Creativ Diversity & Innovation Summit and Reception

A full one-day summit designed to bring together multicultural creativs, media stakeholders and advocates, tech gurus, industry leaders and education for a seminal discussion on how to increase creativ diversity in the new media economy. 

The Creative Diversity & Innovation Summit will consist of four panel discussions, creativ display, and will conclude with the reception. We have designed the panel discussions and fireside chats to provide up-to-date information on the industry standards. For more information 


Thank you for your interest in being a #CULTURECREATIV Spotlight. Please see below. By submitting to #HUSTLECREATIVE, you give us the right to publish your video spotlight for the purposes of media & commercial use for publication on our website and social platforms. If you have read over the information below and agree to all, please  respond by providing the information below. We will then provide you with the questions to complete your video spotlight. 


We are an extension of Hustle & Soul Magazine.  #CULTURECREATIVE focuses on spotlighting creative masterminds, brand innovators & culture pushers – the brands creating and innovating today and the entrepreneurs, executives and other experts who are making it happen. Our core topics include emerging brands, industry pioneers and culture causes (cause initiatives). We also touch on general innovation and entrepreneurship, tech startup and the culture of tech.


The voice of #CULTURECREATIVE is clear, clever, creative and concise.

#CULTURECREATIVE typically publishes content on Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays. See submission guidelines below.

    Once your submission is accepted, further details and next steps will be provided. 

    By submitting you agree to the following: 

    For consideration which I acknowledge, I irrevocably grant to Hustle & Soul (“Company”) and Company’s 
assigns, licensees, and successors the right to use my image and name in all forms and media including composite or modified representations for all purposes, including advertising, trade, or any commercial purpose throughout the world and in perpetuity. I waive the right to inspect or approve versions of my image used for publication or the written copy that may be used in connection with the images.

    FAQ | Submission Guide

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    #CULTURECREATIVE supports a culture that is ambitious, innovative, creative, thoughtful, diverse and fair-minded.

    #CULTURECREATIVE publishes digital spotlight stories on the indie, innovators, creative masterminds, entrepreneurs, executives, experts, founders and industry pioneers – the women and men in the trenches, hustling daily, in real time. “Real people with Real hustle”

    Submitted content should be in alignment with Hustle & Soul Magazine 

    #CULTURECREATIVE reserves the right to reject or edit any content that violates our policies, guidelines or standards.



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    Submissions should range between 100–300 words maximum, and should include a compelling intro. Content that does not meet the guidelines will be edited or rejected.

    #CULTURECREATIVE reserves the right to select all images published. You are welcome to submit a hi resolution photo, but we will not guarantee inclusion of all images with spotlight. Photos should be royalty free, and provide the proper photography credit. Featured Image Requirements: Width: 720px-1500px | Height: 20px-1500px | Max File Size: 8MB

    Stories are published solely at the discretion of #CULTURECREATIVE editors, and typically on Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays. Following submission through our form, editors will review the story within one week after submitting. If we do not post your piece, then it was not the right fit at this particular time and we will reply by email.

    We proofread content to fit Hustle & Soul’s voice, standards, length, format and more.

    We consider spotlight submissions on a weekly basis and publish according to our internal editorial calendar.

    We look forward to hearing from you! Welcome to the process of being a #HUSTLECREATIVE!

    In a heartbeat. Please supply a brief intro that outlines the subject, topic and purpose of the content. The same guidelines apply to video and audio submissions and we will not guarantee publication.

    Professional-quality videos must meet #CULTURECREATIVE editorial standards may be embedded or linked to in the e-news and added to the curated player at pending approval of Editors.

    Videos that do not meet our editorial standards but provide helpful content to the regional startup ecosystem may be added to the Hustle and Soul YouTube channel pending approval of Editors.

    No. We provide a platform to share your expertise and position you or your company as a leading innovator. You also become an integral part of helping us elevate Hustle & Soul’s digital economy and support our emerging tech and creative community. 

    Stories are published solely at the discretion of our editors, and typically on Wednesdays. Following submission through our form, editors will review the story within 1–3 weeks. If we do not post your piece, then it was not the right fit at this particular time and we will reply by email.

    Yes. We proofread content to fit Hustle and Soul’s voice, standards, length, format and more.

    We consider articles on a weekly basis and publish according to our internal editorial calendar, typically on Wednesdays.

    We prefer that you submit original content or content that has been substantially edited and repurposed for our audience and editorial style. However, we will consider articles previously published if they fit our editorial guidelines.

    Yes, however, if the story was originally published at #HUSTLEANDSOUL, we request that you link back to the original piece on our website. Failure to do so may result in future submissions being rejected for publication.

    Not typically, but we will accept and consider tips. Email:

    No. #HUSTLEANDSOUL does not share proprietary data specific to stories posted at We do encourage you to share, like, etc., stories posted to our social media channels and follow the audience engagement.

    Absolutely! Social promotion is strongly encouraged – #hustleandsoul.

    No. Minor or substantial content changes will not be made once published. You may request a correction or factual error if needed by emailing  with the subject line: “STORY CORRECTION.” We will make the correction as soon as possible.

    Sponsored articles must be clearly designated as such. We do not allow self-promotion, affiliate links, do follows, or other marketing that you have been paid to include in the content we publish unless clearly labeled as such. Contact for pricing and further details.

    You must link to all sources you are using for stats and references. Paid marketing backlinks to products and services will be deleted and may result in the rejection of your submission.

    We fact check stats and references. Please make sure to link to original sources.

    Please make sure the content specifically touches on tech innovation, creatives, culture conscious, entrepreneurs, and at least one of the subjects or cited examples is based in the region (for example: comparisons of tech and creative ecosystems, accelerators, incubators, venture funding, intrapreneurship, tech transfer, emerging technology, etc)