BOSTON, February 19, 2021 (Newswire.com) - Global business media brand Forbes announced on Tuesday that Brendan Ciecko, CEO & Founder of Cuseum, has been selected for the inaugural Forbes Next 1000 list. Forbes Next 1000 recognizes America's top "innovators and inspiring small business leaders from all backgrounds and industries who are redefining what it means to build and run a business." Ciecko is amongst the first 250 honorees to be announced and has been featured in the "Arts & Style" category for his pioneering work transforming the arts & culture industry in the digital age.
Cuseum helps cultural and nonprofit organizations of all kinds drive visitor, member, and patron engagement using digital tools. The company has helped hundreds of leading museums, including SFMOMA, Museum of Fine Arts Boston, Seattle Art Museum, High Museum of Art, and the White House Historical Association, publish mobile apps and leverage digital membership solutions to increase audience engagement. Cuseum is internationally recognized for its impact on the cultural industry, has received six patents for its innovative mobile technology, and continues to enhance its suite of digital solutions to better serve the cultural sector.
"I'm humbled and honored to be recognized on the Forbes Next 1000 list," said Ciecko. "I founded Cuseum to help cultural organizations adapt to the rapidly-evolving digital era, and I couldn't be more proud and enthusiastic about the work we do to help museums survive and thrive into the future."
Forbes' recognition of Ciecko's work at Cuseum and many other thought leaders, entrepreneurs, and disruptors in the "Art & Style" category is a testament to the fast-paced innovation that's reshaping arts, culture, media, music, and entertainment. Creative industries are fertile ground for new ideas and new business models, and the leaders included on Forbes' Next 1000 list will play an active role in reimagining what lies ahead for the arts.
"It is an enormous privilege to be recognized on such a diverse list of inspiring and visionary entrepreneurs, changing America for the better," said Ciecko. "I'm optimistic about the world this next wave of business leaders helps create, shape, and reinvent."
Cuseum helps organizations drive visitor, member, and patron engagement using digital tools. Cuseum's software platform makes it easy for museums, attractions, and nonprofits to publish mobile apps, generate digital membership cards, and leverage data insights. Headquartered in Boston, the company is backed by leading investors, including Techstars.