NEW YORK — Design Entrepreneurs NYC, a free, intensive “mini-MBA” program based at the Fashion Institute of Technology that educates emerging New York City-based fashion designers on how to run a successful business, is now accepting applications through April 7.
DENYC offers emerging designers in-depth courses and one-on-one help on marketing, public relations, operations and financial management specifically within the fashion industry. Some $ 150,000 will be awarded to DENYC participants with outstanding business plans to further implement the skills and plans they develop over the course of the program.
DENYC was created through a partnership between the New York City Economic Development Corp. and FIT in 2011, and the fashion industry, led by DENYC founding sponsor G-III Apparel Group, is funding this year’s awards and ensuring the program’s sustainability. Additional funding is coming for the first time from companies such as Calvin Klein, The Doneger Group, YM Fashions and Herman Kay.
In order to apply, emerging designers must have businesses that are based in one of New York City’s five boroughs and have been open for at least one year. The application and additional information are available online at designentrepreneursnyc.com.
Each year, some 200 designers have applied and they’ve selected 35 people for the
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