Are you looking to build your own fashion business? Come to this workshop and hear from Meleena Herring, Operations Coordinator of The Runway. You’ll learn about:
- Developing inspiration for your fashion line
- Tips for finding your market
- Things to know when planning your collection
- Developing your collection
- Taking your line to market
Spartan Innovations has developed a new workshop series to help entrepreneurs follow the road to success! Learn how to create a business plan – you will need this for investors, financial insititutions, competitions, etc! Ken Szymusiak, Managing Director for the Burgess Institute for Entrepreneurship & Innovation, will lead this workshop.
Jennifer Estill is the founder and creative director of Redhead Design Studio—a strategy, marketing and creative development shop in Old Town, Lansing. There, she helps build brands and advocacy campaigns that speak to audiences in meaningful ways. She believes the best communications and marketing solutions are found at the intersection of critical thinking, strategy, creativity and logic. Jennifer has served a variety of clients in both the for-profit and non-profit sectors, such as the United Dairy Industry of Michigan, Michigan State University, and Natural Resources Defense Council. She routinely helps other entrepreneurs find their voice, developing everything from company names to visual brands to marketing plans. Her works has garnered numerous awards for creativity and excellence. Jen graduated from Michigan State University with a degree in journalism. She is also co-host of the Speak Easy Podcast, which explores the intricacies of leadership in the creative industry.
The Hatching is part of a community-wide effort to support local entrepreneurs and make the Lansing region a great place to start a business. This event helps move new, local business ideas from concept to reality, and provides winners with funding, legal support, market research, office space and more.
Featuring Dr. Ridley
Dr. Ridley will reflect on the interconnections and long history of jazz music and protest. In particular, he will examine the many connections between jazz and protest during the Civil Rights movement, and will talk about his collaborations with musicians committed to African American freedom and American democracy. Dr. Ridley will also discuss his role as an educator and the benefits of jazz education to the arts and American society.