New workspace opens for start-ups

A new space is opening in the borough, where budding designers and entrepreneurs can launch their ideas and get the mentoring they need to create

The Brooklyn Fashion and Design Accelerator was opened by the Pratt Institute.

The Brooklyn Fashion and Design Accelerator was opened by the Pratt Institute. (11/11/14)

BROOKLYN - A new space is opening in the borough, where budding designers and entrepreneurs can launch their ideas and get the mentoring they need to create a successful business.

The Brooklyn Fashion and Design Accelerator was opened by the Pratt Institute. They turned the 21,000-square-foot space in the old Pfizer building into a workspace and a production facility for design students and fashion start-up businesses.

Each designer then pays between $300 and $600 a month to use the facility. With that fee, they get access to office space, equipment and mentoring from seasoned designers.

The goal of the space is to help start-ups get on their feet and create successful, money-making businesses.

So far, there are 16 start-ups in the space that holds 30. The program is currently accepting new applications.

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