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April 25, 2013

Certificate program in Design Entrepreneurship

Pratt Institute

Whether designers are setting out to start their own company or simply want to hone their skills to successfully compete in today’s fast-moving business environment, it is essential that creative professionals have entrepreneurial awareness and knowledge. Running June 3–27, Pratt Institute’s Certificate in Design Entrepreneurship (CDE), a three-week entrepreneurship immersion program, will give designers the tools to successfully run their own businesses. Aimed at design professionals interested in starting businesses in fashion, product design, footwear, jewelry, design consulting, or social entrepreneurship, this certificate program was developed by the Pratt Design Incubator for Sustainable Innovation. Those interested in registering for limited capacity courses can email [email protected]. Housing is available on the Pratt campus.

Designed to meet the needs of working professionals, the schedule features Pratt faculty and industry professionals, who are leaders in their fields. The program will include general business courses of interest to all design entrepreneurs as well as intensive courses in specific disciplines. Courses may be taken individually or as part of the certificate program and will feature guest lectures by professionals from Etsy and Kickstarter and a diverse range of entrepreneurs.

“These days, entrepreneurship is a critical life skill that will allow a talented person to design and live the life they want,” said Debera Johnson, executive director, Pratt Design Incubator for Sustainable Innovation. “Pratt’s certificate program will do a deep dive into the business of design and give the participants the tools they are missing to bring their start-up to life.”

For information about certificate requirements, courses offered, dates, and program faculty, please go to the CDE website.

 

About Pratt Institute
Founded in 1887, Pratt Institute is a global leader in higher education dedicated to preparing its 4,700 undergraduate and graduate students for successful careers in art, design, architecture, information and library science, and liberal arts and sciences. Located in a cultural hub with historic campuses in Brooklyn and Manhattan, Pratt is a living lab of craft and creativity with an esteemed faculty of accomplished professionals and scholars who challenge their talented students to transform their passion into meaningful expression.

About the Pratt Design Incubator for Sustainable Innovation
The Pratt Design Incubator for Sustainable Innovation was created in 2002 to help launch and grow social/environmental enterprise. Since its inception, the Incubator has supported the launch of 30 companies and consulted for 20 organizations. Incubator businesses have generated more than $4.2 million in revenue and 50 jobs. The Incubator is a part of Pratt’s Center for Sustainable Design Studies.


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