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Fashion Marketing and Forecasting

A guide to library resources for fashion marketing students and fashion designers interested in the business side of fashion.

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Starting a Business Series

Saturday, October 24, 2020, 3pm

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WIM Summit: Sales Conference for Women or Immigrants or Minority Entrepreneurs

Tuesday, October 27 to Thursday, October 29, 2020

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Statista's Global Consumer Survey Webinar

October 28th at 11am

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Planning for a Profitable Business

Thursday, October 29, 2020, 7pm

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Learn more about the Impact Entrepreneurship Initiative (IEI) here. For more information, you can contact them at or contact Impact Entrepreneurship Initiative co-directors Michele Kahane and Jen van der Meer by email ( or For more information regarding the application, please check out their website.

Scholarship Opportunities

  • MADE.COM TALENTLAB: Prize: If your design is selected, you’ll be contacted by MADE.COM You’ll then be asked to submit your technical drawings and sign a contract. You’ll still own the IP for your design, and MADE will have an exclusive license to sell it, with you receiving royalties on the sales. Deadline: ongoing
  • Neighborhood Business Grant: Grants of between $5,000 to $10,000 will fill gaps in funding by prioritizing businesses owned by people of color, immigrants, and women, which the New York Times and others report have weaker access to banking systems and financial support. Proposals that focus on adapting businesses to the challenges of COVID-19 (i.e. delivering orders, fulfilling online requests for products, conducting training and classes online) will also be prioritized. Grants may be made to barber shops, restaurants, food carts, vegetable stands, and other small businesses. Unlike many financial opportunities currently available to small businesses, this program will provide grants rather than loans.The application is intended to be accessible and short, and will be reviewed on a rolling basis. If you have any questions, please email
  • Facebook Black Owned Business Grant Program: Facebook is committing $100 million to the Black business community in the US. This includes $25 million in support of Black content creators and $75 million in grants of cash and ad credits to support Black-owned small businesses and nonprofits supporting the Black community.  To learn more about this opportunity please click here.
  • Black-Owned Small Business Impact Fund: The NAACP and BeyGOOD launched the Black-Owned Small Business Impact Fund, providing $10,000 grants to Black-owned small businesses in New York City to expand economic opportunity. Grants will be awarded on the 15th of each month through the end of 2020.
  • FT x Bocconi Talent Challenge: We are looking for talented individuals who are proactive, curious and able to think on their feet. We welcome applicants with diverse background experiences, whether it's in economics, engineering, humanities, finance, social sciences, or something completely different. You should have a keen interest in digitalisation, sustainability and shaping the ‘future of things’. Some academic, professional training or on-the-job experience is preferred.Please register here and follow the application process. Your CV and cover letter are required. Applications close on 24th of November 2020, 9pm BST.
  • The New Fashion Initiative: This contest is open to any student currently enrolled in an accredited post-graduate studies program that has conducted, assisted, authored, or in any other way participated in research pertaining to sustainable fashion, including but not limited to concepts of circularity, waste reduction, emissions reduction, resale economies, garment worker rights, etc. To be considered for this opportunity, applicants must submit a 250-450 word description of your research and why you are interested in attending the Consortium. Please also include a short bio (100 words) and your contact information. Submissions will be accepted from October 1, 2020 to October 31, 2020.  Applications will be reviewed by a panel of industry experts who will grade the submission on the basis of quality of work, relevance, contribution to the field, innovative thinking, and strength of connection between attending the consortium and professional goals. The review panel will select eight graduate students to attend the online 2020 TNFI Academic Consortium. The selectees will be expected to prepare a fifteen minute presentation on their work to be shared with the other attendees of the Academic Consortium. The selectees will virtually attend the Academic Consortium, including presentations from industry experts and whiteboarding sessions. The selectees will have the opportunity to connect with experts in sustainable business, labor rights, circularity, and more. Submissions must be received by October 31st, 2020 via e-mail at:
  • SPRINT Challenge | U.S. Economic Development Administration: SPRINT grants will enable organizations to help address the economic, health, and safety risks caused by COVID-19 and by future pandemics. Applications are due Thursday December 3, 2020 @ 11:59 PM EST.

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