Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Donaldo Smith on Featured on Boutiqueville!

Read New City's profile on CFI DIR Donaldo Smith and his line, Killian Gui, on  Boutiquville.com!

New City Profiles Christina Fan

New City's fashion blog Boutiqueville.com gets the inside scoop on CFI's DIR Christina Fan and her line, C/FAN!

Check out the in-depth profile!

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Future Founders at CFI

Future Founders, Stitches Fashion Program and CEC made their annual visit to The Chicago Fashion Incubator to partake in a panel discussion with our six Designers in Residence.  The discussion centered around how to start and operate a business, potential obstacles and available resources.

Future Founders is a program that helps motivated high school students by leading them through four hands-on areas of discovery: 

1. Exposure to the benefits of careers in entrepreneurship

2. Mentoring by entrepreneurs, sponsors, partner organizations and the CEC to help students create and present viable business plans

3. Participation in business plan competitions

4. Continued entrepreneurial exposure for the program’s top students through a summer business camp

The Stitches Fashion Program is a program run by the Chicagoland Entrepreneurial Center that helps fashion entrepreneurs through advisory services, business plan counseling and mentoring to address the unusual difficulties that fashion business people face.

Special thanks to all those involved!  What an important day!