AYA 000 Welcome to Advance your Art, meet your host Yuri, and hear what this show is all about.

Advance your Art
Yuri Cataldo

Yuri Cataldo

Advance Your Art

This in the introductory episode is where you get to meet me, hear why I am interested in starting the Advance your Art podcast, and why you should listen to it.

Yuri Cataldo brings years of experience in the arts, design, entrepreneurship, marketing, and publicity to his advising of founders, artists, and students.

He is a Yale-trained set/costume designer with credits on Broadway, Feature Films, Indie Films, Theatre, and Opera. In 2011 he founded IndigoH2O, the only multiple award winning bottled alkaline water in the world and the 2015 best tasting water in the world.Through his efforts, IndigoH2O has been distributed all across the USA, Europe, and South America has been featured at the Oscars, Golden Globes, the Emmy’s, the MTV VMA’s, and in 60+ magazines and articles in the last two years. (CNN, BuzzFeed, INC, Playboy, Huffington Post, PBS, Indy Star, Boston Globe, etc.).

Named one of the 40 under 40 business leaders in Indiana for bootstrapping IndigoH2O, he mentors founders, artists, and students, and has lectured at Princeton, Stanford, Notre Dame and other universities and conferences about the connection between art and entrepreneurship.
He is currently the Executive-in-Residence Director of the Business of Creative Enterprises at Emerson college which is a unique program that is focused on the connection between art and creative entrepreneurship with the goal of helping students of the arts choose themselves.


Emerson College – Business of Creative Enterprises

Boston Globe


Yuri Cataldo Personal Website

If you’re in the Boston area and would like to meet for a cup of coffee please let me know.


About the author, Yuri

Yuri Cataldo is a classically trained set/costume designer, an award-winning entrepreneur and a graduate of Yale, Juilliard, and Indiana University.

He is a mentor and Judge at MassChallenge, has lectured at Yale, Princeton, Stanford, Tufts, Notre Dame, Tufts, Emerson College, Indiana University, Ohio State, and at numerous conferences about the intersections of art & entrepreneurship, innovation, and how to move past failure.

As the principle of Art Tech Media Group, he helps companies and creatives launch projects, products, and get a ton of press.

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