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Samir Ceric

CEO, Debut Contemporary

Samir Ceric is a serial entrepreneur, investor and philanthropist with strong legacy within the creative industry includes launching award winning businesses. These days focused on technology and truly disrupting the fields of art, fashion and sport; aiming to create more transparency and openings in these industries for high level investments. In addition to that, working with a number of institutions and individuals as a mental health campaigner supporting initiatives Prince Harry, Prince William and Princess Kate put together called Heads Together as well as Mind charity led by Stephen Fry. Appeared live or recorded on ITV, BBC, NBC News as well as in articles in The Times, The Financial Times, Time Out London, the Guardian, The Sunday Times, Vogue Italia, Vogue UK, Madame Figaro. Labelled as one of the ‘UK’s Most Powerful People in Art & Fashion’ by the Times Magazine and ‘London’s Top Tastemaker’ by Time Out London (alongside his wife, a renowned British fashion designer).

Ceric is an original founder and CEO of Debut Contemporary, the UK’s first art incubator and accelerator and the leading professional development platform for artists, assisting them to turn their creative practice into a viable business and long term career (the company is today in the final stage talks with a group of investors from China interested in not only investing but taking the concept to China, Japan and Korea and considering an IPO in 2019 in HK).

The latest of Ceric’s inventions and innovations in the art industry is the concept around The Art Coach (which emerged out of Debut Art Incubator & Accelerator). Its mission is to enable people to use their creative talent through intuition censored by ratio needs a tailor-made tuition / self-development program for each student/participant.