This four-day series of virtual panel discussions and Q&A is in direct response to industry changes and new market opportunities accelerated by COVID-19, which have led to an increase in entrepreneurial interest among LIM students.
Recognizing a growing shift in students’ needs and career goals, members of the College’s Fashion Industry Advisory Board put this series together and it’s been integrated into the students’ formal career and internship coursework.
Entrepreneurship Week panelists include a number of LIM alumni who are blazing their own paths in areas all over the business map, ranging from celebrity PR and personal protective equipment to events marketing and vegan catering.
Nov. 16: Side Hustle to Successful Business
-Delisha Fields, Director of Event Partnerships and Marketing, Forbes (LIM alumna) and Owner and CEO of BLK GETAWAY
-Shean England, Publicist (LIM alumnus)
-Carolyn Gray, Founder and President, Noirebud (luxury CBD products line)
-Kristian Loren Lopez, Designer and Founder, Kristian Loren
Nov. 17: Concept to Cash Flow
-Jackie Buffon, Vice President, Off-Price, True Religion (LIM Fashion Industry Advisory Board member)
-Nick Woodhouse, President and Chief Marketing Officer, Authentic Brands Group (LIM Fashion Industry Advisory Board member)
-Jesal Trivedi, Founder and CEO, Aduri
-Amy Cole, Founder, AmyColeConnect
Nov. 18 Diversity, Equity and Inclusion: Passion and Purpose in Entrepreneurship
-Julie Koch-Beinke, Co-Founder and Partner, Alternatives (Co-Chair, LIM Fashion Industry Advisory Board member)
Nov. 19: Business Flexibility Through COVID-19
-Bianca Caampued, Co-Founder and Advisor, Small Girls PR (LIM Fashion Industry Advisory Board member)
-Erica Lavelanet, Founder, Baba (LIM alumna)
-Anthony Nota and Baylen Edwards-Miller, Founders, IHKWIP (LIM alumni)
-Onika Asamoa-Caesar, Founder, Fulton Street Books and Coffee
-Megan Shekleton, Founder, Moxxie Made