NYC Fashion Designers: Ready to Take Your Businesses to the Next Level?
By Victor Wong, Project Manager
NYCEDC has partnered with the Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT) to launch Design Entrepreneurs NYC, a targeted effort to support emerging talent in order to grow the City as a hub of fashion design. Design Entrepreneurs NYC is a free, intensive “mini-MBA” program that will equip select NYC fashion designers with the skills needed to successfully run a fashion label, including marketing, operations, and financial management.
The program will kick off with a June 1st orientation, followed by three intensive weekends of instruction led by industry experts and FIT faculty. Between June and September, participants will work with instructors to write, refine, and finalize their business plans, which they will then have an opportunity to present to panel of influential industry leaders.
Fashion designers who are based in NYC and have been in business for at least a year are eligible and encouraged to apply by the deadline on March 31st. For full program and application details, visit www.designentrepreneursnyc.com.
Design Entrepreneurs NYC is one of six initiatives resulting from Mayor Bloomberg’s Fashion.NYC.2020, an ongoing examination of the challenges facing the fashion industry to help the City build on its competitive advantages to maintain its status as a global fashion capital. Learn more at www.nycedc.com/fashion.