The Emerging Designer Networking Event

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Price: $21.00 /per person
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Who: Designers and Industry Resources

What: Happy Hour Networking and Information Session - $21 for two hours of wine, champagne and appetizers

Where: Zio NYC

When: Wednesday, March 5 from 6-8pm


There are many great opportunities this spring for fashion designers who want to build their businesses.

We'll focus on:

Design Entrepreneurs NYC (, a mini-MBA program developed by FIT and the NYCEDC ( has launched their open call for the 2014 class. We are inviting designers and industry resources to a networking event at Zio NYC ( to learn about the program, meet with our alumni, instructors, mentors and the team.

The program, now in its third year selects top industry talent to be a part of this free initiative. Designers will participate in spring/summer weekend intensive learning sessions (finance, operations, marketing) be mentored through the summer and have access to FIT resources. Designers will work on their business plan and compete for two prizes: $25,000 and $10,000.

Past Mentors & Speakers

Jeanette Nostra (G-III Apparel) Gary Wassner (Hilldun), Teri Agins (WSJ), Richard Chai (Designer), Yolanda Wardowski (Avalon), Andy Ward (Garment Industry Development Corporation), Sandra Holtzman (Holtzman Communications) and more.

Past Designers

Designers from previous classes include: Chromat (, Parke & Ronen (, Marlon Gobel, Mimi Plange, ( TITANIA INGLIS (, Proper Gang, Suzanne Rae, Daisy & Elizabeth, Jes Wade, Sunghee Bang (, Between the Sheets Lingerie (, Ken Wroy, Carrie Parry, Study NY, Osborn, Salt + Stone, Vespertine, Kai D, Andrea Diodati, {EM} RESERVOIR, Kallio (, BAZZ DE GRANT, Leota New York, Recollection by Sandra Murphy and more.

Learn more about the opportunity on Design Entrepreneurs NYC ( and connect on Twitter @DesignPreneurNY ( and on Facebook (