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Sunday, September 11, 2011

The Future of Design Business Incubator Contest for Jewelry Designers

ANNOUNCING: The Future of Design Business
Incubator Contest for Jewelry Designers
Produced by
Jeweler’s Resource Bureau & StrategyWerx
Are you the worlds next greatest jewelry design'preneur? 
For the first time, a competition evaluating both
your designs and business plan
offers you the opportunity to win a prize package valued at over $250K!


Described as a game changer, the Future of Design Business competition seeks to discover, promote and catapult the next great jewelry designer into the market.
Applications begin Sept 7th and the winner will be selected during a “Shark Tank”-like live presentation at MJSA Expo New York in NYC on March 13, 2012. 

Submissions include our business plan-like application, marketing materials and visuals of your jewelry line. The application includes an in-depth questionnaire that teaches you about strategy and marketing planning along the way -- and gives you plenty of time to compose your answers.
Applicants will be judged on their business concept, market feasibility, saleability and aesthetic impact. The winner will be the "total package" destined for greatness.

This is an unprecedented competition with a vast level of industry participation, unique judging process and a dream prize package.

Do you have what it takes?
Read more and learn about the application process

Every entrant gets feedback and advice from the judges

     Six semi-finalists win:
  • a mentoring date (by phone if in-person isn't possible) with one of our Dream Team designers
  • a feature on

     Three finalists also win:
  • trip to NYC to participate in the finale

The winner also receives:
  •  a year of manufacturing services by Fusion Jewelry
  •  a year of sales representation by Viewpoint
  •  sales training and retail introductions by Performance Concepts
  •  consulting on strategy, financials and technology by StrategyWerx
  •  a booth in globalDESIGN
  •  premium membership on
  •  a suite of marketing products from Jeweler's Resource
  •  a booth in the Designer Showcase at the JA NY Show
  •  an ad campaign in INDESIGN magazine
  •  photography and ad campaign creation by RSP Media
  •  inclusion in three celebrity award suites with Michael O'Connor
  •  mentorship by all the judges
  •  promotion and publicity throughout the process
  •  more prizes to be added as new sponsors are secured!
  • Application process opens Wed. Sept. 7th
  • Application deadline is midnight PST Dec. 1st
  • You can work on your online application in a stop-and-start fashion till Dec. 1
  • Winner selected March 13, 2012

    • It's a business contest, not just a design contest
    • The application process walks you through critical business strategies
    • Every applicant gets a professional critique of/advice on his/her business plans
    • Winner gets more than $250,000 worth of goods and services
    • Six semi-finalists get prizes and mentoring with a Dream Team member
    • Three finalists are flown to New York for final judging
    • Live finale, “Shark Tank”-style, at MJSA Expo New York in NYC on March 13, 2012
    • All are welcome to attend by registering for an MJSA EXPO show badge
    • Unique judging process:
    • Business plan submitted as well as designs 
    • In-depth business questionnaire akin to a marketing plan 
    • Judges interview six semi-finalists live via conference video 
    • Three finalists make live pitch in front of judges & audience in NYC 
    • Vast level of industry participation, probably unprecedented

      • Cindy Edelstein - Jewelers Resource Bureau /
      • Andrea Hill – StrategyWerx /
      • Kate Peterson - Performance Concepts
      • Mendel Rotenberg - Fusion Jewelry 
      • Jim DeMattei - ViewPoint  
      Mentoring Dream Team are: 
      • Gurhan
      •  Erica Courtney
      •  Todd Reed
      •  Penny Preville
      •  Lisa Jenks
      •  Robert Lee Morris

      •    Jeweler's Resource Bureau
      •    StrategyWerx
      •    Performance Concepts
      •    Fusion Jewelry
      •    ViewPoint
      •    MJSA
      •    JA NY Show
      •    National Jeweler
      •    INDESIGN magazine
      •    RSP Media
      •    Michael O’Connor / Style&Substance
                                           ...... and more coming!

      See website for eligibility and to sign-up for future information from
      The Future of Design
      keep checking back to the site -- and subscribe to our newsletter --
        for more advice, tips and possible prizes! 

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