Home / Knowledge / News / Fashion / FIT launches mini-MBA program for fashion designers
FIT launches mini-MBA program for fashion designers
02
Feb '13
New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC) and the Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT) began accepting applications for the 2nd Annual Design Entrepreneurs NYC program, a free, intensive, classroom-style “mini-MBA” program that equips select New York City-based fashion designers with the skills needed to successfully run a fashion label.

Classes will again be taught by FIT faculty and other industry professionals and will focus on fashion business marketing, operations, and financial management.  The program will culminate with each participant writing and refining a business plan with the help of industry experts. Participants who successfully complete the program will have the opportunity to present their plans to and receive feedback from a panel of influential fashion leaders. The inaugural year of Design Entrepreneurs NYC resulted in 165 applicants for only 35 spots.

“We are excited to bring back Design Entrepreneurs NYC, which, in its first year, assisted more than thirty New York City fashion designers as they learned critical business skills,” said New York City Economic Development President Seth W. Pinsky. “The return of this program will further the careers of even more fashion design entrepreneurs, further helping New York City to strengthen its standing as the fashion capital of the world.”

“FIT is pleased to partner with the New York City Economic Development Corporation once again on this important program,” said Dr. Joyce F. Brown, President of FIT. “Design Entrepreneurs NYC gives our City’s emerging designers the opportunity to learn the business practices that are a critical component of creative success. We applaud the Mayor for his ongoing support of the City’s fashion industry.”

Up to 35 applicants will be accepted to the Design Entrepreneurs NYC program. To be eligible, the designer’s business must be based in New York City and have been open for at least one year. Applications are due no later than March 31, 2013. The application form is available online at www.designentrepreneursnyc.com.

The program will kick off with an orientation on May 30, 2013, followed by three intensive weekends of instruction – Saturdays & Sundays, from June 1 – 16, 2013. Between June and September, participants will formalize their business plans with the assistance of instructors, ending the program with a live presentation of their business plans to a panel of industry leaders.

Additionally, Design Entrepreneurs NYC participants will have free access to a number of FIT programs, including workshops, personal tours of The Museum at FIT, and lectures by iconic fashion figures.

Jeanette Nostra, president of G-III Apparel Group, will serve as FIT’s industry liaison for the program. Drawing on her wide-ranging experience, Ms. Nostra will act as a mentor to the program’s students, reviewing the curriculum, bringing in guest speakers, and hosting program events.


Must ReadView All

Textiles | On 3rd May 2016

‘TFA for faster clearances of trade process’

Commerce and Industry Minister Nirmala Sitharaman has said that Trade ...

Textiles | On 3rd May 2016

FCIPT announces technology to make clothes stain proof

There is finally help for housewives, working women and even men...

Textiles | On 3rd May 2016

China’s cotton reserve sales begin May 3

China’s cotton reserve sales which begins tomorrow, are likely to...

Interviews View All

Loretta Kiss
Blushandbloom.com

How do you rate the demand for maternity clothes in the fashion sector?...

Binoy Ravjani
Hero's Fashion

What are the latest trends in hand block printing?

Makarand Palorkar
Candiani Denim S.p.A

Do you think there is still a lot of gap between the global demand and...

Mohammad Hassan
Biax Fiberfilm

<b><i>About one in every 20 patients picks up an infection while...

Carlos Richer
Richer Investment

Mr. Carlos Richer is the Director of Richer Investment, Diaper Consulting...

Mr. Anant Kanoi
TechFab India Industries Ltd

Mr. Anant Kanoi is the Managing Director of TechFab India Industries Ltd....

Jay Ramrakhiani
Occasions Elegance Wear

It is believed that by early 19th century, Varanasi weavers had moved away ...

Karan Arora
Karan Arora

Bridal couture created with rich Indian heritage, exquisite craftsmanship...

Pranav Mishra
Huemn

Designers Pranav Mishra and Shyma Shetty’s Huemn is known for its...

Press Release

Press Release

Letter to Editor

Letter to Editor

RSS Feed

RSS Feed

Submit your press release on


editorial@fibre2fashion.com

Letter To Editor






(Max. 8000 char.)

Search Companies





SEARCH
April 2016

F2F Magazine

Subscribe today and get the latest update on Textiles, Fashion, Apparel and so on.

SUBSCRIBE


Browse Our Archives

GO


<%@ language="VBScript" %>
feedback
We would love to hear from you about your experience using the new interface. A quick review of yours would help us give you a better experience.
Advanced Search