START HERE Academy provides valuable start-up resources, information, education, and production methods for apparel decoration, personalization, signage, digital printing, and more. START HERE Academy takes place the evening before GRAPHICS PRO EXPO (GPX) opens on September 15, 4-8 p.m., in Room 219 at the Charlotte Convention Center, and is free with your registration to GPX Charlotte. This night-school style conference provides attendees a chance to exchange ideas, explore new products, workshop their challenges, and hear from industry influencers regarding today’s craft/maker business market. Food and refreshments are included.
Industry influencers include: Aaron Montgomery, Our Success Group; Eve Lowry, The Baby’s Booty; Stan Banks, T-Shirt Side Hustle; and Lisa Potts, Lisa Potts Design/Two Sassy Gals.
Sponsors include: Digital Technology Group (DTG), GS2 Awards, Hirsch Solutions, Mimaki, Siser, STAHLS’, Rayzist, and Corel Trainer.