Abreu ’20 are providing resources to empower creators to make profit and take charge in their ventures. Below is the first of their three reports.

This summer has been a generative time for developing our mission and synthesizing Nebula’s goals. Nebula will revolutionize the gig economy by prioritizing creators and providing them with valuable educative resources. We want to empower creators to make more profit and take charge in their freelance and entrepreneurial ventures. The main challenge we have decided to tackle in the beginning of our launch is creative burn out. We want to instill a sense of value in our creators’ work while also learning about taking space for rest and relaxation. Much of the curriculum has been about redefining success, productivity and value. Derrick Adams has been a mentor and resource for us as we are developing our curriculum around mental health and creativity. Derrick’s experience launching his new artist residency “The Last Resort” has been a great look inside what it should feel like to be a free and empowered creative. We also are working with two other experts on their contributions to the Nebula platform: a course on navigating the music business and a course breaking down barriers to cut & sew fashion design. Next steps are starting our recording video sessions for our courses.

We are also working hard on a visually striking deck. This deck will serve as a packet explaining our mission, look and feel. This deck will also be the foundation to our first landing page on our website. We look forward to sharing the deck with interested schools and brands that could benefit from working with us.