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In an effort to boost the city's economy and its fashion industry, Mayor Bloomberg has started an initiative called Fashion NYC 2020, and for one of its programs, he's teamed up with FIT on a little something called Design Entrepreneurs NYC. WWD reports that Design Entrepreneurs NYC will be a "free, intensive, 'mini-MBA' program to teach designers the necessary skills to run a fashion label." There will be 35 designers accepted into the program, and each must have a NYC-based business that's been operating for at least a year.
The deadline to apply is March 31st, so if you'd like to attend FIT classes, present your business plan to a panel of industry insiders, and go on personal tours of The Museum at FIT—all on the city's dime—then it's not too late to sign up. For more information on how to do that, head here.
· EDC, FIT Launching Design Entrepreneurs NYC [WWD]
· Design Entrepreneurs NYC [Official Site]