You’re a fashion lifestyle company…who are your champions?

#Fashion Institute of Technology and New York Economic Development – Together they are responsible for the Design Entrepreneurs NYC Mini-MBA program — year 3 and gaining momentum!

You can set your summer calendar by this program…take the best two weekends of endless sunny days and 32 dedicated and talented entrepreneurs happily spend the entire weekend indoors learning how to grow their fledgling businesses. And after the two weekends, they have 10 weeks to write a business plan. At the end of the summer they will compete to present their business to panels of fashion industry heavies in the hopes of winning a cash prize. But just participating in this program makes everyone a winner. Each designer has a clearly defined niche and their styles are so appealing! I’m particularly excited to be mentoring bexnyc.com and lalaandsasi.com. And this year features the first #fashiontech designer to participate in DENYC! A handbag that charges your cell phone! Wait til you see the rest! On second thought, don’t wait http://www.designentrepreneursnyc.com/participants.html

Check out the program, it’s current students and alumni, http://blog.fitnyc.edu/denyc/

Dr. Joyce Brown, President of FIT, welcoming the new designers! Jeannette Nostra, on the Board of GIII & Morris Goldfarb, President, Chairman & CEO of GIII in the background.


Christine Helm, Coordinator, Enterprise Center, FIT and Administrator of Design Entrepreneurs NYC.

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