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Mariya Bouraima, avid world traveler and proud mompreneur, launched Aveya Creative in 2012 — the first branding and marketing agency in the nation’s capital dedicated to entrepreneurs and intrapreneurs. The grand mission? To transform innovative ideas into extraordinary brands. Core services at Aveya Creative are brand strategy, logos and taglines, pitch coaching and design; optimized copywriting, ad creative, press releases and social media management are also part of the mix.
Mariya has led the growing team with endless enthusiasm to develop branding and marketing for entrepreneurs in diverse industries across the United States, including prominent tech startups at incubators such as 1776 in Washington DC and Y Combinator in San Francisco.
Mariya loves to get involved in the startup community. She writes for Tech.Co, Medium, LinkedIn Pulse and WeWork Creator magazine. She speaks at Modev UX conferences, teaches at General Assembly and Startup Institute and moderates panels at Next Tech and Ladies America events. Mariya mentors at Founder Institute, Lean Startup Machine, Conscious Venture Lab, Bethesda Green incubator and KickDC accelerator. She also hosts BrandNew roundtable discussions and serves judges at the GW New Venture Competition at her alma mater, The George Washington University.
Before Aveya, Mariya worked in account management at Ogilvy while completing her Masters in Brand Management in Paris, France; managed social media at the State Department; ran the Institute for Sustainability at GWU in DC from day one including branding, events and communications; was in sales and marketing for The Ritz-Carlton and St. Regis hotels. She's always loved freelancing on the side: French translation of marketing campaigns for companies like Airbnb, P&G, Danone and several government clients including DOS and DOJ. Her 10+ years of experience are diverse as they are full of energy for branding and marketing -- always on the pulse of innovation and positive impact.
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