Emergant, Inc. is the virtual fashion incubator that takes the key elements of a physical business-development resource and puts it all online, with multilingual capacity, at your convenience and without subscriber, attendance or enrollment costs.
You’ll be able to learn key processes necessary to building your fashion business through our Instructional Modules; participate in peer-driven asynchronous Discussions which enhance topical instruction. Want to know more and explore on your own? Mentors will also be available on an invited basis to share their experiences and communicate in real-time. Our Resources and References will guide you both to trade and scholarly information, and will be updated regularly to keep them current and relevant.
However, the heart and soul of our incubator is the Design Lab, in which you can use licensed fashion design software at our expense-not yours-to imagine, create and share your concepts with your peers and mentors.
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Nora has been a business owner, marketer, fundraiser and visual artist. She has conducted market and brand analysis and planning; marketing communications development; organizational analysis; change planning and resource development for profits and nonprofits. Through a second career in higher/adult education, Nora developed, adapted and/or taught more than 100 classroom and distance-delivered courses in management, marketing and entrepreneurship. She received her B. F. A. and M. Sci. from Syracuse University, a certificate in distance learning from Thomas Edison State College, and a certificate in nonprofit management from Arizona State University.
She has published with PBS, Distance Learning Magazine, the International Journal of University Adult Education, Journal of Arts Management and Law, Fund Raising Management, Export Today (UK), Canadian Direct Marketing News, Association Trends and the National Council of Nonprofit Association HandsNet Electronic Journal. From 1998-2002, she was associate editor for North America, Educational Technology & Society.
Nora’s international experience includes recruitment of adult students for distance learning degree programs; identification of overseas financing sources for technology clients seeking early-stage investors and venture partners; course development for business education programs offered jointly by the Swedish Business School and the Institute for Experiential Education; and a teaching/training contract at the American University in Bulgaria. She has developed workshops and conference presentations for the 6th International Organizational Behavior Teaching Conference, Milan, Italy; Canadian Direct Marketing Association; North Carolina Quality Conference; Onondaga County Small Business Incubator; Ann Arundel County, MD High Technology Council; and the First International Education-Business Partnership Conference, University of Warwick, UK.
Nora is listed in Who’s Who in America for 2002-2003, Who’s Who in American Women for 2003-2004, and is a lifetime member of Bristol’s Who’s Who.
The European Fashion Council is an official NGO of the European Union, which has a leading role in the development of the fashion industry throughout Europe. It interacts with every aspect of fashion education as well as fashion business development, including affiliates such as textiles and other creative industries. We look forward to collaborating with the Council on a variety of projects meant to support emerging designers in both of our regions. Please click on the logo to access the website.
We are proud to have eTelestia as our educational partner. The company, based in Thessaloniki, Greece, is a leading provider of fashion education within the credit-granting and professional environments, serving the training needs of designers in developed and developing regions throughout the world. What distinguishes it from other educators is its focus on transformation. Principal Anastasia Vouyouka comments “there are many creative individuals throughout the world who have the ideas but need the technical training to turn them into commercial successes. Our licensed courses, whether short or long, on the web or available as CD’s, work with designers as peers so that they can transform themselves and their communities while they build their businesses”. Please click on the logo to access the website.
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