By  on January 12, 2018

The Fashion Institute of Technology said today that it has selected 23 designers for participation in its FIT Design Entrepreneurs program, class of 2018.

Designed as a free “mini-MBA” for emerging designers, the six-month program offers education, resources and cash prizes for top business plans that are presented to industry leaders and judges at a culminating pitch event, held in June. FIT Design Entrepreneurs scouts designers that have created brands and merchandise across womenswear, menswear, luxury and affordable, jewelry, shoes and accessories categories. The program requires that applicants’ businesses have been operational and generating sales for at least 12 months, according to FIT. Entry into the program is highly selective, as this year’s class was chosen from a pool of 246 applicants.

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