Interview with Maddie Drew, Creator of Crzy Lvrs
We sat down with our client Maddie Drew, a startup entrepreneur and creator of Crzy Lvrs, a community of creatives that work collectively to make a positive impact in society.
Tell us a little about your background. Where are you from?
I was born in Berlin and raised in New York.
What are you trying to accomplish with your new venture?
My team and I are trying to build a community that encourages creatives to follow their dreams. In today’s society, it’s not about “what you know, it’s about who you know”.
Many talented artists get left behind simply because they do not have the connections or resources to bring their ideas to fruition. Our goal is level the playing field by providing artists with the connections and resources that they need to thrive.
We work behind the scenes to connect industry professionals, creatives, and start-ups so that they can support each other’s growth. Our mission is to build a community that is focused on transparency, honesty, and friendship.
How long have you been involved with this industry?
I have worked in several industries including the food industry, cosmetics, and e-commerce. I only recently migrated to the art world in a professional sense, but art has always been a passion of mine.
How did you organize your team?
There are currently three of us on the team (Pablo Smith, James Guerne, and Maddie Drew) . Pablo is the head of all music endeavors. James is in charge of social media content, blog posts, and our internal growth and strategy. I am the head of our art and fashion sector.
What were some of your concerns as a start up?
Originally, I thought that our idea would not be accepted within the already existing art/music community. I was surprised at how many people loved our idea and wanted to help us. We have already formed many valuable relationships and friendships with others who have the same ideas and goals as Crzy Lvrs.
As a startup entrepreneur what type of lessons could you give to inventors and people with new ideas as to how to bring their ideas to fruition?
My advice would be to take risks and follow your heart. Inside, you know what you want out of life and that will never happen unless you put your ideas into action.
If you have an idea, I would suggest writing it down on a piece of paper and hang it up somewhere that you will see it everyday.
Every day do one thing that brings you closer to your goal. I think you will be surprised at the results.
Are you familiar with intellectual property laws and how they affect your business?
Oh, yes! We deal with contracts, copyright, licensing agreements, and much more on a daily basis. It is part of our everyday job to protect the intellectual property of artists.
You can learn more about Maddie and Crzy Lvrs by visiting her Facebook page here.