StartUP: Meet The Creative Directors Who Quit Their Agencies To Launch Their Own Ventures

A new tech phenomenon is upon us. Creative directors from the ad industry are ditching their agencies to follow their passions and launch their own startups. It’s a mass exodus from Madison Avenue to Silicon Valley.

StartUP is a showcase of those bold creative directors who took the leap, and became entrepreneurs.

This series of talks is designed to inspire the creative community. To spark the next generation of million dollar ideas. And to provide ADC members with the proper resources to become the builders of tomorrow.


Elizabeth Valleau
Left: R/GA
Started: Empire Mayonnaise Co.

Brandon Burns
Left: BBDO / Proximity China
Started: Favorly / Badjer

David Carson
Left: Ogilvy & Mather

Maria Scileppi
Left: Chicago Portfolio School, Y&R
Started: Blue Fuzz

Keenan Cummings
Left: VSA Partners, Johnson & Johnson Global
Started: Wander

Massimo Farina
Left: Edelman
Started: Static Pixels

*More speakers to be added soon.

Cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, and food for thought will be provided.
Tickets on sale now.
$20 / member
$35 / non-member

Register here.