Instead, it sits in an endowment that we hope to use in the support of entrepreneurs.
I write that because in 2010, the city that The Brandery calls home was a very different place for entrepreneurs.
Among the accolades she has received are the 20 Mercury Prize for Stories from the City, Stories from the Sea (2000) respectively—the only artist to have been awarded the prize twice—eight Brit Award nominations, seven Grammy Award nominations and two further Mercury Prize nominations.
Rolling Stone awarded her 1992's Best New Artist and Best Singer Songwriter and 1995's Artist of the Year, and listed Rid of Me, To Bring You My Love (1995) and Stories from the City, Stories from the Sea on its 500 Greatest Albums of All Time list.
The trio released two studio albums, Dry (1992) and Rid of Me (1993) before disbanding, after which Harvey continued as a solo artist.
Since 1995, she has released a further nine studio albums with collaborations from various musicians including John Parish, former bandmate Rob Ellis, Mick Harvey, and Eric Drew Feldman and has also worked extensively with record producer Flood.
We have come a long way in seven years, but I look forward to seeing how much further we go thanks to the startups that join The Brandery family in the years to come.
In 1991, she formed an eponymous trio and subsequently began her professional career. But we had our pitch deck and we were just crazy enough to think we could make this thing happen.And in that time, the landscape of entrepreneurship and accelerator programs has changed. Many people do not realize it, but the underlying legal structure of The Brandery is based upon a 501©3, the mission of which is to support entrepreneurship in Cincinnati and the Midwest.We wanted it to be a reason to believe that Cincinnati and the Midwest could be a destination for startups – and the Venture Capitalists that invest in them.We are a long way from ringing the bell and declaring success in that mission. As we move into 2017, The Brandery is refining the focus of the accelerator program in order to do our part in better helping entrepreneurs.As our announcement stated in early March, we are focusing the 2017 class (and beyond) on digitally native vertical brands (DNVBs) and the retail/marketing tech companies that give these brands a new way to reach consumers.