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Pratt launches Brooklyn Fashion & Design Accelerator to help start-ups flourish

Pictured (from left): Pratt Institute Board Chair Bruce Gitlin, Public Advocate Elect Letitia James, Pratt Institute Vice Board Chair Mike Pratt, State Senator Martin J. Golden, Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz, Pratt Institute President Thomas F. Schutte, State Assemblyman Joseph R. Lentol, Pratt Institute's BF+DA Founder Debera Johnson, and Councilwoman Diana Reyna. Photo by Peter Tannenbaum

Brooklyn Daily Eagle

Brooklyn’s Pratt Institute, a global leader in higher education, held a ribbon-cutting ceremony to introduce the Brooklyn Fashion and Design Accelerator (BF+DA), a new facility that provides New York City's creative community with space and resources to transform innovative ideas into successful start-up companies. With funding from the State of New York, the Borough of Brooklyn, and Pratt Institute, the Accelerator will occupy a 15,000-square-foot space in the former Pfizer building in Williamsburg.

October 30, 2013 - 3:00pm


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