To help intrepid entrepreneurs navigate the confusing process of launching their own fashion brand, footwear industry veteran Shawn Ward of Shane+Shawn shoes has launched Boardroom Rock Stars Fashion Brand Launch Academy.
Enrollment is now open for the December session One Week Boot Camp.
Founded in 2010, Boardroom Rock Stars is the only entrepreneurial academy of its kind. The company provides new and aspiring entrepreneurs with hands-on training and guidance through the process of successfully launching and running their own fashion or lifestyle consumer goods brand. Courses cover registrations and trademarking, logistics and distribution, product development and manufacturing, branding, marketing and PR, e-commerce and retail strategies, business plans, funding, investor relations, and more.
Boardroom Rock Stars instructors draw from more than 75 years of combined experience in brand building, operations and entrepreneurship, having worked with companies such as adidas, Coca-Cola, Converse, Rock & Republic, Equinox, and Hermés. The mission is to share real-world knowledge to help entrepreneurs realize their dreams faster and more efficiently than if they were to do it alone.
Recent Boardroom Rock Stars Six Month Launch Academy graduates, such as Tommy Owens Eyewear, have gone on to launch companies in the areas of footwear, custom-made eyewear, helmet covers and apparel.
The One Week Boot Camp is a condensed, generalized version of the company’s flagship Six Month Launch Academy and was developed due to an increasing number of aspiring entrepreneurs wishing to participate in Boardroom Rock Stars programming. The five-day session is an intensive, 100% online course that runs twice a month on an ongoing basis, with daytime and evening options. Each intake is capped at 50 students and participation is first come, first served, with no application process. The curriculum is broken up into five 45-minute sessions daily (30-minute lectures followed by a 15-minute Q&A).
The Boardroom Rock Stars advisory board consists of experts from a range of industries and includes Vasilios Christofilakos, Accessories Design Department, Fashion Institute of Technology; Jamal Simmons, Political Commentator, CNN and MSNBC; Trisha Sweeny, EVP and Chief Marketing Officer, ShoeBuy.com; Bill Baum, EVP, Consolidated Shoe Company; Bella Acton, Lead Inventor, ?What If! Innovation.
This One Week Boot Camp session will take place December 9 - 15, 2013.
Fees are $1,050 per person; use the discount code: HPNG for a 25% discount ($250) off the $1,050 Regular Registration Fee
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